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Member unexpectedly wins

Member unexpectedly wins

Contributed  A Member of the Walvis Bay Golf Club beat the club’s Committee by 21.5 to 13.5, in the opening event of the Golf season at the harbour town. How different it could have been if only that cart did not break down [sabotage maybe] on the first hole fairway, and also if on number […]

13-year-old leads Blue Waters to victory

13-year-old leads Blue Waters to victory

Rudi Bowe  The 13-year-old Junior, Tanyanda led Blue Waters 2 to a twelve-run victory over Sparta 1 at the Sparta field in the Coastal 40 over cricket league on Sunday, 16 January. Sparta opted to bat after winning the toss. Tanyanda took three wickets as Sparta was dismissed for 131 runs. Tanyanda dismissed Morne Van […]

Shell spuds exploration well offshore Namibia

Shell spuds exploration well offshore Namibia

Eileen van der Schyff In an article by Ed Reed, International Digital Journalist at Energy Voice, Reed reveals oil-giant Shell spudded the Graff-1 exploration well offshore Namibia in the Orange Basin in around 2 000 meters of water, 300km from Lüderitz, and began drilling the well on Block 2913A on 8 December 2021. Reed further […]

Cape Town to Brazil solo surfski expedition in aid of Operation Smile on pause

Cape Town to Brazil solo surfski expedition in aid of Operation Smile on pause

Eileen van der Schyff In an unfortunate turn of events, on his seventh day into the first of its kind 7 000 km solo surfski expedition from Cape Town to Brazil, Adventurer, Solo Kayaker and Speaker, Richard Kohler had no choice but to make a hard right-hand turn to Walvis Bay after the main 470 […]

Fully vaccinated may re-enter without PCR test

Fully vaccinated may re-enter without PCR test

Piquet Jacobs Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, announced during the 39th COVID-19 public briefing yesterday that fully vaccinated Namibians, permanent residents and truck drivers will no longer be required to present a negative PCR test result upon entry into Namibia and can enter the country at any time with a valid […]

Trusted Travel System implemented in Namibia

Trusted Travel System implemented in Namibia

Eileen van der Schyff Namibia implemented the Trusted Travel System (TTS) yesterday, 13 January at all airports and major border posts applicable for entry into Namibia. The system is mandatory. Travelers must ensure they have the TTS Code should their country of destination require it. Travelers are also requested to complete the registration in advance […]

Taxi Fares Adjustments in Walvis Bay

Taxi Fares Adjustments in Walvis Bay

Rudi Bowe The Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (NABTA) approved the public transport fee increase on Wednesday 1 December 2021. The increase will be with immediate effect as the National Secretary General of NAPTA Pendapala Nakathingo already made the announcement in October 2021. The increase comes after the government rejected NAPTA’s request to increase bus […]

Parents rush for school placement

Parents rush for school placement

Piquet Jacobs This week many parents rushed to the Walvis Bay education circuit office to register their children for the school year of 2022. Although there are still children to be placed Acting Walvis Bay circuit inspector, Joseph Martin, is positive that all children will be accommodated. The Walvis Bay circuit has managed to place […]

Swakopmund residents say they are living with constant stench from sewerage plant

Sharlien Tjambari Residents of Swakopmund residing in Tamariskia say they have no choice but to live with the stench coming from the old sewerage plant that is still operational despite a newly constructed plant. After several residents contacted the Namib Times office in Swakopmund with complaints, the newspaper contacted the Swakopmund Municipality for answers. General […]

First two reported rape cases for 2022

First two reported rape cases for 2022

Eileen van der Schyff Two cases of rape were reported to police in the Erongo Region since the start of the new year with one arrest. The first rape case of 2022 in the Erongo Region was reported at Swakopmund’s Mondesa Suburb. A 25-year-old female was raped at the Tamariskia suburb of Mondesa on Wednesday, […]