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Financial Boost for Young Talents

Financial Boost for Young Talents

Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration (Pty) Ltd (RMR) in collaboration with its partner the Japanese Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) donated N$75 000 to Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO). A hundred and twenty learners at Mondesa Youth Opportunities ranging from Grade 4 to 8 received extra instruction in English, Mathematics, Reading, Life Skills, Computers, […]

Waste skips – traffic department must be notified beforehand

Waste skips – traffic department must be notified beforehand

Floris Steenkamp A vehicle that slammed into a waste skip in Walvis Bay’s 1st Street North on Thursday night prompted the Walvis Bay municipal traffic department to revisit the original arrangement that no waste skip may be placed by any service provider without the traffic authority first inspecting and approving such placement. Walvis Bay’s municipal […]

Fears that bird-flu at Lüderitz is spreading

Fears that bird-flu at Lüderitz is spreading

Eileen van der Schyff Eight penguin carcasses were found on Ichaboe-Island off Lüderitz, raising fears that bird-flu (strain H5N8), that killed off scores of penguins on nearby Halifax island, is spreading. A total of 345 penguin carcasses were recovered from Halifax-Island and surrounding beaches since the start of the H5N8 outbreak in December 2018. The […]

Cannabis farm under everyone’s noses

Cannabis farm under everyone’s noses

Floris Steenkamp Two people have been nabbed in Swakopmund over the weekend for running a cannabis farm in the backyard of their home in the town’s Kramersdorf neighbourhood. Police found a total of 71 producing cannabis plants, a further 3,664 kilograms of dried cannabis, an undisclosed number of cannabis seeds and cannabis oil. Cheryl Antoinette […]

Silver Jubilee celebrated at the coast

Silver Jubilee celebrated at the coast

The Silver Jubilee (25 years of the religious life) celebration of Roman Catholic priest Father Kapena OMI (Oblates of Mary Immaculate) was held at the Stella Maris Catholic Parish in Walvis Bay. More than 2000 parishioners from different parishes in Namibia celebrated 25 years of religious life with the jubilarians and witnesses as they renewed […]

Wood export “smoke screen”

Wood export “smoke screen”

Customs scanners detect what are believed to be rhino horn and tusks in container laden with rose wood. Destination – China Floris Steenkamp There is no credibility left to the export of unprocessed wood by Chinese businessmen from Namibia to China. Scanners of the Directorate of Customs and Excise detected on Wednesday what officials now […]

Elderly lady keeps her cool during home attack – assailant arrested

Elderly lady keeps her cool during home attack – assailant arrested

Eileen van der Schyff A cowardly attacker got more than he bargained for in Henties Bay on Wednesday, when an elderly lady he attacked in her home ran after him screaming and in doing so put neighbour’s attention on him. The man was arrested shortly thereafter with cash and jewelry in his possession believed to […]

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

The death occurred on Tuesday in Walvis Bay of Mr Harald Jensen (67), a well-known figure in the local trade and commerce and a man who for many decades stood for best practices in all aspects of the local communities to make Walvis Bay a town for everyone. On Wednesday, the coast lost another well-known […]

The Raft is Open

The Raft is Open

The management of the Raft in the Walvis Bay said this week the restaurant is open and ready to serve the public.This popular restaurant was recently acquired by the Iris Hotel Group. The Raft is open daily from 11:00 till late (Monday to Saturday) and closed on Sundays.

Kingston Mayor at port

Kingston Mayor at port

The outgoing chief executive officer of the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport), Bisey Uirab, reconfirmed the port authority’s intention to manage the new container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and that the scoping for such a partnership is currently in the development stage. The container terminal nears […]