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Newborn killed and dumped in Vineta

Newborn killed and dumped in Vineta

The lifeless body of a newborn baby boy was discovered on Wednesday at about 13:00 in a public bin located on the corner of Vrede Rede and Aldridge Street close to the Woermann Brock shopping complex. The person who abandoned the infant there is yet to be arrested. The shocking discovery was made by a […]

Swift justice for criminals targeting tourists

The message is now crystal clear. If you commit crimes against tourists a swift and rather lengthy prison sentence can await you. And forget about stretched out investigations and repeat appearances in court – your spot in the Government Hotel (prison) is booked in a matter of days. Thanks to the quick response by members […]

Fatal accident at Pelican Point – case of culpable homicide investigated

Fatal accident at Pelican Point – case of culpable homicide investigated

A case of culpable homicide is currently being investigated against Walvis Bay resident, Tinus van Zyl, following the death of a passenger in a vehicle he drove on the beach on the Pelican Point peninsula on 30 December. Van Zyl’s vehicle plunged into the sea. Due to the steep slope at which the water in […]

Bay Air’s office gutted by fire hours before new year

Bay Air’s office gutted by fire hours before new year

Bay Air Aviation’s office at the Walvis Bay Waterfront was gutted by a fire only hours before the new year. The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed. Patrons at Sarah se Gat as well as guests at nearby restaurants noticed smoke coming from the top floor at around 15:30 on Sunday, 31 […]

New Year’s Day crash on C14 – two South Africans killed

New Year’s Day crash on C14 – two South Africans killed

A fatal head-on collision on the C14 gravel road between Walvis Bay and Solitaire in the vicinity of the Gaub pass on New Year’s Day claimed the lives of two South African tourists. Five more people were seriously injured. According to reports a SUV collided head-on with an ap-proaching tourist vehicle, which was transporting four […]

Government officials need to get respect for the public

Government officials need to get respect for the public

Following public outrage over a VIP Protection Officer from Windhoek who parked a service vehicle in a parking bay reserved for people living with disabilities in front of Swakopmund Spar shopping complex on 30 December, a similar incident allegedly occurred only a few days earlier involving a government vehicle. The Government vehicle used this same […]

Road Safety and Rules First

With the festive season now in full swing and tens of thousands of motorists converging on the coastal towns, the Walvis Bay municipal traffic department called upon all road users in and around the harbour town to maintain road safety as top priority. The Walvis Bay Municipal Traffic Department also joins the Namibian Police’s Traffic […]

Special courts can now issue protection orders after hours

Domestic violence, as well as gender-based violence, is expected to be dealt a severe blow this festive season with special after-hours domestic violence courts that will be operational until 15 January 2018. The Office of the Judiciary announced this week all police stations countrywide are working with all magistrate’s courts to assist victims of abuse […]

Registered car guards now wear custom-embroidered reflective jackets

Registered car guards now wear custom-embroidered reflective jackets

The first number of registered car guards in Swakopmund received their new, custom-made reflective jackets this week. This marks the start of a new system by which the conduct of car guards will be regulated in Swakopmund. At the same time informal traders, the so-called Makalani traders, will also be issued with unique reflective jackets […]

Senegalese tourist still missing at Brandberg

Senegalese tourist still missing at Brandberg

“We will not give up.” With these words Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu gave his assurance that the widespread search for the missing Senegalese tourist at the Brandberg mountain will continue – even though the person has now been missing for close to a week. Mark Mokosho was reported missing in the vicinity of Namibia’s highest […]

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