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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 […]

Roadworks notice

Roadworks notice

Roadworks have commenced in Sam Nujoma Avenue at the Kuisebmond bridge in Walvis Bay recently. The Walvis Bay Municipal Traffic Chief, Eben Platt, cautioned road users yesterday to adhere to road signs and the speed limit in order to ensure both their own safety and of roadworkers at the site. Sam Nujoma Avenue is a […]

No free land for MOHSS

The Swakopmund Town Council will not give a huge piece of land to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for free to construct a brand new Regional Referral Hospital in the town. Although a piece of land was in principle allocated to the ministry a few months ago, the ministry recently applied for […]

Pastor asks Namibians for spirit of forgiveness at Möller-funeral

Pastor asks Namibians for spirit of forgiveness at Möller-funeral

More than 200 mourners paid their last respects in the Swakopmund cemetery on Sunday morning to Mr. Hans Jörg Möller, the wellknown businessman and aviator who was gunned down and killed in an armed robbery in his Walvis Bay home on 17 June (picture: Möller’s daughters at his casket). With her two young daughters at […]

Coastal road also upgraded

Coastal road also upgraded

Both coastal roads between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, namely the B2 highway and the road behind the dunes, will be upgraded to tarred dualcarriageways over the course of the next three years. The groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the project, the upgrade of the salt road C28 (MR44) behind the dunes to the […]

Three accidents over the weekend

Three accidents over the weekend

Accidents remain a serious issue in Walvis Bay, especially on weekends and month end. Drivers seem to disregard their safety and the safety of other road users more and more, with accidents occurring more frequently. An accident was reported on Friday evening between Afrodite Beach and the Walvis Bay road block involving four vehicles. Apparently […]

N$960m dual lane road behind Dune 7

N$960m dual lane road behind Dune 7

The two main roads between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, the B2 highway and the MR44 behind the dunes, will both be transformed into dual-carriageway highways over the next three years. The groundbreaking ceremony for the N$960 million project was done yesterday by Alpheus !Naruseb, Minister of Works and Transport. “This in only one of the […]