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“Full house” as four passenger liners occupy all eight berths of port…….

“Full house” as four passenger liners occupy all eight berths of port…….

History was made in the port of Walvis Bay on Wednesday, (16 January) when a total of four passenger liners were alongside at the same time, collectively carrying some 7 000 passengers. The liners are seen here from stern side: Aida Aura closest to the lense, Nautica, MSC Musica and Queen Elizabeth. (pic by Floris […]

Historical discovery

Historical discovery

Train that washed away in 1940 slowly emerges from its sandy time capsule Sharlien Tjambari Soil erosion is exposing an entire train which washed away at Usakos in 1940. The train has been buried for nearly six decades now near a modern railway bridge and two people who were children at the time at Usakos […]

Housefly outbreak problems persist in Hermes-area

Housefly outbreak problems persist in Hermes-area

A community policing group focusing on the Hermes neighborhood of Walvis Bay reports the continuation of a house fly out-break, despite an effort by the municipality of Walvis Bay in recent days to counter the fly-outbreak with the spraying of chemicals. The fly-outbreak is a direct consequence of up-grade works to the sewerage water treatment […]

Lights on!

Lights on!

The headlights of a vehicle must be switched on during the day, whilst driving on Namibian roads. This law came into action on 28 July 2015, West Coast Safety Initiative states on social media. He quoted the Daytime Running Lamp. Reg. 178 which states: “A person driving a motor vehicle during the day on a […]

Usakos anticipates start of two mega-projects during 2019

Usakos anticipates start of two mega-projects during 2019

Sharlien Tjambari The Chief Executive Officer of Usakos Town Council Ivan Lombardt is determined to see one thousand low cost houses constructed at this Erongo town before his term in office expires. A lack of affordable housing is a direct result of the rapid growth of the Hahkaseb informal settlement and the social- and services […]

Monica Nashandi officiated as Namibian Ambassador to the United States

Monica Nashandi officiated as Namibian Ambassador to the United States

Eileen van der Schyff The United States of America’s President Donald Trump participated in a credentialing ceremony for the recently appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the United States, Monica Ndiliawike Nashandi last Friday. The 11 January ceremony took place at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, the same city […]

It’s time for the Spray-A-Thon

It’s time for the Spray-A-Thon

During January and February, the Cancer Association of Namibia invites corporate Namibia and all schools to participate in the 2019 National Spray-A-Thon in support of children fighting cancer. The official campaign will run from 1 – 16 March 2019, but in preparation for the drive, CAN requests all interested companies and schools to contact the […]

Construction of marina starts off yacht club

Construction of marina  starts off yacht club

The final preparations are now made to commence with the construction of a yacht marina and a breakwater to protect it. The location is southwest of the container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay off the Walvis Bay yacht club. The small rocky and gravel outcrop is already visible which will […]

Thanks to these efforts a beautiful garden is taking shape at the Swakopmund state hospital

Thanks to these efforts a beautiful garden is  taking shape at the Swakopmund state hospital

Sharlien Tjambari A garden with trees and beautiful plants in front of the Swakopmund state hospital is gaining momentum, thanks to the initiative and dedication of a group of volunteers. Plants and trees in green spaces visible from hospital bedroom windows have been found to be beneficial to human emotions. It assists in the healing […]

Public disorder

Public disorder

Traffic officials intervene to stop Platz Am Meer angling stampede Floris Steenkamp Members of Swakopmund’s traffic services intervened yesterday to talk members of the public out of the current trend to use the tidal pool and breakwater at Platz Am Meer for fishing and the illegal harvesting of rock lobster and other sea creatures. The […]

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