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MET: Desert Lion XPL-98 died of anthrax

MET: Desert Lion XPL-98 died of anthrax

The male desert lion known as XPL-98, whose carcass was found earlier in January 2017 in the Ugab River area, died as a result of Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis). The Ministry of Environment and Tourism made this statement yesterday after the discovery of the carcass initially caused a public outcry, mainly on the social media platform […]

Namport puts focus on permanent workforce amid casual workers labour complaint

Namport puts focus on permanent workforce amid casual workers labour complaint

Workers employed casually by Namport deployed in repacking fish at the Port of Walvis Bay, has lodged a labour complaint following Namports decision to discontinue the service, leaving casual workers unemployed. Namport has decided, regardless to the complaint, to put in all efforts to preserve the jobs of current permanent employees. Most of the casual […]

Paulus Iiyambo wins Rössing Marathon

Paulus Iiyambo wins Rössing Marathon

A new national marathon champion was crowned today when Paulus Iiyambo of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) sport club won the Rössing Marathon National Championship in a good time of 2 hours 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Sponsored by Rio Tinto Rössing Uranium and hosted by Swakop Striders Athletics Club the event took place in […]

Electricity and attractive business climate goes hand in hand

Discussing the issue of trade between the United States of America and Namibia, at the NCCI, Swakopmund branch breakfast meeting, the US Ambassador Mr. Thomas Daughton said there are many elements that go into foresting an attractive business climate and electricity is one major input. “I suspect you all know that Namibia buys most of […]

Scammer targets pet loving Namibians

The Swakopmund animal welfare organisation SPCA has called on the public to only donate funds to registered welfare organisations. The statement came in the wake of a possible scam uncovered this week: A person used social media to gather funds for “injured dogs”, but the animals never existed in Namibia. The scam was uncovered this […]

Over two tons of blacktail confiscated from small fisher

Over two tons of blacktail confiscated from small fisher

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marines Resources (MFMR) confiscated close to two tons of blacktail, also known as dassie, which were caught using a beach treknet on Wednesday morning in the vicinity of Dolphin Beach near the bird island. No fine was issued though and nobody was arrested, contrary to social media reports. According to […]

Namibian businesspeople need to take advantage of the AGOA agreement says Daughton

Namibian businesspeople need to take advantage of the AGOA agreement says Daughton

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Swakopmund Branch had its first breakfast meeting for 2017 with the US Ambassador Mr. Thomas Daughton. The main reason why the meeting was organised was for the business community to engage and advance their understanding of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreement. The theme of […]

Car overturns on C34

Car overturns on C34

On Tuesday morning, a vehicle lost control on the C34 road behind Dune 7 causing the vehicle to veer off the road and overturn multiple times. St Gabriel Ambulance Service and E Med Rescue 24 arrived at the scene to provide emergency services to the 4 occupants who sustained injuries. Serious, less serious and minor […]

Wilna holds onto the reigns at 11th Hollard Coastal Open Championships

Wilna holds onto the reigns at 11th Hollard Coastal Open Championships

Rossmund Golf Course played host over the weekend to the 11th Hollard Insurance Ladies Coastal Open. A field of 22 ladies from Omeya, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Henties Bay and Rossmund entered, being an official event on the NALGU calendar there was the additional incentive of Merit List Points. The tournament this year was also the […]

Contempt of court – Emily Schneider-Waterberg back behind bars

Contempt of court – Emily Schneider-Waterberg back behind bars

Well-known Swakopmund estate agent Emily Schneider-Waterberg, who stands accused of malicious damage to property and assault, is once again in custody after her bail was revoked in the Swakopmund magistrates court on Friday. Schneider-Waterberg missed two court appearances and a warrant of arrest was issued. When she appeared in court on Friday, Magistrate Nelao Brown […]