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Two visitors also in the house assaulted and robbed

The rising crime wave at the coast has also hit the small coastal settlement Wlotzkasbaken. Five men, armed with knives, recently broke into one of the houses located there. They threatened and beat some of the victims, before disappearing with goods valued at more than N$100 000. The incident occurred on 26 February, confirmed Deputy […]

Education-Swakopmund Constituency Council willing to get involved in education development and progress

Education-Swakopmund Constituency Council willing to get involved in education development and progress

The Swakopmund Constituency Councillor Mr Juuso Kambueshe and the Constituency Development Committee had a meeting with school principals, head of departments and school board members of all schools in Swakopmund this week. The purpose of the meeting was for Kambueshe to understand the challenges experienced in schools and see how to support the schools. “I […]

Two dead in Erongo accidents

Two people passed away in two separate road accidents in less than a week in the Erongo Region. The police has in the meantime revealed the name of the tourist, who passed away on the A2 highway whilst travelling towards Swakopmund on 25 February. The most recent road death in the Erongo region occurred on […]

Intruders are on the watch

In the midst of burglary increases at the coast the police expresses the importance of being alert and vigilant to suspicious behaviour. There has been a noticeable incline in burglary and panic alarms going off, especially in the Fairways, Meersig and Lagoon areas. It has been emphasized by Deputy Commissioner, Andreas Nelumbu, that residents should […]

Coastal residents were lucky to see solar eclipse

Coastal residents were lucky to see solar eclipse

Namibians were treated to a rare sight on Sunday, when the first solar eclipse of the year was observable from all corners of the country. Coastal residents were especially lucky to see the spectacle, as residents in many other parts of the country had their view obstructed by cloud cover. The annular eclipse crossed the […]

Baby injured in motor vehicle accident

Baby injured in motor vehicle accident

A car accident was reported between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund yesterday afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene to tend to injuries, where after the patients were transported to Welwitschia Private Hospital and Walvis Bay State Hospital respectively for treatment. One of the injured is a 1 year and 4 month old baby, who is […]

Two well known Swakopmund residents pass on

Two well known Swakopmund residents pass on

The death occurred in Swakopmund in recent days of two well known residents. Mr Hubert Blom, an official of the municipality of Swakopmund, died on Wednesday from what is believed to have been a massive heart attack. Mr Blom worked in the municipality’s sewerage department and was out on a call. His body was found […]

Kobi Alexander jailed in the US

Kobi Alexander jailed in the US

Mr Kobi Alexander, an Israeli citizen with significant business and property interests in Namibia (and the coast) was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment in the United States for a financial crime involving Securities. Alexander fled to Namibia some years ago from the United States. He returned to the United States late last year to face […]

Employees ‘locked out’ ahead of strike

Employees ‘locked out’ ahead of strike

Employees of Namibian Press and Tools International (Pty) Ltd are currently on strike as a result of failed wage negotiations, a week earlier than intended. With guidance of Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU), the employees planned to have a strike on 6 March, due to unresolved negotiations in regard to wages after the […]

Tourist passes away after 4×4 overturns

Tourist passes away after 4×4 overturns

A tourist died after the driver of the 4×4 vehicle they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle and it overturned, blocking the road between Arandis and Usakos near Vergenoegd. The deceased was allegedly catapulted out of the vehicle, resulting in critical injuries. Emergency services rushed to the scene to stabilize the injured patients […]