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Navy conducts emergency evacuations for patients 
Oct 27, 2020, 12:21 PM

Personnel of the Gambia Navy of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have conducted several emergency evacuations for patients from Barra to Banjul as the ferries plying the area have halted operations due to the construction of the two ferry ramps.

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Yakumba Jaiteh's trial commences
Oct 27, 2020, 12:18 PM

The case involving Yakumba Jaiteh and Yusufa Jaiteh, who were charged with assault and obstruction commenced yesterday before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

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Calls for victims & women inclusion in transitional justice renewed
Oct 27, 2020, 12:01 PM

Dozens of victims’ and women’s right activists have signed a petition calling for the inclusion of victims and women in the transitional justice process in the country.

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Man in Badibou reportedly commits suicide
Oct 27, 2020, 11:44 AM

One Sanna Touray, a native of Salikenne village in the Central Badibou District of the North Bank Region is reported to have committed suicide over the weekend; The Point has been reliably informed.

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IEC releases nominees for Niamina West, Kerr Jarga by-elections
Oct 27, 2020, 11:42 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) yesterday released a list of nominees for the National Assembly by-election for Niamina West Constituency in the Central River Region and for Kerr Jarga Ward in the Kerewan Area Council.

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Bah assures safe return of Kerr Batch Stone Circle items to Museum
Oct 27, 2020, 11:40 AM

The minister of Tourism and Culture has assured the people of Nianija that all items taken from the Kerr Batch Stone Circles Museum will be returned to the museum immediately after the ongoing rehabilitation of the site is completed.

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Cabinet tasks Justice minister to initiate dialogue on draft constitution
Oct 27, 2020, 11:34 AM

During the 7th Cabinet Meeting held on 22nd October 2020, Cabinet mandated the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Dawda Jallow to proceed and initiate a dialogue among all stakeholders with the view to reaching a consensus over the draft constitution. 

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Gambia files Memorial with ICJ over Myanmar
Oct 26, 2020, 11:05 AM

The Republic of The Gambia filed its “Memorial” with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague in the case it brought against Myanmar under the Genocide Convention last year, according to a missive.

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GRA boss elected WATAF new chairperson
Oct 26, 2020, 11:02 AM

The commissioner general of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yankuba Darboe has been elected chairman of the West African Tax Administration (WATAF) for the next two years.

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Hon. Ndure bids farewell to Macky Sall
Oct 26, 2020, 10:56 AM

Gambian High Commissioner to Senegal Hon. Ebrima Ousman Ndure has bid farewell to Senegalese president, Macky Sall after completing his 3-year mission as Gambian High Commissioner to Senegal. 

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Abubacarr S. Camara confirmed DG of Gambia Tourism Board
Oct 26, 2020, 10:54 AM

His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia has confirmed the appointment of the acting Director General (DG) of The Gambia Tourism Board (GTBOARD), Abubacarr S. Camara to director general.

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Covid-19: Gambia registers 1 new case
Oct 26, 2020, 10:49 AM

The Gambia has registered 1 new positive coronavirus case, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,660.

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‘Gov’t makes great progress on security sector reforms’
Oct 26, 2020, 10:37 AM

Momodou Badjie, National Security Adviser has underscored the commitment of the Barrow led government towards security sector reform processes, saying the unprecedented development and reforms going on within the different security institutions are clear indication of the government’s seriousness about security reforms as great progress has been made over the years.

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Ministry of transport holds steering committee meeting on URR projects
Oct 26, 2020, 10:25 AM

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), on Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 held its fifth steering committee meeting on the construction of the Basse/Fatoto road and bridges project currently ongoing in the Upper River Region of the country.

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CDS Drammeh, 3 other senior officers promoted
Oct 23, 2020, 11:30 AM

President Adama Barrow, the commander-in-chief of The Gambia Armed Forces has promoted Major General Yakuba Drammeh, the Chief of Defence Staff and three other senior officers, according to a news release.

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Jokadu NAM crosses carpet to NPP
Oct 23, 2020, 11:27 AM

The National Assembly Member (NAM) of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) for Jokadu Constituency, Hon. Salifu Jawo, has revealed that he has switched allegiance to President Adama Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP), as he accused his former GDC party of violating and undermining the country’s Supreme Law.

Guinea Bissau
Barrow calls for Unity in Guinea Bissau
Oct 23, 2020, 11:23 AM

State House, Banjul, 21 October 2020: His Excellency, Adama Barrow has called on the people of Guinea Bissau to reconcile and rally behind His Excellency Umaro Sissoco Embalo to develop their country. President Barrow made the remarks at a welcoming ceremony held in his honour at the Bissau Airport on his first official visit to the country. 

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