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IGP sues more people for violating restrictions on movement of persons
Aug 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

The Inspector General of Police on the 13th August, 2020, dragged Seedy Camara, Sheikh Tijan Cham, Alfusainey Kargbo and Simon Jatta to the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for violating restrictions on movement of persons.

Gambia Saudi Student
Gambia Saudi students urge Ministry to apologise, withdraw statement
Aug 17, 2020, 12:42 PM

Gambian students in Saudi Arabia whose details were published by the Ministry of Health for allegedly jumping quarantine after returning from the Kingdom, have debunked the claims as “false”, saying the ministry failed in its responsibility.

President Barrow
Barrow warns against facemask, curfew violations
Aug 17, 2020, 12:31 PM

The Gambian leader, President Adama Barrow has warned anyone who violates the regulation of wearing a facemask or breaks the curfew rules will be dealt with according to the law without any compromise.

Corona deaths
Gambia registers 63 covid-19 deaths in total
Aug 17, 2020, 12:21 PM

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed nine new deaths of coronavirus, bringing the country’s total number of registered covid-19 related deaths to 63.

Mustapha Darboe
Bow to pressure, GPU’s VP resigns
Aug 17, 2020, 12:17 PM

The Vice President of Gambia Press Union Mustapha Darboe resigned from his position as the union’s No. 2 on Sunday after sections of the membership called for his resignation.

IGP Mamour Jobe
Police rubbish claims of arresting Muslim women with veil
Aug 17, 2020, 12:08 PM

Police have rubbished claims making rounds on social media that they are arresting or harassing Muslim women wearing veil (niqab) instead of wearing facemask.

wonders of Africa
Wonders of Africa Project unveils team leaders after launch
Aug 17, 2020, 11:56 AM

The much awaited Wonders of Africa Project was last month launched during a zoom conference hosted by Ikechi Uko, as team leaders across Africa were also unveiled.

Salou Hydara
Hydara family demands answers from German over Sailou’s death, burial without notice
Aug 14, 2020, 12:17 PM

Members of the Hydara Family in Bundungka Kunda are devastated over the death and burial of their son without their authority and are demanding from the Gambian and German authorities to explain what led to his death and why he was buried without their authority.

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Magistrates’ court sentences 10 for violating curfew, mask regulations
Aug 14, 2020, 12:15 PM

The Magistrate Court on Thursday 13 August 2020 sentenced 10 people for violating the curfew and mask regulations put in place by government to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Karamo Bojang
Former Gunjur Ward Councilor Karamo Jorang Bojang passes way
Aug 14, 2020, 11:50 AM

Former Gunjur Ward Councilor, Alhagie Karamo Jorang Bojang on Wednesday died at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul after being knocked by a vehicle.

Corona deaths
Gambia registers 10 covid-19 deaths in single day
Aug 14, 2020, 11:48 AM

The Gambia recorded it highest number of death cases due to coivd-19 with 10 new casualties yesterday, bringing the total registered by the country to 43- a crude case-fatality ratio of 2.8%, health officials reveal.

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2 villages clash, 3 compounds burnt as 20 arrested
Aug 13, 2020, 12:03 PM

A serious clash that erupted on Tuesday 11 August between two neighbouring villages in the Naimina West District of the Central River Region (CRR) has left 20 people arrested and several others injured. At least three compounds from the other community (Fula) were reportedly set on fire; The Point has been reliably informed.

Ebrima Sankareh
Gov’t amends regulations governing markets   
Aug 13, 2020, 11:58 AM

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred on him by section 3 of the Emergency Powers Act, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in consultation with Covid-19 experts at The Ministry of Health, has amended the Regulations governing markets throughout The Gambia.

Dr Samateh v2
Health Ministry searches for 18 absconded travelers
Aug 13, 2020, 11:49 AM

The Ministry of Health has begun a search for Gambian students who recently arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia.

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Gambia covid-19 cases surge with 131 recorded
Aug 13, 2020, 11:27 AM

Gambia’s coronavirus cases have continued to surge as the Health Ministry recorded 131 new cases of coronavirus with one death on Wednesday, bringing the total number of covid-19 cases to 1,477 with 33 deaths overall.

OIC centre
OIC Gambia 20 new roads design & supervision consultancy firm appointed
Aug 13, 2020, 11:26 AM

Press release
Petroleum House, Brusubi, 12th August 2020 - OIC Gambia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MOTWI) and the National Roads Authority is pleased to announce the recruitment of PACE&GAMECS as the Consultant for the Design and Supervision of the 50Km Urban Roads Project that will be constructed in the Greater Banjul Area ahead of the forthcoming OIC Heads of State Summit in 2022.

Lamin Darboe v3
NYC executive director reinstated
Aug 13, 2020, 11:23 AM

Lamin Darboe was on Wednesday reinstated as executive director of National Youth Council following his sacking in June.

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