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Justice minister  tables D150,...

Justice minister tables D150, 000 remuneration for 5 Faraba commissioners

Picture: Justice Minister Tambadou
Friday, September 21, 2018
Gambia’s Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou Tuesday tabled a motion before the legislators at the National Assembly in Banjul for the awarding of...
US ambassador says relations w...

US ambassador says relations with Gambia is excellent

Picture: Ambassador Alsup & President Barrow
Friday, September 21, 2018
The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, Her Excellency Patricia Alsup, has described as ‘’excellent’’ the relationship between The Gambia and the...
Barrow swears-in Land Commissi...

Barrow swears-in Land Commission members

Friday, September 21, 2018
A Land Commission has been set up to look into the challenges of land administration in order to address conflicts emanating from land matters in the...
New secretary general takes oa...

New secretary general takes oaths of office

Picture: SG Ebrima O. Camara
Friday, September 21, 2018
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on Monday 17th September, 2018 presided over the swearing-in of the newly appointed Secretary General and Head...

‘Sometimes there was no money to pay auditors’

Friday, September 21, 2018
Bai Matarr Drammeh, a businessman, yesterday appeared before the Janneh Commission and stated that the Jammeh Foundation for Peace sometimes had no...
National Library was allocated...

National Library was allocated a land in 2004: Education minister

Picture: Claudiana Cole, the minister of Basic and Secondary Education
Friday, September 21, 2018
Claudiana Cole, the minister of Basic and Secondary Education has told deputies that the National Library was allocated a land in 2004 by the...
Ex-Local Gov’t   minister admi...

Ex-Local Gov’t minister admits 28 lands allocation to Jammeh not proper

Picture: Ismaila Sambou
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The former minister of Local Government and Lands, Ismaila Sambou, yesterday stated before the Janneh Commission that it was not proper to allocate...
Lesotho king  holds talks with...

Lesotho king holds talks with President Barrow

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The king of Lesotho, His Majesty Letsie III, yesterday morning met President Adama Barrow at his Office at State House, where the two leaders had...
Police warn against possible d...

Police warn against possible disruption at Lie Saine’s trial

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
It has come to the notice of the office of the Inspector General of Police that some political party militants are planning to gather at the court...
‘Media needs to be flourished ...

‘Media needs to be flourished to give right information’

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hon. Suwaubu Touray, the member for Wuli East has said that the media needs to be flourished so that it would be able to give the right information...

Faraba report indicates culpable shooting, destruction

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The preliminary reviews of the report of the presidential investigation into the Faraba Banta upheaval that claimed lives have indicated a catalog of...

Gov’t makes declaration on 2018/2019 rainfall situation & effects on crops and livestock

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
We, the members of the National Food Security Council of The Republic of The Gambia, met in the office of the Vice President, at the emergency...
Ambassador Alsup Remarks, Hail...

Ambassador Alsup Remarks, Hail and Farewell

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As you know this is a hail and farewell, so before I say farewell, let me take this opportunity to welcome our new Deputy Chief of Mission, Shelly...
Oil companies express interest...

Oil companies express interest in Gambia

Picture: President Adama Barrow
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The president of The Gambia Adama Barrow has explained that major international oil companies have expressed interest in exploring and...
GRA boss reacts to D800M reven...

GRA boss reacts to D800M revenue collected

Picture: Yankuba Darboe
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The president of the republic has disclosed that the government has strengthened its tax collection, which resulted for the first time, The Gambia...
Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio exone...

Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio exonerated by the American Justice System

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The ink is flowing in abundance across the globe with the new developments in the case involving the former Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister, His...
Point signs agreement to raise...

Point signs agreement to raise reporting standards for truth process

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Point newspaper yesterday signed a training agreement with The Hague-based Journalists for Justice (JFJ) to build the capacity of its staff to...
Lesotho King arrives in Gambia

Lesotho King arrives in Gambia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
King of Lesotho His Majesty Letsie III has arrived in The Gambia as Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations Special Ambassador...

GPA pays D5M dividend to Gov’t

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Gambia Port Authority (GPA) has paid a cheque amounting to D5 million to government of The Gambia as dividend. The cheque was presented at the...

Prisoners’ complains are genuine: Security Adviser

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
President Adama Barrow’s National Security Adviser, Retired Colonel Momodou Badjie, has said that some of the complains made by prisoners at the...

