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Taxi fare increases by N$1 for Swakopmund

Taxi fare increases by N$1 for Swakopmund

The taxi fare in Swakopmund has officially increased with N$1 as from 1 January. This was announced yesterday by Mr Simon Kambwa (pictured), the local representative of mini bus- and taxi operators in the Erongo Region. Kambwa said it is important to communicate the message of the increase in the fare promptly to avoid misunderstandings […]

Another year of agony for pets as fireworks set off on New Year

Another year of agony for pets as fireworks set off on New Year

Dogs in a panicked state were brought to the SPCA Swakopmund animal shelter on 1 January after they ran away from home as fireworks were set off across town on New Years. In total seven dogs were brought to the SPCA or were left in the “Klappe”. That is more animals than the year before. […]

Resident saves Botswana residents from drowning

Resident saves Botswana residents from drowning

Two residents from Botswana landed in trouble when they were swimming in the ocean in the vicinity of Mile 4 on 3 January late in the afternoon. According to reports a local resident heard their cries for help from his apartment not far from the scene. The unidentified man rushed down to the beach and […]

Accident at intersection

Accident at intersection

Two cars collided at the intersection of Main road and 1st road on Thursday afternoon when one driver assumed the other was making a turn off and continued driving straight. An elderly woman was assisted at the scene for minor injuries.

Ten arrested for massive tax refund fraud scheme at Walvis Bay Receiver

Ten people made first appearances in the Walvis Bay magistrate’s court in the last days of 2016, following their arrest for an N$2,220 781-16 fraud scheme uncovered at the Walvis Bay office of the Receiver of Revenue [Department of Inland Revenue – Ministry Of Finance]. Two of the suspects are employed by the Receiver. A […]

Coastal businessman arrested with Chinese co-accused on multi-billion money laundering scheme

A well-known businessman of Wavis Bay’s transport fraternity, Julius Laurentius, had high hopes of being released on bail at the close of business yesterday, after spending his festive days in isolation behind bars in the Windhoek Central Prison on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to hundreds of millions of Namibian Dollar. At the […]

Agtienjarige meisie sterf ‘n heldin toe sy familielid uit die see probeer red

‘n Agtienjarige meisie het op Kersdag die hoogste tol betaal, toe sy tydens ‘n poging om ‘n familielied naby Myl 14 uit die see te red toe self in die proses verdrink het. Doree Ueriuka Semba het as ‘n heldin gesterf, maar haar verdrinking werp nuwe lig op die gevare wat die see inhou. Volgens […]

Veiligheidsman skiet glo sy huismaat dood

‘n Veiligheidspersoneellid van G4S Securicor op Swakopmund word van moord aangekla nadat hy op 20 Desember verlede jaar sy huismaat in die Tulinawa-woonbuurt na bewering koelbloedig met sy dienswapen doodgeskiet het. Die huismaat, wyle Brendon Keramin (27), het glo ‘n familielid aan huis gehad, toe die 30-jarige David Goa-Eiseb opdaag met sy dienswapen en ‘n […]

Tourist injured when quad bike lands on him during dune-accident

Tourist injured when quad bike lands on him during dune-accident

A 60-year old tourist sustained minor injuries over the festive days when he lost control of his quad bike and fell. The incident happened in the dune girdle between Swakop and Langstrand. The quad bike landed on top of the man. He was stabilised at the scene by E-Med Rescue 24 and transported to Swakopmund […]

Gesin ly groot skade toe motorhuis brand

Gesin ly groot skade toe motorhuis brand

‘n Huisgesin in Meersig op Walvisbaai het op 30 Desember groot skade gely, toe ‘n tandem motorhuis op die perseel waar hulle ‘n buitewoonstel huur in ‘n brand verwoes is. Die oorsaak van die brand is nog onbekend. Die gesin se splinternuwe motor [wat nie verseker was nie] asook ander huisraad waarmee hulle ‘n inkomste […]