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Madrassa teachers call for gov’t support amid covid-19
May 13, 2020, 11:39 AM

As the State of Public Health Emergency continues, the Gambia Madrassa Teachers Association for Development (GaMTAD) has called on the government to come to their aid amid the pandemic.

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Gambia gets 2 new Covid-19 cases 
May 12, 2020, 12:10 PM

Buba Darboe, programme manager, Directorate of Public Health Education and Promotion at the Ministry of Health told journalists in the daily briefing yesterday that the county has registered two new laboratory cases of covid-19, bringing the number to 22. Out of this total The Gambia has recorded one death so far.

Gambia not amongEU blacklist countries
May 12, 2020, 12:07 PM

The Point can confirm that The Gambia is not among the countries recently blacklisted by the European Union for allegedly violating ‘‘anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules’’.

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Shyben A. Madi donates food items to EFSTH
May 12, 2020, 12:01 PM

Shyben A. Madi and Sons Company Ltd. recently extended magnanimity to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) with the donation of 40 bags of sugar and 100 bags of rice worth over D160,000.

‘Low turnout to immunisation centres can lead to outbreak of…’
May 12, 2020, 11:58 AM

Paediatric Association of The Gambia in a press release stated that the turnout at the immunization centres around the country is very low due to covid-19 pandemic, saying that could lead to an outbreak of Vaccine Preventable Disease.

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EU support to foster investments in Culture, Creative Arts and Sports
May 12, 2020, 11:54 AM

Press release #Team Europe is pleased to announce the signature of a new contract with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

Senegal confirms 177 new cases of covid-19
May 12, 2020, 11:44 AM

Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 177 positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total to 1,886, with 715 recoveries, 19 deaths and 1151 under treatment.

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Transport Union forms interim committee
May 12, 2020, 11:41 AM

Members of The Gambia Transport Food, Agriculture and Industrial Workers Union, the biggest Transport Union in The Gambia, on Saturday 9 May 2020 overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution to dissolve its executive committee under the leadership of Mustapha Jobe, alleging that the committee has failed in all aspects and dormant in all major national issues affecting its members.

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Talibi Vous complement govt’s efforts with D1.4m medical items donation
May 12, 2020, 11:35 AM

In an effort to complement government efforts in the health delivery system, Talibi Vous Foundation (TVF), a non charitable organisation recently handed over some medical items worth over D1.4 million to the Fajikunda Health Centre, Bundung Maternity, Serrekunda General Hospital.

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UTG School of Journalism joins covid-19 fight with films on stigma & discrimination
May 12, 2020, 11:32 AM

As The Gambia continues to register new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (covid-19), there is an urgent need for multi-dimensional messaging and sensitisation of communities across various platforms.

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Scores arrested over gov’t food distribution in NBR
May 11, 2020, 1:07 PM

After President Adama Barrow launched his government’s ambitious covid-19 food aid initiative worth D734,25, 864 to help (84% of needy Gambian households), many anticipated transparency and probity in the manner the items would be distributed.

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Gambia confirms 2 new covid-19 cases, Senegal gets 75
May 11, 2020, 1:02 PM

The Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed two new coronavirus cases in The Gambia. The two cases were both Senegalese, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20 in The Gambia and one death.

2 soldiers nabbed for allegedly selling Barrow’s covid-19 food aid
May 11, 2020, 12:58 PM

Two serving members of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have been arrested for reportedly selling 27 bags of covid-19 food aid to a Mauritanian businessman who is currently residing in Barra in the North Bank Region; The Point has been reliably informed.

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Covid:19: S.K. Jaiteh gives D512,500; TVF presents medical items worth D1.4m
May 11, 2020, 12:49 PM

Salifu K. Jaiteh, a prominent Gambian businessman on Saturday donated second hand clothings and a cash amount of D40,000 to Mansakonko Area and Kerewan Area Councils as part of his contribution to the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country. The entire donation is worth D512,500

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Finance Ministry gives breakdown of D500m
May 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

Press Release

Quadrangle, Banjul, 10th May 2020 – In line with our commitment to ensure transparency and accountability, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs hereby publishes the itemized expenditure list from the D500 million COVID-19 Health Emergency Fund.

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Minister Samateh harps on govt’s commitment to quality healthcare provision
May 11, 2020, 12:38 PM

Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has underscored the significant role of government in supporting the provision of affordable and quality health care for all Gambians.

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Women activist calls on political leaders to consider women in political participation
May 11, 2020, 12:30 PM

Mbassey Manneh, women activist cum programme officer for Think Young Women (TYW) has called on Gambian political leaders to give women the opportunity to participate in the political arena effectively to ensure their political representation.

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In Leadership Lecture, Sabally Inspires Young Africans
May 11, 2020, 12:27 PM

Former Presidential Affairs Minister and International Speaker, Momodou Sabally has admonished young African leaders to remain committed and united in pursuit of their common goals of serving their organisations and communities with sincerity and dedication to duty in their bid to uplift the lot of their fellow citizens.

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