Home » Posts tagged with » community news (Page 6)

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 […]

By 5 January 181 accidents reported in Erongo – 5 killed

By 5 January 181 accidents reported in Erongo – 5 killed

By Friday, 5 January a total of 181 accidents were reported in Erongo in the period since 1 December. A total of five people died and a further 28 people were injured ranging from slight injuries to serious injuries. These statistics were provided by the Namibian Police’s Regional Commander in Erongo, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu on […]

Walvis Bay Police deals drug trade a hard blow

Walvis Bay Police deals drug trade a hard blow

Eileen van der Schyff A 21-year-old was busted for allegedly dealing in cannabis and Mandrax tablets in Narraville on Sunday. Avroy Michael Tjinganga was arrested after a total of 41 “balies” of cannabis, 36 halves of what is believed Mandrax tablets and two full Mandrax tablets were found in his possession. The combined value of […]

Terminal completed by May ’19

Terminal completed by May ’19

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) anticipates construction of the container terminal on reclaimed land to conclude by May this year. The terminal would be commissioned within months thereafter. The construction of the terminal is conducted by China Harbour Engineering Company CHEC. Pictures herewith shows the work accomplished by 29 November 2018.