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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 […]

Drunk driver runs over and kills four year old

Drunk driver runs over and kills four year old

A four year old girl was run over by a drunk driver in Kuisebmond’s Sitrien Street on Wednesday afternoon. The girl, Shariqua Vania Fredericks, was rushed to the Welwitschia Private Hospital in a serious condition and sadly passed away shortly after being admitted. The driver, identified as 33-year old Tomas Isak drove a Mazda seven-seater […]

Namibia makes end to winter time

Farewell winter time. Namibians at 02:00 on Sunday will adjust their watches forward by one hour from winter time to summer time. This would be the last time to do so, as Namibia officially abolished winter time and would in the future stay at summer time which is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).   The majority […]

Spring has arrived but don’t pack away your warm clothes just yet…

Spring has arrived but don’t pack away your warm clothes just yet…

We might not feel it in the weather straight away, but spring has arrived. Coastal residents, along with Namibians countrywide can now look forward to gradual temperature rises in the weeks to follow, as the countdown to summer has begun. But before you pack away your warm clothes, keep in mind weather statistics from previous […]

Swakopmund is rather bloodied and beaten at the moment – SRA

Poor Swakopmund is rather bloodied and beaten at the moment. We have had two shocking attacks on elderly people resulting in three deaths and another terrible fire in the middle of town, (the 5th in about 35 years). Sincere sympathy goes to all businesses, which suffered from the fire but especially to the family members […]