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Gov’t clarifies $200,000 OIC funded legal fees for local team leading the case against Myanmar
Apr 21, 2021, 12:06 PM

Press release : In the wake of a raging controversy over some Two Hundred Thousand Dollars($200,000) 

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BAC embarks on road construction site visit
Apr 21, 2021, 12:03 PM

The Brikama Area Council (BAC) on Tuesday embarked on road construction site visit at Sinchu-Alhagie village in the Kombo North District, West Coast Region (WCR), seeking to observe and monitor the ongoing project.

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Darboe says UDP faces insidious plans with attempt to disqualify him
Apr 20, 2021, 12:26 PM

The secretary general and leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe says attempts are being made to plant incriminating materials on his party members and eventually disqualify his presidential candidature ahead of the December polls.

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Yankuba Badjie & co protest in red T-shirts as they demand judge to recuse herself 
Apr 20, 2021, 12:18 PM

Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara has asked former NIA officials in the NIA 9 murder trial to behave themselves and stop their disruptive behaviour in court.

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Former AG recollects moments with 1994 Junta
Apr 20, 2021, 12:04 PM

Former Attorney General (AG) of The Gambia after the 1994 coup, Fafa Edrissa Mbai, yesterday testified before the TRRC, recollecting how the 1994 Junta led by former President Yahya Jammeh appointed him into cabinet and his subsequent detention.

GPU appalled by physical harassment, verbal assault on Foroyaa reporter
Apr 20, 2021, 11:29 AM

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is appalled with the news of physical harassment and verbal assault meted out on one of its members, Yankuba Jallow, a reporter with Foroyaa newspaper.

Trade minister reaffirms gov’t commitment to affordable, accessible commodities to Gambians
Apr 20, 2021, 11:26 AM

The minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment says his ministry and the government will continue to do everything legally possible to ensure essential commodities are available, accessible, and affordable to all Gambians.

Health Ministry to build D37M clinical waste treatment plant
Apr 20, 2021, 11:23 AM

Days of worrying about clinical waste management from health facilities may soon be over as health minister Amadou Lamin Samateh lays the foundation stone for a health clinical waste treatment plant worth D37 million. The facility would be capable of treating 300kg of clinical waste per hour with 99.9% disinfection efficiency.

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Foreign Minister Dr. Tangara receives ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
Apr 20, 2021, 11:08 AM

BANJUL, 19 April 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday received the International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, in his office in Banjul.

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NAWEC financial scandal: 14 arrested, D1M recovered
Apr 19, 2021, 11:59 AM

At least 14 people have been arrested with D1, 772, 600. 00 being money recovered as investigation into the AGIB-NAWEC D15 million scandal intensifies, The Point has been reliably informed.

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Jiboroh Basic Cycle School faces inadequate furniture for over 4 years
Apr 19, 2021, 11:56 AM

The lower classes of Jiboroh Basic Cycle School are reported to be encountering severe inadequate furniture hampering effective and efficient education in the school since 2017; The Point has been anonymously informed.

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Police intercept UDP vehicle with suspected cannabis 
Apr 19, 2021, 11:40 AM

Security patrol taskforce comprising different security units have intercepted a vehicle belonging to the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) with some suspected cannabis, as the country’s security operatives intensified “Operation Zero Crime”, The Point has been reliably informed.

Farato, Jambur rejoice as road construction set to begin earnest
Apr 19, 2021, 11:35 AM

Inhabitants of Farato and Jambur are rejoicing as the government over the weekend laid the foundation stone for the construction of 5.6 kilometer Farato-Jambur Highway. 

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Notorious “burglar” arrested over D6.5M
Apr 16, 2021, 1:47 PM

Jabel Ceesay, a Senegalese who has been described by security personnel as a “renowned burglar” has been reportedly arrested in Mbour, Senegal, in connection with the D6.5 million theft case at the AMM Finance Services and Bureau De Change Ltd., The Point has been reliably informed.

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Yakumba proposes amendment to TRRC Act to compel Barrow to publicise commission's recommendations
Apr 16, 2021, 1:33 PM

Nominated National Assembly Member and lawyer, Ya Kumba Jaiteh, has suggested that the National Assembly amends the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) Act so that the legislation will compel President Adama Barrow to make the commission's report public within a time frame.

Gambia vaccinates 16,630 people against COVID-19
Apr 16, 2021, 1:22 PM

The Gambia's Ministry of Health says it has vaccinated 16,630 people against COVID-19 with COVISHIELD (AstraZeneca vaccine) as of 9th April 2021.

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