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Dreadlocks cause havoc at school

Reporter:Liesl Losper

 Lamour Isaacks, a Grade 8 student at Kuisebmond Secondary School in Walvis Bay, was sent home this week, after being notified that the school’s regulations do not allow boys to have long hair. In this instance Lamour, who is raised under the Rastafarian Religion, has dreadlocks, as mandatory to his religion.

Although the school has not formally suspended the student, he has missed 3 days of school, because of his dreadlocks.  The boy’s…

Polisiemanne bly agter tralies

 Verslaggewer: Marshallino Beukes

Caption: Sersant Lukas Linwandunge Andreas at court

‘n Tweede polisiebeampte wat aangekla is vir die oortreding van die Teenkorrupsiewet (misbruik van posisie of amp vir vergoeding), dwarsboming van die gereg en diefstal onder…

"Retrenchments are off" - TransNamib

Refurbished locomotives arrive as turnaround plan confusion and upset deepens One of the five refurbished TransNamib locomotives from South Africa, welcomed by Namibia’s Minister of Transport on Tuesday, made its first arrival on Saturday morning at the Walvis Bay railway station. The five locomotives are part of TransNamib’s 180-day urnaround plan, that was adopted on 25 September 2014, in a quest to improve the company’s…

Langer Heinrich accused of double standards

Marshallino Beukes

A grievance letter, regarding alleged irregularities at Langer Heinrich Uranium mine, reached the namib times. In the letter the author, who asked for anonymity, indicts the mine of contracting foreigners, under the pretext of being experts, but they afterwards become full-time LHU employees.

The grievance letter further indicates that the entire technical management departments and understudies at the mine are occupied by foreigners,…

Pride and Joy: “Mighty Erongo” retains First Position.

 Reporter:Leandrea Louw

While the bonfires are burning high after the release yesterday, of the 2014 results of Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level for Full-time and Part-Time, the top five schools in this proud region have been identified. They are Karibib Private School, Duneside High School, Namib High School, Walvis Bay Private High School and Westside High School.

The top 10 learners for the Erongo Region are, Joram Uutoni,…

Entertainment

Jahcoh brings the Gospel through music

Jahcoh Mushongo (30), based in Narraville, has been dreaming about singing Gospel music since his childhood and today he has two albums and one DVD available in stores.

According to Jahcoh he started singing in church and the members felt that he could go a lot further. He started recording professionally and currently has three albums, namely ‘The day of my Lord’, ‘Tengura’, meaning ‘come back to God’, and the DVD, ‘The best of Jahcoh Mushongo’.

“I am recording at…

Courts & Crime

Remote Control Car Theft Warning

It has become a notorious trend at the coast - criminals target vehicles, using remote control devices to unlock the vehicle, gaining entry without force, and then steal valuable items from the vehicles.

According to a resident who recently became a victim to this crime, there is a taxi operating in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, of which the occupants are trying to steal items from vehicles, using this method.

“A green taxi is driving around with five men and those men…

Stolen goods recovered

Sergeant Justina Nangolo from the Kuisebmond Police Station received a number of stolen items, after they were brought in by police officers, who recovered them when the suspects fled the scene and left them behind.

According to Sergeant Nangolo, a Sony laptop, two Apple I-pads,…

Katangolo’s drug trial close to an end

Nestor Katangolo (31) made another appearance at the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s court on Monday for dealing in cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Katangolo was arrested after Sergeant Ngavee and Sergeant Foster reacted on a call they received from the Kuisebmond Police station in July 2011 alerting them…

Business

Where there is a will...

Jeremia Mashona who sells his products in front of a local grocery shop in Kuisebmond, what can only be described as a big “toolbox” in order to provide for his girlfriend and wife.

Mashona, like so many in Walvis Bay came to the coastal town in search…

Roads and Traffic

Looking back on festive season road issues

Westcoast Safety Initiative has given an update on the traffic related incidents that occurred during the Festive Season and what should be addressed in order to send a positive message about the safety of our roads.

The spokesperson was asked what message is being portrayed. He said that some shortfalls need to be

addressed but that all went well in general. “Taking into consideration the traffic volumes, all went well. However, 34200 emergency…

Education

Walvisbaai Privaat Hoërskool vier Ankerdag

In 2013 is ‘n nuwe tradisie by die skool begin toe die Anker-toring by die skool opgerig is. Walvisbaai Privaat Hoërskool is ‘n anker in enige kind betrokke by hierdie skool se lewe. Vrydag het die skool weereens die tradisie laat leef.

