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Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Motor racing season is expected to resume next Sunday when the go-kart championship revs off at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston at 10 a.m.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOYOTA, Japan (AP): Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda bowed deeply and apologised to share-holders Thursday for the troubles caused by massive global recalls of the company's vehicles.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At nine, Jamaica's Joshua Sirgany is speedily making a name for himself on the North American circuit. He is now being referred to in that arena as 'Little Jamaican'.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

City traffic congestion can be a real challenge for many motorists.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite Toyota's bumpy patch on safety issues, there is confidence in the market the brand will recover lost ground.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP): Toyota will restart the construction of its Mississippi plant, which will provide 2,000 jobs and be up and running by the fall of next year, the automaker said Thursday.

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Errol Newland is a missionary at heart. This husband and father of eight services defective lawnmowers and generators, does landscaping, yet finds time to preach the gospel on public buses.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT IS an almost unnoted modern convenience but all vehicles come outfitted with power steering systems which help to enhance the driving experience. However, there are some who prefer the bygone mechanics of manual steering.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) may not save 300 lives this year, but if the trend continues they will save 88 lives from last year's figure.As of June 4, 108 crashes caused the deaths of 115 persons, a 30 per cent reduction from last...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With potential risks of Jamaica's roads, knowing more than the basics about driving can save lives, said Alphonso Grennell, principal of Grennell's Driving School."There are so many risks created by poor road conditions and the ignorance...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While the FIFA World Cup final in South Africa moves in high gear, the event's official transport - Kia Motors - intends to gain some local fans.According to website FIFA.com, last month Hyundai-owned Kia Motors...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors.The German automaker said the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like World 100 and 200-metre record holder Usain Bolt, driver Tedroy 'Teddy' Burton is aiming to establish new track records.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, recorded another milestone in their 15-year history as the one millionth X5 Sports Activity Vehicle rolled off the production line on June 5.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica International Insurance Company (JIIC) continues to promote its premier auto policy islandwide with a recent visit to Montego Bay, St James.The auto policy — which was launched in April of this year — is a collaborative effort with...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel was meeting on Thursday with regional leaders to come up with ways to help GM's Opel unit, after her economy minister rejected giving the automaker loan guarantees from a federal bailout fund.

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):One year after Chrysler Group LLC's government-funded exit from bankruptcy protection, CEO Sergio Marchionne is telling employees that the company has made progress but still has a long way to go.In a Friday email to employees obtained by...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require automakers to meet new safety standards, impose stiff penalties for companies that fail to quickly report defects and double funding for the government agency overseeing car safety.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CORPORATE AREA police are intensifying their efforts to clean up the public-passenger transportation system. According to Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, head of Jamaica Constabulary Traffic Division, for the last two weeks, the police have been removing unauthorised markings from public-passenger vehicles.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will cease production of its 72-year-old Mercury brand by the end of 2010 after years of declining sales.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Forget the stretch limousines and luxury cars. These brides pulled out all the stops to make their weddings an unforgettable one. Jody Hussey made her grand entrance with 'horsepower' of the four-legged kind much to the surprise of her husband.

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TORRANCE, California (AP): Toyota Motor Corp says its May sales in the US rose seven per cent on strong demand for its Lexus luxury brand, but the increase lagged behind rivals.

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Social networks Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry Messenger kept many motorists out of harm's way during the recent civil unrest, as many were able to navigate safe routes due to information...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):Mercury could soon be the latest Detroit car brand to disappear.Ford Motor Co is assessing the future of Mercury, although a final decision on whether to kill the brand hasn't yet been made, a person familiar with the company's...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Amid partisan sparring, a House panel has advanced a sweeping United States auto-safety bill that critics contend is too tough on the industry.The legislation, approved 31-21 by the House Energy and Commerce...

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