#Headlines

Barrow declares Assumption Day & Ashoura as holidays

Aug 13, 2021, 12:55 PM

 State House, Banjul, 12th August 2021: His Excellency President Adama Barrow acting under Section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997) of the Republic of The Gambia is pleased to declare Monday, 16th August and Thursday, 19th August 2021 as Public Holidays throughout The Gambia.

The Public Holidays are in observance of the upcoming Christian and Muslim feasts of Assumption of Mary (Sang Marie) on Sunday, 15th August 2021 and Yawmal Ashura (Tamharit) which marks the first month of the Islamic calendar on Thursday, 19th August, 2021.

The President wishes to take this opportunity to extend best wishes to all Gambians, Christians and Muslims alike who are celebrating these important feasts as part of their religious rites. President Barrow urges all Gambians to continue to adhere to the principles of tolerance and peaceful co-existence. In the same vein, The President calls on religious leaders to promote peace, tolerance, inter-faith dialogue and understanding.

As we celebrate these holidays in the midst of a worrying COVID-19 situation, President Barrow reiterates his call for adherence to the health protocols. The President once again calls on all to wear face masks to protect themselves and others from the Coronavirus.

The secretary general also informs the public that all those who will take part in the scheduled WASSCE Grade 12 Exams starting Monday, 16th August 2021, are exempted from the Public Holiday.  Your cooperation and understanding is highly solicited.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) remembers Gambian soldiers in WWII
Aug 13, 2020, 11:09 AM

Press release
As we approach V-J Day it is important to recognise the heroic contribution made by Gambian soldiers serving in the 81st West African Division of the Fourteenth Army in Burma during WWII.

Yankuba Dibba
OICGambia congratulates new OIC SG
Dec 3, 2020, 12:05 PM

Petroleum House, Brusubi, 2 December 2020 -The Gambia OIC Secretariat, under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer Yankuba Dibba wishes to extend warm felicitations and best wishes to His Excellency, Ambassador Hussein Ibrahim Taha of the Republic of Chad on his election as the new Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

GRA boss
Gov’t tasks GRA to collect D13.5B revenue in 2022
Dec 31, 2021, 2:56 PM

Government has tasked Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) to collect D13.5 billion as revenue for 2022, GRA officials confirmed during an interview with reporters at the Commissioner General’s Office on Thursday, 30 December 2021.

Lamin Fatty
‘Domestic violence should not be negotiated’
Oct 15, 2020, 11:08 AM

Isatou Dea Sawaneh, chairperson of National Women Council has stated that domestic violence against female should not be negotiated at family or the community level.