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6| OH, HOLEY SIGHT!

Friday, January, 5 2018    

ROADS across the island were riddled with craters following a protracted period of rains during 2017. Read More

7| ATL AUTO IN HIGH GEAR

Friday, January, 5 2018    

GAME-CHANGING dealership ATL Automotive sheared the ribbons to officially open five showrooms during the course of 2017 — the last of which was its US$15-million state-of-the-art facility dubbed ATL Autobahn on Saturday, December 9. Read More

2017: A rear-view glance

Friday, January, 5 2018    

It was a year of highs and lows. Jamaica's automotive sector featured heavily in major newscasts. Read More

4| FUEL PRICES CLIMB

Friday, January, 5 2018    

For 2017, consumers experienced a hike at the gas pump as fuel prices jumped roughly 23 per cent per for a litre, according to figures from the s tate-run oil refinery Petrojam Limited. Read More

5| NROCC loses $6.5B

Friday, January, 5 2018    

National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited (NROCC), the public company representing Jamaica's interest under the concession agreement for Highway 2000, declared a loss of more than $6.5 billion in 2015/16. Read More

8| J'Cans reign in Barbados

Friday, January, 5 2018    

IN a year when Olympic legend Usian Bolt hung up his spikes, Jamaica did well in motorsport on the regional level.Christopher McFarlane and Jeffrey Panton made major marks in Barbados. Read More

3| Montague in the middle

Friday, January, 5 2018    

WITH a crime wave sweeping the nation, Minister of National Security Robert Montague faced the ire of the Jamaican public when a private company contracted to supply 200 pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) failed to deliver the vehicles on time. Read More

SSP Allen makes case for drones

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

SENIOR Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen says that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, could better assist lawmen in the execution of their duties, and the force's hierarchy is on board with their use. Read More

VW Tiguan Allspace: a true all-star

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

THE Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace wipes the family car's unfortunate stigma of dull practicality clean in one fell swoop. It easily meets all the demands placed upon it as a compact SUV in the area of drivability, usability and refinement. It also adds a rare proposition to its ownership:... Read More

New Traffic Act expected in January

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 29 2017    

THE long delayed updated version of the new Road Traffic Act (RTA) is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives next month. Read More

hybrid to power Pope's visit

Friday, December, 29 2017    

POPE Francis will be using a hybrid vehicle for his apostolic visit to Chile on January 15 to 18, the first time a Holy Father will be travelling in one on such an occasion.The car Pope Francis will be using is a Hyundai IONIQ hybrid. Read More

BMW X3: Three times as better

Friday, December, 22 2017    

ATL Autobhan's new showroom on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew may have been the place to be on its December 9 launch, but the real hot property was inside. Also making its local debut, the 2018 BMW X3. Read More

ATL Auto launches Drive Away Hunger campaign

Friday, December, 22 2017    

IN an effort to positively impact children's lives, leading automotive dealer ATL Automotive has launched the “Drive Away Hunger” initiative which will see a portion of funds from cars sold going towards a feeding programme for children in need. Read More

New year, new traffic order

Friday, December, 22 2017    

The opening of a new Road Safety Management Facility for the Police Traffic and Highway Division underpins a series of strategies aimed at bringing more order to roads in Jamaica during the coming year. Read More

Henry looking at going hybrid way

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 22 2017    

Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry believes that Jamaica could be well on its way to an environmentally friendly public transport sector in two years. Read More



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