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Saul Badjies
State urges court to  extend  Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie’s  detention  to 90 days
Jan 18, 2022, 12:16 PM

The State on Monday filed an application seeking a court order to keep Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie and the two others in detention for 90 days to permit and facilitate further investigation pending preferring formal charges.

Alieu Barrow and Darboe
Supreme Court  re-affirms decision in UDP’s election petition case
Jan 18, 2022, 12:14 PM

The Gambia Supreme Court on Monday dismissed UDP’s motion seeking to bring back their election petition against President Adama Barrow, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Attorney General.

Alieu Momar Njie
IEC announces date for legislative election
Jan 18, 2022, 12:09 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that National Assembly Elections for all constituencies in the Gambia will be conducted on Saturday 9th April, 2022, according to a news release.

Floriculture sector
Floriculture sector  grumbles due to Covid-19
Jan 18, 2022, 12:02 PM

A sector that is mostly affected by Covid-19 is tourism and its vendors.  Businesses have gone dry and some still continue struggling with low income gain at the end of each day. 

NY Times
NY Times names Kunta Kinteh Island among 52 places for travelers to visit in 2022
Jan 17, 2022, 1:37 PM

One of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in destination Gambia, Kunta Kinteh Island has been named among 52 places in the world for travelers to visit in this 2022.

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UDP condemns minister’s action  as abuse of power
Jan 17, 2022, 1:33 PM

The United Democratic Party (UDP) Executive and its membership have condemned the actions by the minister of Local Government and Lands in his pursuit to establish a commission of inquiry against the elected Mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council his Lordship Talib Ahmed Bensouda as blatant abuse of authority.

Tanka
Women Empowerment Foundation seeks support for Tanka Tanka project 
Jan 17, 2022, 1:28 PM

Women Empowerment Project Foundation (WEPF) – a newly established charity which is registered in The Gambia is seeking support for the Tanka Tanka project to partition a female wing from the men at the hospital.

Cabinet
Cabinet holds 1st 2022 meeting with focus on National Employment Policy 2022-2026
Jan 17, 2022, 1:26 PM

Press release :State House, Banjul, 8th September 2021: Cabinet discussed and adopted a paper presented by the Hon. Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment on the National Employment Policy 2022 - 2026.

Minister Seedy Keiteh
Trade Ministry explains flour, bread shortage
Jan 17, 2022, 1:21 PM

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has noted with concern the shortage of bread and flour in the country for the past few days.

UN GALGA
UN, GALGA & partners commence VLR exercise in Gambia
Jan 17, 2022, 1:17 PM

A three day inception workshop on the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) is currently underway at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center. The exercise is supported by the United Nations.

Lawyer Borry
UDP counsel urges SC to allow ruling to be reviewed
Jan 14, 2022, 1:49 PM

Lawyer Borry S. Touray, representing the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has urged the Supreme Court to allow the petitioner (UDP) to file a formal application for the ruling to be reviewed.

New York. dIsastertif
16 Gambians die in NYC fire disaster
Jan 14, 2022, 1:48 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation has confirmed the death of 16 Gambians in the Bronx apartment fire disaster that occurred on Sunday.

Ebrima Sankara
Gov’t refutes allegations of land allocation to Indian company
Jan 14, 2022, 1:46 PM

Banjul, The Gambia - The Gambia Government categorically refutes as utterly false and malicious political propaganda, allegations trending across Social Media platforms, that it had allocated some ‘250 Hectares of land to an Indian company.’

Ousman Saidyba
DLEAG arrests 3 for allegedly taking suspected cannabis at Mile 2
Jan 14, 2022, 1:40 PM

The Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG) held three in custody on Wednesday 12 January 2022 as they allegedly tried to sneak in prohibited drugs into the State Central Prison Mile 2 in Banjul. 

Dawda Jallow and Others
Gambia secures 3 convictions on trafficking in person
Jan 14, 2022, 1:38 PM

The minister of Justice Dawda Jallow on Wednesday revealed at a gathering that the government of the Gambia is committed to combatting trafficking in person and said they secured three convictions and the culprits are currently serving their term at the Mile 2 Prison.

NHRC
NHRC validates draft report on Inclusion of Rights Education in Basic & Secondary School Curricula
Jan 14, 2022, 1:35 PM

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with support from the British High Commission in The Gambia, on Thursday held a high-level validation workshop on a draft report on review of the Basic and Secondary Education Curricula of The Gambia.

Janjangbureh Kankurang
Janjangbureh Kankurang Festival 2022 to take new dimension
Jan 14, 2022, 1:33 PM

The 5th edition of the Janjangbureh Kankurang Festival has been given the nod to take a new dimension as more works have been done for the successful hosting of the event slated for 28th to 30th January 2022 in McCarthy Island (Janjangbureh).

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TRRC details  killing of Deyda on Jammeh’s orders
Jan 13, 2022, 12:42 PM

The Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commissions (TRRC) public report has shown the Commission uncovering numerous rights violation meted out to a number of Gambian journalists during the regime of former president Yahya Jammehs reign. 

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