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PS Trade: Gambia committed to vision of an economically integrated W/A
Jul 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

Ebrima Sisawo, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Trade Regional Integration and Employment has reaffirmed that The Gambia government remains committed to the vision of an economically integrated West Africa region.

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Human rights groups hail verdict against Yankuba Touray  
Jul 16, 2021, 12:42 PM

Following the murder conviction of Yankuba Touray, former top military junta member of the defunct Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC), and Minister of Local Government and Lands; human rights groups across Europe, United States and beyond are currently hailing the verdict as a “strong message of deterrence to Yahya Jameh’s impunity and brutality during his 22-year reign of terror”.

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Concerns mount as more people testing positive for covid-19 Gambia
Jul 16, 2021, 12:38 PM

The Ministry of Health says in a news release that The Gambia is currently experiencing a rapid increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, and thus causing concern.

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Red Cross to disburse D13M to 500 windstorm victims
Jul 16, 2021, 12:32 PM

The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Thursday 15 July 2021 announced its plans to distribute D13 million dalasis among 500 hundred windstorm victims across the country.

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GCCI president extols GRA for transparency in tax admistration
Jul 16, 2021, 12:15 PM

The president of Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Edi Mass Jobe, who is also chairman of Atlas Energy Group has strongly commended the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) for its transparency in tax administration.

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‘Touray’s conviction victory for Gambia’s justice system’
Jul 16, 2021, 12:03 PM

Sheriff Kijera, chairman of Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Right Violations has stated that Yankuba Touray’s conviction is a victory for The Gambia’s justice system, arguing that the rule of law has taken it course on Touray and it also restores confidence in the justice delivery system of the New Gambia.

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Yankuba Touray sentenced to death by hanging
Jul 15, 2021, 2:05 PM

Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul yesterday sentenced Yankuba Touray to death by hanging for participating in the murder of Koro Ceesay with a pestle-like object.

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Pap Saine to be conferred “Most Respected Media CEO” Award in Dubai this weekend
Jul 15, 2021, 1:57 PM

After emerging the winner among a shortlist of five African media CEOs from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, the co-publisher of Gambia’s leading independent daily newspaper will this weekend formally receive the “Most Respected Media CEO Award” in Dubai.

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Barrow donates D2M to NBR disaster victims as his personal contribution
Jul 15, 2021, 1:47 PM

The Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray on behalf of HE President Barrow has presented D2 million to the disaster victims of last week’s windstorm in the North Bank Region.

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TRRC awards United Nations Development System in Gambia
Jul 15, 2021, 1:39 PM

Banjul, 14 July 2021. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in The Gambia sends its heartfelt congratulations to its 3 sister entities, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UN OHCHR) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UN PBF) for their joint award by the TRRC “to show appreciation for their support and commitment during the TRRC process.”

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NCAC DG seeks ratification of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Gambia
Jul 15, 2021, 1:32 PM

Hassoum Ceesay, the director-general of the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC),on Tuesday during a sensitisation and capacity building forum on the: “Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in The Gambia” called on lawmakers of the National Assembly to consider ratifying the Underwater Cultural Heritage in The Gambia when brought before them as it is internationally recognised, with The Gambia not an exception.

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Barrow calls on food manufacturers, producers to comply with Food Fortification regulations
Jul 15, 2021, 1:29 PM

President Adama Barrow has called on food manufacturers, producers and importers to comply with new food fortification regulations launched to standardise foods in the country.

D665,000.00 civil case heard in chambers
Jul 15, 2021, 12:54 PM

The ongoing civil claims case filed by Alhagie Samba Bah (plaintiff) against Ebrima Mboow (defendant) resumed on 7 July 2021 and heard in chambers before Principal Magistrate Krubally of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court.

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Sare Debo LBS risk losing 40 pupils
Jul 14, 2021, 12:02 PM

Information has reached to this medium that over 40 children have not reported to the Sare Debo Lower Basic School (LBS) in the Upper Fulladou West District, Central River Region north (CRR/s), causing a great concern to the school management.

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World Bank assures Barrow of support to windstorm victims
Jul 14, 2021, 11:56 AM

State House, Banjul, 13th July 2021: President Adama Barrow Tuesday received the World Bank Country Director Nathan Belete, who was at the presidency to convey a message of appreciation on behalf of the World Bank and offer solidarity with the government in support of the July 7th windstorm victims.

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IEC registers 987,484 ahead of Dec. polls
Jul 14, 2021, 11:52 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that 987,484 Gambians have registered for the 2021 Presidential Election slated for 4 December.

Gambia struggles with elimination of human trafficking
Jul 14, 2021, 11:49 AM

The Gambia remains on Tier Two Watchlist – signifying that The Gambian government does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so, according to the newly-released 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

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High Courts declares Myoress Lowe’s issuance of attestation as illegal
Jul 14, 2021, 11:45 AM

A High Court judge, Justice Basirou Mahoney Tuesday ruled that Mayoress Rohey Malick Lowe’s issuance of attestation to Banjulian contravenes the laws of The Gambia.

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