Jul 30, 2020, 12:25 PM
The Superior Courts of The Gambia have announced that they are cutting short this year their traditional two-month summer vacation to one month.
Hon. Justice Z. Jawara Alami of the High Court in Banjul has sentenced one Malick Njie, a taxi driver who rapped a girl, 15, four times to three years in imprisonment with hard labor.
State House, Banjul, 29th July, 2020 – In accordance to Section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997), His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Friday, 31st July 2020, and Saturday, 1st August, 2020, as public holidays throughout The Gambia, in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Adha.
In order to gain first-hand information about the ongoing Banjul Rehabilitation project, which is expected to be completed within three years, Hon. Bai Lamin Jobe, the minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), on Saturday 25th July 2020, together with some senior staff of his Ministry and other relevant stakeholders, conducted a tour of the project site, starting from Bund Road to the various streets of Banjul, despite the rainfall.
The secretary general of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), Mai Ahmed Fatty, says he is in support of maintaining the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) of the Police Department describing it as “is good news to The Gambia” and said the unit “must stay” to significantly contain the crime rate in the country.
The case involving Musa Yalle Batchilly, an executive member of Gambia Action Party (GAP), who was charged with obtaining money by false pretence and fraud, commenced on the 27th July, 2020, before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has reminded the business community to avoid any anti-competitive practice including hoarding, price hiking and rationing as those are against the competition rules.
The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has learnt with sadness that some journalists have contracted the coronavirus in line of duty. The Union wishes all of them well and looks forward to seeing them back at practice.