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The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The United States has now committed an additional N$100 million to support the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Namibia. During the official opening of the VMMC Site in Swakopmund on Friday Namibian artist “The Dogg” announced that he will undergo the procedure in August this year – and the Minister of Health and Social […]

Cgals wins in Russia

Cgals wins in Russia

The Swakopmund Cgals Chamber Choir has won the Open Category for “Musica Sacra with accompaniment” at the 9th World Choir Games currently taking place in Sochi (Russia). The Cgals sing in a total of three categories at the event and have so far completed two categories. The next category will be completed next week after […]

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

An allegedly inebriated driver of a double-cab bakkie caused a serious accident late Friday evening in the road close to Vintage Dance Bar in Swakopmund. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the driver enter his parked car, spin on the road and then smashing into two parked vehicles before ending up in the showroom of Atlatek Refrigeration. Luckily […]

Fire destroys thirteen shacks

Fire destroys thirteen shacks

A total of fourteen residents of Swakopmund lost their homes in Ombwindja Street, Tulinawa Mondesa after the shacks they were living in burnt to the ground on Friday at around 09:35. The Deputy Chief of the Swakopmund Fire Brigade, Mr Gerhardt Coetzee, who confirmed this incident, said a total of thirteen shacks burned down completely, […]

Man scribbles his name in the sand and commits suicide

Man scribbles his name in the sand and commits suicide

An adult male person drowned in the sea between the Jetty and the Mole at about 12:00 on Friday. Information received by namib times indicated to a suicide. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the man writing his first name in the sand using his finger before swimming out into the sea. The Sea Rescue Institute of Namibia […]

Pangolin smugglers slammed with a scandalous N$300 guilt admission

Pangolin smugglers slammed with a scandalous N$300 guilt admission

Three Namibians came off almost scot-free after they were recently caught redhanded in Swakopmund while trying to allegedly sell two Pangolins – a rare and endangered species. Jason Nangolo (52), Juuso Ipadhi (53) and Hans Aoseb (39) were each fined N$300, while they allegedly were trying to sell the animals for a whooping N$45 000. […]

Disbelief as veteran fishing industry leader Jan Arnold announces his retirement

Disbelief as veteran fishing industry leader Jan Arnold announces his retirement

One of the leading figures in the private sector of Namibia’s fishing industry, Mr Jan Arnold announced his early retirement this week, much to the astonishment of the wider fishing industry and its support industries. Arnold joined Namsov Fishing in 1997 and was appointed Managing Director in 2001. His retirement was announced by the Chairman […]

Uis residents without water for ten days

Uis residents without water for ten days

Residents of the small settlement Uis have potable drinking water again after spending more than ten consecutive days without a drop of water from the town’s taps. Although the residents are now content with the situation, they are up in arms with the national water utility NamWater for keeping them in the dark about the […]

Padveiligheidsoperasie sit verkeersoortreders terug op hul plek

Die munisipale verkeersowerheid op Walvisbaai het sy optrede teen konstruksievoertuie verskerp en ‘n totaal van dertig vragmotors is sedert verlede Sondag vir onpadwaardigheid van die pad gehaal. Daarbenewens is vragmotorbestuurders ook vasgevat oor hul vragte wat nie met nette toegemaak is nie. Van die sondebokke is wipbakvragmotors van die Sjinese konstruksie-maatskappy China Harbour & Engineering […]

Walvis Bay resident aboard floating library Logos Hope

Walvis Bay resident aboard floating library Logos Hope

Walvis Bay residents looking forward to see the world’s largest book fair aboard the ship Logos Hope mid-July have something more to look forward to – being served by Walvis Bay resident Benizo Smith Junior who is already working aboard the ship for his third month. Benizo (Bennie) Smith is the son of pastor Bennie […]