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South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Kenneth Butler told VIBEZ! that Namibian artists who like or are in the jazz genre should own the sound, make it their own, and remain consistent. PK de Villiers Secondary School learner Christa Shapaka says southerners always need to prove their worth to the country, something that is sometimes a huge challenge due to, among others, limited opportunities. Namibia understands the importance of enhancing intra-Africa trade, creating synergies and an enabling environment to unlock opportunities for sourcing materials and intermediate products while promoting economic self-sufficiency. When a baby is born deaf, the whole family needs to learn sign language, but it should not be limited to only the family unit; services must be in place to provide sign language learning and support to anyone. Social work student Trust Nyamajiwa said it is crucial to advocate for equal access to mental healthcare as many individuals face barriers that prevent them from seeking the help they need, whether it be financial limitations, lack of resources, or societal pressures. Ambassador and beneficiary of the One Economy Foundation, Joyce Waandja said the foundation plays an important role in young Namibians and instils discipline for them to make the right decisions and shape a bright future for themselves. The LGBTQI+ community navigates this country daily to survive because of their sexual orientation, which perpetuates unsolicited sexual acts and other forms of violence against them, Positive Vibes Namibia’s Jonathan Sasha Solomon has said. The health ministry is faring well in ensuring that essential quality health services are available, but the unprofessional conduct by some healthcare professionals derails those efforts. Namibians over the weekend bid farewell to the author and composer of the national anthem Axali Jakobus Doëseb, a man who has left an indelible mark on the country’s history andculture. The CEO of the Motor-Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund Rosalia Martins-Hausiku has urged all road users to work together to minimise road carnages, especially during the fast-approaching festive season. Khomas regional health authorities have recorded a significant increase in diabetes figures - from 6 403 in 2022 to 10 802 for the 2023 period at public hospitals around the region. Education minister Anna Nghipondoka said one of the biggest hurdles in the sector right now is schools not operating on an academic cycle and reserving funds for needs at the beginning of the academic year. Mobile network operators have until the end of November to submit the required data to enable the reduction of roaming charges between Namibia and Botswana. Miss Namibia 2023 Jameela |Uiras was yesterday morning awarded the Miss Universe Beauties “Face of the Universe” title in San Salvador, EL Salvador. China’s ambassador to Namibia Zhao Weiping has said the two countries’ presidents maintain close working communication which is something that has provided strategic guidance for the development of bilateral relations. The Law Society of Namibia has recognised legal practitioner Appolos Shimakeleni by giving him the Impact Award, as this would go a long way in inspiring hard work, professionalism and commitment in the law profession. The Japanese-funded Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) will be unveiling two schools they have upgraded, namely the Oipya Primary School in Engela and the Savo Nuts Private School in Oshikango. The health ministry said between January and September 2023, the Windhoek Central Hospital’s Neonatal Unit admitted 620 preterm newborns, and 76 premature newborns did not survive, with preterm birth being the primary cause, alongside other contributing factors. The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) is currently experiencing a critical shortage of blood.