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Chinese businessman nabbed with three live pangolins at Walvis Bay

Chinese businessman nabbed with three live pangolins at Walvis Bay

A prominent Chinese businessman of Walvis Bay and three Namibians are expected to launch formal bail applications in the Walvis Bay magistrates court today, after their arrest on Sunday for the illegal possession of three live pangolins. Members of the Namibian Police received information of live pangolins being kept by the accused. The pangolin is […]

“Italian tourists” scam B&B in Swakopmund

The owner of a Bed and Breakfast establishment in Swakopmund is warning similar tourism businesses of a “new” type of scam, after she lost N$3 000 to “Italian tourists” who were supposed to stay five nights at her establishment. The victim wishes to remain anonymous. The victim reported the incident to namib times in an […]

Town Council denies application for B2 shopping mall

The Swakopmund Town Council denied an application for the development of a new shopping centre, hotel and office complex next to the B2 highway close to the Martin Luther museum. This decision was taken at the recent Council meeting. According to the council meeting agenda the idea for this new development was discussed with the […]

Pregnant women and mothers of infants in DRC shares their grievances

Pregnant women and mothers of infants in DRC shares their grievances

Pregnant mothers and mothers of infants of the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC) in Swakopmund suffer a great deal due to lack of water, ablution and electricity, especially during the first months after they gave birth. Swakopmund Municipality Councillor Maria Elago spearheads a project of helping the pregnant women, mothers of infants and the elderly women […]

Santa Shoe Box a huge success

Santa Shoe Box a huge success

After the last minute change to the venue, it was evident that the Walvis Bay community stayed committed. All donors, some as far as from Swakopmund, made it to the drop off point. In time and ready to make this important difference. “I could not have done this without the wonderful Santa Shoebox volunteer team,” […]

Geingob directs Cabinet to discuss phoshate issue

Geingob directs Cabinet to discuss phoshate issue

President Hage Geingob has directed a Special Cabinet meeting to take place in less than a week to discuss the ongoing phosphate debate in detail. This was revealed by George Simataa, Secretary to Cabinet, after a discussion on the issue in the National Assembly last week was blocked by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, resulting in […]

Triplets born at Swakopmund

Triplets born at Swakopmund

Meme Taimi Ekandjo gave birth to triplets, two girls and a boy, on Sunday at noon. Taimi is 34 years old and resident at Arandis. Taimi already had three children before her triplets who she says are all in school, adding the total to six children now. During an interview with namib times Taimi said […]

Successful arrests of drunk and driving by Nampol

Successful arrests of drunk and driving by Nampol

Nine drivers were arrested over the weekend in Erongo region for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol whereby two of them were involved in collisions. Swakopmund Police Station registered two cases, Mondesa Charge Office reported five cases and Kuisebmund Police Station reported two cases. The arrested suspects were due to appear yesterday in Swakopmund […]

Marine Phosphate Mining – the confusion deepens…..

Who exactly is the competent authority to issue an environmental clearance for mining activities in the seabed off the Namibian coast? This is just one question on a long list that has once again cropped up after the Environmental Commissioner recently issued an Environmental Clearance for Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP). “There are so many questions […]

Police officer latest suicide victim at coast

A police officer committed suicide at around 13:20 in Swakopmund on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Sergeant Daniel Akawa. He hung himself at his home in Mondesa he shared with his girlfriend. According to Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Erongo Region, no suicide note was left. The diseased’s […]