2011

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Police sting successful

Rehoboth police providedlocal would-be criminals with a taste of what they can expect from law enforcement over the festive season, when they embarked upon a full-out crime prevention onslaught over the weekend at the southern town.

Rehoboth residents prefer commuting to capital

There is no stopping for Rehoboth residents who work in the capital city of Windhoek with something that they are accustomed to for decades, and that is to commute between the two towns. In fact the numbers of commuters are increasing monthly as property prices in the capital are sky rocketing by the day and new would-be owners are looking for less stress and low density places next to the capital which makes Rehoboth the preferred place.

Oluno turns into prison of hell

THE acting officer in charge of the Oluno Rehabilitation Centre, senior superintendant Benhard Rooinasie, is suspected of being a sex maniac who would stop at nothing to sleep with his female subordinates . He could even stoop so low as to give them sleeping pills and concoct charges against them as a way to subdue them into accepting his sexual abuses, it is alleged.

Fisheries inspectors may be laughing stock

“Fisheries inspectors are not even allowed to ask an angler on the beach to produce his angling permit,” says veteran Namibian law enforcer Dave Viljoen, confirming Informanté’s recent shock revelation that the marine officials are toothless sharks with no legal power whatsoever because they are not appointed peace officers. Only peace officers in terms of Namibia’s Criminal Procedure Act can issue fines, stop and search vehicles or carry out arrests of anyone suspected of having contravened the Marine Resources Act.

Oil drilling delayed to 2012

No ‘black gold’ will be gushing from an oil well in the Tapir South prospect off the Namibian coast in block 1811 by year end. This was announced by oil and gas exploration company Chariot Oil and Gas Limited in a web-based press statement recently. The company published the statement online confirming it had so far failed to secure a suitable deepwater rig to carry out the drilling work of a single exploration well by year end, and now only expects to secure the chartering of a rig and commencement of drilling operations by the second quarter of 2012.

Legal Shield quad bike patrol against crime

No sand dune is too high and no terrain is too rocky for the Namibian police in the Long Beach and Walvis Bay area this festive season, thanks to law enforcement officers on patrol with four Legal Shield-branded quad bikes. The patrols already commenced last Wednesday and will last till 16 January, when most of the holiday activities have ended.

Power shortages in 2012

Namibia will face significant power shortage as from next year until 2015. By winter next year, the country will be lacking 80MW to cover its demand and the deficiency will continue to rise every year, accumulating to a predicted shortage of 300MW by 2015. 80MW is enough to supply the households and industries of both Windhoek and Okahandja.

PUBLIC POLICING REMAINS A CHALLENGE

It is yet that time when Namibians have to break away from their regular habitats, go on leave, visit loved ones or just get away. The unfortunate reality is that when they leave they have to make arrangements for guards or sleep-in replacements for the families and tenants. The truth is, even when they are gone, they have to regularly watch the news or listen to the radio to monitor any announcement or call-backs, for them to come back from Ombakaha to Windhoek or from Ongenga to Walvis Bay, because the house has was burgled.

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