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Dangerous weapons confiscated

Dangerous weapons confiscated

More than a thousand individual items and weapons like knives, machetes, axes, screwdrivers, small firearms and even toy guns were confiscated from people who have been wandering the streets of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund at night. The police treat all these confiscated items as potential weapons to commit crimes like robbery and housebreaking. The majority […]

Collision was “impossible” to avoid

Collision was “impossible” to avoid

“I took my sister’s hand and told her that we’ll make it, but her hand did not feel as though it was a living hand. Then various people pulled me out of the wreckage.” This was the testimony of Antonia Joschko in the Swakopmund regional court where the murder trial of Jandré Dippenaar resumed on […]

Mothers lose patience with arrogant staff at Walvis Bay magistrates court

Mothers lose patience with arrogant staff at Walvis Bay magistrates court

A group of around thirty women lost their patience with staff of the Walvis Bay magistrates court on Wednesday, saying it is unacceptable that a computer system-outage at the court delays their maintenance payouts for nearly three weeks now. “This is unacceptable. We have to pay rent and we have to buy food and other […]

AVIS vehicle thief last spotted at Hosea Kutako Intl. Airport

AVIS vehicle thief last spotted at Hosea Kutako Intl. Airport

Last week Friday a case of theft under false pretences was opened in Windhoek, after Joshua Hecht, who is believed to be in his forties, allegedly rented a vehicle at AVIS Rent- a-Car, presenting a false credit card. He disappeared. According to the police investigator in charge of the case, Hecht was seen in Swakopmund […]

Delivery goes wrong

Delivery goes wrong

On Monday afternoon a Furnmart delivery vehicle with registration number N155-304W went missing in Swakopmund. The vehicle left Furnmart’s at 10:00 on a mission to deliver goods to a client near the Ugab-mouth north of Henties Bay, but it never returned that afternoon. With Monday afternoon approaching and both the driver and assistant not reachable […]

Coast’s drug underworld hit hard by drug bust

Coast’s drug underworld hit hard by drug bust

The coast’s drug underworld was dealt a painful blow on Thursday and Friday as the Namibian Police arrested six suspects for suspected drug dealing and drug possession. Four of the six arrests were made in Mondesa at Swakopmund and two suspects were nabbed in Walvis Bay. The single biggest haul of drugs found was 72 […]

Municipality seeks “middle ground” for Langstrand’s beach access dilemma

Municipality seeks “middle ground” for Langstrand’s beach access dilemma

The municipality of Walvis Bay supports an option of constructing a number of parking areas connected by a designated road along the beach area at Langstrand. Residents are concerned about vehicles driving on the beach, citing safety concerns. On the other hand, people want access to popular spots on the beach, specifically at the new […]

Exhibition brings Usakos to audiences in Mozambique

Exhibition brings Usakos to audiences in Mozambique

A mobile exhibition about Usakos was launched at the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Maputo, Mozambique on Thursday, 6th July. The exhibition, Usakos: Photographs beyond Ruins. The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s, is a collaboration between Usakos Town Council, the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the University of Basel, the University of Namibia and District […]

Regional- and local authorities the key to success of national corruption action plan

Regional- and local authorities the key to success of national corruption action plan

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) shared details of its National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan (NACS & AP) for 2016-2019 with regional council and local authorities in Swakopmund last week. NACS & AP is critical for Namibia as for the country to reach its national development agenda and Vision 2030 corruption needs to be […]

Body recovered of man who jumped off the jetty

Body recovered of man who jumped off the jetty

The body of Heyno Shone Haoseb, the man who jumped off the Swakopmund jetty on 25 June in a suicide incident was recovered on Friday afternoon. The man’s body was found close to the shore in the vicinity of the Maritime flats. This was confirmed by deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator […]