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Double culpable homicide accused found guilty

Double culpable homicide accused found guilty

The driver, Jean Cilliers (23), involved in a gruesome collision that claimed the lives of two Otjiwarongo residents at the corner of 5th Road and Union Street in Walvis Bay on 28 June 2014 was found guilty on two counts of culpable homicide. Estelle Louw and Joseph Gretorius Christiaan were killed instantly when the Hyundai […]

Fishing vessel destroyed by fire at sea – crew of 25 rescued

Fishing vessel destroyed by fire at sea – crew of 25 rescued

The long liner fishing vessel South West Eagle of the Merlus Group was destroyed in a fire at sea early on Sunday morning and prompted the crew to abandon the ship some five nautical miles off Pelican Point. The vessel was returning from the fishing grounds to Walvis Bay with a haul of hake, when […]

Walvis Bay resident killed in B2 car crash

Walvis Bay resident killed in B2 car crash

Three people were burned beyond recognition in yet another fatal head-on collision on Friday evening on the notorious B2 highway between Karibib and Okahandja. Two of the three deceased have in the meantime been identified, confirmed deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo. According to Iikuyu the incident took place on […]

Founding President Nujoma humbled by naming of mining vessel in his honour

Founding President Nujoma humbled by naming of mining vessel in his honour

Value adding to raw mineral resources and innovation in the mining sector were singled out yesterday as the critical factors for Namibia’s mining industry to stay competitive and to meet the country’s development goals. These statements were made at Walvis Bay respectively by Namibia’s Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma and the Minister of Mines and […]

“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 […]

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 […]