Namdock 3

The long-awaited arrival of Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia's (EBH) massive 195 metre by 43 metre floating dock finally became reality when it was moored in the harbour at around 06:00 on Friday morning. http://www.namibtimes.net/forum/topics/namdock-3-promises-significant-benefits

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Regular employee by day, burglar by night

On Tuesday night a burglary occurred at a Walvis Bay resident’s house in Fairways after she had internet installed at her house earlier that day.

She alleges that the culprits can only be in the employ of the company that installed the internet.

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The Omaruru Magistrate’s Court will rule today whether to give bail to a primary school teacher who has been charged with raping four boarding school boys.



Juda Mberira stands accused of allegedly raping the boys repeatedly. Magistrate Masule Kwizi reserved judgment for today after submissions by lawyer Josua Kaumbi who represents the…

Depositors’ funds no longer safe at banks

With the surge in cases of card cloning as one Walvis Bay resident recently discovered that banks are no longer safe havens for money.

The man become the latest victim when a total of N$60 000 allegedly went missing from his bank account. 

The client became aware of this on Thursday while trying to withdraw money at the ATM and got a message…

Woman sent to prison over pizza

Eating at luxury hotels and trying to leave without paying the bill landed a young woman in serious trouble this week. 

A destitute 32-year old woman from Windhoek was sentenced twice on Monday for eating at local restaurants and attempting to leave without settling the bill. 

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Three arrested in high-profile drug bust

Two men and one woman were arrested at Swakopmund over the weekend after they were allegedly found in possession of a significant quantity of recreational drugs.



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Die Erongo Regional Elderly Trust het hierdie nood raakgesien en ongeveer drie jaar gelede besluit om ‘n helpende hand na hulpbehoewende inwoners in Swakopmund en Walvisbaai uit te…

Easter babies for Walvis Bay

A total of 24 babies were delivered at the health institutions in Walvis Bay during the Easter holiday. 


Walvis Bay State hospital recorded 22 births by 14:00 yesterday, 13 boys and nine girls according to Nurse Victoria Elago. Welwitschia Hospital delivered only two babies, both girls, at the time of going to press. 

When the…

Henties Bay youth on the move

The Henties Bay Community Youth for Christ (HBCYC) is a newly formed Youth Group in the coastal town, looking into the deteriorating social and moral state of the youth of their town. 


The group saw the need to form a body to assist in this regard, addressing the concept of having a dream and a vision in life to steer young lives in a more organised and purposeful manner. …

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MYO celebrates 10 years of making a difference

Mondesa Youth Opportunity Trust celebrated their 10th anniversary at the educational institute’s premises in Swakopmund on Tuesday.

MYO is an after school program, focusing on subjects like English, Mathematics, Reading, Life Skills, Music and Sport. Learners form formerly underprivileged schools are attending classes at the institute, totally free of…

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Four killed, 23 injured in midnight collision

Four people were killed in a devastating collision about 5 km outside Okahandja on Tuesday night.

The wreckage of the Iveco bus at scene of the mass casualty on Tuesday night. Photo credit Freddie Kameeta from Emergency Assist 991.…

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