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Winter Knights 2019 – Update

Winter Knights 2019 – Update

On Friday, 7 June- “Winter Knights 2019” started from 06:00 ending at 08:00. All 12 corner stations worked tremendously hard to collect as much donations as time would allow them to and for that, we thank them all. At 08:00 the sponsoring companies left the corners leaving all donations collected with the Winter Knights at […]

Portugal Day celebrated

Portugal Day celebrated

Portugal day is a national holiday celebrated by the Portuguese nation every year on June 10. The official designation is “Day of Portugal, Camoes and the Portuguese communities” effectively remembering the great poet Camoes and all Portuguese people living abroad. For more than 10 million people this is an unique opportunity to display their heritage, […]

More than 13 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year

More than 13 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year

Namibians urged to grasp the value of our ocean – World Oceans Day Floris Steenkamp Humans are still in the process to try and understand the Ocean. The human race know more of the surface of the moon than what it knows and understands of the seabed. Yet, the Ocean is critical to our survival […]

Tender closed for salvage of “Fukuseki Maru”

Tender closed for salvage of “Fukuseki Maru”

World-renowned Nick Sloane Possibly part o this project Floris Steenkamp Local diving and salvage operator, Walvis Bay Diving and Salvage, confirmed this week it has teamed up with world renowned marine salvage expert Nick Sloane for a tender project to salvage the wreck of the Japanese tuna fishing vessel, Fukuseki Maru, which ran aground near […]

Portugal Day

Portugal Day

The Portuguese community of Walvis Bay celebrated Portugal Day or Portuguese Day over the weekend with several festivities that took place on Saturday and yesterday (Monday). Although this is Portugal’s national day (9 June), Portuguese speaking people from all nationalities celebrate this every year on 10 June with a feast of Portuguese cuisine, Portuguese cultural […]

Furnmart Strikes

Furnmart Strikes

Isaac Chikosi Employees from furniture stores Furnmart and Home Corp Namibia are still on strike after fail-ed salary negotiations. The strike which officially began on 1 June this year continues as the bar-gaining agent Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU) and employees wait for favourable action from management. In Swakopmund, some employees who participated […]

NAMOSA officially launched

NAMOSA officially launched

Rudi Bowe Namibian Maritime Officers and Shipping Association (NAMOSA) officially launched the non-profit association last Friday. NAMOSA was first registered as a Union with the Ministry of Labour in 2003 and in 2018 it was changed to an association not for gain. Marine engineers and navigation officers who are Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) […]

Ministry of Finance and State Hospital – Toilets Out of Order

Ministry of Finance and State Hospital – Toilets Out of Order

Eileen van der Schyff Several members of the public contacted the Namib Times this week concerning broken toilets at the Receiver of Revenue and the Walvis Bay State hospital. The toilets are not dirty, but they are out of order said one man who explained to the Namib Times what he experienced when he was […]

Owner of impounded dog unhappy with animal control unit

Owner of impounded dog unhappy with animal control unit

Sharlien Tjambari They say a dog is a man’s best friend and you cannot easily separate the two. A lady living in Matutura at Swakopmund, who identified herself as Monique, is very upset because officials from the Swakopmund Municipality’s Animal Control Unit went to fetch her dog and took it to SPCA without her permission. […]

Opinion: World Oceans Day

Opinion:  World Oceans Day

How the Commonwealth Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how his organisation’s Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance. In the depths of […]