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Government to tackle health and social welfare issues of youth

The Namibia Statistics Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare: Ministry of Health and Social Services, I-TECH, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, will conduct the “Namibia Welfare of Adolescent and Youth Survey” (NAMWAYS) in Namibia between 11 March to 20 May this year. Topics include […]

More arrests as Namibians engage in “cannabis debate”

More arrests as Namibians engage in “cannabis debate”

Staff Reporter Healing, dealing and concealing. As the debate around the use of cannabis and cannabis products as a natural remedy against various diseases and ailments continues, the Namibian Police too continues to clamp down on people making themselves guilty of cultivating, possessing and allegedly dealing in cannabis. “It is illegal in Namibia to cultivate, […]

Theft of dogs at alarming levels

Theft of dogs at alarming levels

Press Statement The prevalence of the theft of dogs from owners’ premises at Swakopmund prompted the local S.P.C.A. this week to warn the coastal public about this crime which is regarded as on the increase and reaching alarming levels. The Swakopmund branch of the S.P.C.A. in a statement warns: “Dog theft is real. It is […]

Family left bitter after murderer walks free – Police messed up….

Family left bitter after murderer walks free – Police messed up….

Sharlien Tjambari An alleged murderer walked a free man from the Swakopmund criminal court on Wednesday, after a serious flaw in the Police’s investigation prompted the presiding magistrate to withdraw the case. The murder victim’s family is furious and can only place their hope on an appeal against the ruling. Adam Ruben (31), was accused […]

39 small contractors identified to construct low cost houses

39 small contractors identified to construct low cost houses

Sharlien Tjambari The names of 39 small contractors who would be responsible for the construction of 1 593 low cost houses in Swakopmund has been announced by the Swakopmund municipal council recently at the ordinary monthly council meeting. Each contractor would be constructing 40 houses. According to the mayor of Swakopmund, Clr Pauline Nashilundo, the […]

What is happening to Namibia?

What is happening to Namibia?

Henties Bay dump site Eileen van der Schyff A reader expressed her concerns to the namib times this week about the state of Henties Bay’s dump site. The fence is broken and among other problems result in the prevailing winds carrying plastic bags as far as the eye can see. “They need to fix that […]

Tragedy as high school boy drowns on day outing

Tragedy as high school boy drowns on day outing

Isaak Chikosi A seventeen-year-old school boy of Kuisebmond Secondary School drowned during a Learner Representative Council camp at Nonidas on Friday. The death of the hard working and exemplary boy, Jackson Ipinge, sent shock-waves through Walvis Bay’s schooling community and parents are horrified at just the thought of losing a child in this way. E-med […]

Rig “Jaya” alongside

Rig “Jaya” alongside

The semi-submersible drilling rig was offloaded from the heavy lift vessel Hua Hai Long over the weekend off the port of Walvis Bay and maneuvered alongside at berth number seven in the port, where it will stay for several weeks for repair and maintenance work. The rig’s arrival means an economic injection for the harbour […]

Fuel prices remain unchanged amidst stormy oil market

Fuel prices remain unchanged amidst stormy oil market

Despite a volatile international market situation for Namibia as a net fuel importer, the consumer will be spared any fuel price increases, at least for March announced the Ministry of Mines and Energy on Friday. Fuel prices will remain unchanged at N$12,05 per litre for petrol and N$13,13 for diesel at Walvis Bay as the […]

Willem van Bergen dies in Cape Town.

Willem van Bergen dies in Cape Town.

The death occurred in Cape Town yesterday of Mr Willem van Bergen, a man who over many decades earned a reputation as among the foremost pelagic vessel owners and skippers. Mr van Bergen was 78 years old. He died of heart failure.Mr van Bergen operated from Saint Helena Bay on the Cape West Coast for […]