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market place
Daily price hike in basic commodities raises alarm
Jan 26, 2021, 1:05 PM

Gambians from different walks of life have expressed frustration, concern and anger over daily surge in prices of basic food commodities at the local markets and corner shops.

Baboucarr Cham
Witness says SIS boss witnessed tortures
Jan 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

Being accused of drug dealing in 2009, Babucarr Cham, yesterday testified before the TRRC, claiming that the current director general of the State Intelligence Service, Ousman Sowe, witnessed tortures of individuals at the institution.

Aminata Jallow Jeng
‘GDC to teach Barrow a lesson in 2021’
Jan 26, 2021, 12:55 PM

The GDC’s candidate for Lower Fulladu West in the last NAM election, Aminata Jallow-Jeng, has warned that “GDC will prove all skeptics wrong and will teach President Adama Barrow and his party a lesson in December 2021 Presidential elections.” 

Lawyer Darboe v2
UDP leader advises supporters to resist insults, provocations
Jan 26, 2021, 12:51 PM

The secretary general and leader of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), lawyer Ousainou Darboe, has advised his party supporters to discard insults and provocations cast at him (Darboe).

Yankuba Darboe
GRA, GBos engage enumerators on rental property surveys
Jan 26, 2021, 12:47 PM

The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) in partnership with GBos on Monday commenced a two day intensive enumerators training on Rental Property Survey at the National Malaria Control Conference Hall.

court hammer
PW1 testifies in D210, 000 defrauding case
Jan 26, 2021, 12:37 PM

Albury Ceesay, prosecution witness one (PW1) yesterday testified in the ongoing defrauding case at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court involving Abdoulie Sanyang, who is alleged to have obtained goods worth D210, 000 by false pretense.

Lawyer Darboe
Lawyer Darboe says ‘UDP remains ready to save Gambia once more’
Jan 25, 2021, 12:01 PM

The leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has affirmed that his party remains ready and committed to saving the country once more.

Matarr Ceesay
Gambia College denies report of bush fire damage on properties
Jan 25, 2021, 11:54 AM

Matarr Ceesay, the deputy program coordinator at The Gambia College annexed in Basse (URR) has denied reports that the school’s properties were damaged by last week’s bush fire around the college premises.

Alieu Secka
54 African countries committed to joining AFCFTA  says GCCI CEO
Jan 25, 2021, 11:47 AM

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has disclosed that a total of 54 African nations have committed to joining the Africa Continental-Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), which came into effect on 1st January 2021.

Samateh v2
Ministry of Health says SARS-CoV-2 virus identified at NPHLS
Jan 25, 2021, 11:43 AM

The Ministry of Health has announced that it has identified a new variant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus first detected in the United Kingdom. According to the Ministry they identified the virus during sequencing in positive specimens at the National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS).

Tangara and Ambassador Paschall
Foreign Minister Tangara meets US Ambassador
Jan 25, 2021, 11:32 AM

Banjul, 22nd January 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Friday 21st January 2021 received in his office the Ambassador of the United States of America, H.E. Richard C. Paschall.

ECOWAS Parliament
ECOWAS Parliament holds virtual session to discuss 2021 budget, others
Jan 25, 2021, 11:25 AM

The session, otherwise known as the “Budget Session”, provides the opportunity, in accordance with provisions of the Supplementary Act, for Parliament to consider the Community’s Budget. Specifically, the Parliament is expected to ensure that the estimates are directed towards programs that address the needs of the people.

Covid 19
Covid-19: Gambia registers 8 new cases
Jan 25, 2021, 11:09 AM

The Gambia has registered 8 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,958.

Barrow and Jatta
  APRC brands Barrow as ‘worst enemy’
Jan 22, 2021, 11:44 AM

Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party has described President Adama Barrow as APRC’s “worst enemy.”

Timber
Authorities call for dialogue as timber saga grips Senegambia
Jan 22, 2021, 11:34 AM

The chairman of the Association of Forest Users in The Gambia, Lamin Barrow, has called on the government of The Gambia and Senegal to come to a discussion table to amicably resolve the timber saga between the two neighbouring countries.

Momodou Hydara
Jah Oil responds to PURA, says 50m rule was never implemented
Jan 22, 2021, 11:28 AM

Momodou Hydara, manager, Jah Oil Company has said the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) has never implemented the 50 meters rule as far as gas stations are concerned in The Gambia. 

Ex GMC leaders join NPP
Ex-GMC deputy party leader, others join NPP
Jan 22, 2021, 11:21 AM

Buba Khan, former deputy leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) and Aisha Jallow, former GMC’s deputy women mobiliser have all reportedly joined President Barrow’s National People's Party (NPP), The Point has been reliably informed.

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