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Fatal crash

Fatal crash

Staff Reporter Jandré Dippenaar caused car crash which killed 6 -accident expert testifies A vehicle accident reconstruction expert testified Jandré Dippenaar caused the fatal head-on collision near Henties Bay on 29 December 2014, in which six people lost their lives. South African vehicle accident expert Johan Joubert testified before magistrate Gaynor Paulton in the Swakopmund […]

Swift justice served on bag snatcher

Swift justice served on bag snatcher

Eileen van der Schyff A 28-year-old handbag snatcher was sent to jail by a Walvis Bay magistrate on Wednesday afternoon, just over twenty-four hours after he grabbed a backpack out of a tourist’s hands in the harbour town’s central business district. Members of the Namibian Police and members of the public assisted in arresting the […]

Horror moments – robbers target doctor’s practice

Horror moments – robbers target doctor’s practice

Eileen van der Schyff A receptionist at a well-known general practitioner recalled to namib times her horror moments earlier this week when a man armed with a knife overpowered her, tied her up and then fled the scene with the petty cash box. The incident happened as the receptionist prepared to close the medical practice […]

Narrow escape in the Gaub Pass

Narrow escape in the Gaub Pass

Eileen van der Schyff The occupants of a Volkswagen Combi had a close shave with death early on Tuesday morning on the C14 gravel road in the Gaub pass, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, where after it overturned and came to a standstill only centimetres from a cliff’s edge. The combi’s trailer […]

Horror and heartbreak as baby drown in bucket of laundry water

Horror and heartbreak as baby drown in bucket of laundry water

Sharlien Tjambari  Parental neglect is believed to be the cause of the drowning of a 16-months-old baby in Mondesa at Swakopmund on Tuesday morning. The child was left alone with a second toddler of the same age. The child fell into a 25-litres bucket of laundry water and drowned.  The tragic incident happened in Mondesa’s […]

Credit card scandal

Credit card scandal

Floris Steenkamp Walvis Bay town Councillor Samson Nghilumbwa faces imminent suspension The net is closing around Walvis Bay’s embattled town Councillor and chairperson of the council’s management committee, Clr Samson Nghilumbwa. Nghilumbwa is accused of having misused a municipal credit card, wasting taxpayers’ money to the tune of N$83 000. Although the Anti-Corruption Commission is still investigating […]

Swakopmund’s CCTV plans die a quiet death

Swakopmund’s CCTV plans die a quiet death

Sharlien Tjambari The dream of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in Swakopmund is shattered. It came to light this week that the Police Public Relations Committee (PPRC) withdrew their joint support for this project, citing a lack of interest by the Swakopmund local authority and the public for the project as the sole reason. In response […]

SWAITEX reports a decline in number of exhibitors

SWAITEX reports a decline in number of exhibitors

Sharlien Tjambari   The Swakopmund International Trade Expo 2018 (SWAITEX) opened its doors to the public this Wednesday with a decline of about 10% registered stall compared to last year. The expo will end tomorrow (Saturday). During the official opening ceremony, the Chairperson of the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Swakopmund Branch Paul […]

Around the world in 117 days

Around the world in 117 days

If in a hurry it can be done in 80 days, but on a relaxing world cruise you want to be around the world in 117 days. An Italian-registered cruise ship AID Aaura set sail on Monday from the port city of Hamburg in Germany, on a world cruise of 117 days during which the […]

Pet owners welcome free rabies immunization

Pet owners welcome free rabies immunization

This week the Municipality of Swakopmund in collaboration with the Veterinary Services Department carried out free immunization for dogs and cats.  The team set up in different venues allowing residents of the different suburbs access. This week-long exercise ends today in the DRC area. Pet owners turned up to take advantage of council’s initiative. Various […]