Apr 29, 2020, 1:37 PM
Ransford Cline Thomas, formerly of Radio Gambia and UN Radio has died last week Tuesday in New York, United States, GRTS reports.
In exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 34(6) of the 1997 Constitution, President Barrow has declared that the State of Public Emergency continues to exist in the whole country for seven days, effective 1st July 2020.
The public is also informed that the COVID -19 Emergency Regulations issued under the Emergency Powers Act shall continue to apply during the period of the State of Public Emergency.
Meanwhile, the public is reminded that COVID-19 is real as the number of cases recorded in the country is on the increase. The public is also advised to take all precautionary measures to protect themselves and prevent infecting others.
The government gives assurances that all efforts are being made to prevent and contain the coronavirus from spreading further, as it continues to monitor developments within the ECOWAS region.
Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray, said that with the covid-19 pandemic blowing the ambers of despair, surging unemployment and joblessness, thousands of families in The Gambia could be exposed to threats of poverty and hunger.
Press release : Last year on 7 September, the British High Commission organised a small ceremony at the Jeshwang cemetery to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 1946 air crash.
Senegalese ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Bassirou Sene, says that President Macky Sall’s declaration to assist the Diaspora will be strongly fulfilled and therefore urged Senegalese residing in The Gambia to stay calm.
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday, April 29 submitted its interim report to Government. At a small ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice, TRRC Chair Dr. Lamin Sise handed over copies of the report to Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou for onward transmission to President Barrow.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, The Gambia Red Cross Society and other national partners has launched a covid-19 sensitisation campaign, which aims to engage over 1,500 community leaders in some 120 border communities in both Senegal and The Gambia.
Justice Landing Sanneh of the Basse High Court on Monday made an order for the arrest of one of the accused persons who failed to appear before the court in the Koina caste system fracas.