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Grown humpback whale beached at Solitude

Grown humpback whale beached at Solitude

A grown humpback whale was stranded on some rocks at Solitude south of Henties Bay between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The cause of death of this marine mammal has not yet been determined. Members of Namibia Dolphin Project were called to the scene yesterday where they examined the carcass. Whale strandings reported along the […]

Dog savagely beaten on head to be killed and slaughtered

Dog savagely beaten on head to be killed and slaughtered

A DRC resident is devastated after one of her dogs was recently stolen by an unknown perpetrator which savagely tried to kill the animal to eat it. The dog, known to its owner as Teddybear, was beaten with a pipe on the head numerous times – the culprit was caught red-handed but ran away. “There […]

Möller murder gang in court again

The five men accused of killing well-known coastal businessman, Hans Jörg Möller, during an armed robbery in June 2016 made a next appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrates court on Thursday. The case has been under review and could be transferred to the Erongo regional court. It was however, again postponed on Thursday pending this […]

NamWater buys more land for new reservoir

The Swakopmund Town Council has decided to sell four erven measuring more than 200 000 square meters to NamWater. The water corporation wanted the land donated, but will now have to fork out N$2,74 million.   NamWater needs the land to expand and upgrade its water supply capacity. After obtaining valuations for the land and […]

Embarrassing blow for Swakopmund community policing

Two Walvis Bay residents who were severely assaulted and then arrested by community policing members in Swakopmund on 31 July this year, when they took a cell phone video of these members abusing their powers, were told yesterday the case against them is so defective it was summarily nullified by the magistrate.   One of […]

Nuclear energy here to stay – Deputy Minister Kornelia Shilunga

Although public opinion turned against nuclear power generation in the wake of the 2012 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan after a devastating tsunami, nuclear power generation will remain the most viable option to maintain baseload electricity generation. The world opinion is in favour of alternative energies like solar- and wind power generation, but it cannot […]

Angling permits will cost us more – however within reason

Angling permits will cost us more – however within reason

Recreational fishermen can breathe a sigh of relief. Even if the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources decide in the foreseeable future to increase the levy for angling permits, it would not be draconian.   On 1 August this year, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources implemented a more than N$10 000 % increase […]

Photo Studio Behrens bows out

Photo Studio Behrens bows out

Swakopmund’s well-known dealer in camera equipment and photo-printing, Photo Studio Behrens, has closed down at the end of August. The owner, Harold Kaitjirokere, will continue the business on a smaller scale from home.   “It is with a sore heart that we have taken the decision”, said Harold Kaitjirokere to namib times. Kaitjirokere will continue […]

Dunes Mall will not deprive the cbd of shops

Dunes Mall will not deprive the cbd of shops

With the exception of Woolworths and Spur, all of the transnational retailers setting up shop in the new Dunes Mall in Walvis Bay will continue their existing business operations in the central business district (cbd) of the harbour town. This lays to rest concerns that large swaths of commercial floor space will lay vacant in […]

The world’s largest seismic ship calls at Walvis Bay

The world’s largest seismic ship calls at Walvis Bay

The largest seismic vessel in the world, Ramform Atlas, arrives off Walvis Bay today and will be alongside at berths 7 and 8 on Monday. Ramform Atlas is not only the largest seismic vessel in the world, but also has a very unique, delta-shaped hull. The hull design makes her the most efficient seismic vessel […]