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PHOTO: No more turn-offs

Thursday, January, 30 2020    

Motorists who would normally turn right onto Terrence Avenue or Aldington Avenue from Hagley Park Road, to avoid going into Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, were in for a rude awakening on Tuesday, as they were forced to contend with the traffic going into Half-Way-Tree due to blockades that have been... Read More

2020 VW Golf GTI: Hatchback heaven

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

There may be those who question whether the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the first hot hatchback. What can't be questioned is since that iconic original, it has defined and refined the formula of injecting fun-to-drive characteristics into a practical everyday automotive... Read More

Cops used-car issue resolved, says ministry

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

THE prolonged episode surrounding Government's experiment in importing used (or pre-owned) vehicles to improve the mobility of the police force in 2018, appears to be concluded. Read More

Kyle Reynolds comes up big

Friday, January, 24 2020    

Kyle Reynolds was the big winner at Motorcross Jamaica's (MX Jamaica) 2019 Championship awards ceremony at Grosvenor Café in St Andrew on Sunday. He took home overall trophy wins for the A and Open classes. Read More

Trade Board, customs brokers form alliance

Friday, January, 24 2020    

The Trade Board Limited (TBL) has reinstated its bimonthly meetings with the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) in an effort to improve efficiency and customer relations. Read More


BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

MERIS Haughton, chief corporate communications officer at Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), says there will be no extension to the January 25 deadline for persons wishing obtain provisional (learner's) driver's licences. Read More

Road trip 101

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

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2019 Toyota RAV4 100% adventure

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

The current generation Toyota RAV4 has gone down a path quite different than class rivals. Rather than be all things to all buyers, Toyota has endowed its best-selling sport utility vehicle with the base elements that allows its trim levels to skew either to those... Read More

JUTC shifts gear

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has made a strategic move to improve its service to the public with two recent changes to its operations management. Read More

Sophisticated, sporty Kia Seltos set for February

Friday, January, 17 2020    

Jamaica's fastest growing automotive brand, Kia, is set to wow the market again with the launch of the all-new Kia Seltos, a model that will bring sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features to the local compact SUV market. Set to land... Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

IT'S the best of times for the island's used-car sector, according to the organisation's head Lynvalle Hamilton. Read More

PPV operators exploring legal challenge to tracking devices

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

A year after the Government announced the requirement for all new Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) applicants to have their units fitted with tracking devices, head of the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) Louis Barton says operators remain staunchly... Read More

Early examination of PPVs begins today

Monday, January, 13 2020    

The Transport Authority will today begin motor vehicle examinations in preparation for the renewal of road licences which expire on March 31. Read More


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