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 Porsche: Luxury meets performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Porsche--luxury-meets-performance_86357 DRIVING through the streets of Mexico City is not for the faint of heart, as the term “give way” appears obsolete. But, test driving a million-dollar Porsche Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo on the right side of the road through the bustling thoroughfares is a whole different ball game. Local Auto Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Porsche takes aim at region http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Porsche-takes-aim-at-region_86340 GEORGE Wills, president and managing director of Porsche Latin America Inc, says the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive is critical in the company’s thrust across the Caribbean region. Local Auto Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Denyque gears up for Polo Effect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Denyque-gears-up-for-Polo-Effect_86406 VOLKSWAGEN ambassador, singer Denyque was presented a new VW Polo sedan at ATL Automotive’s showroom on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wednesday. Local Auto Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Ready, set, Porsche http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ready--set--Porsche_86412 It was a mix of adrenaline, comfort and luxury as Porsche unveiled its new Panamera 4s and Panamera Turbo at Live Aqua Mexico City Hotel & Spa in Mexico on Tuesday. The following day, journalists were given the opportunity to test drive Porsche’s latest offerings at a stage of the La Carrera Panamericana rally in Valle de Bravo. Local Auto Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT What women AUTO know ... Insurance issues - Pt 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know-----Insurance-issues---Pt-1 What women AUTO know this week features Mr Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance Company, speaking on motor vehicle insurance issues especially for the female driver. Local Auto Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:44:04 GMT JUTC bus lane reopen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-bus-lane-reopen-_85725 STATE-RUN Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) exclusive bus lanes have reopened along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. Construction is currently underway to widen that major thoroughfare. Local Auto Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT A MINI for all seasons http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-MINI-for-all-seasons_85699 THE 2.2-kilometre track at Centro Dinamico Pegaso in Toluca City, Mexico, recently played host to 22 journalists from Central and South America, and Jamaica, who jetted in to test-drive MINI’s newest offerings. Local Auto Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Video: What women AUTO know ... about tyres http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know-----about-tyres Tyre care and identifying tyre flaws is our topic in this edition of our special feature: What women AUTO know. Our experts at ATL Automotive will, today, take you through the steps of identifying a worn tyre as well as information on the proper choice of rims. Local Auto Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:42:23 GMT VW Golf GTI: a hole in one http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/VW-Golf-GTI--a-hole-in-one-_85134 THE 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is that rare ‘everything’ vehicle. A total all-rounder, it is totally practical, has enough technology and convenience to be comfortable around town, and yet fun enough for your favourite road. Local Auto Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Classic car club hosts swap shop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classic-car-club-hosts-swap-shop_85097 Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) had their first-ever Swap Meet at Lasola Farms in Portmore, St Catherine, on December 11. Local Auto Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Target missed, again - Road fatalities at 375 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Target-missed--again_85081 ROAD fatalities, as of yesterday, stood at 375 — seven fewer than the previous year. However, Kenute Hare, director for the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, said there’s nothing to celebrate. Local Auto Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:00:00 GMT Driver injured in early morning crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Driver-injured-in-early-morning-crash_85105 The driver of this car was injured and taken to hospital after the vehicle crashed into a wall on Spanish Town Road in Kingston about 7:30 am yesterday. Local News Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Official calls for sustainable road safety enforcement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Official-calls-for-sustainable-road-safety-enforcement-_85018 COUSINS COVE, Hanover — Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport Kenute Hare is calling for a sustainable road safety enforcement to deal with the high incidence of motor vehicle collisions in western Jamaica. Local News Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT PM sends condolences to family of soldier who died in crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PM-sends-condolences-to-family-of-soldier-who-died-in-crash-------_84985 PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday conveyed sympathies to the family of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who died Tuesday in a motor vehicle incident while on duty. Local Auto Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Video: What women AUTO know … about buying, selling and valuations Pt 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know---about-buying--selling-and-valuations-Pt-2 We now present Part 2 of our discussion with Mr David McKay on valuations, what it can reveal, and how it protects your investment. Mr McKay is the managing director of motor vehicle valuators MSC McKay Jamaica Limited Local Auto Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:14:59 GMT Tale of two ambassadors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tale-of-two-ambassadors_84497 PORSCHE’S pull is undeniable. At last Sunday’s launch of the Panamera 4S, two ‘ambassadors’ expressed their love for the German-made, high-performance automobile. Local Auto Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT Video: ‘Porsche-ing’ the envelope http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Porsche-ing-_84341 THE red cover did very little to ward off the eyes of prying guests attending the launch of the new Porsche Panamera 4S held at the home of Joachim Schmillen, German ambassador to Jamaica, in Jack’s Hill, St Andrew, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT Transport minister urges drivers to exercise caution http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Transport-minister-urges-drivers-to-exercise-caution_84536 MINISTER of Transport and Mining Lester Mike Henry has called on Jamaicans to exercise caution on the roads during the Yuletide season. Local News Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Endless Porsche-abilities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Endless-Porsche-abilities_84503 High-performance brand Porsche got its official introduction to Jamaica at the home of German Ambassador to Jamaica Joachim Schmillen in Jack’s Hills, St Andrew, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: What women Auto know … about buying, selling and valuations Pt 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-Auto-know---about-buying--selling-and-valuations-Pt-1 Our edition of What women AUTO know, this week, explores the issue of issue of motor vehicle valuations. We discus with Mr David McKay of MSC McKay the intricacies of a professional valuation, what it can reveal and how it protects your investment. Local Auto Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:29:13 GMT Move to reduce congestion at intersections in Corporate Area http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Move-to-reduce-congestion-at-intersections-in-Corporate-Area_83955 THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it is aiming to reduce congestion at several intersections in the Corporate Area, leading up to the Christmas holidays and beyond. Local Auto Sat, 17 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT JUTC to expand holiday night service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-to-expand-holiday-night-service_83848 The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be extending its ‘Night Hawk’ transportation service over the Christmas season into the New Year. Local Auto Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT ATL’s regional partnership hailed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-s-regional-partnership-hailed_83468 HERNANDO Carvajal, head of sales at BMW Group — Latin America and the Caribbean, said his company’s arrangement with Jamaican automobile dealer ATL Automotive is the first of its kind. Local Auto Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT Cracking the Porsche code http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Cracking-the-Porsche-code_83788 THE words, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, convertible, and sports car, are usually the realm of the six-figure supercar. However, when Porsche decided to add the numbers 718, which endows the company’s rich motorsport history to the Boxster, there was little question the direction the car had to go. Those looking for the full experience will have to add a few more key elements beginning with the letter S. Local Auto Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: What women AUTO know: Bodywork and Respraying - Part 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know--Bodywork-and-Respraying---Part-2 In this edition of What women AUTO know, our special feature created especially for women drivers, we present part 2 on motor vehicle body work and re-spraying. Auto Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:41:06 GMT