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Cruise liner Musica ends her cruise on a “different note”

Cruise liner Musica ends her cruise on  a “different note”

Floris Steenkamp Passengers on the MSC Musica, one of the passenger liners that were alongside in Walvis Bay on 16 January this year, saw their trip of a dream ending on a rather “different note” in Cape Town over the weekend. Strong winds prevented the ship from docking in Cape Town and it had to […]

Accident weekend

Accident weekend

Eileen van der Schyff The driver of a Toyota Hilux lost his life after he lost control over his vehicle on the way from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay on Saturday night. The out of control car slammed head-on into an oncoming Range-Rover. A third car (Run-X), also traveling from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay slammed into […]

Tourist dies in car accident

Tourist dies in car accident

Isaak Chikosi An American national is dead with three other foreign nationals severely injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on Sunday. According to Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, the 35-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle while driving from Omaruru to Swakopmund on the B-2 main road about […]

Not to be missed…..

Not to be missed…..

The important role of microbes in the ecology of the Namib Desert will be under discussion in a presentation on 31 January this year at the Museum Swakopmund. The public is invited to attend this most informative presentation that is presented by Robert Logan, currently a PhD Candidate in Dr Sarah Evans’s Lab at Michigan […]

Rössing-China deal expected by mid-2019

Rössing-China deal expected by mid-2019

Floris Steenkamp The Rössing mine which is 100 % owned by Rössing Uranium Limited (RUL) will be majority Chinese-owned by mid-year, Rio Tinto Rössing said in a media statement this week. Rio Tinto, which owns the majority of 69 % in RUL, announced in November last year a sales agreement with China National Uranium Cor-poration […]

Police deals Omaruru crime spree a crushing blow – five robbery suspects nabbed

Police deals Omaruru crime spree a crushing blow – five robbery suspects nabbed

Eileen van der Schyff Criminals were in for a hard time at Omaruru the past week, with a total of nine suspects arrested by a special task team for a spate of robberies and housebreakings that took place in short succession between 8 and 15 January. Five of the suspects are linked to the three […]

Illegally caught fish – donated to those in need

Illegally caught fish – donated to those in need

Fish caught illegally by unscrupulous anglers along the coast over the festive season, and confiscated by the authorities, were put to good use recently. Several old age homes, a school and an institution caring for children with disabilities were donated the fish and thereby very much needed food can be put on the table. The […]

Hearing Mission For Children and Adults With Ear Problems and Hearing Difficulties

The Namibia National Association of the Deaf in partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation will be holding a Hearing mission for children and adults with ear problems and hearing difficulties. Screening and Hearing aids will be offered free of charge to children and adults. The mission will be held on Sunday, 10 February 2019, at […]

Car burn out

Car burn out

A car burst into flames on the C34 route near the Swakopmund dump site this week. No injuries were reported but the vehicle has been reduced to a charred wreck.

Search for oil and gas continues for Namibia

Search for oil and gas continues for Namibia

A seismic survey is to commence in the days to come some 260km off Lüderitz in the ongoing search for oil and gas reserves in Namibia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The survey will cover an area of 3 000 square kilometres and is expected to conclude in March. The survey is carried out on behalf […]