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Duinesig choir off to South Africa

Duinesig choir off to South Africa

Duinesig Combined School from the Kuisebmond Township in Walvis Bay will once again represent Namibia at the Afrikaans Language and Culture Association (ATKV) Applaus choir competition from 24 to 27 July in Bloemfontein South Africa. The harbour town school choir won Gold at the ATKV Applaus choir competition hosted by the Mascato Youth choir at […]

Swakopmund Secondary School Spelling Bee Finals

Swakopmund Secondary School Spelling Bee Finals

Swakopmund Secondary School (SSS) held their Spelling Bee Finals on Thursday, 6 June in their School Hall. Mrs Sophie Kaune, an English teacher at the school was the event’s co-coordinator. This is her second year at the school, and she initiated the event. “It’s a great way for learners to build their vocabulary, improve their […]

Arandis – shooter applies for bail

Arandis – shooter applies for bail

State represented by same advocate who put Thomas Florin behind bars for life Sharlien Tjambari and Floris Steenkamp The alleged Arandis-shooter, Ernst Lichtenstrasser (58), is applying for bail. Lichtenstrasser faces two murder counts after the Director of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NiMT), Mr Eckhart Mueller (72), and his Deputy, Heimo Hellwig (60), […]

SA Express hopes the worst is over

SA Express hopes the worst is over

Eileen van der Schyff A source close to the operations of SA Express said this week he is confident delayed or cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Walvis Bay is over. A shortage of airplanes the past few weeks resulted in frustrating flight delays and cancellations. “SA Express had no choice but operate with a reduced […]

Poor service delivery the main cause of corruption

Poor service delivery the main cause of corruption

Sharlien Tjambari  Poor service delivery in the public sector is the main contributor to corruption. It creates opportunities for members of the public to engage in corrupt activities, collaborating with public officials in the process. This was said recently by the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia, Advocate Erna van der Merwe, who […]

Logan Pretorius and accomplices slapped with hefty fines

Floris Steenkamp Walvis Bay residents Logan Pretorius, Sandra Riobo, Curven Vries and Ashley January were slapped with fines totalling N$52 000 after their conviction on three counts of kidnapping and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The four were found guilty of the kidnapping and assault of three boys in 2014 whom […]

We need to step up our efforts to preserve the Walvis Bay Lagoon

We need to step up our efforts to preserve the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Staff reporter The community and municipality of Walvis Bay need to take an urgent look at the Walvis Bay lagoon if the town doesn’t want to see this world renowned tourist attraction to survive for future generations. That includes the lagoon’s iconic birdlife which draws thousands of visitors each year. Walks along the lagoon reveal […]

Freak accident

Freak accident

Truck falls off railway bridge – Train crashes into wreck Eileen van der Schyff It was a day of miracles for several people on Tuesday, when everyone sustained only slight injuries when a truck plunged off a railway bridge between Usakos and Karibib, right into the way of an oncoming train. The train subsequently slammed […]

Police issue safety warnings

Police issue safety warnings

Isaac Chikosi Violent crimes against women and children continue despite awareness raising efforts by various groups and individuals. Perpetrators take advantage of the cover of darkness and secluded areas. Those walking alone are very vulnerable especially those who walk from as far as the DRC community to work and school. The police sent out warnings […]

Fish for vulnerable community members

Fish for vulnerable community members

Rudi Bowe  Walvis Bay fishing companies Omaru Fishing and Seaworks as part of their corporate social responsibility donated fish to numerous vulnerable community groups. A total of 6 648 boxes of pilchards and 100 x 5kg boxes of frozen horse mackerel to 558 vulnerable members of society that includes elderly people, vulnerable children and youth […]