Jun 5, 2020, 11:03 AM
Hamat Bah, the minister of Tourism and Culture has emphasised the need for domestic tourism in the country, arguing that The Gambia position in terms of domestic tourism still remains zero.
“With assistance from the UNDP, two pilot virtual courts have been established in the High Court. The Hon. Chief Justice has assigned for the time being two judges to pilot courts whose main focus is bail applications,” the office of the Chief Justice said in a press release.
The release further added that Hon. Justice Amina Saho-Ceesay and Hon. Justice Sainabou Wadda-Cisse will preside over the applications using the modern Zoom platform with internet connections.
“Lawyers representing applicants and those for the state and or the police and other prosecuting agencies will participate in the proceedings using the remote technology. A television will be set up at the prisons to allow the detainees to follow the hearings. The overall objective of the project was to decongest the prisons."
In a separate development but related issue, President Adama Barrow acting on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission, has appointed Mrs. Aisatou Jallow-Sey as the new judicial secretary, following the elevation of the former occupant, Hon. Justice Landing M. Sanneh to the position of a judge of the High Court.
The release further added that Mrs. Jallow-Sey obtained LLB (Hon) degree from the international Islamic University of Malaysia in 1993 and Master of Laws (LL.M) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2003. She has 27 years’ experience as a legal practitioner in private practice, the state law office, international organisations, the private financial and public sectors as well in civil society.
The Gambia’s Ambassador-at-large in Wales, the United Kingdom, His Excellency Vincent Bootes, on Wednesday 22 April 2020 presented essential food items to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.
The secretary general and party leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Lawyer Ousainou A.N.M. Darboe yesterday issued a statement on behalf of his party, calling on the U.S. government to thoroughly investigate all deaths in the hands of law enforcement officers and reassure the family of nations across the globe that police-citizen interactions would not continue to be fatal encounters for minorities.
Karpowership energy company yesterday presented five ventilators worth about D6 million to the government of The Gambia.
Banjul, 16th April 2020: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad is deeply concerned by reports it has received on the maltreatment of Africans, including Gambian nationals in Guangzhou, Guangdong Region, in China. According to the reports, Gambians and other African nationals have been subjected to forceful eviction, quarantine and multiple compulsory tests for the coronavirus by local authorities.
The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) in partnership with government has recently rolled out new buses in addition to its normal fleet to address the daily nightmare faced by commuters amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
Closure of Senegal's air borders has been extended until June 30, 2020, requiring travelers to exercise patience for at least one more month.