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What is this?

What is this?

There are renewed concerns over the degree of decline currently found in Walvis Bay’s central business district. Many businesses are unfortunately adding to the problem with old motor car and truck wrecks filling our streets. In this instance these two vehicles are seen on the parking lot across the major banks on Sam Nujoma Avenue. […]

“Dr Pieta” denies patient rape charge

“Dr Pieta” denies patient rape charge

Floris Steenkamp Swakopmund psychiatrist Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen denies allegations he drugged and raped and indecently assaulted a patient in his practice in the holiday town on a Saturday in November 2015. The patient laid charges of rape, indecent assault and attempted murder against Dr van der Westhuizen. He also denies having tried to […]

Bus crash

Bus crash

37 people injured… Floris Steenkamp Walvis Bay’s emergency services were put to the extreme test yesterday morning when a bus carrying 35 construction workers and two security officials overturned on the road towards the salt refinery at 06:45. One worker was seriously injured in the accident whilst several more people were also hospitalised in Walvis […]

New MD for O&L Leisure

New MD for O&L Leisure

O&L Leisure, a subsidiary of Namibia’s O&L Group announced earlier this week the appointment of its new managing director, Mr Norbert Wurm (pictured above). Wurm follows up Mr Terence Makari. Mr Wurm’s first day in the office was on 1 July. O&L Leisure owns and operates the Strand Hotel Swakopmund and also Mokuti Etosha Lodge, […]

Register for Elections

Register for Elections

Two local organisers of opposition political parties at the coast urged the public this week to come out in their numbers to register for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly Elections, scheduled for 27 November this year. The supplementary voters registration starts this coming Monday 8 July and ends on Saturday 27 July. It is […]

Day of the Seafarer celebrated

Day of the Seafarer celebrated

Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) joined the international maritime community in celebrating Day of the Seafarer on 25 June by giving special recognition to the nearly 230 crew aboard the company’s two horse mackerel trawler vessels. “Our crew is the backbone of this company. Without your hard work under very difficult circumstances at sea there would […]

NiMT – Shooter resumes bail application

NiMT – Shooter resumes bail application

The alleged NiMT-shooter, Ernst Lichtenstrasser’s bail application hearing resumes on Monday in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court. Lichtenstrasser (pictured some weeks ago when he first applied for bail) faces two counts of murder, after he allegedly gunned down NiMT Director Eckhart Mueller and Deputy Director Heimo Hellweig early on the morning of 15 April this year […]

Gone with the wind…

Gone with the wind…

The Electoral Commission of Namibia’s (ECN) campaign to entice the Namibian public to register for later this year’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections ran into a windy glitch this week. Officials who had to fix placards around Walvis Bay to advertise the up-coming registration campaign did not reckon with the windy conditions. The adhesive tape […]

Busy Bodies Montessori Pre School

Busy Bodies Montessori Pre School

Busy Bodies Montessori Pre School would like to thank all our parents, kiddies and teachers who helped with preparations, decorations and participation in Saturday’s Carnival. Even though it was a cold day for a sunny theme this year, the smiles and eager participation from all made it a very proud celebration. We would like to […]

Whale stranded

Whale stranded

Isaac Chikosi This Humpback whale stranded near Mile 8 on Wednesday. Members of the public and marine interest groups attempted to return the whale to the sea, but it was too weak. At the time of going to press it could not yet be ascertained what this marine mammal’s fate was. The whale was close […]