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Skipper went down with his vessel

Skipper went down with his vessel

Carlo Gordon, the skipper of the trawler Resplendent that sunk off the central Namibian west coast on Tuesday, is believed to have followed that unspoken rule of prudent seamanship: be the last one to leave the ship, if not the one to go down with the ship. Resplendent went down at approximately 13:00 on Tuesday […]

Labour expert jailed for contempt of court

A prominent figure in Namibia’s labour legislation circles, Mrs Heidi Rossouw, was jailed for thirty days in Walvis Bay on Tuesday, upon conviction for contempt of court. Rossouw reportedly missed a court appearance in a motion court hearing and was subsequently jailed for thirty days. To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times […]

#Fishrot: Workers demand Fishcor Board dismissed and arrested

#Fishrot:  Workers demand Fishcor Board dismissed and arrested

Eileen van der Schyff A number of workers of the National Fishing Corporation (Fishcor), a subsidiary Seaflower Lobster Corporation and joint venture Seaflower Whitefish Corporation are giving the Acting Minister Fisheries  and Marine Resources, Albert Kawana, and the Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste, until Friday 13 March to remove all directors of the Corporation. […]

Tax officials arrested for soliciting bribes

Tax officials arrested for soliciting bribes

Eileen van der Schyff Two employees of the Ministry of Finance in Walvis Bay were arrested  in a sting operation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) this week. The two, Melanie Olga Claasen and Daleen Denise Damens, allegedly bribed a taxpayer and was nabbed as they received their N$20 000 bribe money. The taxpayer decided to […]

Behind the scenes at #Fishrot

Behind the scenes at #Fishrot

Floris Steenkamp Namibia’s Prosecutor-General Martha Imalwa provided a brief back-office glimpse on namibia’s #Fishrot scandal. The #Fishrot scandal involves alleged bribes for fishing quotas which has several people in deep trouble with the law, including former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau and former Attorney-General Sackey Shangala. To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times […]

Not guitly Plea for Lichtenstrasser

Not guitly Plea for Lichtenstrasser

The alleged double murderer Ernst Lichtenstrasser (58), pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court this week. Lichtenstrasser is accused of having gunned down Mr Eckhart Meuller (72) and Heimo Hellwig (60) at the head office of the Namibia Institute of mining and Technology (NIMT) at Arandis early on the […]

You can apply for bail 24/7

Floris Steenkamp Namibia’s Prosecutor-General Martha Imalwa described Namibian courts this week as “places of postponements”. Imalwa addressed law enforcers and state prosecutors on Tuesday, as part of her visit to the Erongo Region. The Prosecutor-General also urged prosecutors and the Police to get a better grip on the way bail applications are handled. To read […]

Prosecutor-General visits Erongo

Prosecutor-General visits Erongo

Briefed law enforcers, community policing and prosecutors in meeting at Walvis Bay Magistrate’s court Namibia’s Prosecutor-General Marha Imalwa met with prosecutors and several law enforcement arms in Walvis Bay on Tuesday, to highlight her concerns around the detection, investigation and prosecution of priority crimes. She highlighted several areas of concern when it comes to crime […]

Rape of minors on the rise

Sharlien Tjambari Could society’s pillars be crumbling given the rise in reports of sexual abuse against minors? rape of minors has seemingly become norm these days, with many men  behind  bars for either having raped  or having sexual relations with girls under the age of 16 years. In Swakopmund, three men are behind bars for […]

Local rapper arrested for Robbery

Isaac Chikosi Famous Namibian artist Jericho Jerome Gawanab (39),  and one Innes Uirab (26), were arrested in Karibib earlier this month for assaulting an d robbing  a 45-year-old member of the National Defense Force.Jericho as he is known was the first ever male artist to win the Artist of the year at the first ever […]

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