to learn of the very sad news.
On behalf of Shabnam Nayer, Bailli
Delegue du Kenya and Member Consiel Magistral and all the
members of Chaine des Rotisseurs Mombasa, please accept our
sincere appreciation for all the work we did together over many
Also accept our personal best wishes
as Gurdeep and Shabnam.
We were present at your first
Bless you all,
Mrs Shabnam Nayer, Mombasa.
As Children And Young Adults
We Have Always Been “Part” Of
was sorry to hear that Coastweek
is closing down, what a shame.
Your efforts over the last 40 years
have been commendable.
As children and young Adults growing
up we have always been “part” of
I do wish you well, kudos to your
tremendous efforts and be blessed.
I am very sad to read that you people are
discontinuing the publication of
Coastweek that we used to look forward to for
the news around the coast.
You have served especially the coastal
people well with the local and Kenya news for a very long time
on weekly basis.
I am sure all the fans of
Coastweek will miss reading it dearly including
myself. I wish you the best in all your future endeavours.
I am in shock and I don’t know when I will be myself
again. I have just been informed that one of my favourite
newspapers, at least its printed version, Mombasa’s
Coastweek will cease publication after the
final edition next Friday.
It may be possible to be born again as
an online publication.
It never is the same.
Coastweek will be buried with the human parts
of thousands of past readers who stories and photographs it
published: their successes, their failures, their births, their
deaths ... all of the human endeavours which collectively is a
cyclopaedia, or several copies, of the Coast.
In a way in its death, much of the
coast will die with it. My heart is filled with sadness. The
grieving process begins next Friday.
Coming to terms will take a long, long
Many thanks to all my friends who made
Never forget you.
Fernandes, Sydney, Australia.
Happy Christmas from Hotty Perth (41.2C today)
I see that ‘The end is nigh’ for your
Enjoy your retirement. No one on their
death bed has ever said:
“I wish I had worked longer!”
and Michael Parry,
Many congratulations on
Coastweek celebrating its recent 40th
And thanks for giving us readers its
history, of those who contributed to its success over the years.
But as much honour and credit, if not
more, go to you for taking up the baton, for Coastweek then grew
even more with its exciting news, entertainment, and sports
coverage, with its histories of famous Kenyan personalities, all
of which brought it worldwide popularity.
We have vivid recollections of the
late Neta Peal, one of
Coastweek’s great writers, whose articles and
pictures lifted the newspaper to greater heights.
Kudos to all at
Regards and best wishes,
Mrs. Hasu Silveira,
Coastweek on 40 years of publishing and 4152
issues (4152 = 12, a number of completion).
Retirement, we know all about that –
it means working harder than ever before!
What a lovely thought!
Coastweek staff a very happy Christmas and a
and Prof. Gil Stokes,
I have happened upon your publication as a result of
“googling” an article about the stage version of Bohemian
Rhapsody and Freddie Mercury (F. Bulsara) as I used to play
cricket against Ramesh Bulsara when I worked in Mombasa between
I also saw an article featuring the
life of Ray Batchelor with whom I used to play cricket for the
Coast Stragglers Cricket Club.
I left Kenya in 1966 and was due to
return to Nairobi after U.K. leave but was diverted to Zambia
for two years and subsequently posted back to London.
I shall continue to view your website
as it provides a nice link to happy days.
Roy Groom-bridge, United Kingdom.