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Schneider-Waterberg free on bail – again

Emily Schneider-Waterberg, the well-known former estate agent of Swakopmund who saw her bail cancelled as a result of an outstanding warrant of arrest for failing to attend court appearances on charges of assault and malicious damage to property, has been freed on bail once more. After her bail was revoked the week before last week, […]

Kuiseb River reached Gobabeb at midnight on Sunday

Kuiseb River reached Gobabeb at midnight on Sunday

Staff at the Gobabeb Research Station confirmed yesterday the Kuiseb River is flowing and reached the station at midnight on Sunday. Yesterday the river was still flowing, with research staff measuring water levels every hour. It is expected the Kuiseb will be reaching Homeb and ultimately Rooibank soon. Whether the level of flow will reach […]

MANWU hands Husab over to MUN

With the construction of the huge Husab uranium mine completed, the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU) yesterday officially “handed-over the mine” to the Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) to in future deal with all industrial relations on the site. The construction of the Husab Uranium Mine was everything but smooth sailing. “Most […]

MET: Desert Lion XPL-98 died of anthrax

MET: Desert Lion XPL-98 died of anthrax

The male desert lion known as XPL-98, whose carcass was found earlier in January 2017 in the Ugab River area, died as a result of Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis). The Ministry of Environment and Tourism made this statement yesterday after the discovery of the carcass initially caused a public outcry, mainly on the social media platform […]

Namport puts focus on permanent workforce amid casual workers labour complaint

Namport puts focus on permanent workforce amid casual workers labour complaint

Workers employed casually by Namport deployed in repacking fish at the Port of Walvis Bay, has lodged a labour complaint following Namports decision to discontinue the service, leaving casual workers unemployed. Namport has decided, regardless to the complaint, to put in all efforts to preserve the jobs of current permanent employees. Most of the casual […]

Electricity and attractive business climate goes hand in hand

Discussing the issue of trade between the United States of America and Namibia, at the NCCI, Swakopmund branch breakfast meeting, the US Ambassador Mr. Thomas Daughton said there are many elements that go into foresting an attractive business climate and electricity is one major input. “I suspect you all know that Namibia buys most of […]

Scammer targets pet loving Namibians

The Swakopmund animal welfare organisation SPCA has called on the public to only donate funds to registered welfare organisations. The statement came in the wake of a possible scam uncovered this week: A person used social media to gather funds for “injured dogs”, but the animals never existed in Namibia. The scam was uncovered this […]

Over two tons of blacktail confiscated from small fisher

Over two tons of blacktail confiscated from small fisher

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marines Resources (MFMR) confiscated close to two tons of blacktail, also known as dassie, which were caught using a beach treknet on Wednesday morning in the vicinity of Dolphin Beach near the bird island. No fine was issued though and nobody was arrested, contrary to social media reports. According to […]

Namibian businesspeople need to take advantage of the AGOA agreement says Daughton

Namibian businesspeople need to take advantage of the AGOA agreement says Daughton

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Swakopmund Branch had its first breakfast meeting for 2017 with the US Ambassador Mr. Thomas Daughton. The main reason why the meeting was organised was for the business community to engage and advance their understanding of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreement. The theme of […]

Car overturns on C34

Car overturns on C34

On Tuesday morning, a vehicle lost control on the C34 road behind Dune 7 causing the vehicle to veer off the road and overturn multiple times. St Gabriel Ambulance Service and E Med Rescue 24 arrived at the scene to provide emergency services to the 4 occupants who sustained injuries. Serious, less serious and minor […]