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Namport welcomes “Giraffe” in port of Walvis Bay

Namport welcomes “Giraffe” in port of Walvis Bay

Namport’s newly built tug, Onduli (the name meaning Giraffe in the Oshiwambo language), arrived in the port of Walvis Bay from a shipyard in Spain where she was custom built for the Port Authority at a price tag of N$60 million. Onduli is officially now the biggest and strongest tug in Namport’s arsenal. The vessel […]

Erongo RED commissions hi-tech Walvis Bay intake-substation

Erongo RED commissions hi-tech Walvis Bay intake-substation

Bulk electricity supply to Walvis Bay now of a world class standard Regional electricty distributing company, Erongo RED commissioned its new intake-substation at Walvis Bay on Friday, a project described proudly by the company as the “biggest project to date”. The new intake-substation is a state of the art facility that was manufactured by ABB […]

Minister Shaningwa approves new height restrictions in Swakopmund

The new Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme No. 61 was published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday (15 November), after the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, approved the scheme in October. It is now law. The new scheme includes drastic changes to building heights and bulk developments all over town. It paves […]

Minister “impressed” with coastal road upgrades

Minister “impressed” with coastal road upgrades

Despite delays in the construction process the Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb, is impressed with the progress made on the upgrades of the MR44 (behind the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay) and the C34 (between Henties Bay and Swakopmund). “I cannot but be impressed with the progress made”, said !Naruseb on Friday […]

No stop to vandals at !Nara Primary

No stop to vandals at !Nara Primary

The !Nara Primary School has in the past few months been the target of vandals. The incidents are usually over weekends, leaving the school with thousands of dollars in damages to repair every other Monday. The school staff and principal recently started working with the local police in the area, to take charge of the […]

The fish has landed in Narraville

The fish has landed in Narraville

Fish cold storage, processing and selling has arrived at Narraville. A state of the art commercial cold store and fish processing facility was inaugurated on Friday by Ehika Fishing under the trade name CPJ Commercial Cold Store (Clive Peter Johannes). The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhardt Esau. The facility was developed at a […]

“Softhearted” Russian tells of his sex escapades with underage girls

“Softhearted” Russian tells of his sex escapades with underage girls

Alexander Krylov testified during a bail hearing in the Walvis Bay magistrates court this week that the sexual encounters were consensual and he paid the girls N$100 each for sex, also that he had no idea that the girls were underaged as their bodies were ‘well developed’. Krylov, also known to his victims as Mr […]

Winds of up to 94 km/h batter Walvis Bay

Winds of up to 94 km/h batter Walvis Bay

Southwesterly winds as strong as 94 kilometers an hour batter the coastal towns since Tuesday. Fallen trees, walls that collapsed, wind damage to roof structures and dangerous sea conditions that created nightmares for many vessel owners are the result. On Tuesday, Namport had to dispatch a tug to the vessel anchorage area off the port […]

Former mayor of Walvis Bay in Zimbabwe as neighbouring country’s new future unfolds

Former mayor of Walvis Bay in Zimbabwe as neighbouring country’s new future unfolds

A former mayor of Walvis Bay, Mrs Balbina Pienaar, has been cast in the international news spotlight this week, as the media focuses its attention on neighbouring Zimbabwe where the Zimbabwean military on Tuesday took control of the country and ended President Robert Mugabe’s 37 years of rule. Mrs. Pienaar is the Namibian Ambassador to […]

Hard week for heavy vehicles

Hard week for heavy vehicles

Traffic was disrupted in 3rd street East yesterday morning when a trailer loaded with a container detached from a truck and ended up on its side in one of the double lanes. The truck was heading towards the port main entrance and as it was turning into 3rd street East, the trailer detached and fell […]

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