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Wood export “smoke screen”

Wood export “smoke screen”

Customs scanners detect what are believed to be rhino horn and tusks in container laden with rose wood. Destination – China Floris Steenkamp There is no credibility left to the export of unprocessed wood by Chinese businessmen from Namibia to China. Scanners of the Directorate of Customs and Excise detected on Wednesday what officials now […]

Veterans take it to the sport field

Rudi Bowe A number of big sporting events are lined up for the Veteran sport men and women of Namibia for the year. Rudi Bowe Veteran sport men and women will have an opportunity to feel young and vital again as the Namibian Golden Oldies Sport Club will host the first of three veteran sport […]

Elderly lady keeps her cool during home attack – assailant arrested

Elderly lady keeps her cool during home attack – assailant arrested

Eileen van der Schyff A cowardly attacker got more than he bargained for in Henties Bay on Wednesday, when an elderly lady he attacked in her home ran after him screaming and in doing so put neighbour’s attention on him. The man was arrested shortly thereafter with cash and jewelry in his possession believed to […]

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

The death occurred on Tuesday in Walvis Bay of Mr Harald Jensen (67), a well-known figure in the local trade and commerce and a man who for many decades stood for best practices in all aspects of the local communities to make Walvis Bay a town for everyone. On Wednesday, the coast lost another well-known […]

The Raft is Open

The Raft is Open

The management of the Raft in the Walvis Bay said this week the restaurant is open and ready to serve the public.This popular restaurant was recently acquired by the Iris Hotel Group. The Raft is open daily from 11:00 till late (Monday to Saturday) and closed on Sundays.

Kingston Mayor at port

Kingston Mayor at port

The outgoing chief executive officer of the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport), Bisey Uirab, reconfirmed the port authority’s intention to manage the new container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and that the scoping for such a partnership is currently in the development stage. The container terminal nears […]

BDC the one-stop shop for small and medium size businesses at the coast

BDC the one-stop shop for small and medium size businesses at the coast

Sharlien Tjambari Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) are faced with many challenges. The most prominent access to start-up and bridging finance, administrative services as well as adequate training. Despite these challenges the SME-sector despite the challenges grows at a steady pace and institutions such as the newly established Business Development Centre (BDC) at Swakopmund can […]

School bus in collision

School bus in collision

A school mini bus of the International School of Walvis Bay was damaged in a collision on the intersection of Nangolo Mbumba Drive and 11th Road shortly before the lunch hour on Wednesday. There were no passengers in the bus and the driver and both occupants of the other vehicle, a white pick-up driven by […]

Municipality: compel property owners to keep plots tidy

Municipality: compel property owners to keep plots tidy

Three gated communities along Sam Nujoma Avenue and Hage Geingob Avenue expressed their concerns this week over an empty lot where reeds have now grown so high that they witness almost weekly criminals hiding there at night and also discarding or hi-ding stolen goods. In this specific instance the reeds also damaged the pavement and […]

Enabling finance for SOE’s

Enabling finance for SOE’s

DBN Head of Marketing Jerome Mutumba on purposeful finance for SOE’s to fill development gaps Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Jerome Mutumba, says state-owned enterprises (SOE’s) can benefit from purposeful finance to enable them to fulfill their mandates to develop Namibia using corporate finance. Talking about the paradigm, Mutumba […]

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