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Swakopmund’s guinea fowl population multiplied to more than 150 individuals

Swakopmund’s guinea fowl population multiplied to more than 150 individuals

Swakopmunds guinea fowl population around the Lighthouse at the Mole has grown to about 150 individual birds – these are the most recent estimates by some individuals who feed them regularly. The flock of guinea fowl remains a bone of contention since the birds moved into the area some years ago. While tourists and some […]

Well known Pino Borruso dies

Well known Pino Borruso dies

The death occurred in Walvis Bay at 00:30 on Thursday of Mr Pino Borruso, a long time Walvis Bay resident. Mr Borruso celebrated his 81st birthday last month. He leaves behind his wife Vivian, children Tony, Laura, Teresa and Patrick as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepchildren and other relatives whom all loved him dearly.

Carnival spirit grips Swakopmund

Carnival spirit grips Swakopmund

The Swakopmund Karneval, also known as Küska, has begun: On Saturday a part of the main road was closed for this year’s “Narrenwecker”. Narrenwecker in German means Jokers/Jester wake-up-call and marks the start of the carnival season. “It was a very successful event, which we can in part thank the very good weather,” commented Küska […]

Trailer overturns near Swakopmund on B2

Trailer overturns near Swakopmund on B2

Late News: a trailer of a heavy truck overturned some 25km from Swakopmund on the B2 main road yesterday. The trailer overturned next to the road, leading to minimal disruption to traffic. Full details of the accident was not yet available at the time of going to press.

Uis abuzz with Fly-In 2016

Uis abuzz with Fly-In 2016

The small town of Uis in Damaraland was abuzz with the sound of aircraft engines on Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 May. The second Uis Fly-In was held this past week end where aviation lovers and enthusiasts gathered together in the shadow of the mighty Brandberg to partake in this fun filled event. The […]

Johnny Doeseb heads NCCI Walvis Bay

Johnny Doeseb heads NCCI Walvis Bay

New blood is flowing through the veins of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Walvis Bay branch, following an election on Thursday of a new committee entirely made up of newcomers. The Chamber has been under heavy criticism in recent months for not delivering to standards and sidelining smaller business people from previously disadvantaged […]

President Geingob expected to make desalination plant sale announcement

President Geingob expected to make desalination plant sale announcement

The long-expected takeover of the desalination plant at Wlotzkasbaken, which is still solely owned by mining giant Areva, might finally be answered soon. “We expect President Hage Geingob to make an announcement regarding the sale of the facility to government soon,” said Hilifa Mbako, Managing Director of Areva, yesterday at a press conference. Namibia has […]

Land Minister Shaningwa warns against selling of low cost homes

Land Minister Shaningwa warns against selling of low cost homes

The Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa allocated 44 houses under the Mass Housing Development Program on Sunday to the residents of Swakopmund. Many of the beneficiaries of the houses in Swakopmund were residents of the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC). The Minister warned people not to harbour plans to make a quick buck […]

Unavailability of flights reason for postponement of Ray Dylan concert

Unavailability of flights reason for postponement of Ray Dylan concert

The Ray Dylan concert will not take place on 3 June as advertised according to Kim Flanagan from J.J.’s Care centre. The concert has been postponed to 5 August. “Due to unavailability of flights for this Friday. Please note that all persons who have already purchased a ticket – these are still valid. 50% discount […]

Governor Mutjavikua reacts after two road accidents claimed seven over weekend

Governor Mutjavikua reacts after two road accidents claimed seven over weekend

The accident-prone B2 highway between Swakopmund and Usakos claimed a total of seven lives on Sunday in two separate accidents. Both incidents occurred between Usakos and Arandis and although they occurred a few hours apart, they were in the same stretch of road. In what can be described as one of the most horrific accidents […]