Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 PHOTO: Car crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Car-crash_19011661 The driver of a passenger bus slows down to join curious onlookers viewing the remains of the Nissan Wingroad at left, which crashed near Berger along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew yesterday evening. The car driver, who said he was heading to a funeral, said his tyre blew out while he was travelling in the direction of Six Miles and the car almost ended up on the opposite side of the road. No one was injured. (PHOTO: PETULIA CLARKE) Local News Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Short turnaround time for CMRC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Short-turnaround-time-for-CMRC-_18982144 THERE will be only five days available to Jamaica's racers after the Total Quartz Daryl King memorial meet on May 25 at Dover Raceway, St Ann, for them to get ready for the second round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) in Trinidad and Tobago on June 21. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Big guns deliver http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Big-guns-deliver_18982099 IT was the face-off between two of the fastest straight-line machines in the island, the Ford Mustang of Adrian McLymont and the Chevrolet Camaro of Dean Shaw that punctuated a day bursting at the seams with non-stop action at Sunday's Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #2 at Vernamfield, Clarendon. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT CR-V gets sibling, the HR-V http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/CR-V-gets-sibling--the-HR-V_18982030 USING expertise accrued in building the award-winning CR-V, Honda has created the HR-V to be a vehicle larger than the sum of knowledge put into its development. Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 00:01:00 GMT Dover to hail Daryl http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dover-to-hail-Daryl_18982201 RACE-CAR driver Daryl King's death continues to haunt with the motorsports community. As a consequence, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JDRC) announced on Tuesday that their annual Labour Day race meet will bear his name. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Audi's high-tech bicycle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-s-high-tech-bicycle-_18982378 CARMAKER Audi has developed an exclusive new racing bike that weighs less than a box of cereal. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT LASCO Financial boosting bikers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/LASCO-Financial-boosting-bikers-_18988589 MOTORCYCLE bearers, recreational riders and courier services are in line to benefit from the latest loan offering from LASCO Financial Services Ltd. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Shedding some light http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Shedding-some-light-_18987357 Dear SSP: Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT DARYL KING MEMORIAL - Schedule of Events http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/DARYL-KING-MEMORIAL---Schedule-of-Events_18987187 Qualifying and Racing -- Monday, May 25, 2015 Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - CFW IN 15 DAYS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO-FINISH---CFW-IN-15-DAYS_18981776 With 15 days remaining for Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW), Pulse models and Photo Finish faves Alicia Burke and Alysia Francis are helping to rev up the vibes to this annual calendar event. Local Auto Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hamilton dominates sessions ahead of Monaco Grand Prix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-dominates-sessions-ahead-of-Monaco-Grand-Prix_18987821 MONACO, France (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton oozed all the authority and skill of a champion yesterday as he marked the confirmation of his new three-year contract with Mercedes by dominating both opening practice sessions for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Local Sports Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT TOTAL fuels education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TOTAL-fuels-education_18936452 STUDENTS of the University of West Indies (UWI) are to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between TOTAL Jamaica Ltd and the tertiary institution, on Wednesday. Local Auto Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT HR-V makes Ja debut http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/HR-V-makes-Ja-debut_18939516 ATL Automotive Limited, exclusive dealer for the Honda brand, launched the 2015 Honda HR-V to much fanfare at their Hagley Park Road showroom in St Andrew, yesterday. Local Auto Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT All set for Sunday’s drag meet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-set-for-Sunday-s-drag-meet_18939459 Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #2 slated for this Sunday at Vernamfield in Clarendon is expected to see the competition significantly boosted as competitors settle in to the 2015 with their eyes on their various targets. Local Auto Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Honda's home to get facelift http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Honda-s-home-to-get-facelift_18939570 MATTHEW Cripps, group GM of ATL Automotive, said the company's Honda facility on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew, will be getting a makeover. Local Auto Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Three used-car dealers busted in expanded CARMAX probe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Three-used-car-dealers-busted-in-expanded-CARMAX-probe KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives from the C-TOC Branch say they have charged three used-car dealers for breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act, as they widen their CARMAX investigations. Local News Fri, 15 May 2015 17:05:20 GMT 'Use roads wisely' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Use-roads-wisely--_18937177 WITH crashes involving students occurring with frightening frequency at school entrances, the administration and students of Staceyville Primary in Clarendon were happy to welcome representatives from the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation and the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, last Wednesday. Local Auto Fri, 15 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hamilton loses to Rosberg in Spanish GP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-loses-to-Rosberg-in-Spanish-GP_18920669 GRANOLLERS, Spain (CMC) -- Lewis Hamilton lost to teammate Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix, settling for second position as Rosberg gained ground on his championship lead yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cooking with Crichton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Cooking-with-Crichton_18897824 HAGLEY PARK Road-based used-car dealer Crichton Automotive Limited has now made available the option for the Jamaican motorist to lower their fuel bills by selling propane powered vehicles. Local Auto Sat, 09 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT KLC gives containers new lease on life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/KLC-gives-containers-new-lease-on-life_18806841 WHETHER they're hitching a ride on the backs of trailers or transporting cargo to our shores across the ocean, the usefulness of containers cannot be discounted. Local Auto Sat, 09 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Audi powers CFW http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-powers-CFW_18899384 The countdown to June 6 to 15's Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) begins today with Pulse models Alicia Burke and Alysia Francis in swimsuits from Sol by Drenna LUNA. Local Auto Sat, 09 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Half-Way-Tree confusion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Half-Way-Tree-confusion_18885388 Dear SSP Allen, Local Auto Sat, 09 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT NDRC Road Tour a success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NDRC-Road-Tour-a-success_18898193 The National Drag Racing Circuit’s (NDRC) Road Tour made its second stop for 2015 last Sunday at Braeton Texaco, Portmore. For five hours the event gave residents a small taste of the drag racing action scheduled for Vernamfield, Clarendon on May 17. Local Auto Sat, 09 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT JUTC gets 27 more buses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-gets-27-more-buses_18899938 THE public transportation system within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) has received a boost with the addition of 26 new buses to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) fleet. Local Auto Fri, 08 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'Stronger traffic law enforcement needed' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Stronger-traffic-law-enforcement-needed-_18898107 WASHINGTON, DC, USA — In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than half of road traffic deaths occur among pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists, according to a regional report on road safety published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Local News Fri, 08 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT