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 Powell Leads Jamaica Haul http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Powell-Leads-Jamaica-Haul-_18511150 Jamaica drove away in the lead of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) country points after several key performances at the opening leg of the series held last weekend at JamWest Speedway, Westmoreland. Jamaica now sits on 323 points to the nearest competitor Guyana with 159. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT X marks the spot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/X-marks-the-spot-_18507399 Now in its third generation, the Nissan X-Trail has been a sales success. For 2015, they hope to continue the trend by delivering a vehicle which slots into the sweet spot for those not wanting a full Sport Utility Vehicle, but needing more than the typical Crossover Utility Vehicle. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rallysport awards ceremony tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rallysport-awards--ceremony-tomorrow-_18507411 THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will honour its finest on Saturday morning starting at 11:00 am at the most unusual of venues -- Bybrook, in Bog Walk, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunday out with Toyota http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-out-with-Toyota_18511940 The Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club hosts its first outing for 2015 this Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m. from North Side Plaza, St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Total recall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Total-recall-_18507552 Photo Finish faves Simone Williams and Channae Reynolds are bound to cause some sparks fly posing beside this 1986 Toyota Levin. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT CMI to offer crash investigating course http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/CMI-to-offer-crash--investigating-course-_18507483 KINGSTON'S Caribbean Maritime Institute, through its School of Advanced Skills, will offer a certificate course in Traffic Crash Investigating and Reporting, from March 17 to May 18. Local Auto Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Optimism-roars-back-as-Geneva-Motor-Show-opens_18497165 GENEVA, Switzerland -- (AFP) Out with the gloom, in with the boom: Sleek luxury sports cars, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper when the Geneva Motor Show opened to the media yesterday. Local Business Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:00:00 GMT Risky roads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Risky-roads_18472619 JAMAICANS are far more likely to be killed in a road crash in this country than in any other. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/RUBiS-rolls-out-Ultra-Shop_18472723 FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-owned Waterloo Service Station in St Andrew, on Tuesday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT Guyana invades Westmoreland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Guyana-invades-Westmoreland_18472700 AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape this weekend at JamWest Speedway, Little London, Westmoreland, Guyana has made no bones about their seriousness in capturing top honours in all four categories. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT Cash for motor cars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Cash-for-motor-cars_18478447 AUTOMOTIVE giant ATL Automotive Limited is leading the way in car sales and marketing innovation with yet another ground-breaking initiative. The latest is a customer referral programme dubbed 'Spread the Love' where new customers are given a mock-cheque book. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT New date for MBMC Launch Pad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-date-for-MBMC-Launch-Pad_18472696 THE Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) first sprint for the 2015 season, Launch Pad, originally scheduled for Badda Badda Raceway in St Ann last Saturday has been postponed until March 14. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT KIA, JCTU signs MoU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/KIA--JCTU-signs-MoU_18477368 THE Dwight Moore-led KIA Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) at the company's Chelsea Ave headquarters, last Friday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - Creating a Splash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Creating-a-Splash_18476206 Swimsuits, like cars, complement your attitude and style. And like cars, swimsuits range in styles and never fails to get our attention. Local Auto Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT School bus programme rolls out in Clarendon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/School-bus-programme-rolls-out-in-Clarendon_18472304 SCORES of school children in the parish of Clarendon are benefiting from the Government's Rural Safe School Bus Programme, which has been put in place by the Transport Authority (TA). Local News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:00 GMT JUTC projected to lose $2.5b http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-projected-to-lose--2-5b_18432642 THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is projected to lose close to $2.5 billion next fiscal year, based on information available from the Jamaica Public Bodies (JPB), tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:00:00 GMT JamWest eyes big time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JamWest-eyes-big-time_18430927 IN a bid to be Jamaica's leading motorsport facility, JamWest Speedway in Little London, Westmoreland, will host SpeedWest, a two-day event from February 28 to March 1. The meet will feature drag and circuit racing, as well as an import tuner party. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT Gore's Audi totalled   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gore-s-Audi-totalled-_18430458 CIRCUIT racing fans will not be able to see Doug 'Hollywood' Gore in action for the 2015 racing season as his Audi TT-R DTM suffered significant damage while testing for the SpeedWest Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) event at JamWest in Westmoreland, last Sunday. He was not at the wheel. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:00:00 GMT Police ratchets up operations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Police-ratchets-up-operations-_18429727 MORE than 53,500 motorists islandwide have been prosecuted since the start of year, according to the police. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT It's official for Gregg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/It-s-official-for-Gregg-_18429435 KYLE Gregg was officially recognised as winner of Rally Jamaica 2014 at its awards function held at the KIG Showroom on Spanish Town Road, recently. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT MBMC goes for Saturday night live http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/MBMC-goes-for-Saturday-night-live_18430772 THE Montego Bay Motoring Club (MBMC) gets the 2015 Rallysport season off to a start tomorrow at Badda Badda Raceway in Priory, St Ann, with Launch Pad, the first round of its Sprint Championship series. Local Auto Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT JUTC testing Chinese-made smaller bus for hill routes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-testing-Chinese-made-smaller-bus-for-hill-routes_18420088 John Von Strolley (second right) of Von's Motor and Company, presents the key to a 39-seater bus manufactured in China to Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies at the ministry Tuesday morning. Local News Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaicans driving German! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/J-cans-driving-German- ATL Automotive has kicked off the New Year with a bang, posting sizzling sales figures, according to the latest report from the Automotive Dealers’ Association. Local Auto Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:58:57 GMT Carland to up its game http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Carland-to-up-its-game_18392946 DESPITE a 25 per cent downturn in used-car sales, Kingston-based dealership Carland is planning to rev things up. Local Auto Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT 31 road deaths since January http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/31-road-deaths-since-January_18392780 JOY Thomas-Griffiths, 55, of a St Mary address, became the 31st road fatality since the start of 2015. Local Auto Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:00:00 GMT