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Coin shortage eased but no rollback of toll on North South Highway

THE transport ministry says it will not at this time ask the operators of the North South Highway to roll back the increase in toll rates which it said it rounded up in April as a result of a shortage of coins which made it challenging to come up with change for some motorists in some... Read More

Honda Pilot: Redefining the limits

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, July, 14 2017    

LEAVE it to Honda to set the pace with the 2017 Honda Pilot. Given its price point, having seven-seater capabilities is rare enough. However, the Pilot seats eight. Read More

Audi expands SUV line-up

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, July, 14 2017    

ALTHOUGH the 2018 Audi Q2 had its official launch on Wednesday, Damien Kerr, head of business for Audi at ATL Automotive, is saying its already a success.The unveiling took place at the ATL Automotive's Audi terminal on Oxford Road in New Kingston. Read More

PHOTO: Senior citizen dies in crash

Saturday, July, 8 2017    

A man, identified as 69-year-old Glaston Heron of Four Paths, Clarendon, was killed when his Suzuki Swift motor car (pictured here) and two other vehicles — an International truck and a Kenworth motor truck — crashed yesterday on the Spur Tree Hill main road in Manchester. Heron, the... Read More

Hamilton's hopes hit by five-place grid penalty

Saturday, July, 8 2017    

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton's hopes of reducing Sebastian Vettel's 14-point lead in this year's drivers' world championship suffered a setback late yesterday when he was handed a five-place grid penalty for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. Read More

Few takers for CMRC Trinidad &Tobago leg

Friday, July, 7 2017    

It will be a small Jamaican team that heads to the second round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) as only three confirmed competitors will make today's shipment date, allowing them to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago for the July 30... Read More

Audi Q5: A cut above the rest

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, July, 7 2017    

WHEN the 2018 Audi Q5 made its regional debut in Mexico earlier this year, it did so to rave reviews. Months later we have put it through its paces to confirm its transition on Jamaican soil and the results are the same: it is a finely tuned, luxury, sport utility vehicle wherever it's... Read More

Commuters on the move

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer reporter | Friday, July, 7 2017    

THE Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) said approximately 19, 279 vehicles, offering 134,191 seats, were licensed to provide public transport services in 2016.This is more than the 18,512 vehicles with seating capacity of 109,498 in 2015. Read More

Toyota hosts successful outing

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, July, 7 2017    

Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club's (TJam4x4Club) first off-roading outing for 2017 was a successful one. The recent event saw 22 vehicles showing up for the trek from their Old Hope Road showroom to Mount Charles in the hills of St Andrew. Read More

Compensation for 'bad gas' victims nears

Thursday, July, 6 2017    

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says it is now at the final hurdle in the 'bad gas' saga and hopes, by the end of December, to reach an agreement to start paying out compensation to those who were affected. Read More

Making the roads safer for our children

Monday, July, 3 2017    

May Pen, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco marked Road Safety Awareness Month in June with a road safety exposition at the Halse Hall Great House aimed at students from primary schools in Clarendon and Manchester as well as taxi operators. Read More

New start date for traffic ticket amnesty

Saturday, July, 1 2017    

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says the traffic ticket amnesty, which was scheduled to start today, has been postponed until August 2. Read More



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