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3 diplomats present credentials to Barrow
Feb 8, 2021, 11:22 AM

State House, Banjul, 3 February 2021: President Adama Barrow received the Letters of Credence of the Malaysian High Commissioner to The Gambia, H.E. Shazelina Zainul Abidin, the Ghanaian High Commissioner, Gloria POKU, and Ambassador of The Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E Noha Ahmed MAHER KHEDR at a ceremony held at the State House in Banjul, on Tuesday.

Nusrat SSS
Nusrat SSS to clock 50 years in October
Feb 8, 2021, 11:21 AM

In their quest to raise public awareness about the Association and its programmes and activities, the Nusrat-Ex Students Association (NESA) over the weekend held a press conference at the school’s ground.

Buah Saidy
Interest rate drops to 15% amid covid-19
Feb 5, 2021, 10:28 AM

According to bank sources, all commercial banks in the country have responded positively to the appeal of the governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), Buah Saidy, to reduce bank interest rates from 21% to 15% effective 1 February 2021.

Lamin Tunkara
Gamtel reveals cause of internet outage
Feb 5, 2021, 10:20 AM

The deputy managing director of GAMTEL, Lamin Tunkara has explained the reason for the general internet outage in the country on Tuesday. He revealed that backup link (cable) that connects Gambia to the outside world was unintentionally cut by a company working for NAWEC which led to the general internet outage.

Foday Momodou Hydara
EX-intelligence officer claims junglers claims 2006 suspected coupists
Feb 5, 2021, 10:16 AM

The former deputy director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Foday Momodou Hydara, in his TRRC testimony revealed that most of the suspects of 2006 Ndure Cham’s abortive coup were tortured by the junglers before their appearance at the investigative panel.

Police
Gov’t releases names of Covid-19 escapees
Feb 5, 2021, 10:11 AM

Press release: Following the 26th January 2021 press release, we hereby release below, the names of those who have evaded admission into health and isolation facilities as of January 31st 2021.

Rawda
Rawda renews loyalty to Sheriff Muhammed Nano Hydara led-camp
Feb 5, 2021, 10:04 AM

Members of Rawdatul Majaalis, the breakaway group of The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) and the current executive have once again renewed their loyalty to Sheriff Muhammed Sanusi Nano Hydara led camp in administering religious affairs in the country.

Moussa Wele
4 Gambians receive UNESCO underwater archaeology diving training
Feb 5, 2021, 10:01 AM

As part of ‘sensitisation and capacity building on the protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) in The Gambia, four young Gambian professionals have undergone the UNESCO underwater archaeology diving training held in Dakar, Senegal.

‘AMRC recovers millions from Key Stone Bank’
Feb 5, 2021, 9:56 AM

The Management Board of the Assets and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), while presenting their Activity Report and Financial statements last week Thursday for the year ended 2018 and 2019 before the legislators of the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly, disclosed that the corporation had managed to recover a sum amounting to D39,128,795.97 out of the total debts of the former Key Stone Bank, which amounted to D665,840,802.60.

delegation v2
Gov’t delegation visits Agadez as IOM facilitates return of 30 Gambians
Feb 4, 2021, 12:35 PM

A delegation of the Gambia government that was dispatched to gather first-hand information about situation of Gambians in Niger has gone as far as the International Organisation for Migration transit center in Agadez, in the North region.

Myanmar
Gambia calls on Myanmar military to release detainees
Feb 4, 2021, 12:28 PM

The Gambia government expresses its concern over the recent military takeover in Myanmar, describing it as “worrisome political developments particularly with so many civilian leaders being detained.”

Jammeh v2
Gov’t debunks Jammeh return claims as false
Feb 4, 2021, 12:27 PM

The Gambia government says it has come to its attention that false reports and insinuations predicting the imminent return of former President Jammeh are being amplified by some news and social media outlets.

Police launch probe into Ousman Camara’s attack
Feb 4, 2021, 12:25 PM

The Office of The Inspector General of Police in a press release says it has learned with dismay, the unwarranted attack on one Ousman Camara, a Sierra Leonean national, who frequents the West Field Junction area chanting the name of the President. It added that they are investigating the matter.

Demba Sowe
Senior police officer admits 2006 claims coupists were tortured
Feb 4, 2021, 12:09 PM

Crime management coordinator of The Gambia Police Force Demba Sowe, in his TRRC testimony yesterday told the commission that the suspects of the aborted March 2006 attempted coup were tortured by soldiers dressed in black before their appearance before the panel of investigators.

Abubakary Jawara and Sabally
Sabally asked to apologise or face legal battle
Feb 4, 2021, 12:07 PM

Christopher E. Mene, the lawyer to business tycoon, Abubakary Jawara, the chief executive officer of The Gambia-Angola Holding Group (GACH) has asked Momodou Sabally, former Presidential Affairs minister, secretary general and head of the Civil Service to apologise to his client or face legal battle; The Point has been reliably informed.

Banta Keita Wanted
Court freezes Banta Keita’s accounts as search intensifies
Feb 3, 2021, 12:18 PM

Justice S. Wadda Cisse, a High Court judge in Banjul on Tuesday ordered for the accounts of Banta Keita to be frozen as the search for the suspect.

Importers
Importers claim increase demurrage causes price hike
Feb 3, 2021, 12:10 PM

Importers of commodities in The Gambia on Thursday informed the legislators of the National Assembly Select Committee on Trade that the demurrage charges on imports is the only main factor contributing to price hikes of basic commodities in the country.

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