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 ADA takes stand http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ADA-takes-stand-_19220270 IN light of the continued unavailability of license plates from the Island's Collectorates, members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Jamaica (ADA) have decided to suspend any further payments of motor vehicle import duties to Jamaica Customs. Local Auto Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari on emotionally charged day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Vettel-wins-for-Bianchi-and-Ferrari-on-emotionally-charged-day_19220776 Budapest, Hungary (AFP) -- German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi yesterday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic and incident-filled Hungarian Grand Prix. Local Auto Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Big Sunday for 'Vernam' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Big-Sunday-for--Vernam--_19220212 SUNDAY is shaping up to be another full day of quarter-mile action for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) when they host Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #3 at Vernamfield, Clarendon. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT JETCON Racing dusts competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JETCON-Racing-dusts-competition_19220093 IT was a one-two finish for JETCON Racing as both their drivers, Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins, drove away atop the championship points table at Sunday's Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) dexterity, Bog Walk, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT EDJ fired up for Petcom http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/EDJ-fired-up-for-Petcom-_19220094 LOCAL consortium group, Existing Dealers of Jamaica (EDJ), said it is extremely positive in its quest to acquire the Petroleum Company of Jamaica's (Petcom) assets which are up for divestment. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Dover out, JamWest in http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dover-out--JamWest-in_19220345 FOR the first time, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club's (JRDC) annual Emancipation Day race meet will not be held at Dover Raceway, St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Welcome to the team http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Welcome-to-the-team_19220255 Samuel McKenzie (left), ATL Automotive's head of business at Honda, welcomes new senior sales consultant to the Honda team, Kevin Jackson. Jackson, a former consultant at Toyota, has years of experience in the automotive industry and is Jamaica's top SUV salesman. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Oil prices fall further http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Oil-prices-fall-further-_19220323 OIL prices fell further yesterday a day after US benchmark crude tumbled below US$50 a barrel for the first time since April as bloated US inventories and the prospect of increased Iranian crude shipments fueled concerns about swelling supplies even as demand is waning. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Flash Forward http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Flash-Forward_19220089 With the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) in preparations for this Sunday's Drag Challenge number 3 at Vernamfield in Clarendon, Auto gives a quick look back in the proverbial rear-view mirror at several beauties that graced the quarter-mile. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Multimillion dollar rehabilitation for Hanover roads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Multimillion-dollar-rehabilitation-for-Hanover-roads_19220078 RIVERSIDE, Hanover Auto Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Classics take over Portland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classics-take-over-Portland_19219095 THE east coast welcomed the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) for their second annual trip to the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT ATL bids farewell to JLR http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-bids-farewell-to-JLR_19218967 ATL Automotive is set to end its four-year relationship with iconic British brand Jaguar Land Rover effective September 1. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Competition close at karting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Competition-close-at-karting_19219097 Ryan Lue was the toast of the day at Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association meet number four at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. His set of victories in his 80cc class assured him the spot of highest points scorer for the event. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gregg staves off competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gregg-staves-off-competition_19219138 KYLE Gregg beat the heat both literally and figuratively to win for the second year running, the Lloyd's of Montego Bay Raynor King Memorial Rally, in Frome, Westmoreland, on Saturday. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Dexterity on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dexterity-on-Sunday_19219226 THE third event in the Drivers Rallysport Club's AutoDex Championship Series will be held at Bybrook, Bog Walk in St Catherine, this Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Beauties stick to the 'Tex' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Beauties-stick-to-the--Tex-_19219036 TYRE Rangers, comprising the quartet of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) contestants Shari-Jo Robinson, Talia Soares, Jovi Jaja and Christina Rowe, won overall at the GB Group/Texaco Tyre Change Challenge at Mary Brown's Texaco on July 11. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT JGRA's blood drive a success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JGRA-s-blood-drive-a-success_19219020 SCORES of people in Westmoreland turned up at Petcom Gas Station at Dunbars River to donate blood as part of Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association's (JGRA) Western Chapter Blood Drive, recently. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: A-grade entrance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO-FINISH--A-grade-entrance-_19192294 There was only one way to arrive on the red carpet for Sunday's Appleton Estate Cabana City Reserve and that was in the 2016 Audi A6, which rolled up to the event at the Bank of Jamaica waterfront park in downtown Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Mandela Highway crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Mandela-Highway-crash_19216104 Police at the scene of a head-on collsion between a motor truck and a Toyota Hiace minibus, which occured on Mandela Highway in St Catherine early Sunday morning. Local News Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Champs in rally showdown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Champs-in-face-off_19192390 THE Montego Bay Motoring Club (MBMC) will host the first rally event of the year with the Lloyd's of Montego Bay Raynor King Memorial Rally, in Frome, Westmoreland, tomorrow. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT VW Golf, a grand slam http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/VW-Golf--a-grand-slam-_19192235 THERE'S a reason the Volkswagen Golf continues to win awards worldwide. One test drive is convincing enough to prove that no one does the family hatchback like the Germans. It's packed to the hilt with technology and refinement that many larger cars have a problem matching. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Big show for 'all Tezzas' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Big-show-for--all-Tezzas-_19192413 TEZZAWORLD Jamaica Link Up: JDM Style, held last Saturday at the Mary Brown's Corner Texaco Service Station in St Andrew, was a hit for the Kingston-based Toyota Altezza owners' club Tezzaworld. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT ‘Collaboration is key’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Collaboration-is-key-_19196881 DR Omar Davies, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, says collaboration between government agencies, as well as between the agencies and the private sector, will be crucial to the success of the new road traffic bill. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Classics for Portland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classics-for-Portland_19192420 THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its annual trek to the Errol Flynn Marina, Port Antonio, Portland, this Sunday, as part of its monthly series of islandwide linkups. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Karters at the halfway point http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karters-at-the-halfway-point_19196837 THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will hold their fourth meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT