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Some 3 000 people in Erongo vaccinated

Close to three thousand people in Erongo Region received their Covid-19 vaccinations to date, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. That represents approximately 15 % of people vaccinated across the country (some 20 000 people were vaccinated so far across the country in all fourteen Regions). Wednesday’s […]

Massive Blue Whale carcass washes ashore

Massive Blue Whale carcass washes ashore

First ever recorded case of a Blue Whale washing ashore on African coastline A guide of Laramon Tours, Jonathan Morgan, spotted the 18 metres long carcass of the whale floating near the shoreline at Dolphin Beach on Monday of this week. He reported it to the Namibian Dolphin Project. It is a very rare occasion […]

Manganese truck overturns at Lüderitz – residents call for improved safety

Manganese truck overturns at Lüderitz – residents call for improved safety

Residents of Lüderitz are left furious after a truck carrying manganese overturned, spilling all of the content. Residents have been concerned over health and safety issues surrounding the transport of manganese and the export through the port of Lüderitz. Preliminary indications are the truck’s brakes failed, resulting in it entering the town at Residents feel […]

Why fuel prices remain unchanged for May

Why fuel prices remain unchanged for May

The Ministry of Mines and Energy’s announcement this week that fuel prices remain unchanged for the month of May has good economic reasoning behind it. In a statement the ministry said the demand for oil on the global market plummeted in recent days, as new waves of Covid-19 lockdowns took effect in India and Japan, […]

Comet Shipping welcomes Sallaum Lines to Walvis Bay

Comet Shipping welcomes Sallaum Lines to Walvis Bay

Rudi Bowe The roll-on roll-off ship (“ro-ro”) Perseus Liberty made a maiden call at the port of Walvis Bay last Friday, discharging a total of 202 vehicles. Perseus Liberty is owned and operated by the Swiss-based Sallaum Lines, the 8th largest operator of vehicle carrying ships globally. The ships agent for Sallaum Lines is Comet […]

Rugby icon helps with awareness

Rugby icon helps with awareness

Rudi Bowe The survival of the Namibian tourism industry is much dependent on tourists from neighbouring countries. It was the main motivation for O&L Leisure to create a Namibian awareness campaign in South Africa. To make a maximum impact with this awareness campaign, O&L Leisure turned to the South African rugby icon, Victor Matfield. Matfield […]

Walvis Bay’ite in charge of Fisheries

Several stakeholders in the fishing expressed cautious optimism over the appointment on Wednesday of former mayor of Walvis Bay, Derek Klazen (picture herewith), as Namibia’s new fisheries minister. Minister Klazen’sappointment is a subject of much pride for Walvis Bay residents. Those stakeholders consulted said Klazen hails from Walvis Bay, and as former mayor and resident of the town would understand […]

Police seizes 13-year-old Namibian girl from truck destined for Zambia

Police seizes 13-year-old Namibian girl from truck destined for Zambia

Eileen van der Schyff Walvis Bay was shaken by the realities of human trafficking this week, when a 13-year-old girl was rescued from a truck destined for Zambia. Several foreign nationals were arrested by members of the Namibian Police at the truck, and an investigation has been launched to ascertain how these suspects came to […]

Namport sustains growth amidst global pandemic

Namport sustains growth amidst global pandemic

Namport continues to increase its share of cargo handling and position itself as the preferred gateway for the SADC market. The cargo handling volumes increased despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The overall cargo volumes handled at both Namibian ports increased by 633,830 tonnes or eleven percent (11%) in comparison to the previous financial year (1 April […]

NBC workers on strike

NBC workers on strike

Workers of Namibia’s national broadcaster NBC downed tools yesterday, as part of industrial action over a wage dispute with their employer. At the time of going to press yesterday there was not yet any agreement between workers and management to end the dispute. Broadcasting legislation prevents either radio- or television services to stop during this […]