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DLEAG
DLEAG dismisses officer arrested with 4 suspected bags of cannabis
Apr 17, 2020, 2:09 PM

Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has been dismissed from the agency, The Point has been reliably informed.

Judiciary
Judiciary regaining public confidence as 2 new judges sworn
Apr 17, 2020, 2:03 PM

State House, Banjul, April 16, 2020 – President Adama Barrow has expressed delight in the fact that Gambian judiciary is re-gaining its lost image and public confidence within three years of his administration.

Senegal urges landlords to show sympathy amid covid-19
Apr 17, 2020, 1:59 PM

Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday announced 21 positive cases bringing the total to 335 positive cases.

Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical Society of Gambia gives to MoH
Apr 17, 2020, 1:52 PM

As stakeholders join efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the Pharmaceutical Society of The Gambia on Wednesday presented locally made hand sanitizers to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s complex in Banjul.

Motorbikes
UNFPA hands over 10 motorbikes to Health Ministry
Apr 17, 2020, 1:49 PM

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday presented 10 motorbikes to the Ministry of Health as part of their contribution to fight covid-19 pandemic.

Kanifing Magstrates
9 in court for allegedly exporting essential commodities
Apr 16, 2020, 2:10 PM

Alieu Jallow, Alasan Jeng, Abdourahman Jallow, Ousman Baldeh, Ousman Sarr, Musa Barry, Babacarr Sallah, Pascal Mendy and Sulayman Jallow were on 9 April, 2020, arraigned before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court. They have been docked for allegedly exporting essential commodities, contrary to Section 5 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 7 (1) (a) of the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020.

Gunjur ward councilor
Ward councilor pressures BAC chairman to step down
Apr 16, 2020, 2:08 PM

Gunjur Ward Councilor, Momodou Charreh Jibba has written to the chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC) Sheriffo Sonko, asking him to step down as the chairman of the council.

Africell donates
Africell donates D12m to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 2:04 PM

One of the country’s giant GSM operators, Africell has donated D12,000,000 to Gambia’s effort to contain and defeat the covid-19 pandemic.

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Bankers’ Association gives D3m to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 1:58 PM

The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.

BAsse inferno
Basse inferno victims get over D4M aid
Apr 16, 2020, 1:37 PM

Stakeholders in the Upper River Region (URR) are currently distributing more than D4,000,000 to over five hundred people who were affected by the Basse market inferno.

Saudi Arabia
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia maintains group prayer suspension for Ramadan
Apr 16, 2020, 1:34 PM

Muslims will only be permitted to pray at home in Saudi Arabia during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced on Monday. This will remain the case until the coronavirus pandemic ends worldwide.

5 suspected covid-19 cases test negative
Apr 16, 2020, 1:30 PM

At least five-laboratory new test results for covid-19 received from the Medical Research Council (MRC) were all negative, deputy director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye has confirmed at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Immigration
Immigration impounds over 20 motorcycles,  2 trucks used for smuggling
Apr 15, 2020, 3:29 PM

As security intensifies surveillance against any suspected smuggling across the borders of The Gambia amid Covid-19 lockdown, officers of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) in Farafenni have impounded over 20 motorcycles suspected of smuggling people despite the closure of the border, The Point has been reliably informed.

IMF
IMF approves immediate debt relief for 25 countries including Gambia
Apr 15, 2020, 3:11 PM

Washington, DC – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:

“Today, I am pleased to say that our Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edi Mass Jobe
GPS gets new mini-bus worth over D3M
Apr 15, 2020, 3:09 PM

As part of measures to enhance social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak, the United Nation Development program (UNDP) in partnership with The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry GCCI) last Thursday donated a new 30-seater mini-bus worth over three million dalasis to The Gambia Prison Services (GPS).

Mustapha Bittaye
COVID-19 update: 3 discharged after undergoing quarantine
Apr 15, 2020, 3:07 PM

The acting director of health services, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that among the five confirmed new cases, three were earlier released after undergoing quarantine and when brought back later, they tested positive.

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