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Ngamiland on Ebola high alert

Ngamiland on Ebola high alert

May. 31 |   Following an announcement of Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea, the Department of Health and Management Team in Ngamiland decided to put a mobile health post service at Maun International Airport and set up a quarantine at Moeti clinic in case the...

CHILLIN’ OUT 30/05/2014

CHILLIN’ OUT 30/05/2014

May. 30 | BONNIE’S WEAKNESS FOR EXPENSIVE SHOES This past weekend Shaya happened to pass by O’Hagan’s bar at Game City mall for a sip of some holy waters. I spotted the presenter of Duma FM’ Speeding, Bonnie Dintwa ranting about how his sneakers were...

THAMANE DEMANDS MORE POWERS

THAMANE DEMANDS MORE POWERS

May. 30 | ON THE RECORDS: Thabo Thamane CEDA (Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency) CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Thabo Thamane, challenged his principal Minister of Trade and Industry, Dorcus Makgato-Malesu, to give him more powers. Thamane didn’t mince...

KGOTLA DRESS CODE DENIES PEOPLE A CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ELECTIONS

KGOTLA DRESS CODE DENIES PEOPLE A CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ELECTIONS

May. 30 | ROAR: Right of admission reserved A number of people were denied the chance to register on the last supplementary registration edition in Maun.  The voters who were mainly youth were turned away on Saturday and Sunday at polling stations which are within...

BATSWANA MOURN MAYA ANGELOU

BATSWANA MOURN MAYA ANGELOU

May. 30 | Maya’s books touched the world Highly acclaimed and much-loved American poet, Maya Angelou, passed away on Wednesday 28th May, aged 86, at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Perhaps best known for her 1969 book I know why the caged bird...

PERFECTIONISM, THE ENEMY

PERFECTIONISM, THE ENEMY

May. 30 | I hate reading my writing after it’s been published. Nearly every time I find things I want to change.  If I’m forced to read from something of mine that’s been published, nearly always I’ll have been at it with a red pen before I read, and what...

Poor network hinders business growth in north-east

Poor network hinders business growth in north-east

May. 30 | Worries about the poor road network in the border district of North East District Council (NEDC) were last Monday raised by the councillors during the recentfull council session there. According to councillors, the poor road network has significantly...

MARKET CONCERN

MARKET CONCERN

May. 30 | Francistown’s old market lease now a hot potato NOWHERE TO GO: Old Market The relocation of traders plying their business at Francistown’s old market along Blue Jacket Street has stalled once again after an outcry that the 40-year lease with a private...

LANSMORE HOSTS WHISKY TASTING EVENING

LANSMORE HOSTS WHISKY TASTING EVENING

May. 30 | Lansmore Masa Square played host to a uniquely exciting evening of living with Chivalry last Friday.  In partnership with Benju, Lansmore hosted a whisky tasting for guests that rivalled all others as the brands continued to prove those who fancy something...

BOCCIM 20TH NOTHERN TRADE FAIR A SUCCESS

BOCCIM 20TH NOTHERN TRADE FAIR A SUCCESS

May. 30 | F/town Deputy Mayoress Joyce Ndove, BOCCIM (Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower) President Lekwalo Mosienyane and BTC CEO Paul Taylor. BOCCIM held its annual northern trade fair and marked its 20th anniversary last week in Francistown. Guest...

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2014

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2014

May. 30 | May 31st is World No Tobacco Day which is a day dedicated to highlight the health risks associated with smoking and advocate for reduction or cessation of tobacco use.  This year’s theme is “Raise taxes on tobacco”, which aims to advocate for...

WATERSHED PIAZZA OFFICIALLY OPENED

WATERSHED PIAZZA OFFICIALLY OPENED

May. 30 | GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Dorcas Makgato Malesu Mahalapye’s state of the art shopping mall,Watershed Piazza, was officially opened last Friday by Minister of Trade and Industry Dorcas Makgato-Malesu. The P30 million shopping mall is the first of its kind...

NEDC set to boost revenue base through horticulture

NEDC set to boost revenue base through horticulture

May. 30 | North East District Council (NEDC) is working towards venturing into horticulture in a bid to turn around the local authority’s commercial undertakings and increase revenue. The only source of income for the north-eastern district is the revenue collected...

SMELLING OF ROSES

SMELLING OF ROSES

May. 30 | She has done it all and was part of the team that set up Botswana Export Development and Investment Agency (BEDIA).  Today, Rose Tatedi is counted amongst the few women in Botswana driving the economy through entrepreneurship. This week she takes us...

ASK GASE 30/05/2014

ASK GASE 30/05/2014

May. 30 | MY WHITE BOYFRIEND THINKS I’M A SERIAL WHITE-GUY-DATER DEAR GASE, I am a 22-year-old girl dating a French guy. Recently he found out that my last three exes were white and he is making it a big deal. He says our relationship is based on race but I feel...

BOOMING NGAMILAND MINING INDUSTRY TO BOOST ECONOMY

BOOMING NGAMILAND MINING INDUSTRY TO BOOST ECONOMY

May. 30 | CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC: John Weellio After some explorations were done in Ngamiland, a number of mines will soon open up in the area. The Ministry of Minerals Energy and Water Resources is also in the process of upgrading the power lines to Ghanzi and...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

May. 30 | CULTURE WEEKEND HERE This weekend is for culture buffs in Francistown. The second edition of the Zhizha festival gets underway tomorrow (Saturday) at Kuminda Farm at Marobela village some 60km northwest of Francistown. Lucy Hinchliffe, the organizer...

MAN SIDES WITH A PROSTITUTE OVER WIFE

MAN SIDES WITH A PROSTITUTE OVER WIFE

May. 30 | On Sunday while attending one of the morning soccer games at Boseja ward in Maun, The Voice Reporter Daniel Chida overheard a conversation by three men who were seated at the back of a van by the pitch side. MAN IN SHORTS: Banna I am likely to get a divorce. MAN...

MOLAPO CROSSING MALL TO HOUSE BIGGEST ENTERTAIMENT AUDITORIUM

MOLAPO CROSSING MALL TO HOUSE BIGGEST ENTERTAIMENT AUDITORIUM

May. 30 | THEATRE OF DREAMS: Gaborone’s new auditorium In an industry studded with stars both emerging and established alike, talent no longer has to look too far for a home now that Molapo Piazza will soon welcome all events conceivable. The Molapo Piazza,...

BIG WEEKEND 30.05.2014

BIG WEEKEND 30.05.2014

May. 30 | WAYANS FOR MTV AWARDS American comedian and actor Marlon Wayans will be the host for the MTV Africa Music Awards slated for Durban on June 7th. Hosted at the Durban International Convention Centre the awards will be aired live across Africa on MTV Base. Wayans...