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Ship intended to ship live marine life from Namibia to Asia spotted alongside in the port of Walvis Bay

Ship intended to ship live marine life from Namibia to Asia spotted alongside in the port of Walvis Bay

At the time of going to press yesterday afternoon there were different explanation as to why the Russian trawler, Ryazanovka, was alongside at berth 7 in the port of Walvis Bay for several days yet with the vessel not recorded on the daily port log. The vessel’s presence at Walvis Bay in the past few weeks raises eyebrows among […]

Employee of Receiver of Revenue dies in car crash near Usakos

Employee of Receiver of Revenue dies in car crash near Usakos

The police is investigating a case of reckless or negligent driving as well as a case of culpable homicide after a fatal accident on Friday about midday claimed the life of 38 year-old James Ngoshi. The incident occurred between Arandis and Usakos. According to Detective Chief Inspector Jatikua Tjiramba, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for […]

2 busted for drugs after raid at Swakopmund house

2 busted for drugs after raid at Swakopmund house

The police arrested two suspects on Sunday evening who were in the possession of drugs with a combined value of N$5150. According to Detective Chief Inspector Jatikua Tjiramba, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Erongo, the suspects were arrested in OB Street No 266 in the Swakopmund suburb Mondesa. The one suspect was found in […]

32 year-old burns to death in shack fire

A 32 year-old resident of DRC burned beyond recognition in the early hours of Saturday when her house caught fire. It is alleged that the victim went to bed while leaving a candle burning. The incident was confirmed by Detective Chief Inspector Jatikua Tjiramba, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Erongo. According to him the house in question caught […]

Pilot to the series “Strange new Things” to be shot in Namibia

Pilot to the series “Strange new Things” to be shot in Namibia

The Namibian filming industry has taken giant leaps this year – thanks to the success of “Mad Max: Fury Road”. After the successful shoot of the movie franchise Universal Pictures “The Mummy”, directed by Alex Kurtzman a few months ago, another big production is on the horizon: the pilot to the series “Strange new Things”. […]

Johanna Benson Fundraiser brings in big money

The Johanna Benson Fundraiser held on Friday evening, 23 September, raised a total amount of N$63 700 to aid physically challenged individuals with sport talents. The fundraiser was a huge success, with the rugby legend Jacques Burger as a guest speaker. Burger delivered a motivation speech and donated one of his Saracens t-shirts to be […]

Restaurant boat for Walvis Bay

Restaurant boat for Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay’s first floating restaurant, a specially built boat with a capacity to seat 100 people, is due to set sail from a South African shipyard over the weekend. This restaurant vessel is expected to dock in Walvis Bay by 1 October, and is certainly a historic moment for the local tourism and hospitality industry. […]

Platz Am Meer Open

Platz Am Meer Open

The first shopping mall along Namibia’s coast, the Swakopmund Waterfront “Platz am Meer”, officially opened its doors to the public yesterday morning after a construction period of just more than two years. The mall forms part of the first phase of the development, the construction of the upper-class apartments will continue. A stampede of visitors […]

Construction of a service station at Langstrand

Residents and visitors to Langstrand will have the comfort of a fuel service station by mid-2017. The developer is Tidal Wave 90 Investments. The site handover took place on Wednesday. Architectural firm Claud Bosch Architects on behalf of Tidal Wave 90 handed over the site to the contractor, VG Developers. Construction is expected to start […]

Hospitality Association records “best August” in a decade

Hospitality Association records “best August” in a decade

With an average room occupancy of 71.7% recorded by Namibian tourism accommodation establishments across the country last month, this year’s peak tourism month is officially the highest August occupancy recorded by the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) in the last decade. “We definitely noticed the good tourism season at the coast,” said Almuth Styles from […]