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Classrooms a persistent problem for schools in 2019 school year

Classrooms a persistent problem for schools in 2019 school year

Sharlien Tjambari Two schools at Swakopmund are facing overcrowded classrooms for the 2019 school year. Hanganeni Primary School and the newly established John /Awaseb Primary School confirmed this week they are full to capacity and a lack of classrooms means they will again have to operate on the platoon system (one school session in the […]

German tourists robbed in Swakopmund

German tourists robbed in Swakopmund

Eileen van der Schyff A German couple was walking home from a restaurant in Kramersdorp Swakopmund on Monday night at around 21:19 when four thugs allegedly jumped out of a car and grabbed all their belongings they had on them. It is alleged that the 44-year-old man and his wife were attacked but left uninjured […]

Instill a savings culture into your children

Instill a savings culture into your children

Parents play a key role in the financial literacy of children. As they prepare their children for the New Year’s first school semester, the subject of money between the parent and the child, will present itself one way or another. For a parent, this should be an opportunity to teach their children the importance of […]

Chinese woman robbed and raped

Chinese woman robbed and raped

Sharlien Tjambari The 60-year-old business owner in Omaruru fell victim to rape and assault on Tuesday around 19:00 when Alfeus Issac (19), overpowered her. Issac allegedly went through the open door and hit the woman with an iron rod on her head causing a serious open wound and then he raped her. According to police […]

Township dogs and cats have a fighting chance

Township dogs and cats have a fighting chance

Isaac Chikosi Stray dogs and cats are a common sight for many people, but this does not end here. Numerous dogs in high density areas are also a menace for the public and traffic. Stray dogs and cats usually roam around in search of food or mates. Unfortunately, it is not only an inconvenience for […]

“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 […]

Triplets

Triplets

Eileen van der Schyff Walvis Bay boast the birth of triplets. The two boys and a girl made their arrival into this world at noon on 3 January at the Walvis Bay state hospital by caesarean. The first boy born weighed 2.7 kg, the second weighed 2.2 kg and the girl was born last 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 […]

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