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Seafo annual meeting brings drastic decisions

Seafo annual meeting brings drastic decisions

The South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) held its annual meeting on 30 October until 3 November 2015. The meeting was based on the best available scientific information. The commission adopted the recommendations made by the Scientific Committee to set TAC’s for Patagonian tooth fish and deep-sea red crab. The Commission adopted a conservation measure […]

Strategic leadership training for NDF

Strategic leadership training for NDF

Thirty-nine senior members of the Namibian Defence Force under-went strategic leadership training in Walvis Bay last week. Sponsored by the British High Commission in Windhoek, the Defence Aca-demy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield University delivered a Strategic Leadership Programme to 39 senior members of the Namibian Defence Force, representing the Army, Navy and Air […]

Urban property not sellable to foreigners if LA-amendment Act becomes law

Urban property not sellable to foreigners if LA-amendment Act becomes law

Coastal local authorities are yet to voice their opinions publi-cly on the proposed amendment of the Local Authorities Act of 1992, which would among others see the Minister of Urban and Rural Development picking local authority Chief Executives Officers in future and also prohibiting foreigners from any future form of land ownership in Namibia. The […]

Walvis Bay in mourning as three residents killed in crash – 2 injured

Walvis Bay in mourning as three residents killed in crash – 2 injured

Several families in Walvis Bay were unexpectedly plunged into a state of mourning, following the death of three of the town’s residents in a car accident between Kamanjab and Outjo over the weekend. Two more residents were seriously injured in the same accident. It was learnt yesterday the five persons were travelling to attend a […]

Teaching methods blamed for poor Gr 10 and 12 results

Teaching methods blamed for poor Gr 10 and 12 results

Teachers and schools were urged on Friday to change their teaching methods to uplift the performance of Grade 10 and 12’s. This came from the Erongo Regional Director of Education, Mr John /Awaseb who expressed concern over the poor results these grades achieved during last year’s external exams. Mr /Awaseb made these remarks at the […]

Swakopmund racist row – second arrest

Swakopmund racist row – second arrest

At the time of going to press yesterday afternoon the Namibian police was yet to confirm a second arrest in a high profile Swakopmund racist incident, that made international news headlines. The incident involves Hendrik Burger (37) an employee of First Response Services in Swakopmund who, in the holiday town ear-lier this month alle-gedly called […]

This is a rip-off

I just had the worst experience every in a cell phone shop in Walvis Bay. I will not mention any names, as I belief this is a general practise now among cell phone shop owners. I took on international tourist there to purchase a sim card. The standard micro sim was still too big. The […]

Man spotted mutilating birds with vehicle

Man spotted mutilating birds with vehicle

Members of the public who visited the beach area between the parking area and Donkey Bay, south of Walvis Bay, spotted a man over the weekend  with a Tata-pick up vehicle, deliberately running over and killing marine birds. Pictures were taken of these three terns, two Common Terns and one Crested Tern, that fell victim […]

Skote klap en lemme flits in strandmeer woonbuurt

Skote klap en lemme flits in strandmeer woonbuurt

Die rus en vrede van inwoners van die strandmeer woongebied (Lagoon) op Walvisbaai is gister erg versteur toe sekuriteitswagte op ‘n vermeende inbreker moes skiet. In die daaropvolgende gebeure het die vermeen-de inbreker verskeie eiendomme betree, op dakke gehardloop, in erwe weggekruip ten einde ten laaste probeer om twee lede van die publiek wat hom […]

Lost and destruction in lunch-hour shack fire

Lost and destruction in lunch-hour shack fire

Three shacks were totally destroyed in a shack fire in 12th Avenue, Kuisebmond yesterday around lunch time. Two more adjacent shacks suffered substantial water- and smoke damage. According to the owner of one of the shacks that were destroyed, Festus Shipangela, they have no idea how the fire may have started. He suspects electricity as […]