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Namibia to Host International Tournament

Namibia to Host International Tournament

Namibia cricket received a boost on Tuesday with the news that it will host an international qualifying tournament in April next year, following International Cricket Council (ICC) board and committee meetings in Singapore last week. The ICC meetings approved a new qualification pathway to the 2023 Cricket World Cup and have created four new 50-over […]

Swakopmund Psychiatrist to be tried on rape charges

Swakopmund Psychiatrist to be tried on rape charges

Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen, the Swakopmund-based psychiatrist who allegedly drugged and raped a woman in his practice in 2015, will stand trial in the Windhoek High Court in June next year. His trial is due to start on 17 June. Van der Westhuizen faces three charges of rape, one of indecent assault and a […]

Nineteen vessels expected

Nineteen vessels expected

The port of Walvis Bay is set for busy few days ahead, with a total of nineteen vessels calling as from today up to Monday. Today: the container vessels Safmarine Chachai and MSC Adele. Also the general cargo vessel Foresight, the tanker Sanmar Songbird and the fishing vessel Mediva Star. Saturday: the fishing vessel Geysir, […]

Christmas comes early for kindergarten children

Christmas comes early for kindergarten children

Sharlien Tjambari Children from various kindergartens and day care centres in Swakopmund gathered at the Multi-purpose centre on Tuesday this week to have their early Christmas party celebration with the Office of the Mayor. Annually, the Office of the Mayor hosts Christmas Parties for the children in Swakopmund, from one kindergarten to the next to […]

Witness wanted urgently

Witness wanted urgently

The Namibian Police at Walvis Bay is urgently looking for a witness, Mr Epafras Nghilifavali Haifidi residing at house number 377, Silver street, Mondesa. He is requested to urgently make contact with Detective Warrant Officer Johan Henry Geiseb of the Serious Crime Sub Division at 081 262 9842 or 064 219049. He is a witness […]

New accounts pay point for Swakopmund municipality

New accounts pay point for Swakopmund municipality

Sharlien Tjambari The days of walking long distances or catching a taxi to go to town for payments of water bills at the Swakopmund municipality will soon be over for the residents of DRC, Matutura and Tamariskia.  Council has earmarked a total of N$400 000 for the establishment of a satellite pay point at Erf […]

Classic ship to call

Classic ship to call

The world’s oldest full rigged tall ship, Sørlandet, is scheduled to call at Walvis Bay on 5 January next year. The vessel is a Norwegian heritage tall ship and was launched in 1927. The ship’s main purpose is to sail the world’s oceans and invite young people on board to learn the art of sailing […]

Prince William visits Namibia

Prince William visits Namibia

Floris Steenkamp Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (pictured) expressed his satisfaction this week on Namibia joining the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance which seeks for the eradication of plastics, not only from the Ocean but also from all national parks. The Duke of Cam-bridge made this re-mark during a Reception hosted in his honour earlier […]

EBHN and MMMC sign agreement

EBHN and MMMC sign agreement

Rudi Bowe A recognition and procedural agreement were signed between Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBH Namibia) and the Mining, Metal, Maritime and Construction Workers Union (MMMC). The purpose of this Agreement is to provide a healthy partnership framework for the 294 employers under the management level of EBH Namibia. The agreement will foster and […]

Tyre blow-out related crashes on the increase

Tyre blow-out related crashes on the increase

Of late, road crashes reported at the MVA Fund Call Centre, have indicated that tyre bursts are seen as a worrying trend. Statistics regarding fatalities as a result of tyre-burst related crashes, show an upsurge of 62% between 2017 (5) until June 2018 (8). These fatalities emanated from a total of 42 such crashes in […]

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