McConnell in seventh heaven

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, October, 4 2019    

RACE-car driver Fraser McConnell continued his run of success in the Americas Rallycross (ARX) ARX2 Championship by winning the seventh round of the series at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, last Saturday. Read More

MINI Countryman JCW: Sports car of SUVs

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 27 2019    

CAN the family sport utility vehicle (SUV) be a sports car? The 2020 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works (JCW) says it can. This is achieved by incorporating the trademarked go-kart driving feel the MINI 3- and 5-door models are known for. Read More

Total fuels students' future

Friday, September, 27 2019    

FRENCH petroleum-marketing company, Total Jamaica, last Tuesday committed its continuation of providing opportunities for Jamaican youngsters, after presenting first-year University of the West Indies (UWI) students, Shemar Findley and Anatassia Balfour, with 6,000-euro scholarships to study in... Read More

Let good sense prevail, says Vegas

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Friday, September, 27 2019    

Mr Vegas is urging drivers of the State-run bus service, Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), and cab operators to let good sense prevail. Read More

Petal blooms for road safety

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 20 2019    

HANOVER is known for its long stretch of white sand beaches, sugar cane, and proliferation of motorcycles. Petal Gayle, 26, is one of those motorcycle drivers. Read More

Motorcycle workshop gets thumbs up

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September, 20 2019    

TARIK Kiddoe, conceptualiser of Back To Basics (BTB) motorcycle safety workshop, is pleased with the turnout of participants to last Sunday's free session held at the Youth Innovation Centre in Lucea, Hanover. Read More

VW Amarok Canyon: Sedan of Pickups

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September, 20 2019    

WHEN the Volkswagen (VW) Amarok came out in 2010, the pickup market was experiencing a paradigm shift. No longer was the pickup a crude tool for commercial operation. The modern pickup had to be just as competent on the job site as it was off it, handling family duties and more personal... Read More

Jeep Jamboree

Friday, September, 20 2019    

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) has a rich heritage in the Jamaica automotive sector. Read More

AC Hotel big on current trends

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Thursday, September, 19 2019    

WHEN AC Hotel by Marriott opened its doors on June 17, it brought with it not only 220 rooms to the Corporate Area, but three charging stations for all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric Vehicles (PHEVs).“The chargers are owned and operated by the hotel and are... Read More

KIG reveals new Jeep Wrangler

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) revealed the long-awaited 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL on August 30 in downtown Kingston. Read More

Motorcycle workshop in Hanover on Sunday

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

WITH the hopes of stemming the tide of fatalities in the island's western end, motorcycle safety team Back to Basics (BTB) will be conducting a free workshop at the Youth Innovation Centre in Lucea, Hanover, on Sunday. Read More

Texaco gets new ceo

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

BELA Szabo was introduced to the public as GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica's new CEO during a farewell cocktail party for his predecessor, Mauricio Pulido, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Thursday, September 5. Read More

Road deaths head to 400 mark

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter | Friday, September, 13 2019    

IF the current trend continues, Jamaica will see more than 400 traffic fatalities by the end of the year, and the Ministry of Transport has to do more than just damage control over the next three months. Read More

Porsche Taycan: a modern marvel

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Friday, September, 6 2019    

ELEVEN journalists from across 16 Latin America and Caribbean countries had the privilege of getting a sneak peak of Porsche's latest addition, the fully electric Taycan (pronounced tie-kan), ahead of its September 4 global release. Read More

Endless Porsche-abilities

Friday, September, 6 2019    

PORSCHE'S latest innovation, the Taycan, had its global launch two days ago. However, Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine was one of several publications from Latin American and the Caribbean to get access to the vehicle ahead of its big reveal. Read More


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