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 Toyota sets 10 million-vehicle sales record http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-sets-10-million-vehicle-sales-record TOKYO (AFP) — Japan’s Toyota, the world’s biggest auto maker, sold more than 10 million vehicles in the year to March for the first time, it said Wednesday, with last-minute buying ahead of a sales tax increase at home helping it break the key level. Local Auto Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:03 GMT Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tesla-delivers-first-China-cars--plans-expansion_16509271 BEIJING, China Local Auto Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT All roads lead to Dover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-roads-lead-to-Dover_16502475 IT will be a test for both the 2013 circuit racing champion Andre Anderson, and Charles Chen, Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) chairman, at today's Texaco with Techron Carnival of Speed, Dover Raceway, St Ann. Local Sports Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t settles on 10-year age limit for GCT on used cars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gov-t-settles-on-10-year-age-limit-for-GCT-on-used-cars_16489316 THE Government has decided to increase the age limit of second-hand sale vehicles to which General Consumption Tax (GCT) applies, from eight to 10 years, to earn $26 million in revenue this year. Local News Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Senior citizen dies in Manchester car accident; 2 other people injured http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fatal-crash-_16489994 MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sixty-nine year old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident in Mount Olivet in the parish late Thursday. Local News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-Camry-gets-a-top-to-bottom-makeover NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. Local Auto Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:48:59 GMT ‘Illegal’ roads? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Illegal--roads-_16478538 A NUMBER of roads across Jamaica, despite being operational, are probably not legal as they have not been gazetted since completion. Local Auto Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT All set for Dover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-set-for-Dover-_16478730 THE Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) expects circuit-racing fans to enjoy the action at Texaco with Techron Carnival of Speed, Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Easter Monday. Local Auto Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bunting bats for revamp of ticket law http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Bunting-bats-for-revamp-of-ticket-law_16452580 UNDER the new Road Traffic Bill provisions, late-paying traffic tickets holders may not have to go to court. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Josimar Jackson is the Ultimate Honda Fan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Josimar-Jackson-is-the-Ultimate-Honda-Fan_16446267 "I'D never sell my Honda! It's a great car plus we have so much history together," said Josimar 'Jacko' Jackson. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Two-day Dover meet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Two-day-Dover-meet_16445730 THE local circuit-racing season will open with two days of activities, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) revealed at a press conference held at the Sports Development Foundation on Phoenix Avenue, St Andrew, on Tuesday. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Ian Lyn goes new-car route http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ian-Lyn-goes-new-car-route_16442098 IAN Lyn, managing director of the Constant Spring Road-based Carmax, has entered the new-car sector. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Key karting performances http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Key-karting-performances_16450797 IN what was a day of top racing at the Jamaica Karting Association's third meet held at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, last Sunday, two names stood out at the end of the day: Ryan Lue and Jonathan Law. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Classic day out for Mandeville http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classic-day-out-for-Mandeville_16445896 THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will head to The Vineyards, Mandeville, this Sunday, for what is expected to be one of their largest and most-anticipated meets for the year. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - In a flash! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/In-a-flash-_16445714 Rain may have brought the Supligen-sponsored drag challenge at Vernamfield in Clarendon to a premature end recently. But these young ladies brought sunshine to Auto's lens. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Import Tuner Night for August 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Import-Tuner-Night-for-August-16_16445919 SKUNK Nation's Nick Lue has revealed the details for one of the most anticipated automotive events, his annual Import Tuner Night. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Worthington woes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Worthington-woes_16452869 COMMUTERS using Worthington Terrace in New Kingston may have to put up with the new one-way traffic system for at least another two months. Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Petrojam gasolene prices http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Petrojam-gasolene-prices_16450571 87 Local Auto Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Toyota, GM recalls push US to near record pace http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota--GM-recalls-push-US-to-near-record-pace_16449753 BIG US recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. Local Business Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Toyota recalls 6.39 million vehicles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-recalls-6-39-million-vehicles (AP) Toyota Motor Corpration said Wednesday it is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various safety defects. The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with multiple recalls — like the Yaris subcompact — are counted for each recall. Local Auto Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:47:42 GMT Honda US sales increase for the month of March http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Honda-US-sales-increase-for-the-month-of-March_16401431 AMERICAN Honda Motor Co, Inc this week reported March 2014, Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 133,318 units. Acura division gained 10.5 per cent (14.7 per cent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*) on sales of 15,580, with light trucks increasing 45.8 per cent for the month on sales of 10,387 units. The Honda Division recorded sales of 117,738 vehicles in March. Local Business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Audi's first-quarter sales record steps up challenge to BMW http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-s-first-quarter-sales-record-steps-up-challenge-to-BMW_16435856 AUDI is stepping up its challenge to unseat German rival BMW as global luxury-car sales champion, with recovering European demand and Chinese growth pushing its first-quarter deliveries to a record. Local Auto Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gov't to keep small buses out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gov-t-to-keep-small-buses-out_16409508 THE government says it will continue to block buses with seating capacity of fewer than 15 from entering the public-passenger transport sector, and that the importation of these units will be closely monitored by Customs. Local Auto Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spiders cause Mazda to recall 42,000 Mazda6 cars in US http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Spiders-cause-Mazda-to-recall-42-000-Mazda6-cars-in-US DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the US because of reports that spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack. Local Auto Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:23:46 GMT Full marks for Full Tilt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Full-marks-for-Full-Tilt_16398384 THE roar of motorcycle engines permeated the air at the second staging of Full Tilt held at Michi Supercentre on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT