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 Kingston, St Andrew roads to be repaired http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Kingston--St-Andrew-roads-to-be-repaired_18657767   General News Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Peerless Lewis snatches pole position on wet race track http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Peerless-Lewis-snatches-pole-position-on-wet-race-track_18657646 SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) — Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Fight to the finish http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fight-to-the-finish_18633858 IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) AutoDex Championship series opening held in Bybrook, St Catherine, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Eyes on Price http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Eyes-on-Price--_18644353 MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautiously watching its effect on the sector. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Seventh heaven for import performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Seventh-heaven-for--import-performance-_18640260 King Midas Mufflers will once again host a car show at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7, April 1 at Carib 5, St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Major moves for NDRC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Major-moves-for-NDRC-_18633691 MORE is the operative word for the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2015 season. This was revealed at the press launch held at South Beach Café in St Andrew, recently. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT No Foo-ling around http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/No-Foo-ling-around-_18640130 JAMAICA'S best drivers will have to be at their strongest, as North American racer Roger Foo has been scheduled to participate at the upcoming April 6 Easter Monday race meet at Dover Raceway, St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jackson jets to T&T rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Jackson-jets--to-T-T-rally-_18633825 JETCON Racing's rallysport team of Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins left the island on Tuesday to tackle the 2015 running of Rally Trinidad & Tobago this weekend, March 27 through 29. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT All black for new XF http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-black-for-new-XF_18644516 ATL Automotive, exclusive dealer for Jaguar Land Rover, is launching the stellar Jaguar XF at the Palisadoes Go Kart Raceway in Kingston, tomorrow night. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT She's All That! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/She-s-All-That--_18633678 Sizzling singing sensation Denyque models her swimsuit line, Wetswim Collection, with several vehicles from All That's Auto car club. The club, along with Street Talent Racing, is scheduled to take the spotlight at Saturday's Club SkunkLife at Susie's Bakery and Coffee Bar at Southdale Plaza on Constant Spring Road in Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Skunk Nation revamps ITN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Skunk-Nation--revamps-ITN-_18633715 IN an exclusive interview with Auto, founders of Kingston car club Skunk Nation said there'll be no Import Tuner Night (ITN) this summer. Local Auto Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT JUTC to operate special service for Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-to-operate-special-service-for-Champs_18629235 The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be providing a special transportation service for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships which takes place at the National Stadium from today through to Saturday. Local Sports Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Females gear up for dexterity series http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Females-gear-up-for-dexterity-series_18592622 THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) is hoping to attract more women to local motorsports at the first round of their Tru Juice-sponsored AutoDex Championship series, on Sunday in Bybrook, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Successful St Ann Launch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Successful-St-Ann-Launch_18587055 KYLE GREGG was the winner at last Saturday's first event of the Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) 2015 Sprint Championship series, Launch Pad, held at Badda Badda Raceway, St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Fifth year for Hamilton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fifth-year-for-Hamilton_18593930 LYNVALLE Hamilton was returned unopposed as president of the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) at a very heated annual general meeting held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Wednesday evening. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Molynes race track http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Molynes-race-track Dear SSP Allen: Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:30:11 GMT Drag launch tonight http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Drag-launch-tonight-_18592456 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will launch the 2015 Nestlé Supligen Drag Racing Series this Friday night at South Beach Café in St Andrew, starting at 8:00 p.m. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Taj Francis designs new CR-V campaign http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Taj-Francis-designs-new-CR-V-campaign_18592868 ATL Automotive is gearing up for the release of the all-new 2015 Honda 4x2 CR-V next month with a little help from Jamaican illustrator Taj Francis. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Japan boosts St John's fleet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Japan-boosts--St-John-s-fleet-_18596074 JAPANESE Ambassador to Jamaica Yasuo Takase signed an agreement which will see the addition of six ambulances to St John Ambulance Jamaica at the St John National Council of Jamaica's Camp Road office, yesterday. Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT CMI partners with Road Safety Unit on crash investigation training http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/CMI-partners-with-Road-Safety-Unit-on-crash-investigation-training_18594348 THE Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), in collaboration with the Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, has embarked on a major training initiative focusing on traffic crash investigating and reporting. Local News Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Minibus mayhem http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Minibus-mayhem_18572850 Dear SSP Allen, Local Auto Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Off-road with Toyota http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Off-road-with-Toyota_18547397 THE first Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Experience event for 2015 was a resounding success as twenty-five vehicles showed up to take the trek from Liguanea, St Andrew to Reggae Falls, St Thomas last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Audi to power CFW http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-to-power-CFW_18554200 LUXURY brand Audi will power the 15th anniversary of Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) scheduled for June 6-15. Local Auto Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Molynes Road madness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Molynes-Road-madness-_18553877 Dear SSP, Local Auto Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT Afteroon relaunch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Afteroon-relaunch-_18554141 IT'S all systems go for the Montego Bay Motoring Club's season opener, Launch Pad, at Badda Badda Raceway in Priory, St Ann, tomorrow. Local Auto Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT