Vol 15 No 706 July 18 – July 25, 2014

The controversial new Thamalakane Bridge and associated roadworks in Maun is rapidly taking shape as this aerial picture shows. The two-lane bridge will replace the existing single-lane steel bridge – for years known as Jackson’s Bridge – which will be… Continue reading

Gun, machete threaten three men in tent

Three badly shaken French tourists told yesterday of their fear after three armed men entered their tent at a backpacker’s lodge near the Botswana Defence Force camp on Tuesday night, demanded money and… Continue reading

Maun’s first two fire engines were handed-over to the North West District Council this week. A display of the pressure in their hoses was demonstrated to dignitaries. The town’s fire station stood unused for four years while authorities waited for… Continue reading

Botswana authorities are hunting 13 Zambian poachers who escaped after an exchange of gunfire with officials from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) department over the weekend.

According to “The Times of Zambia”, 13 poachers, who are believed… Continue reading

SEROWE – The Department of Animal Health and Production has declared an outbreak of newcastle disease in Serowe and surrounding areas.

Assistant scientific officer, Keorapetse Makgabana, told the “Daily News” government newspaper  that the outbreak had occurred last month and… Continue reading

A total of 2 389 people have committed suicide in Botswana since 2007.  This was disclosed by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Dikgakgamatso Seretse, in Parliament this week.

He said there were 313 in 2007, 325 in 2008,… Continue reading

Based on the on-going live broadcasts of independent parliamentary debates by the Gabz FM radio station, it is now clear that national elections in Ngamiland will be decided upon on six broad issues that include tourism and conservation, livestock production,… Continue reading

A Gaborone newspaper has published an article entitled “Khama’s bicycle route upgraded at P54m”.

If that’s not mind-boggling, read on . . .

The Presidency press office says “it is not true that the road was given priority because, as… Continue reading

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Due to the President’s Day, two-day holiday on Monday, July 21, and Tuesday July 22, there will be NO edition of The Ngami Times on Friday July 25. The newspaper will be published as usual next Friday, August 1st.

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