‘We had to hire a consultant to have the problem solved’

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The former managing director of SSHFC, Tumbul Danso, yesterday reappeared before the Janneh Commission and stated that they had to hire a consultant...

Drug Law Enforcement officer testifies in trial

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Omar K. Sanyang, a Drug Law Enforcement officer attached to Serrekunda Drug Law Enforcement Agency Office last Wednesday, 12 September 2018 testified...
Gov’t to create over 10, 000 j...

Gov’t to create over 10, 000 jobs in 3 years

Picture: President Adama Barrow & Speaker Mariam Jack Denton
Monday, September 17, 2018
In his State of the Nation Address to the National Assembly last week, President Adama Barrow has decried the rise in unemployment in The Gambia and...
1st ever national security pol...

1st ever national security policy in the pipeline

Monday, September 17, 2018
Retired colonel, Momodou Badjie, President Adama Barrow’s National Security Adviser has dislcosed that the drafting of the first ever National...
Gov’t will continue to improve...

Gov’t will continue to improve business environment - President Barrow

Monday, September 17, 2018
President Adama Barrow has said that his government will continue to explore means of improving the business environment, promoting investment and...
SG Habib Drammeh relieved

SG Habib Drammeh relieved

Monday, September 17, 2018
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, acting under the provisions of...

Barrow commissions new ambulances for 14 communities

Monday, September 17, 2018
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, on Friday, September 14, 2018, commissioned a fleet of new ambulance vehicles earmarked for 14 rural...
CRC, NCCE endorse partnership ...

CRC, NCCE endorse partnership framework’s MoU

Monday, September 17, 2018
In a bid to fulfil its mandate to draft and guide the process of promulgating a new constitution for The Gambia, the Constitutional Review Commission...
New bill to wage war on corrup...

New bill to wage war on corruption

Picture: President Barrow
Friday, September 14, 2018
President Barrow yesterday said at the Legislative Year 2018 that a draft Anti-Corruption Bill has been finalised and ready to be submitted to the...
Faraba Commission to present f...

Faraba Commission to present findings to Barrow

Picture: President Barrow & commission Members
Friday, September 14, 2018
President Adama Barrow will receive the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Faraba Banta incident. The Commission, led by a renowned human...

PEGEP former executive director appears before Janneh Commission

Friday, September 14, 2018
Dominic Peter Jammeh, the former executive director of President Empowerment for Girls’ Education Project (PEGEP), yesterday appeared before the...

3 died in bus-motorbike crash

Friday, September 14, 2018
Fatal accident involving The Gambia Transport Service Company’s (GTSC) bus is reported to have killed three people at Sare Talata village in the...

Gov’t guarantees security, law & order throughout the country

Friday, September 14, 2018
President Adama Barrow has stated that his government is fully committed to guarantee security and maintaining law and order throughout the country. ...
Saudi Arabia affirms intent to...

Saudi Arabia affirms intent to boost ties with Gambia

Friday, September 14, 2018
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed its commitment to intensify relations with The Gambia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International...

More support for foreign students in Europe to study, work

Friday, September 14, 2018
Senegambians and other international students in Europe are currently receiving an expression of support from various universities and other...
Agric minister gives update on...

Agric minister gives update on disposal of expired fertilizers

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hon. Fakebba Colley, member for Kaing West, on Monday urged the minister of Agriculture to explain the circumstances surrounding the expired...
Ex-attorney general goes throu...

Ex-attorney general goes through vigorous questioning

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Former attorney general and minister of Justice, Edward Gomez, yesterday went through vigorous questioning before the Janneh Commission, posed by...

NACCUG disburses over D1.5M mini grant fund to support youths

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Mini Grants Scheme officer of the Association National of Cooperative Credit Union of the Gambia (NACCUG), Saikou Touray, has said his office has...
Barrow sends special delegatio...

Barrow sends special delegation to Kofi Annan’s funeral

Thursday, September 13, 2018
His. Excellency, President Barrow sends a special delegation to Accra, Ghana, to attend the funeral of H.E. Kofi Annan, former United Nations...
1st lady leads fact-finding te...

1st lady leads fact-finding team of medical consultants to EFSTH

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The First Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency, Fatoumatta Barrow on Monday joined a group of medical personnel and educationists from Delaware, U.S....
VP sheds light on D4.5M donate...

