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 Nissan Altima makes comeback http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Nissan-Altima-makes-comeback_17828901 THE Nissan Altima's nameplate is back on the local market for 2015 picking up where it left off, providing an alternative to the other mid-sized sedans from Japan's big two. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Troops rally for final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Troops-rally-for-final_17983047 Rally Jamaica 2014 will rev off tomorrow at 9:30 am in Bog Walk, St Catherine, with one of the largest local contingents for the year, but without several overseas participants from the North American Central America (NACAM) Rally Championship. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Call for brakes on traffic bill http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Call-for-brakes-on-traffic-bill_17983611 GARTH Lyttle — lawyer for public transport groups Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) — has compared the new Road Traffic Bill to a sledge-hammer the government is waiting to hit motorists with. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Real deals for motor show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Real-deals-for-motor-show_17982793 KENT LaCroix, Automobile Dealers Association (ADA) chairman, says he is encouraging patrons to visit the ADA Motor Show for the best deals over three days. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Painful return for local racers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Painful-return-for-local-racers_17983010 IT was a bad turn of events for the primary team of Peter Rae and David Summerbell Jr as they represented Jamaica at last weekend's finale of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) in Guyana. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Portlanders, a class act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Portlanders--a-class-act_17974858 THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made the final of its monthly treks for the year to the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland, last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'We don't want their junk' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-We-don-t-want-their-junk-_17974643 ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government has defended the decision to ban the importation of used vehicles more than five years old into the island. Local Business Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Toyota Pay Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Toyota-Pay-Day_17974797 Toyota Day, recently held at the Falmouth Pier parking lot in Trelawny didn't only deliver large numbers of finely tuned cars from the brand, it also hit pay dirt with its lovely female fans. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - Flashback Friday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Flashback-Friday_17974890 You've been asking for it, and we've decided to grant you your wish. Here are a few memories from the recently concluded interparish challenge, Ram Goat Run. Local Auto Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Hamilton says he is under no pressure ahead of title-decider http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-says-he-is-under-no-pressure-ahead-of-title-decider_17983796 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he is under no pressure ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. Local Sports Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Sold on Subaru http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Sold-on-Subaru_17931394 The anticipation was in overdrive at the KIG showroom on Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Wednesday, as car and motorsport enthusiats turned out to see the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. They were not disappointed. Local Auto Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gov't in car assembly plant talks, says Hylton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gov-t-in-car-assembly-plant-talks--says-Hylton_17966537 A car maker is in talks with the Government to set up an assembly plant within the conceptualised logistics hub, Industry Minister Anthony Hylton has said. Local Business Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:00 GMT Toyota aims to replicate Prius success with fuel cell Mirai http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-aims-to-replicate-Prius-success-with-fuel-cell-Mirai_17967535 California, United States (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United States next year, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. Local Business Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:00 GMT Fewer deaths in Nov http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fewer-deaths-in-Nov_17938011 THE month of November has seen a decline in road fatalities, according to the latest figures from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT TRUE ‘STI-LE’ & FASHION http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TRUE--STI-LE----FASHION-_17937824 KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) had its first launch under the new Jeffrey Panton-led management when it unveiled the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at its Spanish Town Road showroom on Wednesday evening. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Teams prepare for Rally Jamaica 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Teams-prepare-for-Rally-Jamaica-2014_17939443 WITH the start of Rally Jamaica only a week away, two of the top young teams -- Jetcon Racing and Team BD Gregg -- are getting ready to tackle the stages of Bog Walk, St Catherine, for the final. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT A Toyota Day indeed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-Toyota-Day-indeed_17885154 NOT even the inclement weather could keep the crowd away for the first-ever Toyota Day at the Falmouth Pier parking lot in Trelawny, recently. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT NRSC to host church service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NRSC-to-host-church-service_17939337 ON Sunday, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will host a church service at Church of the Open Bible in St Andrew, in recognition of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Motor show plans now in high gear http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Motor-show-plans-now-in-high-gear_17885803 PLANS for this year's Automobile Dealers' Association (ADA) Motor Show are progressing quite steadily says Kent LaCroix, chairman of the group. Local Auto Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ford's aluminium F-150 almost ready for prime time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ford-s-aluminium-F-150-almost-ready-for-prime-time_17924387 Ford started production of the 2015 F-150 yesterday at its Dearborn Truck Plant, four miles from the company's headquarters. It will arrive at US dealerships next month. Local Auto Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Compact format for Rally Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Compact-format-for-Rally-Jamaica_17885168 BOG Walk, St Catherine, will be the epicentre of this year's staging of the biggest event in the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club's Motorsport calendar, Rally Jamaica scheduled to take place on the weekend of November 22 through 23. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: 'Mutton' but the best! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Mutton--but-the-best_17884634 ATL's innovative inter-parish challenge, Ram Goat Run, outperformed its initial staging at Hope Gardens in Kingston, last Saturday. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ram Goat Run 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ram-Goat-Run-101_17885838 FOR the November 1 staging of Ram Goat Run (RGR) at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, the Jamaica Observer's Auto team had the tough task of not only covering the event, but participating as well. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Reggae Racers head to Guyana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Reggae-Racers-head-to-Guyana_17885172 IT will be two drivers and three bikers leading the Jamaican charge to next weekend's Guyanese round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at that country's South Dakota circuit on November 15 and 16. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Address change take centre stage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Address-change-take-centre-stage_17885897 DID you know that under the Road Traffic Act, drivers must report each change of address within 14 days? Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT