Jul 26, 2021, 12:48 PM
Niani District in Central River Region North of The Gambia is one of the hardest hit areas by the recent windstorm that claimed lives and caused mass destruction.
‘’They were arrested for trying to sail to Canary Island. They came by road yesterday from Conakry. Twenty-five of them are female with 24 from Guinean and one, a Togolese. They came here through the arrangement of a Gambian company called Qnet.”
“Interrogations have started which revealed that some have paid 2000 US Dollars or D3000 US Dollars.”
Amie Jarjue, who has rightly earned her name as “The Mother Theresa of The Gambia” and initiated a “National Fund Raiser” to buy essential foodstuffs for the needy families in The Gambia in an effort to keep them home and combat the spread of covid-19, told The Point that the team national fundraising for covid-19 has so far raised over US$6, 000.
From time immemorial, local griots also known in Mandinka parlance as ‘Jali’ have not only served as praise singers, but custodians of oral history. They belong to an important hierarchy in Mandinka social groupings just like smiths, metal workers and leather workers also known as‘Karanke’.
An unidentified police officer is currently in ‘hot water’ as officers of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia have taken him into custody for reportedly helping a ‘renowned drug trafficker’ Lamin Jarju, alias Lamin Sarjoh, escape arrest; The Point has been reliably informed.