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Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

While the manual transmission (commonly called stick shift) is a rarity on vehicles currently being imported into the island, save for some pick-ups, two driving schools maintain that learning to change the gears is still relevant to the learning...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Sunday Automotives continues its series on career options within the automotive industry with a look on the training and responsibilities of a loss adjuster.A strong background in motor vehicle insurance and mechanical and repair work knowledge is...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Last Thursday, the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI), in collaboration with the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), launched an online fatal-crash map showing the distribution of...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 2:18 AMChad Bryan

Earlier this year, it was announced that the police would be getting new state-of-the-art radar guns. These would replace the ones currently utilised to determine if a motorist is exceeding the speed limit in a particular area. It is expected that...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan, Staff Reporter

Today, Automotives begins a series on careers in the automotive sector. There are many ways to make a living out of a passion for motor vehicles, and over the next few weeks, we will speak with people who are doing just that. They will speak about...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Executive chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, is optimistic that the new road traffic bill will be passed by August this year."It should be going back to the House (Parliament) very shortly for what we hope will be...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

There are various fees attached to accessing a car loan, which the borrower may not be aware of until going into the financial institution. In helping you to be more prepared to make the very significant step of acquiring a motor vehicle, today,...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

AS MEMBERS of the Jamaica Constabulary Force stayed away from work yesterday, pressing home their demand for improved wages, a number of police stations in the Corporate Area were reportedly left understaffed.Rank-and-file members of the force...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan, Staff Reporter

As tyre retreading for commercial tyres on trailers and trucks continues to be offered in Jamaica, a major provider of the service claims it is very cost-effective and the redone tyres have an extended life.For safety reasons, retreading is normally...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 7:45 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Entertainer Admiral Bailey was today fined $160,000 he pleaded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges.   The entertainer and former coach, whose real name is Glendon Orville Bailey was charged with uttering...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 1:01 PMChad Bryan, Staff Reporter

It has been smooth sailing for officials from the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency and members of the public, who gathered at the National Indoor Sports Centre to renew passports ahead of a fee increase next week. When The Gleaner/ Power...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

It is likely to become increasingly difficult for Jamaican owners of the Tata Nano to service their motor vehicles, given the uncertainty of an authorised distributor to supply parts and services.The Nano, made in India and once heralded as the...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that there has been no land slippage following the recent bush fires in rural St Andrew, which have been followed by substantial rainfall."We have had no such reports...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says the recruitment of its drivers and mechanics by Canadian employers is adversely affecting the state-owned public transportation company.JUTC drivers are normally trained for six weeks in a number of...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 11:04 PMChad Bryan, Staff Reporter

The Honda division of ATL Automotive, located on Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, has reported that the first 20 units of the 2015 Honda HR-V motor vehicle have already been sold. Among them was the one on display at the vehicle's official launch on...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:52 PMChad Bryan, Staff Reporter

At the recently held launch of the third United Nations Global Road Safety Week, held at the ATL office in New Kingston, it was noted that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) prosecuted 3,147 motorcyclists this year for not wearing a helmet...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Starting today, each week Automotives will be getting an expert explanation of a term related to automobile expenditure. We hope it will assist you in your quest for the automobile best suited to your needs at an optimal cost.Balloon financing,...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 2:15 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

A man believed to be of unsound mind, was reportedly shot and injured by police on Hagley Park Road in the vicinity of the former Housing Ministry, this morning. Eyewitnesses say that the man, who reportedly had a knife was told to drop it on the...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Jamaica's road-safety advocates are making an especially emphatic call to protect the lives of children, as the United Nations recognises May 4 - 10 as the third Global Road Safety Week. The Jamaican schedule of events was launched at the ATL...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

A cable crash barrier system is to be implemented on the Palisadoes main road, popularly called the airport road.The National Works Agency (NWA) is implementing the road-safety measure for the first time in Jamaica in an effort to improve road...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 8:59 AMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

A woman was stabbed to death on Sunday after she reportedly accused a man of performing oral sex. The deceased woman has been identified as Khadian Webb of a Wint Road, Kingston 11 address. According to a police source, Webb reportedly told a crowd...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

On April 13, black smoke blanketed a section of Spanish Town Road, St Andrew, close to the Riverton City dump. Added to that a plume of smoke went high in the air, spreading harmful substances from the burning tyres even further.According to...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

The style and sophistication of midsize sports utility vehicles (SUV) have created an enduring appeal which in turn stimulates high demand in both the new- and used-car markets.Vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi ASX, Hyundai...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 11:02 PMChad Bryan

Three midsize SUVs have established themselves as top Jamaican customer choices in the range of midsize SUVs"The RAV4, the Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Mitsubishi ASX are the top-selling midsize SUVs. Some of these are all-wheel drive and, in most...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMChad Bryan

Following the crash of a Toyota Coaster bus in Trelawny on Easter Monday, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, Egerton Newman, says that prospective drivers will now go through a rigorous screening process.The crash...

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