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 New CR-V for JA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-CR-V-for-JA_18762497 STARTING next month, the Honda CR-V will be available in Jamaica for the first time with two-wheel-drive from local Honda dealers ATL Automotive. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Long live the King! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Long-live-the-King-_18766193 THE funeral service for motor racer Daryl King will be held at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay, St James, tomorrow at 10:00 am. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT SkunkLIFE lives up to billing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/SkunkLIFE-lives-up-to-billing_18766125 Buoyed by the success of the inaugural Club SkunkLIFE party series at Suzie's Bakery and Coffee Bar in St Andrew last month, organisers are in high gear for the next staging. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Obama leaves mark on JCCC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Obama-leaves-mark-on-JCCC_18762512 IT was an extra-special trip to Mandeville for the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) last Sunday, as they joined with club members from the southern end of the island in the parking lot of the Manchester Shopping Centre. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Kart crown up for grabs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Kart-crown-up-for-grabs_18766188 WITH 2014 Abe Zaidie Championship winner Thomas Issa abroad in school, the 2015 season is wide open for any driver mounting a serious effort at this Sunday's second Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Biker blues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Biker-blues_18766239 STEPHEN Noble, 38, of Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, became the 105th fatality in as many days on the island's roadways. Local Auto Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese GP but reignites feud with teammate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-roars-to-victory-in-Chinese-GP-but-reignites-feud-with-teammate_18742734 SHANGHAI, China (AFP) -- Lewis Hamilton roared to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix but sparked a furious blast from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their long-running feud reignited yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pedestrians fear for their lives at busy intersection http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dangerous---crossing_18494809 THANKFULLY, there have been no fatalities so far. However, people who cross the street at the busy Hope/Trafalgar/Waterloo roads intersection by Devon House daily do so with great fear. Local News Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hamilton takes fifth pole in Shanghai http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-takes-fifth-pole-in-Shanghai_18739922 SHANGHAI, China (CMC) — Brit Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for today's Chinese Grand Prix after topping final qualifying for the third straight race here yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Daryl King's passing shocks motorsport fraternity http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Daryl-King-s-passing-shocks-motorsport-fraternity-_18730056 JAMAICA'S motorsport fraternity is in shock at the sudden passing of Daryl King. Local Auto Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT JNGI eyes young drivers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JNGI-eyes-young-drivers_18724589 JN General Insurance Company Limited launched its latest insurance policy programme with an showing of Furious 7 at Carib 5 cinema in St Andrew, on Tuesday. Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dover action to heat up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Action-to-heat-up_18725334 THE Jamaica Race Drivers Club hopes to inject some more excitement into the top tier's of circuit racing at Dover Raceway in St Ann. With that in mind, Auto has learnt that Peter 'Bull' Thompson will return to the sport later this year. Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Roger's the man! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Roger-s-the-man-_18725448 THERE can be many words used to describe American racer Roger Foo, who visited the island to participate in Monday's Dover race meet. However, the one that comes to mind is humility. Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Quick start to season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Quick-start-to-season_18724704 Mother Nature continues to be the bane of the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC), as the rain caused a slight delay in their season opener -- the Nestle Supligen Drag Challenge #1 at Vernamfield, St Catherine on Sunday March 29. Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Thank you, SSP! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Thank-you--SSP--_18633806 Dear SSP, Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Vettel insists not fazed by recent criticism from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Vettel-insists-not-fazed-by-recent-criticism-from-Formula-One-boss-Bernie-Ecclestone_18722238 SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel insisted yesterday he had not been stung by recent criticism from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who accused him of not doing enough for the sport. Local Sports Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Easter delights! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Easter-delights--_18723989 The circuit-racing season got off to a fine start on Easter Monday at Dover Raceway in St Andrew with the Jamaica Race Driver Club's Carnival of Speed. We were fortunate to find a surprise basket of beautiful ladies for our lenses. Local Auto Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hamilton promises a Mercedes rebound at Chinese Grand Prix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-promises-a-Mercedes-rebound-at-Chinese-Grand-Prix_18722000 SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton yesterday promised that Mercedes would strike back at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix after being ambushed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia. Local Sports Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Commuters to be inconvenienced during $14m upgrade of H.C. Blvd http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Commuters-to-be-inconvenienced-during--14m-upgrade-of-Howard-Cooke-Blvd_18717675 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Communications and Customer Services manager at the National Works Agency (NWA) Stephen Shaw has warned that motorists will experience delays in travelling in and around the city of Montego Bay as of tomorrow, when the rehabilitation of a section of the usually busy Howard Cooke Boulevard begins. Observer West Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Long awaited relief for Big Woods http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Long-awaited-relief-for-Big-Woods_18698161 SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- A succession of floods and hurricanes gradually undermined and eventually destroyed this box culvert and section of road in Big Woods, south west St Elizabeth, several years ago. Local News Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT New Jaguar unleashed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-Jaguar-unleashed_18679702 WHILE athletic records were being shattered at the Boys and Girls Championships held at the National Stadium in St Andrew on Saturday evening, a quintessential 'record-holder' was being introduced to specially invited guests at the Palisadoes Raceway in Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Photo Finish: Jaguar unleashed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish--Jaguar-unleashed_18683005 The unveiling of the sleek 2015 Jaguar XF at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston last Saturday night may have been an all-black affair, but these lovely ladies definitely shed some light into our lens. Local Auto Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT NRSC partners with JCDC for road safety http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NRSC-partners-with-JCDC-for-road-safety_18679839 THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has signed an agreement with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to partner in hosting the latter's annual 'Creative Writing Competition' for 2015 in an effort to raise awareness regarding road safety amongst the youths of our nation. Local Auto Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Heelz & Wheelz set to roll on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Heelz--amp--Wheelz-set-to-roll-on-Sunday_18675047 ANDREW Leesing, organiser of the annual Heelz & Wheelz auto show, said all is in place for Sunday's staging at the National Arena in St Andrew. Local Auto Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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