#Headlines

Gambian police officer dies of covid-19 in U.K.

Apr 21, 2020, 12:04 PM

A serving London detective from the British Transport Police has tragically died following symptoms of coronavirus.

Detective Constable John Coker, 53, was admitted to hospital after falling ill on Sunday, March 22.

The dad-of-three was transferred to an intensive care unit to receive treatment. Despite the best efforts of medical staff Mr Coker’s health did not improve. He sadly passed away on Friday, April 17.

BTP chief constable Paul Crowther has paid tribute to “charismatic, kind and thoughtful” Detective Coker on behalf of the force.

He said: “My thoughts are with John’s family, for whom the last three weeks have been incredibly difficult and who will be struggling to deal with this most distressing outcome.”

“Local colleagues have been in constant contact with John’s wife and will pass on the heartfelt condolences of us all. BTP will continue that support over the coming days, weeks and months.

“Understandably this is a very difficult time for John’s wife and family and they have asked for privacy. My thoughts are also with the many officers and staff who worked alongside John, as we each come to terms with this truly awful news.” Source: MyLondon

Read Other Articles In Headlines
prix du carburant
Gov’t reduces fuel prices
May 4, 2020, 1:01 PM

The Public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, in line with The Gambia government’s policy of mitigating the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on lives and livelihood, has made the biggest ever reduction of the domestic retail prices of fuel in The Gambia.

Reed Broody v2
Dictator Hunter says perpetrators testimony enough to prosecute Jammeh
Apr 22, 2021, 9:43 AM

Renowned international human rights advocate, Reed Brody, also fondly called Dictator Hunter says the testimonies of direct perpetrators at the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) could be enough to convict former President Yahya Jammeh.

Lawyer Gaye concludes cross-examination of Commissioner Olimatou Jammeh
Jun 10, 2021, 12:24 PM

Lawyer Segga Gaye on Wednesday, 9th June 2021 concluded cross-examination of Immigration Commissioner Olimatou Jammeh in the passport scandal case involving a former State House chief driver and a former protocol officer.

UDP
UDP remembers April 10th & 11th, shows solidarity
Apr 12, 2021, 11:30 AM

“On this day in April 2000, a peaceful students’ demonstration was turned into a massacre scene when the Gambia Armed forces fired at the assembled, unarmed, and defenceless school children killing some and maiming some for life.  Two days that has lived in infamy in the history of our nation. It is time to give the young people justice and bring the perpetrators to book.