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Trans Namib train derails

Trans Namib train derails

TransNamib workers had their hands full on Monday afternoon, when a TransNamib business class couch left the track as it was entering the Walvis Bay station. No injuries were recorded, as the the coach was empty at the time the incident happened. Damage to the rail was repaired and did not disturb the flow of […]

TransNamib diesel engines a pollution nightmare

TransNamib diesel engines a pollution nightmare

Jacques Marais of namib times took this picture on Sunday afternoon of this freight train of TransNamib underway to Walvis Bay with a big black column of smoke visible from kilometres away. “I first thought the train is on fire, as the smoke was thick and black. When closer, I discovered to my disbelief this […]

Clifford Strydom dies

Clifford Strydom dies

One of Namibia’s leading aviation businessmen, Mr. Clifford Strydom, passed away in Swakopmund on 24 December last year after a long illness. The late Mr. Strydom is one of the founders of local aviation business Bay Air Aviation. A memorial service was held for Strydom at the Swakopmund aerodrome on 30 December 2016. Due to […]

Ndjambula – 2017 proof to be challenging for businesses or SME’s depending on government funds

Ndjambula – 2017 proof to be challenging for businesses or SME’s depending on government funds

2016 in general was just a unique year in the sense that Namibia was facing an economic melt, not just in Namibia but the whole world was facing a down turn, we didn’t face a complete melt down but we kind of stop moving and that has impact on businesses all over the country and […]

More than 3 kilograms cannabis recovered

Big drug bust in Walvis Bay: The Drug Law Enforcement Sub-Division together with the Tutaleni criminal Investigation Unit managed a break-through in the drug trade in Walvis Bay recently. According to Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu two suspects were arrested after being in possession of cannabis valued at N$32 750. According to Iikuyu the operation […]

Festive season figures of incoming traffic remains the same as last year’s

This festive season was no different from all the other seasons in terms of the number of incoming traffic to Swakopmund says Aubrey Oosthuizen of West Coast Safety Initiative, during an interview with namib times. Oosthuizen said on the B2 route between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay the figures remain the same and also peaked at […]

Another arrest for DUI on Sunday evening

Another arrest for DUI on Sunday evening

The driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was arrested on Sunday evening after he was involved in an accident on the C34 salt road leading to Henties Bay from Swakopmund. According to Swakopmund Senior Traffic Official Trudi Xoagub the driver tested positive during a breathalyser test. The reading was 0.94 milligrams per 1000 millilitres of […]

More than N$1 million in fines issued for Erongo during festive season

More than N$1 million in fines issued for Erongo during festive season

The Namibian Police registered a total of 1 035 criminal offences in the Erongo Region in the period 1 December 2016 to date, for which fines were issued to the approximate value of N$1 065 829-00, according to the Regional Commander of the Namibian Police in the region, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu. This is a decrease […]

Two employees of Distell arrested for theft

Two employees of Distell Namibia Ltd in Walvis Bay made a first appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrates court yesterday, following their arrest on Tuesday for theft at their employer valued at N$157 536-00. The accused, Samson Uirab and Deon Savage, appeared before Magistrate Rhivermo Williams and were each granted bail of N$5 000. The […]

Taxi fare increases by N$1 for Swakopmund

Taxi fare increases by N$1 for Swakopmund

The taxi fare in Swakopmund has officially increased with N$1 as from 1 January. This was announced yesterday by Mr Simon Kambwa (pictured), the local representative of mini bus- and taxi operators in the Erongo Region. Kambwa said it is important to communicate the message of the increase in the fare promptly to avoid misunderstandings […]