“As ons dink aan ‘n boot wat deur middel van ‘n ketting geanker is, só is elke leerlinge geanker aan hierdie skool deur middel van al die skakels wat deel uitmaak van die ketting, soos Godsdiens, die onderwyspersoneel, ons ouers, ons pragtige leerlinge…

Triumphant College visits the coast

Four lecturers from Triumphant College, which is based in Windhoek, visited the coast last week on a follow-up mission in marketing the college to potential students in the coast.

The lecturers were Mr Roger Toga, Miss Bianca Moonde and Mr Magic Badza along with Miss Hannah Tarindwa, who is also the spokesperson.

“This was the second trip to the coast. It was a follow up on the potential students that may want to receive tertiary education now that the Grade 10…

SSS learner scoops mathematics awards

Marshallino Beukes

A Grade 12 learner from Swakopmund Secondary School, Dumeni Jolominu, managed to achieve an A* symbol in Mathematics (Extended level) during last year’s exams.

This excellent achievement was recognised and awarded by Langer Heinrich Uranium at the mine’s annual farewell and award function for learners partaking in their Orison Maths Support and Enrichment Programme. The programme was initiated during 2011 and Langer Heinrich has been funding it…

 
 
 

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Drink spiking still rife at coast

A local girl was allegedly the latest victim of drink spiking at a well-known night club in Walvis Bay over the past weekend. The namib times contacted the authorities to shed light on what to do in such a situation and according to the Walvis Bay Reaction Team it happens quite often at the coast.

According to a trusted source, great concern was caused. “Her drink was believed to have been spiked Saturday evening at a popular nightclub when she was out with…

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Pikkewyntjie is nou “Happy Feet”

‘n Uitstappie na die paaltjies vir Tommy Smit en Alet van Greunen verlede Donderdag het gelei tot die redding van ‘n pikkewyntjie.Tommy het tydens die uitstappie vermoed iets is verkeerd, toe hy mense opgemerk het wat iets probeer verwilder see toe. Hy het terug gery nadat die persone weg was, om te kyk wat dit was. Met hul aankoms op die punt het hul gesien dis ‘n klein Afrika-pikkewyn wat toe sommer ook onmiddelik na Alet toe gehardloop het en by haar gaan staan het. Pikkewyntjie het toe…

Fines Issued over Festive Season

During the festive Season, over the period of 1 December to 31 December, a total of 72 fines were issues by the Surveillance Sub-Section at Road Block and Coastal Patrol. For Harvesting and retaining under sized fish, there was 26 cases, harvesting Marine Living Resources without permits- nine cases, in possession of annelid worms, 16 cases, transportation of fish not in whole state-two cases, rock lobsters with eggs in berry- one case, excess white mussels-12 cases, limpets-three cases and…

Elephant seal spotted at beach

"The elephant seal is back. She has been a regular visitor for many years now; we never know where she comes from or where she will be going next." Friday, kayak combo clients witnessed the return of the elephant seal. She comes almost every year, always on her own, until she disappears to her other habitat(s).

Elephant seals are large, oceangoing earless seals in the genus Mirounga. The two species, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal (M.…

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Don’t overlook domestic violence

A local resident recently witnessed a man on the side of the road struggling with two police officers who were trying to get him into a police van and according to a member of the Walvis Bay Neighbourhood Watch, after they were notified of the location, it is allegedly a recurrent case of domestic violence.

According to the eye witness she was coming from work when she saw the man begging the officers not to arrest him, but the officers allegedly replied that they needed to…

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Arrows on target

 Walvis Bay based football club FNB Eleven Arrows clashed with Orlando Pirates and Mighty Gunners in Windhoek and Otjiwarongo, respectivelyover the weekend.

The team made their way back to the harbor town with a valuable four points after they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Independence Stadium in…

Dakar Rally- a personal account

With the Dakar Rally, which came to an end last week Saturday on a very high note, with Hannes Saaijman, the first South African competitor at the 2015 Dakar Rally to claim a stage victory. He did so by completing the final stage of the race in Argentina and his first Dakar Rally in 9th place in the quad category. He also won the “First Timers” Class.It was the first time that “Team Rhide SA” took part in the Dakar Rally. Two of our very own, Frank Stein and Phili- pie Baard from Walvis Bay,…

Namibia wins opening game against Kenya

Namibia won their opening game in the Pepsi-ICC World Cricket League division 2 tournament against Kenya yesterday.

An exceptional performance by Namibia’s Stephen Baard of 97 runs got Namibia off to a strong start. Sarel Burger also impressed with great bowling for Namibia, taking three wickets.

Yesterday's results:

Namibia v Kenya
Kenya 191/8 (50/50 ov); Namibia 1…

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