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Barrow and Ecowas
Barrow to participate in ECOWAS Leaders’ video conference on covid-19
Apr 23, 2020, 11:42 AM

State House, Banjul, April 22, 2020 – President Adama Barrow will participate in a video conference of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Summit, Thursday, 23rd April 2020 at 10:00 a.m., a dispatch from State House states.

Dr Bittaye
Health Ministry: 4 covid-19 patients to be discharged
Apr 23, 2020, 11:38 AM

After having confirmed a total number of 10 positive cases of coronavirus in the country, the Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday in a press briefing disclosed that four-patients have been treated, recovered and set for discharge.

Ensa and Manneh
Basse panics as 43 people smuggled into Gambia
Apr 22, 2020, 1:40 PM

At least 43 people including Gambians and non-Gambians were reportedly smuggled into the country through the porous routes of the Upper River Region (URR), causing panic in the country’s farthest region particularly the cosmopolitan town of Basse, The Point can confirm.

Assane Diagne
Gambia makes progress in press freedom
Apr 22, 2020, 1:40 PM

Mr. Assane Diagne, director of RSF West Africa Office in Dakar yesterday told The Point Newspaper that The Gambia has moved 5 places forward in the World Press Index which re-groups 180 countries in the world.

Mama Kandeh
GDC condemns “inhuman treatment” of Africans in China
Apr 22, 2020, 1:39 PM

The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) in a press release has condemned “in the strongest word the inhuman treatment meted on Africans by the people of China.”

Hassoum Ceesay
The Gambian Republic is solid and stable  Says Hassoum Ceesay
Apr 22, 2020, 1:37 PM

As The Gambian Republic clocks 50 years Friday, 24 April,2020, Gambian historian and museum curator, Hassoum Ceesay, who is also the director general of the National Centre for Arts and Culture has said in an interview with this medium that the ‘Republic of The Gambia which was declared 50 years ago ‘is solid, sound and stable’.

Francesco La camera
Transforming energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains
Apr 22, 2020, 1:33 PM

Francesco La Camera, director general, International  Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said that transforming energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains above business-as usual by USD 98 trillion between now and 2050.

Ambassador Bootes donates
Ambassador Bootes donates sanitary items to Gambia Police Force
Apr 22, 2020, 1:29 PM

The ambassador-at-large, His Excellency Vincent P. Bootes Thursday donated a variety of sanitary items worth over D50,000 to The Gambia Police Force in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world.

UK charters flight to get British people stranded in The Gambia home
Apr 22, 2020, 1:27 PM

The UK Government has announced a charter flight to get British nationals stranded in The Gambia home safely. 

Lamin K Sanyang
GAF dismisses 10 soldiers
Apr 21, 2020, 12:13 PM

The Gambia Armed Forces has dismissed 10 soldiers believed to have involved in extortion, military sources inform The Point.

Dr Bittaye
71 contacts of newly confirmed cases traced
Apr 21, 2020, 12:11 PM

The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that they have traced 71 contacts of newly confirmed cases.

Lamin and Ahmed
Traders call on gov’t to engage landlords in reducing shop rentals amid covid-19
Apr 21, 2020, 12:10 PM

As the coronavirus pandemic affects all sectors including the trade industry, a number of shops and storekeepers along the Westfield-Bambo Highway have called on authorities to negotiate with landlords to trim down shop rentals.

Amadou Hott
Senegal unveils 200bn CFA to support private sector
Apr 21, 2020, 12:09 PM

The Minister of Economy, Planning and cooperation, Amadou Hott, reiterated the commitment of the state of Senegal to unlock an envelope of 200 billion CFA francs as a “quick cash” to “support” companies in difficulties in the face of the coronavirus.

VP Touray
VP calls on partners to join gov’t fight covid-19, food insecurity
Apr 21, 2020, 12:07 PM

Dr. Isatou Touray, vice president of The Gambia has called on all development partners to support the government technically and financially to accelerate the development of the national response strategy that aims to fight covid-19 and food insecurity.

Amendments
Amendments to emergency regulations disallow social distancing
Apr 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

The new amendments to State of Public Emergency Regulations issued on 16 April 2020 ‘to ease the burden on citizens as well as accommodate all stakeholders is overriding social distancing, one of the key guidelines to avoid the spread and contracting of covid-19.

John Coker
Gambian police officer dies of covid-19 in U.K.
Apr 21, 2020, 12:05 PM

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

High Commissioner Taal presents Letters of Credence to Heads of States
Apr 21, 2020, 12:04 PM

The High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is also accredited to 12 other countries and the Ecowas Commission, His Excellency Amadou S.O. Taal, recently presented his letters of credence to the Heads of State of Ghana, Angola and Chad.

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