VP sheds light on D4.5M donated to Kuntaur flood victims

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The vice president and minister of Women’s Affairs, Ousainou Darboe, was asked by the lawmaker for Niani, Alhagie S.B. Sillah to shed light on the...
Tony Blair: President Barrow i...

Tony Blair: President Barrow is clear about his priorities

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
After a closed-door meeting with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, the executive chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Tony...
Transport Ministry to construc...

Transport Ministry to construct 400km of rural roads

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Bai Lamin Jobe, minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, has told deputies that it is within the plans of the Ministry of Transport, Works...

SIC announces Sept 20th as Muslim New Year

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Supreme Islamic Council in collaboration with the office of the Imam Ratib of The Gambia informs the general public that Monday 10th of September...

Bungalow Beach Hotel proprietor faces Janneh Commission

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Mr. Ardy Sarge , a hotelier and the proprietor of Bungalow Beach and Sarge’s Hotels, yesterday appeared before the Janneh Commission in connection to...

ECA leads UN efforts for a stable and prosperous Sahel region

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The United Nations is revamping its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa’s Sahel region, in particular outlining a...
Drug trafficking a threat to G...

Drug trafficking a threat to Gambia’s peace: Interior Minister

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Louis Moses Mendy, the deputy permanent secretary at the Interior Ministry has stated that drug trafficking presents a serious threat to the...
Jammeh influenced the leasing ...

Jammeh influenced the leasing of Sun Beach Hotel Lawyer Batchilly Reveals

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Lawyer Musa Batchilly, yesterday challenged Mr. Edward Graham, former managing director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, before...
Court warns Lie Saine’s family

Court warns Lie Saine’s family

Picture: Abdoulie Saine
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Banjul Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrates T. Wilson has warned the family and relatives of Abdoulie Saine to comport themselves so...
M.A. Bah resigns from APRC

M.A. Bah resigns from APRC

Picture: Momodou Alieu Bah
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Momodou Alieu Bah, who is commonly called M.A. Bah, and who one time served as minister of the Interior under Yahya Jammeh has resigned from the...
Gambia’s reform programmes to ...

Gambia’s reform programmes to be supported by African experts: Minister Tangara

Picture: Dr. Mamadou Tangara
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Dr. Mamadou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad has stated that in the New Gambia, the African...
GYIN Gambia Chapter inks 1 yea...

GYIN Gambia Chapter inks 1 year MoU with Kerr Fatou

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
As part of its efforts to intensify its visibility for a wider coverage, the Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia chapter (GYIN Gambia Chapter) on...
United Purpose gives 15 motorb...

United Purpose gives 15 motorbikes to field workers

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The United Purpose – an international NGO operating in The Gambia through it Baluu Timaringo project on Tuesday handed over 15 new motorbikes to its...

FTJ raises eyebrows over Alajie Barrow’s TRRC appointment

Monday, September 10, 2018
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim party leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has questioned the...

‘Foreign powers cannot ensure our security’

Monday, September 10, 2018
The interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), Fabakary Tombong Jatta, has stated that foreign...

Gov’t, GTU came to consensus

Monday, September 10, 2018
The government of The Gambia has reached an agreement with The Gambia Teachers’ Union (GTU) after the executive announced last week that they would...
EBA’s crusade in building clim...

EBA’s crusade in building climate resilience for poor communities begins

Monday, September 10, 2018
The Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) in The Gambia – a project designed to develop a climate-resilient and natural resource-based economy...

‘Kandeh only visits prison admin’

Monday, September 10, 2018
An authority that wished to remain anonymity said, Mamma Kandeh, the party leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) did not visit...

Man docked for alleged Cannabis Sativa trafficking

Monday, September 10, 2018
One Ebrima Saidy on the 4th of September, 2018 arraigned before magistrate Peter Che of Brikama Magistrate’s Court for possession of prohibited drug...
Mamma Kandeh visits Mile II

Mamma Kandeh visits Mile II

Picture: Mamma Kandeh, GDC Leader
Friday, September 07, 2018
The leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, on Thursday morning visited the Mile II Central Prison in Banjul. The...
Gambia signs 3 cooperation agr...

