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“The Pearl of Norway” called at Walvis Bay

“The Pearl of Norway” called at Walvis Bay

The world’s oldest fully rigged tall ship, the Sørlandet, commonly known as the ‘Pearl of Norway’, arrived in Walvis Bay last Wednesday, 2 January. On board were the crew and 62 Grade 11 and 12 students, and their teachers. The ship was built in 1927 and is a sailing campus of the A+ World Academy, […]

A well-armed nation

A well-armed nation

Floris Steenkamp Several hundred pocket knives, traditional weapons and housebreaking implements were confiscated from members of the public during stop and search operations in towns and settlements across Erongo over the festive period. The stop and searches were part of the nationwide anti-crime project, Ope-ration Hornkranz, which the Namibian Police carry out in cooperation with […]

By 5 January 181 accidents reported in Erongo – 5 killed

By 5 January 181 accidents reported in Erongo – 5 killed

By Friday, 5 January a total of 181 accidents were reported in Erongo in the period since 1 December. A total of five people died and a further 28 people were injured ranging from slight injuries to serious injuries. These statistics were provided by the Namibian Police’s Regional Commander in Erongo, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu on […]

Walvis Bay Police deals drug trade a hard blow

Walvis Bay Police deals drug trade a hard blow

Eileen van der Schyff A 21-year-old was busted for allegedly dealing in cannabis and Mandrax tablets in Narraville on Sunday. Avroy Michael Tjinganga was arrested after a total of 41 “balies” of cannabis, 36 halves of what is believed Mandrax tablets and two full Mandrax tablets were found in his possession. The combined value of […]

Terminal completed by May ’19

Terminal completed by May ’19

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) anticipates construction of the container terminal on reclaimed land to conclude by May this year. The terminal would be commissioned within months thereafter. The construction of the terminal is conducted by China Harbour Engineering Company CHEC. Pictures herewith shows the work accomplished by 29 November 2018.

Naruses sisters behind bars for murder

Naruses sisters behind bars for murder

Sharlien Tjambari Two sisters Erna Naruses (36) and Mellietjie Naruses (31) ended behind bars on a charge of murder, after Erna’s boyfriend, Willem Rudolf succumbed to his injuries when the two sisters assaulted him. Rudolf was struck with a pot on the head and kicked in the stomach. He started coughing up blood and died […]

Teenager hangs himself

Teenager hangs himself

Just 2 days after Christmas on 27 December 2018, a 19 year-old-man was found hanging from a wire from a tree at a river bed a few meters from his parent’s house. An inquest into the alleged hanging at Farm Stinkbank in the Usakos district has been launched. It is believed that Richard Ronaldo Garoeb […]

woman robbed and stabbed in Swakopmund

woman robbed and stabbed in Swakopmund

Sharlien Tjambari Adriette Lucks (46) was robbed and stabbed by three suspects last week in Swakopmund’s Prominade area. A case of robbery with aggravating circumstances was opened at Swakopmund Police station. It is alleged that, on Wednesday 02/01/19 at around 14:00 the suspects stabbed the complainant with an unknown object on the left hand and […]

Creative vendors

Creative vendors

These two vendors, who introduced themselves as Eduardo (left) and Gerson were spotted at the Walvis Bay Waterfront days before Christmas trying to sell this beautifully constructed replica tall ship. The handiwork is exemplary and certainly required practiced hands and an eye for detail by the craftsman.

The Christmas tree that never saw Christmas

The Christmas tree that never saw Christmas

The giant lit-up Christmas tree of Erongo RED in front of the civic centre in Walvis Bay caught fire several days before the day it was actually intended for and armed response patrol of G4S spotted the tree burning in the early hours of 22 December. The Walvis Bay fire brigade was called to the […]