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 Hamilton extends lead with impressive British win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-extends-lead-with-impressive-British-win_19176243 SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his second successive British Grand Prix yesterday to extend his lead in the championship standings over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Local Sports Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Drag racing 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Drag-racing-101-_19154274 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will be hosting a drag racing technical seminar tomorrow at Curphy Place in St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Suited for summer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Suited-for-summer_-19158116 SLEEK, elegant, classy are some of the words used the describe the 2014 World Car of the Year: the Audi A3. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT TJAM Experience bigger and better http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TJAM-Experience-bigger-and-better_19154234 LAST Sunday saw Toyota off-roading aficionados enjoying the trails with the second staging of the Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) Club trek. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Paint pros get an edge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Paint-pros-get-an-edge_19158674 FORTY-THREE students received their certificates as they graduated from The Painting Programme at the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Courtyard, University of Technology (UTech) in St Andrew, on Wednesday, July 1. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Road alerts at your finger tips http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Road-alerts-at--your-finger-tips-_19154288 JAMAICA'S road users can now know where fatal road crashes are occurring daily with the development of the JNGI Fatal Crash Map. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Wealth show goes Montego Bay, again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Wealth-show-goes-Montego-Bay--again_19156081 WEALTH Auto Show returns for its third staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, on November 28-29. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: HOLD IT! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO--HOLD-IT-_19159333 This motorcyclist is being accosted by cops for alleged traffic breaches on Trafalgar Road in Kingston yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) General News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Your next adventure starts here http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Your-next-adventure-starts-here KIG Jeep presents the right-hand drive 2.8L Diesel, Wrangler Unlimited Sport in brilliant black, with elements of The Journey Collection by Lubica -www.lubica.com- Local Auto Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:11:43 GMT TJAM heads to Yallahs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TJAM-heads-to-Yallahs-_19152789 THE Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club is gearing up to again tackle the tough trails that will lead them to Yallahs River, St Thomas, on Sunday. Local Auto Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rosberg top for Mercedes in testing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rosberg-top-for-Mercedes-in-testing_19153197 SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in private tests Wednesday at the Red Bull Ring circuit where last weekend he saw off Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix. Local Sports Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT New Golf: A hole in one http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-Golf--A-hole-in-one_19152788 ATL Automotive, local dealers of the Volkswagen brand, launched the 2015 VW Golf to the media at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew, on Thursday. Local Auto Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT EXTREME LOVE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/EXTREME-LOVE_19152781 FOR security fencing contractor Nigel Wilmot, his passion and social media has driven him into the limelight of the Jamaican off-roading community with his vehicular 'creations'. Local Auto Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunday's dexterity meet off http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-s-dexterity-meet-off-_19152821 THE Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) third dexterity event for the year, scheduled this Sunday, June 28 at Garmex, Marcus Garvey Drive, has been postponed to a later date. The DRC issued an apology on Tuesday indicating that the circumstances were beyond their control. Local Auto Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT JGRA blood drive in ‘Sav’ July 4 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JGRA-blood-drive-in--Sav--tomorrow_19152792 IN observance of National Road Safety month, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) will be hosting a blood drive at Dunbars River Petcom Station in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on July 4. Local Auto Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Increase in Highway 2000 toll next month http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Increase-in-Highway-2000-toll-next-month_19152761 MOTORISTS will, as of July 4, be required to pay more to use the Highway 2000 south coast network. General News Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pay special attention to young children on the roads — NRSC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Pay-special-attention-to-young-children-on-the-roads---NRSC_19152073 THE Management Institute for National Development (MIND) is lending support to the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and the Police Traffic Division in the drive to encourage road users to pay special attention to young children on the roads. Local News Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica, a Carib foothold for RUBiS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Jamaica--a-Carib-foothold-for-RUBiS-_19150849 LAST Thursday, RUBiS marked its first year in the Jamaican market under its own branding with an event to mark the anniversary at the UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge, St Andrew. Local Auto Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Grennell donates to school http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Grennell-donates-to-school_19151752 MELROSE Infant, Primary and Junior High in Kingston received a small boost to its library from Grennell's Driving School when the company presented the gift of 24-inch flat screen television on June 1. Local Auto Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Port Royal hosts classics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Port-Royal-hosts-classics_19150837 THE Jamaica Classic Car Club's (JCCC) monthly trek to locations across the island has been more than successful in bringing together owners and lovers of classic automotive machinery. Local Auto Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Driving your Land Rover with a cellphone http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Driving-your-Land-Rover-with-a-cellphone_19151755 LOTS of autonomous driving technology is focused on keeping the driver, his passengers, and others out on the road safe. But the ability for a car to operate without a human behind the wheel has uses beyond making time in the car safer and more productive. What if you want to drive your car around in the mud--or through the mall parking lot--like a big remote-controlled toy? Local Auto Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Remote-controlled cars to face off  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Remote-controlled-cars-to-face-off_19150856 REMOTE-CONTROLLED cars will face off at the fourth annual RMP & Associates Challenge at Sovereign (formerly Michi Supercentre) on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew, on Satuday and Sunday. Local Auto Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT More teeth for ITA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/More-teeth-for-ITA_19151809 THE Island Traffic Authority (ITA) will be given authority to go after motorists who have been piling up demerit points without fear of losing their licences, under the soon-to-be implemented Road Traffic legislation. Local Auto Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT The new Audi A6 is here! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/The-new-Audi-A6-is-here--_19151829 WITH their sponsorship of the 2015 Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW), ATL Automotive's unveiled their own fashion statement — the 2016 Audi A6 — at last Thursday's Black-Tie Gala at The Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Traffic observer? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Traffic-observer-_19151897 With laptop in hand, this man appears to be monitoring the movement of traffic on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew, yesterday while standing on the median in the vicinity of Boulevard Shopping Centre. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Local News Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT