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 Rally starts today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rally-starts-today_19240672 RALLY Jamaica will start today at 6:30 pm at 100 Hope Rd, St Andrew, and will continue through tomorrow to conclude on Sunday afternoon on the waterfront streets of downtown Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Auction war http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/AUCTION-WAR_19240560 A MEETING between Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and the commissioner of customs is tentatively set for today, or some time next week to iron out differences regarding new auction rules. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Exciting end to karting season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Exciting-end-to-karting-season_19240556 MANY drivers went all out for victory instead of playing it safe to secure points for class championships, as the 2015 Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) season came to an exciting close at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Audi in seventh heaven http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-in-seventh-heaven_19239399 READERS of the popular German magazine, Sports Auto gave the Audi seven 'podium finishes' at its 23rd awards ceremony in Stuttgart recently. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Simon says http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Simon-says_19240629 AT 47, French rally driver Simon Jean-Joseph may say his professional career has been over since he retired in 2008. However, as the first Caribbean driver to ascend to the post of factory World Rally Championship, one would be crazy to count him out of the running for Rally Jamaica 2015 overall honours. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Road safety tour for Glenmuir High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Road-safety-tour-for-Glenmuir-High-_19240499 THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is partnering with radio personality Miss Kitty and Respect Jamaica to promote road safety at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, today. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Photo Finish - MoDA shifts in high gear http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---MoDA-shifts-in-high-gear_19240318 ATL Automotive's Audi terminal and Volkswagen showroom on Oxford Road in St Andrew were converted into a collage of creativity for the annual MoDa Market, last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Transport Authority offering licences for 438 bus, taxi routes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Transport-Authority-offering-licences-for-438-bus--taxi-routes_19240487 THE Transport Authority is now offering licences for 438 bus and taxi routes islandwide, in what it said is a move to satisfy the increased demand for public transportation services in rural Jamaica. Local News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT Three-vehicle crash on Mandela http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Three-vehicle-crash-on-Mandela-_19239726 Luckily there were no fatalities from this early morning three-vehicle collision on Mandela Highway on Friday. Details of the crash are unclear, however the Jamaica Observer was told that the injured were taken to hospital. General News Mon, 23 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Largest ever James Bond car exhibition in London http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Largest-ever-James-Bond-car-exhibition-in-London_19239833 LONDON, England (Xinhua) -- No James Bond movie would be complete without at least one fast car packed with gadgets. International Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT JAA 'rep' at run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JAA--rep--at-run-_19239494 JAMAICA Automobile Association (JAA) used its roadside assistance expertise and road safety advocacy to influence participants during the Ram Goat Run held last Saturday. Local Auto Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Alrobe brings in Bizol lubricants http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Alrobe-brings-in-Bizol-lubricants_19239459 Alrobe International Corporation Limited introduced German lubricant and car-care producer Bizol to the local market on Wednesday night at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, New Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Run raises US$10,000 for charity http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Run-raises-US-100-00-for-charity_19239469 IN a tightly contested event, Team Rock N Rolla topped the points table to come out victors in last Saturday's inter-parish scavenger hunt -- Ram Goat Run. Local Auto Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Crash victims remembered http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Crash-victims-remembered_19239165 ROAD fatality victims were remembered at vigil hosted by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) at Emancipation Park in St Andrew, last Friday. Local Auto Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Monthly car raffle launched http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Monthly-car-raffle-launched_19239475 At least 52 cars will be won over a one-year period with the new Win Dem Wheelz raffle game. Local Auto Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT A prize car per week with ATL and Raffprom raffle game http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-prize-car-per-week-with-ATL-and-Raffprom-raffle-game_19239497 Luxury car dealer ATL Automotive has inked a deal with new raffle company Raffprom Limited to facilitate Jamaica's newest raffle game - Win Dem Wheelz. Local Business Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT St Thomas road falling into sea http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/St-Thomas-road-falling-into-sea_19239335 RESIDENTS of Wharf Road in St Thomas yesterday renewed their call for the authorities to visit the community and repair the roadway they have described as "an accident waiting to happen". General News Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Yamada gives ATL nod http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Yamada-gives-ATL-nod-_19238176 IT was a whirlwind inaugural one-day tour for Takuji Yamada, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Company Inc, who visited ATL Automotive's Honda dealerships on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Mutton' but fun! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Mutton--but-fun-_19238253 A NEW route, new challenges, and plenty of excitement will be in store for participants in this year's Ram Goat Run, scheduled to begin at Hope Garden in St Andrew, tomorrow. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Emancipation Park vigil today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Emancipation-Park-vigil-today_19238299 THIS evening the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will be hosting a vigil at Emancipation Park in St Andrew to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Teach'-ing the Bajans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Teach--ing-the-Bajans_19238246 DESPITE moving to Barbados in 2014, Christopher 'Teach' McFarlane has continued his winning ways by becoming the first non-Bajan to be crowned the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) 2015 Autocross Champion after taking victory in the fourth event in the series on November 1. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT For a charitable 'Audi'-ence http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/For-a-charitable--Audi--ence_19238271 ATL Automotive's Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in St Andrew played host to Wine Down charity event last Friday. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Region slow in reducing road traffic deaths — ECLAC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Region-slow-in-reducing-road-traffic-deaths---ECLAC_19238269 THE Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is calling on Latin America and the Caribbean to redouble efforts to halve the number of road traffic deaths by 2020, noting that the region's progress in reducing fatalities from traffic accidents is too slow. Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Racers head to Guyana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Racers-head-to-Guyana_19238248 Veteran racer Peter Rae, along with Natasha Chang and rider Kyle Reynolds, will make the trek to South Dakota, Guyana this weekend for the final round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC). Local Auto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT House passes new Road Traffic Act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/House-passes-new-Road-Traffic-Act_19238117 A new Road Traffic Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Local News Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT