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Car guards now registered

Car guards now registered

Registered car guards in Walvis Bay received their municipal reflector jackets and ID cards on Thursday afternoon. These guards can now be identified from unregistered car guards. A number of car guards gathered at the Walvis Bay Fire Brigade to meet with Nampol and traffic officials to receive their jackets and ID cards. “They now […]

Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

The Wild Horses of the Namib are threatened by extinction. Following five years without any substantial rainfall, they barely find pasture in their habitat near Aus, and their survival depends on additional feeding.   The Namibia Wild Horses Foundation would like to thank Mr Josef Vitus Schubert, Austrian Honorary Consul in Namibia, for the latest […]

Garth Prince the coastal boy from Swakopmund

Garth Prince the coastal boy from Swakopmund

Though he now resides 15,000 kilometers away from his home town of Swakopmund, Garth Prince (Prinsonsky) still considers himself a coastal boy from Namibia. Many might remember him from his schooldays at SSS, or perhaps as a singer in the Mascato Youth Choir and various coastal vocal groups including the award-winning “Afroshine.” In 2008, Garth […]

Playtime Youth Development Trust

Playtime Youth Development Trust

Playtime Development Trust has been established to assist with the development of youth sports talent at the coast. There are three trustees of the Trust with existing beneficiaries. The main aim of the trust is to solicit sponsors for different sport development programs within different sporting bodies.   At this point the Trust only caters […]

Two hake trawlers sink off Walvis Bay

Two hake trawlers sink off Walvis Bay

Two hake trawlers Hel 153 and Hel 154 sank in the bay off Walvis Bay on Wednesday. The two vessels were tied down together at anchorage. One sprung a leak and sank. It pulled the other vessel down too. The two trawlers are not in use any more and had no one on board. The […]

New method to load bulk salt

New method to load bulk salt

A new method is now applied in the manner bulk salt is loaded into bulk carrier ships in the port of Walvis Bay. Namport communications manager Tanà Pesat explained in a statement this week a shipment of 25 000 tons of bulk salt was loaded by skip-method at the beginning of August, as opposed to […]

Busted at exam location – 150 learners caught with cell phones

Busted at exam location – 150 learners caught with cell phones

NamPol carried out a search operation on Wednesday at the Swakopmund Secondary School, targeting learners who were entering exam locations with their cell phones. A total of more than 150 mobile phones and a laptop were confiscated in the process.   According to the principal of Swakopmund Secondary School, Mr. Sinvula Sibanga, NamPol visited him […]

June and July slightly colder than average

June and July slightly colder than average

The months of July and June ended with temperatures lower than averages of other years. August does not seem to be any warmer. According to Swakopmund amateur meteorologist Klaus Knupp, winds too have been noticeably stronger since the beginning of the year. The winds were near average though for June and July.   According to […]

Entrance fee to enter the Jetty is “bogus”

Entrance fee to enter the Jetty is “bogus”

The Swakopmund tourism fraternity has warned swindlers who are demanding an entrance fee from tourists who wish to walk on the Swakopmund Jetty. The call follows an incident on Monday evening when a couple from overseas was stopped at the entrance of the coastal landmark and had to pay N$20 per person to enter the […]

Residents team up in silent protest and demand no bail for Strzelecki murderers

Residents team up in silent protest and demand no bail for Strzelecki murderers

Residents of Swakopmund are up in arms about the recent brutal murder of the elderly Strzelecki couple at their home in the suburb of Vineta. They pledged to take part in a silent protest on 26 September, at the Swakopmund magistrate court when the couple’s alleged murderers make a next court appearance. They wish to […]