Jun 19, 2020, 11:53 AM
The Gambia has registered two new cases of covid-19, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, deputy director Health Services confirmed to The Point on Thursday.
On his Twitter account, the Cuban president called on people to decorate doors and windows with Cuban flags and posters, both at home and at the workplace, adding that “we will send messages of recognition to the heroes and heroines of our days.”
The hash-tags #MiCasaEsMiPlaza and #VivaElPrimeroDeMayo accompanied Diaz-Canel’s tweet, which the day before called for the singing of our National Anthem at eight o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 1st, to commemorate the date and in homage to those who work to defeat the COVID-19.
This will be a different day in the Caribbean nation, since due to the isolation measures for the pandemic, the traditional marches through squares and down the streets across the island will not take place.
The Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC) -- the Confederation of Cuban Workers -- called for a different celebration, with initiatives from home or in work places, as well as on the social networks.
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Alhagie Belo, a native of Farafenni with what is suspected to be a “human skull” together with some skeletons and some bundles of suspected cannabis, The Point has been reliably informed.
The Ministry of Justice of The Gambia says it welcomes the indictment in the United States of Michael Sang Correa, a member of the alleged assassin team of former President Yahya Jammeh’s ‘junglers’ for crimes of torture committed in The Gambia.
Washington, DC – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:
“Today, I am pleased to say that our Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
James F. Gomez, minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, while answering questions in a recent face-off in parliament, disclosed that it has been estimated that 50,000 of the rural population will benefit directly from 20 solar-powered water supply systems.
Thieves recently broke into the offices of Bakoteh-based Centre for Street Children and Child Trafficking Studies (CSCACTS), vandalizing cupboards and files in what appeared to be a desperate search for money and items like computers.
The European Union (EU) is reinforcing its Technical Assistance to The Gambia, with an additional financial support of 550,000 Euro (around 30 million Dalasis).