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“I shot Hellwig first. Then I shot Mueller”

“I shot Hellwig first. Then I shot Mueller”

Sharlien Tjambari A picture is starting to emerge about the deadly Monday morning of 15 April this year, when the Director of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology, Eckhart Mueller (72), and his Deputy Director, Heim Hellwig (60), were gunned down in cold blood as they arrived for work at the Institute’s head office […]

“10 000 tons of bridge components landed in the port of Walvis Bay

“10 000 tons of bridge components landed in the port of Walvis Bay

Contributed  The Nomadic Milde vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay over the past weekend with a consignment of 10 720 metric tonnes of components for the completion of the Mohembo Bridge over the Cubango River (Kavango River) in Botswana. The 1.2 km long bridge which is under construction since November 2016 will connect […]

Town of the Year!

Town of the Year!

Kwela “Dorp van die Jaar” Sharlien Tjambari Swakopmund has taken the Kwêla “Dorp van die Jaar” title on Sunday, the second Namibian town after Henties Bay (2016) to walk away with this much sought-after title The non-profit organisation Destination Swakopmund played a huge roll for Swakopmund to reel in the prestigious award. The managing director […]

Vehicles collide in Peter Mashiange

Vehicles collide in Peter Mashiange

Three people were injured in a side impact collision between two vehicles in Walvis Bay Peter Mushiange Street yesterday afternoon. A sedan slammed into a SUV, resulting in the latter overturning. The driver of the sedan escaped unscathed.

Cancer Association reacts to tobacco farm project

Cancer Association reacts to tobacco farm project

It is with great dismay that I have learnt, through the media (!), of Cabinet’s approval for the development of a tobacco farm in the Republic of Namibia. Per official communication on 2 June 2018 (ref: 28/06/2018/001) addressed to the Office or the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister of […]

Nine shacks gutted at Swakopmund

Nine shacks gutted at Swakopmund

Isaac Chikosi Nine shacks were destroyed in Swakopmund on Friday. East wind conditions worsened the situation. The fire rapidly spread among the shacks resulting all the nine shacks being razed to the ground. The fire started after the power outage between 12:00 and 13:00 at the single Quarters, Moshitila Apartments. Members of the Namibian Police […]

Man killed over bottle of wine

Man killed over bottle of wine

Isaac Chikosi A 22-year-old man was killed when he was stabbed after grabbing a bottle of wine from two men sitting outside a bar on Saturday in Mondesa, Swakopmund. The incident happened at around 22:40. Henry Henrico/Goagoseb was stabbed when he grabbed and tried to run with the bottle of Monis Granada. His friend Lovita […]

Bumper Harvest

Bumper Harvest

Walvis Bay resident Mr Nelis Dreyer has reason to be proud of his mini olive grove on his property in the lagoon suburb of the harbour town. The mini-grove consists of twenty two olive trees from which a total of 800kg of olives were harvested this year. “There were some of the trees that gave […]

FNB supports Project Shine

FNB supports Project Shine

Project Shine, an initiative of the Swakopmund Municipality aimed at keeping the town and surrounding areas clean, was launched last week. FNB Namibia supported the 2019 initiative with N$10 000. Mayor or Swakopmund, Pauline Nashilundo: “The Swakopmund Municipality remains committed to retaining the cleanliness of the main roads at the coast, as well as the […]

Lions Club celebrates 60th anniversary

Lions Club celebrates 60th anniversary

Sharlien Tjambari  The Lions Club Swakopmund celebrated their 60th Anniversary this past Friday. The club was chartered on 4 September 1959 by 16 Charter members because they were living in backyard flats or in houses, they were unable to maintain at the time. Members of the Lions Club Swakopmund gathered at the Lions Old Age […]

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