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7-year-old commits suicide by hanging

7-year-old commits suicide by hanging

Eileen van der Schyff A grade two learner at Emmanuel Reuters Primary School in Kuisebmond hanged herself from a cross member inside a wardrobe at her house while alone at home on Thursday 17 January. Annastasia Tilomalenga Kampulu was left home alone when her mother and younger sister left for church. Her older brother went […]

Partnership

Partnership

Team Namibia (TN) and the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2019 to commence with their strategic partnership. The agreement will lead to a marketing collaboration between the two organisations. Team Namibia will provide access to its traditional and digital marketing platforms to the NTB, through joint campaigns and through […]

As seen from high above

As seen from high above

The passenger liners f.l.t.r.: Queen Elizabeth, Musica and Nautica seen from ship-to-shore crane number on (STS01) on Wednesday afternoon, 16 January 2019). These three liners arrived in the port of Walvis Bay on the same day on 16 January. The fourth passenger liner, Aida Aura, arrived the day before, and was tied down at berth […]

Usakos anticipates start of two mega-projects during 2019

Usakos anticipates start of two mega-projects during 2019

Sharlien Tjambari The Chief Executive Officer of Usakos Town Council Ivan Lombardt is determined to see one thousand low cost houses constructed at this Erongo town before his term in office expires. A lack of affordable housing is a direct result of the rapid growth of the Hahkaseb informal settlement and the social- and services […]

Rubbish and shacks springing up among newly-built low cost houses a big concern

Rubbish and shacks springing up among newly-built low cost houses a big concern

Eileen van der Schyff Residents of Kuisebmond and also greater Walvis Bay expressed concerns over the weekend over rubbish pollution and the general tidiness of the suburb. Complaints varied from specifically wind-borne rubbish pollution, people using open areas to defecate and the latest negative trend of shacks springing up in the areas where new low […]

Drugs and more drugs

Drugs and more drugs

Isaac Chikosi The three most common drugs in Namibia are crack, mandrax and marijuana. Although much has been done to curb the use and dealing of drugs, this remains a significant problem. Allegedly, a 46-year-old woman was found in possession of 1 gram of suspected cocaine powder valued at N$500 during Police action over the […]

Swakopmund car guards need to register for 2019

Swakopmund car guards need to register for 2019

Sharlien Tjambari All car guards who registered at the Swakopmund municipality in 2018 are requested to report at the municipality’s training room tomorrow, Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 09:00. The meeting will be used as a platform to disseminate information and requirements for car guards to register for 2019. The registration process itself will commence […]

Empty shop shelves as FMD ban picks up momentum

Empty shop shelves as FMD ban picks up momentum

Consumers at the coast must get used to empty shop shelves when it comes to products like milk, bacon, cheese, polonies, canned beef, luncheon rolls, processed products like pre-prepared frozen pizzas and certain frozen foods. Also included are all products produced from game meat and pork. An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in South Africa […]

“The Pearl of Norway” called at Walvis Bay

“The Pearl of Norway” called at Walvis Bay

The world’s oldest fully rigged tall ship, the Sørlandet, commonly known as the ‘Pearl of Norway’, arrived in Walvis Bay last Wednesday, 2 January. On board were the crew and 62 Grade 11 and 12 students, and their teachers. The ship was built in 1927 and is a sailing campus of the A+ World Academy, […]

A well-armed nation

A well-armed nation

Floris Steenkamp Several hundred pocket knives, traditional weapons and housebreaking implements were confiscated from members of the public during stop and search operations in towns and settlements across Erongo over the festive period. The stop and searches were part of the nationwide anti-crime project, Ope-ration Hornkranz, which the Namibian Police carry out in cooperation with […]