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School bus stolen

School bus stolen

The school minibus of Arandis Primary School was stolen from it’s storage shed on Tuesday. The Toyota Quantum (N12867S) was parked in the storage shed last Friday at 11:35 when it was used the last time. The school discovered with shock and dismay on Tuesday that an unknown person or group stole the vehicle. The […]

Long Beach eyesore

Long Beach eyesore

Residents of Langstrand say they simply had enough of the eyesore, the partly-completed Ocean Keys multi-story development. What should have now been a twelve story apartment complex with commercial space at the ground level is an eyesore that decays in the harsh coastal weather. The corrugated iron fence around the building site fell over in […]

Community service could now save you from a “Stay at the Government Hotel”

Rudi Bowe A total of 547 offenders are currently serving prison sentences of twelve months or less in various Namibian correctional facilities, and would cost Correctional Services a total of N$1,2 million. And that is exactly why the Department of Correctional Services is engaging several Government ministries now to institute a mandatory community service period […]

No fishing

Sharlien Tjambari Subsistence fishermen at Swakopmund are up in arms over the “No Fishing” signs that dot the beach area between the Platz am Meer shopping centre and the Aquarium. The signs became a bone of contention between the municipality of Swakopmund and these subsistence fishermen. The municipality answered the call of the public saying […]

N$250 000 raised

A fund raising dinner in Swakopmund last Friday raised a total of N$250 000 to cover a portion of the cost of the first ever SME Mini Expo, that will take place from 27 to 29 September at the Multi-purpose Centre at Swakopmund. The Mini Expo will specifically cater for small- and medium sized enterprises […]

Flooded with sewerage water

Flooded with sewerage water

Indulge Guesthouse situated in Moses Garoeb street in Swakopmund was flooded with sewage water last weekend. A blocked sewage drain was the cause. The Health Services Department at the Swakopmund Municipality received the complaint from the Manager of Indulge Guest house, Oeloff Henning, and they sent a team to investigate. A report from the department […]

67 Year old woman held at gunpoint at Wildlife Estate

Eileen van der Schyff A 67-year-old woman was held at gunpoint outside her residence at a wildlife estate about 3 km outside Omaruru on the road towards Uis. According to the Spokesperson of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, three men overpowered the old lady outside her residence and forced […]

Sister ships here to deliver drilling pipes for Ocean Rig Poseidon

Sister ships here to deliver drilling pipes for Ocean Rig Poseidon

Two offshore oil- and gas support vessels, Pacific Leader and Pacific Legend, call at the port of Walvis Bay over the weekend and up to next Friday, to deliver drilling pipes that are destined for the drill ship Poseidon (picture right), that would drill the exploration well “Comorant” in September, on behalf of Tullow in […]

40 Years Swakop Electrical supplies

40 Years Swakop Electrical supplies

In late 1977, Swakop Electrical Supplies was brought to life by then a young group of entrepreneurs born and raised in Swakopmund. The group of Franz Schieri, Karl Heinz Gruettemeyer, Erich Meyer, Shorthy Lohmeier and Paul Pohl agreed around a social table to start with Swakop Electrical Supplies and put Erich Meyer, the youngest of […]

Road Construction – no warning signs

Road Construction – no warning signs

  Eileen van der Schyff Two stationary cars severely damaged after a third slammed into them at the road construction site about 30 km from Swakopmund. A Mercedes Benz parked behind the newly received vehicle of Mr. Mark Liebenberg, on the B2 was hit from behind by a third car, a Toyota Corolla, which caused […]