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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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Gen. Saul Badjie denies involvement in Dec. 30th attack
May 22, 2020, 12:35 PM

Lieutenant Gen. Saul Badjie, former commander of the Republican National Guards (RNG) and close aide to former President Yahya Jammeh has strongly denied his alleged involvement in the December 30th attack on State House.

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Army says Senegalese troops mistakenly enter Gambian territory
May 22, 2020, 12:25 PM

The community of Sare Omar village in the Lower River Region (LRR), has informed the Gambian Armed Forces who were deployed at the village that the Senegalese troops claimed they had mistakenly entered Gambian territory while on patrol.

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UTG senior lecturer testifies in Yankuba’s trial
May 22, 2020, 12:20 PM

Sanna Ceesay, a senior lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG), yesterday testified before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder case involving Yankuba Touray. He was led in evidence by the state counsel, A.M. Yusuf.

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Dr. Ceesay urges govt to ease restrictions, allow Eid-prayers
May 22, 2020, 12:01 PM

As the country prepares ahead of this month’s Eid festival this weekend, political scientist Dr. Ismaila Ceesay has called on the government to relax some coronavirus restrictions and allow congregational Eid prayers to take place in the country under strict observance of curbs necessary to avoid contractions.

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Petroleum minister says covid-19 pandemic affects energy sector
May 22, 2020, 11:56 AM

Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang has revealed that the covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected all aspects of life, including the energy sector.

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Dr. Samateh warns against complacency amid handful covid-19 cases
May 21, 2020, 12:37 PM

Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has called on the public especially those living close to the border not to be complacent despite the achievement registered in the fight against covid-19 in The Gambia as compared to other countries across the globe.

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Health Ministry reacts to Mai Fatty’s allegation
May 21, 2020, 12:33 PM

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday responded to allegations advanced by the leader of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), who spoke about the poor conditions of the country’s quarantine centers.

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Amir Trawally calls for unity and support for needy
May 21, 2020, 12:23 PM

Baba F. Trawally, the amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia has called for national unity amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying “we must unite as a nation and work together in fighting the invisible coronavirus pandemic.”

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Ward councilor requests police chief to address Gunjur Police Station mobility constraint
May 21, 2020, 12:05 PM

Gunjur Ward councilor, Momodou Charreh Jibba has written to the Inspector General of Police challenging him to address the mobility constraint that is currently slowing the effective execution of the work of the police at the Gunjur Police Station.

Karpowership donates ventilators
Karpowership donates 5 ventilators worth D6m to Gambia
May 21, 2020, 12:03 PM

Karpowership energy company yesterday presented five ventilators worth about D6 million to the government of The Gambia.

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