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Stories by Kareem Latouche

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMKareem Latouche

For the past 20 years, David Brown has been obsessed with cooking, as he uses the kitchen as his experimental lab to invent savoury cuisines. “I had a strong love for food and people from a young age. I loved being around food, whether it was fresh...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Ever since the launch of the BMW X6 in 2009, it has been clear that the company isn't afraid to try new design concepts. For this reason, they have continued with the coupÈ-SUV hybrid and brought it to the X4.The first thing that stands out is the...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

To many, the most popular part of Westmoreland is Negril and in particular, the area along the Norman Manley Boulevard where the seven-mile beach is located.   If the East End is for the party lovers then the West End is for the more tranquil...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

From its inception in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has been a hit with auto enthusiasts as it reminds many persons of sports cars made in the 1950s and '60s, like the Lotus Elan. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was small and fun as it stuck to its design credo...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

I recently got the opportunity to drive the Kia Caren, an amply equipped seven-seater, which managed the rigours of our road quite well. The challenge was the tight space when fully occupied. So, this time around, I went for its larger brother, the...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 7:57 AMKareem Latouche

Jamaica isn’t lacking scenic landscape and interesting places, especially along our coastal shore. Luna Sea Inn is one such property. Located in Bluefield in Westmoreland, it’s hard to miss the vibrant Turquoise green wall with the name...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 6:18 PMKareem Latouche

The Black River stretches 54 km, the longest river in Jamaica until it was established that Rio Minho was 92.8 km long. The name ‘Black’ stems from the darkness part of the river bed caused by the thick layer of decomposing vegetation....

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Nigel Wilmot and Troy Bernard recently staged their highly anticipated event, Off Roading on the Farm part 2, which was held in Brighton, St Elizabeth. The event, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., didn't see droves of persons entering the venue until...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Until recent years in the Jamaican market, Jaguars were prominently known for their XJ models. These were full-size sedans, with the '60s and '70s models having two gas tanks on both rear-side panels of the vehicle. They were a status symbol of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:52 PMKareem Latouche

Mazda is determined to separate itself from its Japanese counterparts, especially where design is concerned. They have opted for the simplistic, clean, and elegant aesthetics of their European competitor, and no vehicle exudes this mantra more than...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Pajero has successfully created a mark in Jamaica that is emboldened by hard work and success without the flair and flashiness. Before the compact SUV dominated the market, or mid-size SUVs like BMW X5 or Audi Q7 existed, the Pajeros were the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Land Rover has had an undeniable run of success, especially with the off-road community throughout the year. Since its origin in 1947, drivers have looked to it for its to-the-point driving mandate. Now, the brand has carved out a new niche in the...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Our pick-up market is a demanding one as Jamaican roads are riddled with rocky and uneven surfaces. Not to mention the fleet operators who demand reliability when loading their vehicles with cement and workmen before heading to a construction sight...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

It is hard to describe what the Ignis is. The best way I can put it is - what the Jimny is to the Vitara is what the Ignis is to the Swift. In other words, it's much more rugged than its refined sibling, the Swift, which means that you can take it...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

There is an increasing interest among drivers for vehicle that can transport multiple passengers without compromising comfort. For this reason, the full-size SUV was developed, but for many the dimensions were too big, so now manufacturers are...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Since the mid-90s Suzuki has been a favourite among Jamaicans in the subcompact car category. At the time, its lightweight sheet metal body, large cargo space, good fuel consumption, and affordable price were things buyers appreciated.Now 34 years...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

There has been a growing off-road community, and Troy Bernard and Nigel Wilmot are two members who wanted to do something with a difference. Hence, the two decided to keep their Off Road Done Differently challenge at Brighton River, St Elizabeth, a...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

With so many auto-related events taking place during the summer, a group of friends decided that they wanted to do something that was different from the norm, and the first thing they thought about was having a unique name. "We wanted a name that...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

It's no secret that Jamaica is heavily populated with vehicles as persons commute from all distances to get to work. Hence, motor companies like Kia believe that they can score a hit with multipurpose vehicles (MPV) like the Carens. Though it is not...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Magna Motors, dealers of Hyundai, believe that the Veloster turbo is a car that can be a big hit in Jamaica. Its unique design merges the two worlds of a hatch back and a race car in a discreet manner.The car comes with an unconventional rear door,...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Built-wise, it may look like a car, but it's really a crossover SUV that is intended to take drivers all over Jamaica. At first glance, it's hard to miss the pronounced chrome-front grille, which gives it an aggressive and fearless appearance....

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Derrick Johnson, owner of Superior Parts Ltd, professes to have had a love for vehicles since he was about 11 years old. "I used to tell my father that I loved carpentry, but he kept encouraging me to do something in the auto industry. He was a...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

After having a highly successful excursion to Holly Mount Great House, Mount Rosser in February, Toyota Jamaica decided to host another one last Sunday. This was met with great enthusiasm by its TJAM 4 x 4 club members, who turned out in huge...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

At this point, Jamaicans' love for SUVs is undeniable and for good reasons such as their ground clearance and versatility. So the Kia Sportage, a mid-size SUV, will definitely have its work cut out for it in a strong existing market. Luckily, it...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Stewart's Automotive Group has become synonymous with the auto industry in Jamaica as it is the official dealer for brands like Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Suzuki. With over 50 years in the industry, the company, led by...

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