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School Board appreciates staff

School Board appreciates staff

The School Board Members of De Duine Secondary School recently showed their appreciation to the teachers and institutional workers of the school. The most fundamental psychological need is to be appreciated. We all want to feel fully appreciated for what we do. Donavan Paulse, a School Board member of De Duine Secondary School said at […]

Lombardt-Fire Truck operational, residents say otherwise

Sharlien Tjambari  With the recent fire in Ongulumbashe informal settlement which burned down two shacks right opposite the Fire Brigade Department of Usakos, residents feel that the department is just a white elephant. The Fire Station was completed towards the end of 2015 and is situated in the Hakhaseb location just opposite Ongulumbashe informal settlement. […]

Shameless plundering

Shameless plundering

Floris Steenkamp The plundering of the coast’s natural environment and natural resources continues. In the latest trend people are entering the Namib Naukluft Park near Swakopmund and destroy various forms of vegetation for firewood. Pictures here show where a Tamerisk has been plundered and bundled for firewood. This is one of dozens of examples. A […]

Hands off our white mussels

Hands off our white mussels

Floris Steenkamp Only hours after the Namib Times reported on Tuesday of Fermar Seafoods CC harvesting tons of white mussel on the beaches be-tween Pelican Point and Paaltjies (the local name for the border with Sandwich Harbour), the Ministry of Fisheries cancelled the business’ exploratory fishing right to harvest clams and white mussel. He further […]

How not to do it….

How not to do it….

TransNamib had to learn the hard way this week that an emolument attach order against an employee’s salary is not to be taken lightly. The national rail carrier failed to pay over the amount they deducted from the employee to an attorney’s trust fund. That resulted in the Deputy Sheriff on Tuesday attaching all of […]

Environmental clearance for Walvis Bay dump site

Environmental clearance for Walvis Bay dump site

Rudi Bowe  Waste removal fees paid by ratepayers must be re-invested in better and sustainable waste disposal infrastructure and techniques. This was the call recently by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, during a visit to the Walvis Bay municipal dump site. The Walvis Bay municipality applied for an environmental clearance certificate from […]

Water crisis in Usakos

Water crisis in Usakos

Sharlien Tjambari The Usakos Town Council refuses to sell water to some houses in the community, since the introduction of the pre-paid water system six years ago, left many houses with overdue water accounts from previous house owners. Municipal accounts of many residents in the mining town run between N$10 000-40 000. These accounts were […]

Newborn found at Walvis Bay dump

Newborn found at Walvis Bay dump

Eileen van der Schyff An autopsy must determine whether a newborn whose body was found on the Walvis Bay dumpsite was as a result of a still-born or whether the child was murdered shortly after birth. The gruesome discovery was made by workers of the dumpsite on Wednesday, 7 August. The lifeless baby was wrapped […]

Assault most reported case in July

Assault most reported case in July

Isaac Chikosi With 14 cases of House breaking recorded at Mondesa Police Sta-tion, Assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm was highest with 21 cases recorded at the station last month only. These statistics were presented by Constable Kauyova from Mondesa Police Station during a meeting between church leaders and Nampol representatives. Out of […]

Church leaders asked to work with Police

Church leaders asked to work with Police

Isaac Chikosi Church leaders was asked for betterment and cooperation with the community in a joint meeting between the Church leaders and Nampol this past weekend at Vrede Rede Primary School in Swakopmund. A strong message was delivered by Warrant Officer Ileni Shapumba around the fact that churches are not separate from communities, the reason […]