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Briton who  disguises as  philanthropist  arrested with  skunk cannabis
Sep 28, 2021, 12:12 PM

As the fight against drug and related illicit activities intensifies in the country, operatives of the country’s narcotic agency have made another breakthrough, with the arrest of a British national who disguised himself as a philanthropist, The Point has been reliably informed.

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Gov’t revises Covid-19 protocols on arriving passengers as tourists’ season looms
Sep 28, 2021, 12:10 PM

Press release :The Government of The Gambia with its ardent desire to open up the country for the upcoming 2021/ 2022 Winter Season and in view of the fact that several of our international source markets are revising their COVID 19 protocols, have revisited the COVID 19 protocols that relate to visitors arriving into The Gambia.

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VP assures int’l community of  fair election
Sep 28, 2021, 11:56 AM

During the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray stated that as the country is on the verge of organising presidential elections in December 2021 and legislative in 2022, no effort will be spared by the government in ensuring that elections are held under free and fair conditions.

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SSHFC boss extols positives, laments challenges
Sep 28, 2021, 11:46 AM

Abdoulie Tambadou, the managing director of The Gambia Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC), in an interview with Star FM radio, highlighted the challenges his institution faces and the achievements he has scored since he assumed office in 2020.

High Court set to deliver ruling on UTG, staff case
Sep 28, 2021, 11:44 AM

Justice Landing Sanneh of the high court has set September 29 to deliver his ruling in the University of The Gambia (UTG) case against the University of The Gambia Faculty and Staff Association (UTGFSA).

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OIC Gambia security committee completes int’l conference security training in Turkey
Sep 28, 2021, 11:42 AM

Press release :Petroleum House, Brusubi, 27 September 2021 -Members of the Security subcommittee of the OICGambia Local Organisation Committee have on Thursday returned from the Republic of Turkey where they underwent a high-level intensive training programme in Security Planning and Management for International Events and Conferences. 

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Brikama fire victims narrate ordeal
Sep 28, 2021, 11:40 AM

Fews weeks after the fire outbreak that ravaged valuable items in Brikama in Kombo Central District, West Coast Region, victims have narrated how the fire incident has affected their lives and livelihood.

GIZ trains 40 business development partners on SME business loop
Sep 28, 2021, 11:36 AM

A German International Corporation (GIZ) in partnership with ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund (ECOWAS-RSDF) has certified 40 participants after completing 10 days rigorous training and coaching on Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) business loop.

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Foni appeals for good roads, electricity & skills center
Sep 27, 2021, 12:25 PM

Inhabitants of the five Foni Districts have urged the government through President Adama Barrow to help them with good roads, electricity, gardens and skills centre among others during the latter’s ‘Meet the People’ tour.

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Ex-Justice minister joins UDP
Sep 27, 2021, 12:23 PM

The former Justice minister during ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s rule Lamin Babading Jorbateh, on Saturday joined the United Democratic Party (UDP)  and anticipated a massive win during the December 4th presidential election.

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CG Darboe: Africa’s fiscal deficit problem could be solved by digital economy 
Sep 27, 2021, 12:20 PM

The commissioner general of Gambia Revenue Avenue (GRA) and also current chairman of the West African Tax Administration Forum (WATAF), Yankuba Darboe, last week addressed ECOWAS Member States during the WATAF 17th Annual General Assembly Meeting and its 10th Year Anniversary held in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Services on halt at NATC as climate change wreaks havoc
Sep 27, 2021, 12:18 PM

All public activities at the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) have been put on stand till following a heavy windstorm that struck the country on 7 July 2021.

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VP says Africa is grappling with negative effects of conflicts, insecurity
Sep 27, 2021, 12:15 PM

During the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray stated that Africa is grappling with negative effects of conflicts and insecurity, arguing that the challenge of addressing the root causes of conflict and climate change requires greater global solidarity and UN leadership.

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 Foreign Minister Dr. Tangara holds talks with Foreign ministers of Nicaragua, Venezuela
Sep 27, 2021, 12:10 PM

BANJUL, 24 September 2021: In his efforts to broaden and realise objectives of The Gambia’s Foreign Policy, the Honourable Minister of Foreign, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Thursday 23 September held an audience with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua, H.E. Mr. Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres.

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Gov’t wins case against  Facebook at U.S. District Court 
Sep 24, 2021, 11:28 AM

Press release: The Gambia initiated discovery proceedings before the United States D.C. District Court to compel Facebook to provide content it deleted from the banned Myanmar accounts relating to anti-Rohingya hate speech and incitement to violence. 

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Barrow says Kiang  will never be  marginalised again
Sep 24, 2021, 11:23 AM

President Adama Barrow has affirmed that the people of Kiang will never be marginalised during his presidency, claiming that his government will bring rapid development to the door-steps of Kiangkas especially with the provision of good road networks and electricity supply.

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Stakeholders anticipate bumper harvest  ahead of g/nut season
Sep 24, 2021, 11:10 AM

Over the weekend, stakeholders from the groundnut, cashew and cereal value chains held a day-long convergence as they anticipate a bumper harvest ahead of the groundnut season.

U.K. gov’t lifts some  conditions on Gambians carrying diplomatic  passports 
Sep 24, 2021, 10:29 AM

Hamat Bah, the minister of Tourism and Culture says that the British government has agreed to lift some restrictions on Gambians carrying diplomatic passports.

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