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Every driver can prevent death on Namibia’s roads this long weekend

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVAF) urged Namibians to make road safety top priority this long weekend, as thousands of Namibians will take to the country’s roads for the long weekend and also for Heroes Day celebrations in Walvis Bay. “In a statement released yesterday afternoon the MVAF states: August marks an exciting […]

Coastal Chambers want to end existence of isolation

The two chairpersons of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund’s branches of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) held a meeting recently where they declared the end to an existence of isolation in relation to one another, with coastal businesses and in relation to smaller chambers in the Erongo Region. The chairperson of the NCCI […]

Desert Explorers to cough up for free use of land

The popular Swakopmund quadbike tour operator Desert Explorers will in future pay a rental amount for a large piece of land the company is utilising as a parking area for its customers. Town Council decided this during the recent meeting after it came to light that Desert Explorers is utilizing an area for this purpose […]

Shalom Park still for sale despite Kobi Alexander extradition to United States

Shalom Park still for sale despite Kobi Alexander extradition to United States

Kobi Alexander, a former CEO of a technologies firm Comverse, who for more than a decade has been fighting his extradition from Namibia to the United States to stand trial for stock option fraud, has volunteered to be extradited to face charges. Alexander has been handed to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) […]

Thomas Florin can only apply for parole in 2024

Thomas Florin can only apply for parole in 2024

The Judiciary of Namibia pointed out this week that Thomas Adolf Florin would not be eligible to apply for parole at the National Release Board within the next 90 days as the media reported this week, including an article in this regard that appeared in the edition of namib times of Tuesday 23 August 2016. […]

Warning on ZERO TOLERANCE on roads this weekend

A zero tolerance policy will be implemented by traffic officials over the weekend whilst patrolling and making use of roadblocks, with a specific eye on drunk drivers, speeding, drivers talking on cellphones and drivers not wearing seatbelts. Extensive operation plans have been put together by national and regional traffic departments in anticipation of the expected […]

2016 Endurance concludes today

2016 Endurance concludes today

The Africa Endurance Championships 2016, hosted by the Namibian Endurance Ride Association (NERA), started at the crack of dawn on Wednesday morning, 24 August, with 164 participants from Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. This elite annual equestrian competition is seen as the ultimate endurance challenge, as it puts both rider and horse to the test. […]

Fire at reeds cause of smoke plume

Fire at reeds cause of smoke plume

This smoke plume that formed on the eastern outskirts of Walvis Bay on Wednesday morning was caused by a fire in the reeds at the semi purified water ponds at the sewerage works. The municipal fire brigade monitored the fire and allowed it to die out by itself. The fire raged for the biggest part […]

“I said swak….not swart” Member of public vents his frustration over service at clinic – nurse misunderstood words as racist

A father of two shared his bad experience this week at the hands of staff at the Mondesa clinic in Tulinawa at Swakopmund. The incident ended on a sour note when his words were also misunderstood as racist. A nurse informed him he will “never” be helped there again. Fabian Steenkamp, a father of two […]

Mayor concerned over cleanliness of Walvis Bay

In a recent Council Meeting held the Walvis Bay Council Chambers, Mayor Immanuel Wilfried expressed his dissatisfaction with the general cleanliness of the harbour town. He explained not only is a clean town important from a health standpoint but it also conveys an image to visitors and investors. “Regarding the cleanliness of Walvis Bay, we […]