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Three residents commit suicide

Three residents commit suicide

Eileen van der Schyff The community of Walvis Bay is saddened by the suicide of three residents in a matter of only days. Mr Christo Steenkamp died on Wednesday night after he swallowed a poisonous substance at his home in 7th road. He was rushed to hospital but was declared dead upon arrival. In another […]

Swakopmund retains its clean image

Swakopmund retains its clean image

Sharlien Tjambari The 2nd National Clean Up campaign launched in April this year by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, took place last Saturday, 21 September. The residents of Swakopmund did their part. The main event was hosted at Rundu, in the Kavango East region. The main goal of the National Clean Up […]

Residents Build on unserviced land in Usakos

Sharlien Tjambari  Build Together houses in Usakos are standing on unserviced land which means no sewage lines are in place. Most of the people at the Build Area have water and electricity in their homes but what do you do with water if you don’t have ablution facilities? A young lady who opted to remain […]

Construction of marina starts off yacht club

Construction of marina  starts off yacht club

The final preparations are now made to commence with the construction of a yacht marina and a breakwater to protect it. The location is southwest of the container terminal on reclaimed land in the port of Walvis Bay off the Walvis Bay yacht club. The small rocky and gravel outcrop is already visible which will […]

Swakopmund car guards need to register for 2019

Swakopmund car guards need to register for 2019

Sharlien Tjambari All car guards who registered at the Swakopmund municipality in 2018 are requested to report at the municipality’s training room tomorrow, Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 09:00. The meeting will be used as a platform to disseminate information and requirements for car guards to register for 2019. The registration process itself will commence […]

Zimbabwe seeks private partner to operate its Walvis Bay Dry Port

Contributed A subsidiary of the National Railways of Zimbabwe is seeking a private partner to operate a cargo handling and storage facility in its dry land port project at Walvis Bay, Namibia. In a notice, Road Motor Services (RMS), which is spearheading the construction of the port in partnership with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group […]

Seven Seas explorer to call

Seven Seas explorer to call

Two passenger liners scheduled for Christmas Day and Boxing Day The passenger liner Seven Seas Explorer calls at Walvis tomorrow (Wednesday 19 December). The vessel arrives early in the morning and passengers will embark to visit Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and also go on pre-booked day excursions into the Namib desert as well as dolphin […]

A truly Namibian Collection

A truly Namibian Collection

Isaac Chikosi The Made in Namibia Collection shop opened its doors to the public early this year and since then has attracted many clients and patrons. Offering a unique range of products produced locally, this venture is truly Namibian. It is situated in Swakopmund central business district (CBD) and this retail shop boasts a myriad […]

“I hve to look after my jobless girlfriend and three-year-old child”

“I hve to look after my jobless girlfriend and three-year-old child”

Floris Steenkamp One of the suspects in the murder in August last year in Swakopmund of the elderly couple, Siegfried and Roswitha Strzelecki, argues he needs to get bail in order to earn an income to care for his unemployed girlfriend and his three-year-old child. He further argues bail would also afford him the opportunity […]

Swift justice served on bag snatcher

Swift justice served on bag snatcher

Eileen van der Schyff A 28-year-old handbag snatcher was sent to jail by a Walvis Bay magistrate on Wednesday afternoon, just over twenty-four hours after he grabbed a backpack out of a tourist’s hands in the harbour town’s central business district. Members of the Namibian Police and members of the public assisted in arresting the […]

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