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Drinking and driving driver remains in custody

Drinking and driving driver remains in custody

Rowan Swartz (22) appeared on charges of driving with an excessive blood alcohol level and escaping from lawful custody. Swartz allegedly crashed the vehicle he was driving into another vehicle and then into a garden wall. He allegedly fled the scene of the accident. The incident occurred in Ocean View on Saturday 18 March. Deputy […]

Geingob: “Harambee should not be ridiculed or scoffed at”

Geingob: “Harambee should not be ridiculed or scoffed at”

President Hage Geingob has called on all Namibians to embrace the spirit of Harambee and move the country forward. This was his key message when he addressed Namibians during the country’s 27th independence celebrations at Rundu yesterday. President Geingob looked back on the country’s achievements since independence 27 years ago, saying that there is a […]

Shock and disbelief at death of Magic Discounters’ Connie Olivier

Shock and disbelief at death of Magic Discounters’ Connie Olivier

The coastal community is reeling in shock after, well-known business personality Mrs. Connie Olivier died in a vehicle accident on Thursday evening. Olivier was the sole occupant of her vehicle and was returning home from Walvis Bay to Langstrand at around 21:00 on Thursday evening, when her Toyota Prado crashed into the trailer of a […]

Woman in near drowning incident at Langstrand

A lady of an unknown age managed to escape certain death on Sunday while swimming in the ocean in the vicinity of Langstrand. According to the West Coast Safety Initiative the lady was swept away by the strong current and ended up in trouble and soon thereafter was unable to reach shore on her own. […]

Heatwave bordering 50 Degrees Celsius hits parts of the coast

Heatwave bordering 50 Degrees Celsius hits parts of the coast

A heat wave coupled with scorching temperatures bordering the 50°C-mark has hit various parts of the coast of Namibia. Medical practitioners warn residents to take extra care during this extreme heat phase. Temperatures recorded on Monday ranged from at least 40.5°C (Swakopmund) to 46°C (Walvis Bay) and 46.5°C (Henties Bay). “Residents should take extra care […]

Boy shoots little girl in the eye with pistol

A six-year old girl from Walvis Bay is being treated in the Katutura State Hospital for a gunshot wound, after she was accidentally shot in the eye by a ten year-old boy in Kuisebmond on Friday afternoon. The boy was playing with his father’s pistol, when a shot went off. The father is facing a […]

Guard the Marinedenkmal – Community activist claims a group wants to destroy genocide evidence at the monument

Guard the Marinedenkmal – Community activist claims a group wants to destroy genocide evidence at the monument

Swakopmund community activist Laidlaw Peringanda, who is also the founder of the Back to Germany Activists Movement, is calling on the Namibian Police to guard the Marinedenkmal in Swakopmund and “not let anyone near it” – be it residents, government officials or tourists. Peringanda has made this call at the office of the Inspector General […]

Swakopmund’s electricity demand to double by 2030 – Erongo RED

Due to the growth in population caused by urban migration and increase in industrial and mining activities, the electricity demand for Swakopmund will double by 2030, this was said by Erongo Red’s Acting Executive Manager of Networking Engineering Mr Rudolf Ouseb during the NCCI and Erongo Red’s breakfast meeting on Wednesday this week. According to […]

O&L employees staff empowered to know the dangers of alcohol abuse

The DRINKiQ Program by Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – has kicked off the year to a good start with more than 300 people empowered with knowledge on facts about alcohol and the dangers of alcohol abuse. According to the O&L Group Manager: Corporate Communica-tions, Roux-che […]

Omaruru River drowning victim’s body recovered

The body of Ronald Tjipundi was recovered on Monday about halfway between Omaruru and Okombahe on a sandbank in the Omaruru River. The 19-year-old drowned in the raging river on 3 March. Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, confirmed this to namib times. Tjipundi drowned on that fateful day at about […]