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FAO Gambia gets new assistant country Rep
May 29, 2020, 11:19 AM

Dr. Mustapha M. Ceesay, a Gambian national, joined the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Gambia Country Office as Assistant FAO Representative in charge of programmes on 4 May 2020.

‘Over 58% Gambians embark on irregular migration on lack of jobs’
May 29, 2020, 11:16 AM

Aron Tekelegzi, programme manager for Labou Human Development of International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said research showed that 59.6% of Gambians who embarked on irregular migration in 2018 did so as a result of inadequate job opportunities, while 21.6% embarked on regular migration in the same year also did so due to similar reason.

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Sukuta vows to protect their lands at any cost
May 28, 2020, 1:07 PM

The community of Sukuta in the Kombo North District, West Coast Region have warned that they will do anything possible and at any cost to protect their lands from perpetrators, encroachers including the Department of Physical Planning.

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‘Covid-19 could expose thousands of Gambian families to poverty, hunger’
May 28, 2020, 1:03 PM

Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray, said that with the covid-19 pandemic blowing the ambers of despair, surging unemployment and joblessness, thousands of families in The Gambia could be exposed to threats of poverty and hunger.

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President Sall’s brother tests positive for covid-19, Kouthia discharged
May 28, 2020, 12:55 PM

Aliou Sall, the younger brother to President Macky Sall on Tuesday tested positive for covid-19 together with his second wife Isata Sall, he announced on his Twitter account.

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Brussels Airlines resumes operations to 59 destinations
May 28, 2020, 12:50 PM

Brussels Airlines announced recently that it will restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on 15 June.

UK Home secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals
May 28, 2020, 12:42 PM

New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary.

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Barrow assures accountability on covid-19
May 27, 2020, 1:02 PM

President Adama Barrow in his ‘Koriteh’ message to the nation stated that his government takes full responsibility to address the covid-19 pandemic, while assuring the general public of due accountability and transparency to fight covid-19.

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World Bank pledges US$160b to fight covid-19 in developing countries
May 27, 2020, 1:01 PM

The World Bank has pledged 160 billion US dollars grant to provide financial support to fight covid-19 in 100 developing countries.

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Barrow appoints Nuha Touray as secretary general
May 27, 2020, 1:00 PM

His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has appointed Nuha Touray as secretary general and head of the Civil Service effective Tuesday 26 May 2020, a news release from State House states.

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Police vow to enforce all provisions of EPR
May 27, 2020, 12:59 PM

The Office of The Inspector General Of Police says it will continue to firmly enforce all the provisions of the Emergency Powers Regulations (EPR), following the extension of the State Of Public Emergency by His Excellency President Adama Barrow for a further 21 days period.

TRRC to resume public hearings on June 8
May 27, 2020, 12:54 PM

Following consultations with the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission will resume its public hearings on June 8, 2020. The decision to resume hearings was taken at a meeting of Commissioners, Secretariat staff and the Legal Unit on Monday, May 11.

UK calls for global action to protect vital money transfers
May 27, 2020, 12:52 PM

The UK and Switzerland today called for greater global collaboration to make sure diaspora communities around the world can continue to send financial support to their families in developing countries.

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Amir Trawally calls for unity as he delivers Eid-ul-Fitr message
May 27, 2020, 12:44 PM

All praise belongs to Allah Almighty Who has blessed us with the Holy Month of Ramadan and has enabled us to come to the end of this year’s Ramadan.

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Marabout intercepted, quarantined with 17 disciples
May 22, 2020, 12:41 PM

As the fight against the deadly coronavirus intensifies, a taskforce comprising health personnel and different securities apparatus in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR), has again intercepted one marabout with 17 of his disciples (talibs) at the Kerr Ayoub Border Post, The Point can confirm.

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CSO’s ask Barrow not to alter the new draft constitution
May 22, 2020, 12:39 PM

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in The Gambia on Thursday threw their weight behind the country’s new draft constitution, saying it captures the will of the Gambian people.

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