Gambia signs 3 cooperation agreements with China

Friday, September 07, 2018
The Gambia and China today signed three cooperation agreements on the “Belt and Road “ project for Infrastructural development, Economic and...

Ex-Gam Petroleum finance director refuses to discuss reasons of termination

Friday, September 07, 2018
Alagie Jabang, former finance director at Gam Petroleum, yesterday stated before the Janneh Commission that he would not discuss the reasons of his...

Gov’t pays D16m to 4 Major Hospitals

Friday, September 07, 2018
The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, on Wednesday paid an amount of 16 million dalasis as transport...
VP launches Gambia Zero Hunger...

VP launches Gambia Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report

Friday, September 07, 2018
His Excellency A.N.M. Ousainu Darboe, the vice president of the Republic of The Gambia and minister of Women’s Affairs yesterday launched The Gambia...
New company to drill oil well ...

New company to drill oil well in 40 days

Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Gambia’s Commissioner Petroleum Mr. Jerreh Barrow, has confirmed that the Australian petroleum company licensed to explore oil offshore Gambia...
China-Africa Forum: opportunit...

China-Africa Forum: opportunity for bridges, roads in The Gambia

Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Chairman of the Chinese Railway Construction Company (CRCC) Mr Chen Fenjian has told President Adama Barrow that The Gambia could tap into the...
Interior minister unveils plan...

Interior minister unveils plans to minimize road accidents

Picture: Minister Ebrima Mballow
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Following a question-and-answer session at the National Assembly, the minister of the Interior, Ebrima Mballow has informed deputies that his...
€6,000 deduction was not justi...

€6,000 deduction was not justified, SSHFC MD tells Janneh Commission

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Muhammed Manjang, managing director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that the €6,000 deducted...
PetroGas signs D1.3M to renova...

PetroGas signs D1.3M to renovate EFSTH Male Ward

Thursday, September 06, 2018
PetroGas Company today awards over 1.3 million dalasi contract to “Ideal Technical and Construction Company” for the renovation of the Male Ward...
Dialogue on ‘Inclusive Managem...

Dialogue on ‘Inclusive Management Security in border areas open in Banjul

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Partners West Africa – Senegal, an Institution based in Dakar Senegal is currently visiting the Gambian Capital during September 4 5 2018 for a...
Prisoners hold guards hostage ...

Prisoners hold guards hostage at Mile II

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
An unconfirmed number of prisoners who are currently under detention at the remand wing of the Mile II Central Prison in Banjul were reported to have...

7 arrested Koina youths released

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The seven youths from Koina village, who were arrested during a fight between the same Sarahule tribe but a different societal class in the Kantora...
Nigeria Army War College on Ga...

Nigeria Army War College on Gambia study tour

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Members of Nigeria Army War College are currently on a study tour in The Gambia starting with a courtesy call on the chief of Defence Staff of The...
Barrow: Joining FOCAC benefici...

Barrow: Joining FOCAC beneficial to attaining NDP

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has said that The Gambia’s new membership into the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which the...
Nationwide environmental chall...

Nationwide environmental challenges are numerous, diverse - Environment Minister

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources on Monday during the Third Ordinary Session of the National Assembly informed...
1st Lady, others call for ‘urg...

1st Lady, others call for ‘urgent response’ to HIV/AIDS in Africa

Source: State House
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
On the margins of the forum on China-Africa Corporation, the First Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency participated in the joint initiative of the...
Former Banjul lawmaker charged

Former Banjul lawmaker charged

Picture: Abdoulie Saine
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Abdoulie Saine, the former National Assembly Member for Banjul Central has been arrested by police in Banjul in connection with an audio he released...
China-Africa Summit welcomes G...

China-Africa Summit welcomes Gambia, targets $60B financing for Africa

Picture: President Barrow & President Xi Jinping
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Republic of The Gambia, in addition to Togo and Sao Tome, has been welcomed into the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation – a South-South...

APRC disassociates itself from ex-Banjul lawmaker’s divisive comments

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The National Executive Committee of the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) has disassociates itself from the incendiary...
Councils to work on the closur...

Councils to work on the closure of Bakoteh dumpsite: Mayor Bensouda

Picture: Ahmed Talib Bensouda
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
At a press conference marking his first 100 days in office, the mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council, Ahmed Talib Bensouda said his council,...

GTU may protest over demands

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
After several attempts to have their demands met, The Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) has finally hinted that its National Executive Committee would end...

