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Pilchard quota announcement only after 28 December

Pilchard quota announcement only after 28 December

The pelagic fishing industry’s hopes were dashed that a pilchard quota announcement would be made by day end yesterday. News were however, that Fisheries Minister Bernhardt Esau is currently out of the country and would only make an announcement after 28 December upon his return. A total allowable catch (TAC) of 25 000 tons of […]

More reason to be over the moon this Christmas

More reason to be over the moon this Christmas

Holiday makers and coastal residents who are fortunate enough to have open, clear night skies on Christmas Eve must make an added effort to view the full moon rising. This is the first time in approxi-mately 38 years that full moon coincides with Christmas Eve. The sun will totally illuminate the moon at approximately 23:11. […]

Thirteen year-old raped in coastal public toilet

Thirteen year-old raped in coastal public toilet

Teen dies after flung from car: thirteen-year-old girl endured horrifying moments at the Kuisebmond Beach in Walvis Bay shortly after midnight Monday, when she was raped at knifepoint at a public toilet only a short distance from where members of her family were enjoying themselves. The incident, coupled with a nineteen-year- old man that died […]

Stolen bottle of vodka leads to discovery

Stolen bottle of vodka leads to discovery

A Swakopmund resident made a first appearance in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court on Wednesday, following the discovery of a cannabis plantation in his back yard earlier this week. Nikolaj Michael Rossi (22) was charged for the crime of cultivation of narcotics. A police source said he doubted whether charges of dealing and or possession of […]

Fish & Chips at the food truck by the seaside

Fish & Chips at the food truck by the seaside

Swakopmund is one of the places in Namibia where you can find almost anything you are looking for, be it good services, clothing materials or food. Swakopmunders now have the pleasure of a food truck, described by the owner as the “first ever food truck in Namibia”. The food truck goes by the name of […]

Food packages for the elderly

Food packages for the elderly

Shalom Pentecostal Church of Namibia has a project going of the monthly provision of food packages to the elderly. More than 35 elders benefit from this project at this stage. “Sometimes we get sponsorship from Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Mr Price and Ackermans”, explains the Church Secretary, Mrs Belinda Karases. Karases says the food packages […]

Young Namibian scientists discover the secrets of sand

Young Namibian scientists discover the secrets of sand

Article By: Mekondjo Hitila and Kashona Theopolina Iita A group of Namibian students huddles around a slowly-beeping machine, at 2:36 in the morning, out on the gravel plains of Namib-Naukluft Park, slowly measuring soil respiration. What are they doing? As most Namibians are aware, environmental issues are a major limitation for the sustainable development of […]

Nou is dit wa voor die perde inspan

Nou is dit wa voor die perde inspan

Dit is nou behoorlik die wa voor die perde inspan. Vragmotorbestuurders weet nie van die verbod van die gebruik van die B2 kuspad vir swaarvoertuie vir die feesseisoen nie, want hulle word nie by die uitgange van Walvisbaai of Swakopmund voorgekeer en ingelig nie. Die gevolg is swaarvoertuie daag van beide kante by die padblokkade […]

Moans and groans over parking

Moans and groans over parking

Swakopmund residents vented some frustrations this week over the lack of parking in the central business district as visitors steadily start to fill the coastal towns for the festive holiday. Adding the frustrations are skin deep, as residents of the coastal in general welcome visitors as this is a major foundation of the coastal towns’ […]

Green Energy Leap

Green Energy Leap

The Ministry of Mines and Energy have proven that they are not only the ones responsible for bringing energy to Namibians, but also to take the lead in green energy generation. The Ministry will be inaugurating its newly constructed regional offices in Swakopmund on Dusch Street next year, featuring four wind turbines and a solar […]