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‘Rejection of draft marks very dark day in post dictatorship’
Sep 25, 2020, 1:16 PM

The party leader of United Democratic Party UDP Lawyer Ousainou Darboe described it “a very dark day” in the post-dictatorship of The Gambia as deputies failed to support the Draft Bill. He thus accused Barrow’s administration’s unwillingness to prioritise national interest.

Ba Tambedou
Ex-Gambian Justice minister named among 100 most influential of 2020
Sep 25, 2020, 1:02 PM

Over the past four years, Myanmar’s security forces have carried out savage “clearance operations”—forced displacements, summary executions and sexual violence—against the Rohingya community.

Albreda Juffureh
Juffureh Jetty to be constructed under Hakalang road project
Sep 25, 2020, 12:43 PM

One of the best news that brings sigh of relief to residents of Juffureh/Albreda, tourism stakeholders especially tour operators and tour guides that always go on excursion to the Kunta Kinteh Island is the government’s readiness to build the sunk jetty at Juffureh.

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Darboe accuses Barrow of not prioritising Draft Constitution
Sep 24, 2020, 1:01 PM

The secretary general and party leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe has accused President Adama Barrow of not prioritising the recently rejected Constitution Promulgation Bill 2020.

Public Service Commission
Gov’t revokes scale down of public service staff
Sep 24, 2020, 12:58 PM

The government in memo seen by The Point has revoked the scaling down of public service staff in the country, thus urging them to resume work by 28 September 2020.

Maternal Deaths
Hundreds protest over “alarming rate” of maternal deaths
Sep 24, 2020, 12:46 PM

Hundreds of people mainly women yesterday thronged the busy Kairaba Avenue road protesting over what they described the “alarming rate” of maternal mortality in the country.

Boats
Gov’t clarifies Chinese fishing trawler incident
Sep 24, 2020, 12:41 PM

Contrary to malicious allegations being peddled on Social Media that a Gambian fisherman was sprayed with gasoline and set ablaze by Chinese fishermen, the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources wishes to share the outcome of its fact-finding with the public.

Adama Barrow
‘Decision to downsize Foreign Service stalled’
Sep 24, 2020, 12:31 PM

President Adama Barrow has disclosed that government’s decision to downsize the Foreign Service through the closure of some diplomatic missions and recall of diplomatic personnel on the basis of executing a Staff Monitored Programme has stalled, as a result of the global lockdown

Saikou and Madi
2 lawmakers give contrasting views on draft constitution
Sep 24, 2020, 12:28 PM

Two legislators have compared the 1997 Constitution and Draft Constitution with each giving different points on their stance.

Corona deaths
Gambia registers 2 new covid-19 deaths
Sep 24, 2020, 12:24 PM

The Gambia has registered two new deaths of covid-19, which bring the total number of covid-19 related deaths to 110.

drilling
British Petroleum drilling to start 2021
Sep 24, 2020, 12:21 PM

There is no doubt that the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the suspension of the planned drilling exploration by FAR-PETRONAS.

Deaf People
‘Rights of deaf people continue to be seriously violated’
Sep 24, 2020, 12:18 PM

Dodou Loum, executive director of Gambia Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH) has said that the human rights of people hard of hearing continue to be seriously violated.

Mariama Denton
Draft constitution rejected, over D116m wasted
Sep 23, 2020, 11:37 AM

Deputies at the National Assembly on a historic day on Tuesday blocked the passage of the Constitution of The Gambia Promulgation Bill 2020 at the second reading stage.

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Gambians to protest against rising maternal deaths
Sep 23, 2020, 11:28 AM

Having registered series of maternal deaths in The Gambia, a group of concern Gambians called Mbama Care Foundation in partnership with Gambian Women's Lives Matter will hold a peaceful protest today 23 September 2020 at Westfield.

Niamina West
IEC to conduct Niamina West by-elections
Sep 23, 2020, 11:25 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), in a missive says it will conduct a National Assembly by- elections for the Niamina West Constituency in CRR on Saturday 7th November 2020.

African Descendants
African descendants in Gambia raise concern over non-inclusion in new constitution
Sep 23, 2020, 11:22 AM

African Descendant residents in The Gambia that have repatriated permanently have raised concerns about their non-inclusion in the new 2020 draft constitution recently rejected by lawmakers.

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