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Narraville Primary boasts its first female principal

Narraville Primary boasts its first female principal

Rudi Bowe Narraville Primary School (NPS) in Walvis Bay made history for itself with the appointment of Mrs Cecilia Onesmus-Nakashole as its first female principal. The school appointed its first principal in 1964. Onesmus-Nakashole has 29 years of experience. She graduated as a teacher in 1986 and in 1987 became a teacher at Diaz Primary […]

Fuel smuggling at Oshikango – ministry warns of impact

Fuel smuggling at Oshikango – ministry warns of impact

The Ministry of Mines and Energy this week expressed its growing concern over alleged fuel smuggling syndicates active at the Oshikango border. Large quantities of fuel are allegedly smuggled from Angola to Namibia via this border post and resold locally by people not registered as licensed fuel wholesalers or retailers. “According to the current law, […]

FPS won quiz

FPS won quiz

Rudi Bowe Flamingo Primary School’s mathematics and science quiz team clinched first place in the second annual mathematics and science quiz hosted by !Nara Primary School. The Eleven primary schools in the harbour town that participated in the mathematics and science quiz were, !Nara Primary School, Walvis Bay Primary School, Narraville Primary School, The Dolphin […]

LED vehicle lamps legal

LED vehicle lamps legal

Floris Steenkamp Confusion  after magistrate overturns acquittal of two vehicle owners who  had “LED bars” fitted to their vehicles. The already complicated and confusing saga around LED vehicle lamps (led = light emitting diodes) has become more confusing. That is after a successful appeal by the Walvis Bay municipal traffic department against the acquittal earlier […]

New CEO

Mr Archie Benjamin, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Swakopmund municipality will take office on 3 December this year. Mr Benjamin follows up Mr Eckhardt Demasius who served Swakopmund Municipality from 1992 to 2016. Mr Marco Swarts was the Acting CEO since 2016.

Flies, Flies!

Flies, Flies!

Walvis Bay has become Namibia’s fly capital. Residents in recent weeks reported no less than fifty complaints at the municipality’s health department, citing the fly outbreak poses a hygiene risk to restaurant- and hotel kitchens, at schools, the hospitals and is also a subject of great frustration to residents in general. It was understood this […]

Two 5-year-olds drown

Two 5-year-olds drown

Isaac Chikosi Tragedy struck a small farm community near Karibib on Wednesday, when two five-year-old boys drowned in a dam on the farm Leventina-Ombujomenge. The drownings followed only days after a 14-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool near Otjimbingwe during a church weekend outing. According to a Namibian Police spokesperson in Erongo, DWO Daniel […]

Cran Enforces Consumer Rights

Cran Enforces Consumer Rights

CRAN enforces consumer rights in respect of Mobile Telecommunications limited customer subscription agreements. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) is mandated to ensure that consumers are protected from exploitation and abuse in respect of price, quality, variety of services and user equipment supplied. The public is invited to note that all telecommunications service licensees […]

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Sharlien Tjambari A new-born baby girl wrapped in a blanket next to a dustbin was discovered by a Taxi driver earlier this week. The taxi driver picked up a child for school at 06:45 on Tuesday morning in Tulinawa, Swakopmund when he found the baby laying next to a dustbin in the yard. The man […]

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Eileen van der Schyff The suspect who allegedly brutally murdered a farmer this past weekend was arrested. Twenty-two-year-old Nicolas Manganda was arrested at Rundu, Kavango East on Tuesday afternoon. He was brought before a magistrate who ordered his transfer under custody to Karibib where he will make a first appearance on charges of murder, kidnapping […]