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MALIK LOBBIES GOV'T

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 12 2020    

TARIQ Malik, vice-president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA), feels recommendations sent to Finance Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, in early March could assist in jump-starting the sputtering sector and, by extension, the economy. Read More

Keep on pushing!

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonitto@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 5 2020    

COVID-19 is no match for the ingenuity and indomitable spirit of Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team. Team members Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and Nimroy Turgott, 27, are keen on keeping their 2022 Winter Olympic hopes alive. Read More

Hamilton right to speak out on racial injustice, says Ecclestone

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Formula One (F1) supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Lewis Hamilton after the six-time world champion spoke about his “rage” over racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. Read More

Hamilton's attack on 'white-dominated' F1 draws support from rivals

Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton drew a rapid positive response from many of his rivals after accusing the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One of failing to speak out against racism. Read More

New Audi Q7 makes statement

Friday, May, 29 2020    

WHEN it comes to seven-seat sport utility vehicles (SUV), the Audi Q7 is easily the best of the bunch. However, even though it has the ability to handle three rows of human cargo, that hasn't stopped the brand from not resting on its laurels with the new 2020 model. Read More

Government axes roadwork budget

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 29 2020    

AS a result of the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus on Jamaica's economy, the Government has slashed its allocation to roadworks under the Greater Infrastructure Development Programme (GIDP) by more than $10 billion. Read More

Porsche drops top on new 911

Friday, May, 22 2020    

The third body variant of Porsche's new 911 generation now makes its début with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models, completing the automaker's sports car trio based on the 911 model. Read More

UK motorsport chief wants British Grand Prix spared quarantine laws

Friday, May, 22 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The head of Motorsport UK urged the Government on Wednesday to spare Formula One from quarantine laws that threaten plans to stage a British Grand Prix this year. Read More

Lauda with me 'in spirit at every race', says Hamilton

Friday, May, 22 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda is with him “in spirit at every race” as the six-time world champion hailed the Austrian F1 legend on the first anniversary of his death. Read More

IndyCar confirms October season finale set for St Petersburg

Friday, May, 22 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — IndyCar, scheduled to open a 2020 season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic on June 6, has confirmed it will close the campaign at St Petersburg, Florida, on October 25. Read More

DRIVER'S LICENCE PROCESSING CHANGE

Friday, May, 22 2020    

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has implemented several new measures for the distribution and pick-up of driver's licences, as it continues to provide its regular services while adhering to public health and safety guidelines required by the State due to the... Read More

Auto workers' tenuous return a ray of hope

Saturday, May, 16 2020    

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the US job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback: Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to factories that have been shuttered since mid-March due... Read More

BMW charts new ground with 2 Series Gran Coupé

Friday, May, 15 2020    

The introduction of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé signals the brand's entry into the compact class for the first time. Read More

Sainz to succeed Vettel at Ferrari as Ricciardo heads to McLaren

Friday, May, 15 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will replace four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari next season, while Daniel Ricciardo has signed a “multi-year” deal with McLaren from 2021. Read More

Porsche Power

Friday, May, 15 2020    

Following a seven-day bidding period which attracted 32 bids, an online auction hosted by RM Sotheby's for the last Porsche 911 Speedster to enter and pass down the serial production line has raised US$500,000. Read More



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