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Vessel rams into tanker jetty

Vessel rams into tanker jetty

Floris Steenkamp The fishing vessel Jonas, owned and operated by Tunacor, crashed into the tanker jetty in the port of Walvis Bay on Tuesday. Damage to the vessel is superficial, but the tanker jetty’s walkway was significantly damage. Relief was expressed yesterday that no fuel pumping infrastructure was damaged, as this would have had a […]

Busted for cocaine

Busted for cocaine

A well-known Narraville resident was arrested for dealing in cocaine on Tuesday. Sophie Lawrence (59) was busted for 30 units of crack cocaine, valued at N$3000-00. Lawrence (pictured above) was arrested at her house in Narraville. According to the spokesperson of the Namibian Police in Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuuyu, Lawrence was arrested during a […]

Angler discovers foetus in rubbish bin

Floris Steenkamp A fisherman looking for a plastic bag discovered a decomposed human foetus in one of the rubbish bins dotting the coast north of Langstrand. This horror discovery was made on 3 July. The foetus is estimated to have been around 5 months old when it was aborted and dumped. The Police now investigates […]

Vehicle imports through port grew with a healthy 39%

Vehicle imports through port grew with a healthy 39%

Namport saw an increase of 39 % in the total tonnage of vehicles imported through the port of Walvis Bay between the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years. “In the previous financial year 2018/ 2019 the Namibian Ports Authority recorded 274,504 freight tonnes of vehicles handled at the Port of Walvis Bay. This significant in-crease of […]

NSA Holds Public Lecture on Poverty Reduction

NSA Holds Public Lecture on Poverty Reduction

Isaac Chikosi The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) held a public lecture on 27 June this year at Swakopmund Sands Hotel on poverty and employment in respect to Sustainable Development Goals on poverty and decent work in Namibia. The public lecture was facilitated and presented by Valentina Stoevska from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Department of […]

Grim details emerge how Mueller and Hellwig died on morning of 15 April

Grim details emerge how Mueller and Hellwig died on morning of 15 April

Sharlien Tjambari Ernst Lichtenstrasser (58), the alleged NiMT-shooter, will have to wait another week and three days to hear whether he will be granted bail. Magistrate Conchita Olivier made an order to this effect on Tuesday at the conclusion of Lichtenstrasser’s bail application. Grim details emerged during the bail application hearing of the brutal murders […]

Two children knocked over in two separate incidents

Two children knocked over in two separate incidents

Eileen van der Schyff Two families were plunged into mourning and despair this week, after a child was knocked over and killed by a vehicle at Arandis on Wednesday and a second child run over and seriously injured in Walvis Bay’s Kuisebmond suburb. The incident sparked renewed concerns over driver awareness and general road safety. […]

Team Namibia Treasures Namib Desert Diamonds

Team Namibia Treasures Namib Desert Diamonds

Namibia’s three-year old cutting-edge diamond marketing and sales company, Namib Desert Diamonds (PTY) Ltd (NAMDIA) and Namibia’s member-based mobilising force, Team Namibia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to commence with NAMDIA’s membership of Team Namibia and strategic partnership on 1 July 2019. Both organisations, involved with marketing and finding a sustainable route to market, […]

Taxi chaos at Swakopmund

Taxi chaos at Swakopmund

Isaac Chikosi Long- and medium distance taxi drivers using the area adjacent to Riteway Service Station in Nelson Mandela Avenue and Engen Service Station Truck-port in Sam Nujoma Drive in Swakopmund continue to cause a public commotion. That includes harassing clients at these service stations and disrupting the smooth flow of traffic whilst looking for […]

King Price Insurance paints the coast red

King Price Insurance paints the coast red

King Price Insurance recently opened a branch in Walvis Bay, under the lead of Lallie Kotze, a seasoned expert in the industry. This is part of the company’s aggressive expansion efforts, with new branches in Mariental, Ongwedia, and Walvis Bay. Within the next few months there will also be another two branches – one in […]

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