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2| Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Friday, January, 5 2018    

THOUSANDS of Jamaican motorists converged on the island's tax offices to take advantage of the Traffic Ticket Amnesty, in which outstanding tickets issued between September 1, 2010 and July 31, 2017 could be paid without penalties. Read More

11| JUTC MAKES CLARENDON RUN

Friday, January, 5 2018    

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) rolled out its six-month rural pilot bus service in sections of Clarendon on September 4. Read More

10| KYLE COPS TWO TITLES

Friday, January, 5 2018    

KYLE Gregg showed his mettle in 2017 when he took both circuit racing and Rallysport titles. Read More

6| OH, HOLEY SIGHT!

Friday, January, 5 2018    

ROADS across the island were riddled with craters following a protracted period of rains during 2017. Read More

7| ATL AUTO IN HIGH GEAR

Friday, January, 5 2018    

GAME-CHANGING dealership ATL Automotive sheared the ribbons to officially open five showrooms during the course of 2017 — the last of which was its US$15-million state-of-the-art facility dubbed ATL Autobahn on Saturday, December 9. Read More

2017: A rear-view glance

Friday, January, 5 2018    

It was a year of highs and lows. Jamaica's automotive sector featured heavily in major newscasts. Read More

4| FUEL PRICES CLIMB

Friday, January, 5 2018    

For 2017, consumers experienced a hike at the gas pump as fuel prices jumped roughly 23 per cent per for a litre, according to figures from the s tate-run oil refinery Petrojam Limited. Read More

5| NROCC loses $6.5B

Friday, January, 5 2018    

National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited (NROCC), the public company representing Jamaica's interest under the concession agreement for Highway 2000, declared a loss of more than $6.5 billion in 2015/16. Read More

8| J'Cans reign in Barbados

Friday, January, 5 2018    

IN a year when Olympic legend Usian Bolt hung up his spikes, Jamaica did well in motorsport on the regional level.Christopher McFarlane and Jeffrey Panton made major marks in Barbados. Read More

3| Montague in the middle

Friday, January, 5 2018    

WITH a crime wave sweeping the nation, Minister of National Security Robert Montague faced the ire of the Jamaican public when a private company contracted to supply 200 pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) failed to deliver the vehicles on time. Read More

SSP Allen makes case for drones

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

SENIOR Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen says that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, could better assist lawmen in the execution of their duties, and the force's hierarchy is on board with their use. Read More

VW Tiguan Allspace: a true all-star

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

THE Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace wipes the family car's unfortunate stigma of dull practicality clean in one fell swoop. It easily meets all the demands placed upon it as a compact SUV in the area of drivability, usability and refinement. It also adds a rare proposition to its ownership:... Read More

New Traffic Act expected in January

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

THE long delayed updated version of the new Road Traffic Act (RTA) is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives next month. Read More

hybrid to power Pope's visit

Friday, December, 29 2017    

POPE Francis will be using a hybrid vehicle for his apostolic visit to Chile on January 15 to 18, the first time a Holy Father will be travelling in one on such an occasion.The car Pope Francis will be using is a Hyundai IONIQ hybrid. Read More



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