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5 suspected covid-19 cases test negative
Apr 16, 2020, 1:30 PM

At least five-laboratory new test results for covid-19 received from the Medical Research Council (MRC) were all negative, deputy director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye has confirmed at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Immigration
Immigration impounds over 20 motorcycles,  2 trucks used for smuggling
Apr 15, 2020, 3:29 PM

As security intensifies surveillance against any suspected smuggling across the borders of The Gambia amid Covid-19 lockdown, officers of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) in Farafenni have impounded over 20 motorcycles suspected of smuggling people despite the closure of the border, The Point has been reliably informed.

IMF
IMF approves immediate debt relief for 25 countries including Gambia
Apr 15, 2020, 3:11 PM

Washington, DC – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:

“Today, I am pleased to say that our Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edi Mass Jobe
GPS gets new mini-bus worth over D3M
Apr 15, 2020, 3:09 PM

As part of measures to enhance social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak, the United Nation Development program (UNDP) in partnership with The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry GCCI) last Thursday donated a new 30-seater mini-bus worth over three million dalasis to The Gambia Prison Services (GPS).

Mustapha Bittaye
COVID-19 update: 3 discharged after undergoing quarantine
Apr 15, 2020, 3:07 PM

The acting director of health services, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that among the five confirmed new cases, three were earlier released after undergoing quarantine and when brought back later, they tested positive.

GTSC
GTSC rolls out new buses to curb commuters’ nightmare
Apr 15, 2020, 2:42 PM

The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) in partnership with government has recently rolled out new buses in addition to its normal fleet to address the daily nightmare faced by commuters amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Ebrima Sisawo
MoBSE rubbishes rumour of D35M paid to media houses
Apr 15, 2020, 2:40 PM

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has rubbished the much-talked about rumour circulating on social media that his ministry has received or spent a sum of D35 million on media houses across the country for the broadcast of school lessons amid Covid-19 lockdown.

Sulayman Trawally
Senegalese court discharges Sulayman Trawally
Apr 14, 2020, 3:00 PM

A court in Tambacounda, eastern province of Senegal has discharged Sulayman Trawally, a Gambian national, who was allegedly kidnapped by Senegalese gendarme last month.

Gambia confirms 5 new cases of Covid-19
Apr 14, 2020, 1:37 PM

The minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Saturday in his daily press briefing, said the current situation of the covid-19 in the country, called for calm, while urging Gambians to report any suspected case (s) of novel coronavirus as the country registered five new cases.

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ADB offers US$10b support to fight Covid-19
Apr 14, 2020, 1:25 PM

The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.

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NDMA establishes National Response Strategy Committee on food insecurity and Covi-19
Apr 14, 2020, 1:09 PM

The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on Wednesday established a national respond strategy committee on food security and Covid-19 to curb the effects of the deadly disease in the country. The event was held at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA).

Man, 22, arrested over 10-year-old boy’s death
Apr 8, 2020, 2:38 PM

Police in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR) have arrested one Mutal Gaye, a native of Sinchi Madi village for reportedly killing , a 10-year-old boy, The Point has been reliably informed.

Yankuba
Yankuba’s defence says TRRC has not complied with court
Apr 8, 2020, 2:25 PM

Defence Counsel Abdoulie Sissoho, representing Yankuba Touray in a murder case, on 6 April, 2020, told the court before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court that the TRRC has not complied with the court when the commission was subpoenaed to produce a statement made by Alagie Kanyi. He added that the report brought by Mariama Singhateh from the commission was not the proper one.

Shyben A. Madi
Shyben A. Madi & Sons Ltd. donates to fight against covid-19
Apr 8, 2020, 2:21 PM

Shyben A. Madi & Sons Ltd. last week Tuesday donated to The Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) D1, 000,000.00 to help fight coronavirus in The Gambia.

SheTrades
Trade Ministry introduces “SheTradesGambia” scheme
Apr 8, 2020, 2:18 PM

The field of doing horticulture and fashion business progresses with time and is now changing rapidly because of COVID-19. In the face of this pandemic, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment continues to improve access to capital for growth with the introduction of “SheTradesGambia” scheme.

Tambedu
Women’s Discrimination, Information & Communication Bill 2019 withdrawn
Apr 8, 2020, 2:17 PM

Deputies at the National Assembly on Monday withdrew the Women’s (Amendment of Discrimination laws) Bill, 2019 and the Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Karpower donates food items to GPF, BCC
Apr 8, 2020, 2:14 PM

Karpowership The Gambia yesterday donated food items and other sanitary materials to the Gambia Police Force (GPF) and Banjul City Council (BCC) at a ceremony held in Banjul.

GID commissioner
GID commissioner advises frontline officers to be cooperative
Apr 8, 2020, 2:12 PM

The commissioner of Operations of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) has urged frontline officers to continue to consult one another and engage each other especially in these trying times of the coronavirus pandemic.

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