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Mayor’s farewell speech turns into embarrassing questions for Swapo

Mayor’s farewell speech turns into embarrassing questions for Swapo

For the Walvis Bay Town Council, business will never be the same again. That is if things are judged by the unprecedented events that marked the last council meeting at the Kuisebmond Council Chambers on Tuesday night. The meeting started on its familiar tone, but when the Mayor Alderman Immanuel Wilfried delivered his farewell statement, […]

International honour for Namibian Hake Fishery

International honour for Namibian Hake Fishery

The Namibia hake trawl and longline fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an environmental organisation not for profit. The certification recognises progress made by the Namibian government and fishing industry in rebuilding […]

Critical shortage of blood – Namibians called upon to become donors

Critical shortage of blood – Namibians called upon to become donors

The Namibian Blood Transfusion Services (NAMBTS) is calling upon Namibians to come out in numbers to donate blood, as the country is facing a severe shortage. NAMBTS says the critical shortage of blood can mainly be laid at the doorstep of Covid-19, as during the lockdowns and restrictions, blood collections countrywide were severely influenced. NAMBTS […]

World Prematurity Day observed

World Prematurity Day observed

Eileen van der Schyff World Prematurity Day was observed on Tuesday (17 November 2020) to raise awareness of the impact premature births have on families and support systems worldwide. Namib Times attended a World Prematurity event at Mediclinic Swakopmund on Tuesday. Healthcare Practitioner, specializing as Pediatrician and head of the Neonatal Unit, Dr Sebastian Gericke […]

AR lays criminal charges against municipality for “missing millions”

AR lays criminal charges against municipality for “missing millions”

Some opposition leaders caution: “this could be a political trap for AR” The Affirmative Repositioning Movement (AR) laid criminal charges against three employees of the Municipality of Walvis Bay, including the Chief Executive Officer Muronga Haingura, for the alleged disappearance of N$24 million from a municipal housing development scheme. The municipality of Walvis Bay on […]

NEO Paints Giving Back To Namibia

NEO Paints Giving Back To Namibia

Eileen van der Schyff NEO Paints has been creating a Namibian legacy spanning more than 66 years. Today, after the big socio-economic impact from COVID 19, NEO Paints is once more there to give back to Namibia and its people. In a competition run by NEO Paints Namibia earlier this year, the DRC School at […]

Lockdown through the eyes of our children and teenagers

Let’s just reflect for a moment on how and what has happened to children at school during this lockdown… One Friday in March they came home from school as normal. Two days later their normal was shaken by the countrywide Covid-19 State of Emergency, and the subsequent closure of all public schools. Closure was “until […]

First 20 houses at Twaloloka handed over

First 20 houses at Twaloloka handed over

Rudi Bowe Twenty residents of the Twaloloka informal settlement, in which 153 homes were destroyed by a fire earlier this year, took ownership of brand-new brick houses. The houses were constructed by the Shack Dwellers Federation in collaboration with Standard Bank Namibia on land was availed and serviced by the Walvis Bay Municipality. Namibian President, […]

New generation “smart salt trucks” soon introduced for Walvis Bay

New generation “smart salt trucks” soon introduced for Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay Salt Holdings announced this week a new generation of salt trucks would be commissioned by 2021, to haul bulk salt between the salt mine south of Walvis Bay and the port of Walvis Bay. Up to 700 000 tons of bulk salt are transported annually. The new fleet of smart trucks (officially known […]

Massive oil rig to dock in port on Sunday

Massive oil rig to dock in port on Sunday

The semi-submersible oil rig “Sapura Berani” is en-route to Walvis Bay and is expected to dock at berth number one in the port of Walvis Bay on Sunday morning (15 November 2020). The vessel is scheduled to stay alongside for two weeks for minor repair and maintenance work. That is part of the preparations before […]

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