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“Full house” as four passenger liners occupy all eight berths of port…….

“Full house” as four passenger liners occupy all eight berths of port…….

History was made in the port of Walvis Bay on Wednesday, (16 January) when a total of four passenger liners were alongside at the same time, collectively carrying some 7 000 passengers. The liners are seen here from stern side: Aida Aura closest to the lense, Nautica, MSC Musica and Queen Elizabeth. (pic by Floris […]

Historical discovery

Historical discovery

Train that washed away in 1940 slowly emerges from its sandy time capsule Sharlien Tjambari Soil erosion is exposing an entire train which washed away at Usakos in 1940. The train has been buried for nearly six decades now near a modern railway bridge and two people who were children at the time at Usakos […]

Housefly outbreak problems persist in Hermes-area

Housefly outbreak problems persist in Hermes-area

A community policing group focusing on the Hermes neighborhood of Walvis Bay reports the continuation of a house fly out-break, despite an effort by the municipality of Walvis Bay in recent days to counter the fly-outbreak with the spraying of chemicals. The fly-outbreak is a direct consequence of up-grade works to the sewerage water treatment […]

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 […]

Monica Nashandi officiated as Namibian Ambassador to the United States

Monica Nashandi officiated as Namibian Ambassador to the United States

Eileen van der Schyff The United States of America’s President Donald Trump participated in a credentialing ceremony for the recently appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the United States, Monica Ndiliawike Nashandi last Friday. The 11 January ceremony took place at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, the same city […]

It’s time for the Spray-A-Thon

It’s time for the Spray-A-Thon

During January and February, the Cancer Association of Namibia invites corporate Namibia and all schools to participate in the 2019 National Spray-A-Thon in support of children fighting cancer. The official campaign will run from 1 – 16 March 2019, but in preparation for the drive, CAN requests all interested companies and schools to contact the […]

Construction of marina starts off yacht club

Construction of marina  starts off yacht club

The final preparations are now made to commence with the construction of a yacht marina and a breakwater to protect it. The location is southwest of the container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay off the Walvis Bay yacht club. The small rocky and gravel outcrop is already visible which will […]

Public disorder

Public disorder

Traffic officials intervene to stop Platz Am Meer angling stampede Floris Steenkamp Members of Swakopmund’s traffic services intervened yesterday to talk members of the public out of the current trend to use the tidal pool and breakwater at Platz Am Meer for fishing and the illegal harvesting of rock lobster and other sea creatures. The […]

Spate of armed robberies rock Omaruru-area

Spate of armed robberies rock Omaruru-area

Sharlien Tjambari and Eileen van der Schyff A series of armed robberies in Omaruru over the last week came as a huge shock to the town’s residents and follows only days after an elderly lady was overpowered, raped and robbed of her belongings. The public, specifically residents of Omaruru and the surrounding areas, are urged […]

Tow-in driver causes crash – flees the scene

Tow-in driver causes crash – flees the scene

Eileen van der Schyff Law enforcement at Swakopmund were yesterday launching efforts to locate a tow-truck driver who crashed his tow-in vehicle through a boundary wall of a property in Dr Schwietering Street, only to run away from the scene of the accident leaving two seriously injured passengers behind. According to a report of the […]

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