Jan 11, 2021, 10:55 AM
The United Democratic Party, (UDP), on Saturday Described as ‘shock and alarm’ after receiving the news of the seizure of nearly three tonnes of cocaine worth US$88 million.
Several hundred of travelers including European Passport and residency holders trapped in The Gambia since the imposition of restrictive travel measures by authorities will finally be able to return if the arrangement is struck between the Gambian Diplomatic mission in Spain and the airline industry.
Two flights are being negotiated between Banjul and Barcelona, the first Departure from Banjul is scheduled for August 12 and 13, with a possibility of a third flight for August 14.
According to Mr. Saibou Drammeh, the consular at the Gambian embassy in Madrid, they are still trying to “secure permits for the flights” which will finally enable Gambians stranded in the Gambia for months to return to Europe.
“We are trying to secure a permit for a flight tomorrow 12th and Thursday, 13th August, 2020, but no approval yet” the consular in Madrid said.
The Gambian Diplomatic mission in Spain has been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth coordination of repatriation efforts aimed at EU travelers stranded in the Gambia during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Spain is home to one of the highest numbers of Gambians living in Europe.
According to the State House of The Gambia, President Adama Barrow Thursday, June 16th, received Mr. Donald Brown, Associate Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), at the State House in Banjul. Mr. Brown was in Banjul to meet with partners in the agriculture sector.
Director, Pension Directorate Division at the Personnel Management Office (PMO) has revealed that the new Pensions Act shall repeal the Pensions Act 1950 and shall introduce a contributory pension scheme as opposed to the current non-contributory scheme, thus addressing a number of limitations of the Pensions Act, 1950.