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Demolished market
Gov’t to face legal battle over market demolition
Jul 4, 2022, 10:46 AM

The Sukuta- Salagi women said they will sue The Gambia government to court for demolishing their market and destroying valuable materials without any formal notice.

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Fuel pump price increases again
Jul 4, 2022, 10:45 AM

The prices for petrol and diesel have increased again. The increase is influenced by the continuing impact of the war in Ukraine on international crude oil prices and the removal of costly fuel subsidies by the government.

timber
Gov’t permanently revokes all timber export permits with new regulations
Jul 4, 2022, 10:44 AM

Press release

Banjul, The Gambia — With the endorsement of Cabinet chaired by His Excellency President Adama Barrow on Thursday and in line with Section 113 of the Forest Act, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECNARR) wishes to inform the public of these new regulations effective immediately:

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Ida Jagne set to testify in Bai Lowe’s trial in October
Jul 4, 2022, 10:41 AM

Reliable reports reaching LamToro News (LTN) have it that Mrs. Isatou Jagne, widely known as Ida Jagne, is scheduled to testify in the murder trial of Bai Lowe, a member of the former president Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad known as the ‘Junglers’.

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Ahmadiyya Jammat supports fire victims, calls for peace
Jul 4, 2022, 10:29 AM

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jammat in The Gambia on Friday distributed food items worth over D250, 000 to fire victims within the Kanifing Municipality.

Barrow to meet WB Bank managing director of Operations
Jul 4, 2022, 10:26 AM

State House, Banjul, 2nd July 2022:  H.E. President Adama Barrow will on Tuesday, 5th July 2022, meet with the World Bank Managing Director of Operations Mr. Axel Van Trotsenburg and Vice President for Western and Central Africa, Mr. Ousmane Diagana.

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Deputy Speaker Njie urges global action to global challenges
Jul 4, 2022, 10:25 AM

Deputy National Assembly Speaker Hon. Seedy S.K. Njie has called for global solutions to the current challenges the world over is being faced with.
Speaking at conference of the Parliamentary Network of Non-Aligned Movement in Baku last week, Hon. Njie said the Network was indeed very important, and its establishment comes at a time when the “world is facing serious crisis threatening development, peace, security, food crisis, unemployment and as well as migration.”

First trial of a former Jungler in Germany – Chronicle of the Bai L. Trial
Jul 4, 2022, 10:23 AM

The first trial ever of one of Yahya Jammeh’s “Junglers” (hit squad members) began not in a Gambian courtroom or an international tribunal but in a regional court in the sleepy German town of Celle.

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Intl Monetary Institutions commend GRA for Strong Performance
Jul 1, 2022, 11:19 AM

International monetary institutions have satisfyingly commended the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) for its “strong performance in collecting tax; improved tax compliance and excellent overall collection rate.” 

The endorsement and commendation seen by The Point comes on the heels of a post pandemic recovery strategy adopted by several developing nations across the globe.

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Solo Bojang, others to help gov't indentify sites for exhumation of victims
Jul 1, 2022, 11:15 AM

The government has accepted it would locate Solo Bojang and other perpetrators to help in identifying sites for the exhumation of victims of extrajudicial killings for proper identification and handing-over to family members for burial.

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GFRS condemns attack on its fire officers in New Jeshwang
Jul 1, 2022, 11:13 AM

The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services and the Kanifing Municipal Council on Wednesday organised a press conference condemning the attack on some officers by a mob at New Jeshwang, following their arrival at a scene to quench a fire outbreak in the community.

Public health officers say no threat, intimidation can dictate their decision
Jul 1, 2022, 11:10 AM

In a counter-statement to the Ministry of Health's announcement to stop the salaries of striking public health officers, the Association of Public and Environmental Health Officers of The Gambia (APEHOG) on Wednesday stated that no amount of external threat or intimidation can dictate the decision of the association regarding the current industrial action.

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BAC signs contracts worth D2.1M
Jul 1, 2022, 11:05 AM

The Brikama Area Council (BAC) on Wednesday 29 June 2022 signed three contract agreements with three contractors worth D2,109,005 .

The contract agreements were designed for the construction of an open market shed at New Yundum and a toilet facility at Brusubi Phase1 Market and Farato Community Health Centre

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GAF warns against unauthorised sale, use of military items
Jun 30, 2022, 11:47 AM

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) announced it has observed with “grave concern” the unauthorised importation, sale, as well as uncontrolled usage of military items such as uniforms, jackets, boots and caps by some individuals and or entities.

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CPJ urges Gambia authorities to prioritise legal reforms, accountability for crimes against the press
Jun 30, 2022, 11:45 AM

Abuja, June 29, 2022 – Gambian authorities should adopt the reforms recommended by the country’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC)—including ensuring journalists are not prosecuted for sedition—work to swiftly hold former President Yahya Jammeh and members of his “Junglers” death squad to account for their crimes against journalists, and end the culture of impunity in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. 

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Senegal opposition postpones protest to spare Muslim festivities
Jun 30, 2022, 11:43 AM

DAKAR, June 29 (Reuters) - Senegal's main opposition coalition called off planned protests on Wednesday to avoid disrupting end-of-school exams and preparations for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday early next month, one of its leaders Ousmane Sonko said.

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Striking public health officers risk salary stoppage, others
Jun 30, 2022, 11:27 AM

A statement from the Ministry of Health has revealed that any Public Health Officer who continues striking and absent from work despite the government’s stance in meeting their demands would lead to the stoppage of their salaries.

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Essa Faal condemns brutality meted on migrants by Moroccan security
Jun 30, 2022, 11:24 AM

Gambian international lawyer, Essa Faal, has condemned the brutality and “inhumane treatment” meted on migrants attempting to breach the metal fence at Melila to enter Spain, as was seen in a video that went viral on social media.

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