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Crime targets tourists

“By targeting tourists we chase them away. We are stealing from our own brothers and sisters employed in tourism” Swakopmund mayor condemns recent attacks The mayor of Swakopmund Clr. Paullina Nashilundo condemns in the strongest terms criminal acts in recent weeks in the holiday town where tourists were the targets. The mayor referred specifically to […]

Weekend of suicides

Eileen van der Schyff   Two Swakopmund men, in two separate incidents, took their own lives over the weekend. It is suspected that a man shot himself in the head with a revolver on Saturday this past weekend. The revolver was found in his right hand. The police found another shotgun in the room where […]

Points to ponder about fishing

  Namibia’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources used the occasion of an official event opening of the Ongwediva Trade Fair to give the nation a number of points to ponder about the future of fisheries. Three Key Points: 1. The Policy intention of a fishing right; 2. Maximizing fisheries economic benefits –to all Namibians; […]

New developments threaten Swakopmund’s old infrastructure

New developments threaten Swakopmund’s old infrastructure

New developments in Swakopmund threaten old infrastructure and underground service networks. Of concern to many home owners and businesses, such as guesthouses, is the toil the new construction activities have on the already out-dated underground sewage and water network in Swakopmund. New developments in Swakopmund pose a real threat to the sewage and water networks. […]

One life lost in fire incident at Karibib

Josefine Beukes (47) was burned to death when a shack which she was sleeping in caught fire on Sunday around 03:40 at the Harambee informal settlement in Karibib. The body was burned beyond recognition. In a statement, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu said it is alleged that the deceased came home from her drinking spree as […]

German woman dies in car accident on Uis road

A Toyota Land Cruiser with registration no. N351KR overturned last week on the gravel road from Omaruru to Uis. A 79-year old German born resident who was residing in Uis died at the scene. The incident took place around 16:30 last week Wednesday. It is further alleged that, about 7 km before Uis the 79-year […]

Woman in Business Conference

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Swakopmund, in partnership with Bank Windhoek, Old Mutual and Air Namibia, is pleased to announce its annual Women in Business Conference, slated to take place on 6 September, in Swakopmund. The event, now in its second year, is a platform specifically created to give women in business […]

Truck leaves scene of an accident on B2 coastal road

Truck leaves scene of an accident on B2 coastal road

On Saturday, a white Isuzu pick-up with a Windhoek registration number was hit by an oncoming truck, causing the vehicle to veer off the road. According to the driver of the pick-up, she was traveling from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund. An oncoming truck swung into her lane and hit the pick-up in a side impact. […]

Twelve container vessels for the remainder of September

Twelve container vessels for the remainder of September

A total of twelve container vessels are scheduled to call at the port of Walvis Bay for the remainder of September. The container vessel Amanda D is alongside today and Maersk Roubaix is scheduled alongside today and makes a second call for the month on 21 September. With regard to the other container vessels: Maersk […]

Kids Haven received

Kids Haven received

Round Table Walvis Bay donated blackest and food to the value of N$-12000 Kids Haven in Walvis Bay as part of their National Winter Knights project hosted by Round Table Namibia. Kids Haven was founded about ten years ago by Maureen Baard as a place of safe keeping for the marginalised and needy children in […]