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

While sections of the Corporate Area erupted in gun violence on Monday, there were fireworks of a different kind at Dover Raceway, St Ann.

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

Despite withdrawing part of its fleet from key routes last week due to hostilities in sections of Kingston, management at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) do not expect to suffer a major financial loss.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Blocking roads has become so prevalent in Jamaica it can almost be considered the country's unofficial favourite pastime.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Looking to a day when cars and trucks use far less gasolene or none at all, President Barack Obama plans to order the government to prepare fuel efficiency standards for many...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):The heads of Tesla Motors Inc and Toyota Motors Corp surprised the auto world last Thursday by announcing a partnership to develop and build electric cars at a recently shuttered auto plant in the San Francisco Bay area.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several operators of high-profile car sound systems are expected to battle for supremacy at today's staging of Sound Ruption 5 set for Jarrett Park, Montego Bay.

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"It looks alien, eh!" said an onlooker as a Chevy SSR cruised across his path for the first time. This cross between a pickup truck, sports car and a hearse is nothing short of being a multipurpose hot-rod with head-turning capabilities!

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Diehard racing fans from all corners of the island are expected to turn out in droves to witness one of the biggest regional showdowns.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There has been a spike in the use of the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 by motorists since a reduction in toll fees took effect last Monday. The Toll Authority, operators of the Portmore to Kingston stretch, announced a 25 per cent cut in fees for the next six months as rehabilitative work is done on the highway.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Motor vehicles are complex packages of many parts and so it demands constant attention, care and monitoring.Unfortunately, like any machine it occasionally beaks down.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A year ago they were beaten street and lane but not disgraced. Now, the Barbadians and Guyanese are scheduled for another grand showdown at the first leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Labour Day, Monday, May 24.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE A 27 per cent reduction in child fatalities, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) says there is still a far way to go. "The aim is zero," said Deidra Hudson-Sinclair, statistician at the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Works. "It's progress but not where we want to be. There shouldn't be any."

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today is Mother's Day and the Jamaica Karting Asso-ciation (JKA) will recognise the women who have been playing an important role at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston."We will be recognising people...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For Dover's motor racing patrons who want to enjoy the day's events in fine style, Kamau Janai thinks he has the solution.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO YEARS after restrictions were imposed on the importation of damaged vehicles, some sections of the auto industry are still feeling the effects."Is a stunt to cut out di poor man," said a body repairman who only gave his...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At a time when moms-to-be have a ton load of other things to worry about, driving comfort and safety should never take a back seat....

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):The first Chinese-made car to hit the United States market might be an all-electric minivan that skips over gasolene technology and gets a head start on the auto industry's next era.BYD Inc, part-owned by billionaire investor Warren...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Honda posted a 72 billion yen (US$774 million) profit for the January-March quarter in a reversal from red ink a year earlier as booming demand in China and India combined with a fledgling United States recovery to boost car sales.Honda Motor...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will have a special treat on Mother's Day, May 9, at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston, where the cream of the crop of racers will renew their rivalry.Next Sunday's...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Hey, beautiful ... any shoes for you today?' This was what 38-year-old sole trader Hugh Williams asked a female passer-by in the hope of making a sale, as he stood by his '96 Toyota Town Ace van which he not only uses as his personal mode of transportation but also as his 'place of business'.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Three electric cabs began a 90-day trial in Tokyo on Monday that officials and the company involved say could eventually lead to the electrification of the city's entire taxi fleet.The cabs run on lithium-ion batteries that can be changed in...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Four months into the start of the Island Traffic Authority's (ITA) Vehicle Weight Enforcement Campaign, truckers are admitting that over the years overloading has dealt a serious blow to the country's roads and bridges.Trucker Byron Palmer noted the...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Toyota Motor Corp recalled about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle in the latest recall issued by the Japanese automaker.Toyota said Wednesday that the recall would...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chinese automakers announced ambitious plans Friday to expand abroad as global producers unveiled new models at the Beijing auto show aimed at boosting sales in China's fast-growing market.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which controls United States-based Chrysler LCC, reported a first-quarter loss of €25 million (US$34 million) and forecast its auto business will be hurt this year by the elimination of cash-for-clunker programmes in Europe.

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