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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.

Akinwumi Adesina v2
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.

Minister Fabureh
Minister drums up support for Gambian farmers
Apr 8, 2020, 2:06 PM

Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh has called on donors, partners and other stakeholders to support the farming community in the country.

Alh. Serign Fye
NCCE intensifies battle against Covid-19 pandemic
Apr 8, 2020, 2:03 PM

As nations around the globe scale up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has amplified its efforts with a nationwide campaign to educate the masses about the deadly pandemic and how to prevent it.

Sittanunku Diaspora Youth donate to local community, seeks more support
Apr 8, 2020, 11:54 AM

As communities across The Gambia struggle to cope with challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the youth of Sittanunku village residing in the diaspora have donated food items and hygienic materials to the vulnerable households. Sittanunku is a village in the North Bank Region.

fishing boats
3 Senegalese fishing boats refused landing at Tanji
Apr 7, 2020, 1:35 PM

As the fight against the deadly coronavirus intensifies, officials of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) at Tanji Fish Landing Site have refused the landing of three Senegalese boats carrying more than forty people.

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