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“The Mummy” makes worldwide opening of US$172m – receives negative reviews

“The Mummy” makes worldwide opening of US$172m – receives negative reviews

The first installment in Universal Pictures’ “Dark Universe” series, the action-adventure film “The Mummy”, featuring scenes shot at various locations in the Erongo region some years ago has received generally negative reviews. The film nonetheless managed a worldwide opening of US$172 million (around N$2,2 billion). “The Mummy” celebrated its worldwide debut in cinemas on Friday […]

Two Henties Bay residents receive brand new wheelchairs

Two Henties Bay residents receive brand new wheelchairs

Two Henties Bay residents, 10-year-old Ester Uiras and George de Klerk (69), each received a brand-new wheelchair on Wednesday this week, thanks to a donation made by Empire Fishing Co. Fisheries Minister Bernhard Esau called on other fishing right holders to follow suit and share their profits. “I am overjoyed. I am very happy,” said […]

Police clamps down on poachers in Uis and Otjimbingwe

Police clamps down on poachers in Uis and Otjimbingwe

The police in the Erongo region has arrested four people this week on charges of illegal hunting and stock theft. This was confirmed by deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo. According to Iikuyu the first case was reported on Tuesday (13 June) in the small settlement of Uis. Two suspects […]

Adrian “Boy” Schickerling behind bars again because of extortion

Swakopmund resident Adrian “Boy” Schickerling (52) was arrested by officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Otjiwarongo last week Friday after he was allegedly involved in what appears to be a well organised criminal extortion swindle. He was apprehended at the Otjiwarongo Police station. According to information received by the ACC the scam was perpetrated […]

Gendev FC “warns” Magic in Debmarine Namibia Cup

Gendev FC “warns” Magic in Debmarine Namibia Cup

Gendev Football Club have set their sights on reaching the quarterfinals when they face Tura Magic in the Last 16 of the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup at the Kuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay on Saturday in one of the four matches at the venue. Gendev FC are writing a remarkable history in Namibia football, having […]

Swakopmund traffic official gets slap on the pulse for dismissable behaviour

Eyebrows are rising over a Swakopmund traffic official who supposedly came off the hook with a mere warning, after she was found guilty in a disciplinary hearing earlier on four counts of assault, one count of bringing the municipality of Swakopmund’s name into disrepute, one count of causing damage to private property and poor timekeeping. […]

Walvis Bay’s waste landfill to become electricity source

The municipality of Walvis Bay is studying the viability of a power plant that can generate electricity from urban waste. Technology advances in recent years have made it possible now to almost utilise to full extent all waste dumped on landfills to be incinerated and generating electricity in the process. The municipal council in principle […]

Lost Chinese tourist found alive and well

The Chinese tourist that went missing at the Ameib guest farm fifteen kilometers north west of Usakos on Sunday morning was found alive and well at 08:30 yesterday morning. That brings to an end a 22-hours ordeal for 59-year old Yin Cecilia Liang. Her fellow tourists and locals were frantically searching for her when she […]

Arandis constituency SME’S get much needed assistance

Arandis constituency SME’S get much needed assistance

The Arandis Constituency had a handing over ceremony of equipment to beneficiaries of its Constituency on 7 June. Fourteen beneficiaries from Arandis received equipment to the value of N$39 554.19, whilst fifteen beneficiaries from Henties Bay received equipment to the value of N$47 500.00. The equipment range from deep freezer, freezers, stoves, overlockers, sewing machines, […]

Stray bullet hits sleeping woman

A 32-year-old woman was transferred to the Katutura State Hospital on Sunday, 4 June, after she was struck by a stray bullet. The bullet was fired from a bar and passed through her shack. The incident was in the early hours of the morning. The victim and her boyfriend were asleep in their ghetto behind […]