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Mamburreh Njie
‘Gov’t spends over D143m in fight against covid-19’
Apr 20, 2020, 12:50 PM

Mambureh Njie, the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has said that as of April 16, The Gambia government has spent D143.3 million on hotel, food and other logistics for quarantine patients and purchased various medical consumables.

Ambassador Sene
President Sall’s decision to be strongly fulfilled
Apr 20, 2020, 12:47 PM

Senegalese ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Bassirou Sene, says that President Macky Sall’s declaration to assist the Diaspora will be strongly fulfilled and therefore urged Senegalese residing in The Gambia to stay calm.

Rohey Malick Lowe
BCC mayoress calls on Barrow’s gov’t to subvent councils
Apr 20, 2020, 12:41 PM

Rohey Malick Lawe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC) has called on the President Adama Barrow- led government to give subventions to the councils as clearly indicated in the Local Government Act.

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AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS
Apr 20, 2020, 12:38 PM

Following serious consultations and thorough evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Powers Regulations on the life and livelihood of citizens and its overall effects on businesses especially, those deemed nonessential, The Gambia Government has amended sections of the Regulations to ease the burden on citizens as well as accommodate all stakeholders.

Saikou Ceesay
2 Gambians die of covid-19 in U.S.
Apr 17, 2020, 2:15 PM

Two adult female Gambians who were living in the United States are reported dead of covid-19 on Tuesday.

Modou Lamin Ceesay
4 escaped prisoners rearrested
Apr 17, 2020, 2:12 PM

Personnel of the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) have rearrested four prisoners who recently escaped from the Jeshwang Prison; The Point has been reliably informed.

DLEAG
DLEAG dismisses officer arrested with 4 suspected bags of cannabis
Apr 17, 2020, 2:09 PM

Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has been dismissed from the agency, The Point has been reliably informed.

Judiciary
Judiciary regaining public confidence as 2 new judges sworn
Apr 17, 2020, 2:03 PM

State House, Banjul, April 16, 2020 – President Adama Barrow has expressed delight in the fact that Gambian judiciary is re-gaining its lost image and public confidence within three years of his administration.

Senegal urges landlords to show sympathy amid covid-19
Apr 17, 2020, 1:59 PM

Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday announced 21 positive cases bringing the total to 335 positive cases.

Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical Society of Gambia gives to MoH
Apr 17, 2020, 1:52 PM

As stakeholders join efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the Pharmaceutical Society of The Gambia on Wednesday presented locally made hand sanitizers to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s complex in Banjul.

Motorbikes
UNFPA hands over 10 motorbikes to Health Ministry
Apr 17, 2020, 1:49 PM

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday presented 10 motorbikes to the Ministry of Health as part of their contribution to fight covid-19 pandemic.

Kanifing Magstrates
9 in court for allegedly exporting essential commodities
Apr 16, 2020, 2:10 PM

Alieu Jallow, Alasan Jeng, Abdourahman Jallow, Ousman Baldeh, Ousman Sarr, Musa Barry, Babacarr Sallah, Pascal Mendy and Sulayman Jallow were on 9 April, 2020, arraigned before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court. They have been docked for allegedly exporting essential commodities, contrary to Section 5 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 7 (1) (a) of the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020.

Gunjur ward councilor
Ward councilor pressures BAC chairman to step down
Apr 16, 2020, 2:08 PM

Gunjur Ward Councilor, Momodou Charreh Jibba has written to the chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC) Sheriffo Sonko, asking him to step down as the chairman of the council.

Africell donates
Africell donates D12m to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 2:04 PM

One of the country’s giant GSM operators, Africell has donated D12,000,000 to Gambia’s effort to contain and defeat the covid-19 pandemic.

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Bankers’ Association gives D3m to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 1:58 PM

The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.

BAsse inferno
Basse inferno victims get over D4M aid
Apr 16, 2020, 1:37 PM

Stakeholders in the Upper River Region (URR) are currently distributing more than D4,000,000 to over five hundred people who were affected by the Basse market inferno.

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