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Its now or never to get back in the Receiver’s good books

Taxpayers who are not in good standing at the Receiver of Revenue has been given a second chance to do so, thanks to an extended “amnesty”, announced earlier this week. An amnesty period concluded on 31 July made provision for penalties on taxes in arrears to be written off entirely, but this new round is […]

Kambueshe: “Rising crime must be answered with a plan and not only a speech”

Swakopmund constituency councilor Juuso Kambueshe has condemned the brutal murder of elderly residents in August in his constituency, stating it has made him realise his shortcomings as leader. In an interview with namib times he not only took responsibility as leader in a most admirable way, Kambueshe also called on regional leaders, including himself, to […]

“Merge the Erongo Expo and Swakopmund’s SWAITEX”

“Merge the Erongo Expo and Swakopmund’s SWAITEX”

If the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport), Mr Bisey Uirab has his way, the road is paved for a merger of two of the coast’s biggest trade expo’s – the Namport Erongo Business and Tourism Expo and the Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX). At the recent launch of 2017 Erongo Trade […]

Hartmann murder suspect also sustained a broken leg during arrest at Outjo – sources

The main suspect in the murder of Manfred Hartmann, an elderly resident of Swakopmund on 18 August this year is still recovering in a Windhoek hospital from a gunshot wound from a policeman’s firearm. He fled Swakopmund after the murder and was shot lees than twelve hours later resisting arrest at Outjo. Meanwhile, the Namibian […]

First foreign floating dock undergoes repairs at Walvis Bay

First foreign floating dock undergoes repairs at Walvis Bay

The boundaries have been shifted for Walvis Bay as ship repair hub on the West coast of Southern Africa. A floating dock arrived from Angola on Wednesday to undergo repair and maintenance locally on one of Elgin Brown Hamer Namibia’s floating docks in the port of Walvis Bay. This is the first time in history […]

Whales visit the Small Craft harbour

Whales visit the Small Craft harbour

We are officially in the season of Spring and to add the cherry on the cake, we recently had surprise visitors at the Small Craft Harbour to remind us of the changing of seasons. Four sighting of whales have been cited during the week in the Walvis Bay environment. The photo’s attached depict the closest […]

Time change yet to take effect at municipality

Walvis Bay residents could not help to chuckle yesterday and just shake heads, when the siren sounded at 14:00 to announce the lunch hour. It was obvious someone slipped up to change the siren’s time setting to summer time, after time change on Sunday.   “Hopefully they get it right tomorrow”, a pedestrian said smiling […]

Tom Alweendo discusses NDP 5 with Swakopmund residents

Tom Alweendo discusses NDP 5 with Swakopmund residents

Swakopmund residents recently had the opportunity to ask burning questions about the future of Namibia when the local NCCI branch organised a breakfast meeting with the Minister of Economic Planning, Tom Alweendo, and the UN Resident Co-ordinator, Anita Kiki Gbeho.   The main topic of the meeting was about the National Development Plan 5 which […]

Vehicle crashes into biltong kiosk

Vehicle crashes into biltong kiosk

A vehicle crashed through the biltong shop at the Walvis Bay Tourism Centre on the corner of 5th Road and Union Street early on Saturday morning. The driver of this Nissan Navara failed to stop at the two-way stop at the Centre and instead went straight on, over the pavement and slammed into the building. […]

Small spider causes big ouch!

Small spider causes big ouch!

Spiders. For many this is the stuff nightmares are made of – and sometimes for a good reason. Uis resident Piet van Rooyen was recently bitten by what is suspected to have been a Violin Spider. The spider got its name from the distinct pattern on the front end of its body that resembles a […]