3 Nigerians arrested over D1.5M

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Three Nigerians have been arrested by police in connection with stealing.They were alleged to have stolen D1.5 million (one million five hundred...
Legislators adopt nomination o...

Legislators adopt nomination of membership to Parliamentary Friendship Group

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Deputies on Monday at the Third Ordinary Session of the National Assembly adopted the Nomination of Membership to the Parliamentary Friendship Groups...
Bad media laws to be repealed ...

Bad media laws to be repealed in December

Monday, September 03, 2018
The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure has explained that the numerous laws in The Gambia that restrict the work of the media...
Gambia-EU cooperation on the m...

Gambia-EU cooperation on the move

Monday, September 03, 2018
The Development Cooperation between The Gambia and the European Union (EU) that started in 1976 was meant among other things to contribute to the...
Transport stakeholders highlig...

Transport stakeholders highlight challenges in the industry

Monday, September 03, 2018
Secretary General of The Gambia National Transport Union Congress (GNTUC) has said their aim was to ensure that discipline, respect for the rule of...

5 wounded in URR tribal clash

Friday, August 31, 2018
At least five people have been reportedly wounded when fight broke out between the same Sarahule tribe in Koina village in the Kantora District,...

Major hospitals set to embark on sit-down strike

Friday, August 31, 2018
Ousman Sparo Touray, the secretary general of a joint task force committee comprising Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Serrekunda General...
Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in...

Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China

Picture: President Adama Barrow
Friday, August 31, 2018
President Adama Barrow will travel to the People’s Republic of China to attend the Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), on Saturday, 1st...
SENEGAL:87 aspirants for   Pre...

SENEGAL:87 aspirants for Presidency in 2019

Friday, August 31, 2018
Every year, the 57 African Nations hold elections according to their constitutional guidelines. 2019 will see Senegals’ turn amongst the 19 elections...
Constitutional Review Committe...

Constitutional Review Committee briefs journalists

Friday, August 31, 2018
Members of the press on Thursday were briefed by officials of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), as part of the processes in carrying out...
Over 2000 people trek 8 km to ...

Over 2000 people trek 8 km to advocate for prevention of NCDs

Friday, August 31, 2018
More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the...
Barrow explains D11M donation ...

Barrow explains D11M donation to Gambian Pilgrims

Picture: President Barrow
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The President of the Republic Adama Barrow has explained the source of the D11, 252, 000 donation to Gambian pilgrims during the 2018 Hajj programme...
Barrow launches SSHFC investig...

Barrow launches SSHFC investigative panel

Picture: President Barrow & panel members
Thursday, August 30, 2018
President Barrow has inaugurated a six-member panel to look into matters at the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC). It is headed...
Embattled Social Security MD s...

Embattled Social Security MD sent on leave

Picture: Muhammed Manjang
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The managing director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC), Muhammed Manjang, has been asked to go on leave as the standoff...
I will work for Barrow’s gov’t...

I will work for Barrow’s gov’t even as cleaner -Former CDS

Picture: Former CDS Bargie
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The former Chief of Defence staffs (CDS) Retired General Ousman Bargie has explained that he is ready to work with the Barrow government even if he...

Ports MD redeployed to GPPA

Thursday, August 30, 2018
A reliable source reaching The Point has indicated that Abdoulie Tambadou, the managing director of The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) has been...

New tomato factory to create 6000 jobs

Thursday, August 30, 2018
At least more than 600 job opportunities for Gambians will be created after the commissioning of a new tomato paste factory in The Gambia by GACH...
43 Gambians awarded Chinese Go...

43 Gambians awarded Chinese Gov’t 2018 Scholarship 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Chinese Embassy in The Gambia recently hosted a reception for the 43 Gambian awardees of the 2018 Chinese Government Scholarship at the Chinese...
Gov’t issues licence to GACH M...

Gov’t issues licence to GACH Mining Company to export black sand

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Gambia Government has issued a mining license to Gambia Angola China (GACH) Mining Company to export the heavy mineral concentrated sand locally...
Court martial set to rule on E...

Court martial set to rule on Ex-President Jammeh’s former aides

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Court Martial chaired by Judge –Advocate Amina Saho-Ceesay sitting on the trial of two former Ex-President Jammeh aides, brigadier generals;...
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