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American visa procurement case lands in court
Sep 11, 2020, 10:45 AM

Two men were paraded yesterday before Magistrate P. Sarr of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to section 288 of the Criminal Code.

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Senegalese gendarme arrested with firearm, suspected cannabis
Sep 10, 2020, 12:31 PM

Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Tafsir Ababacarr Diahateh; a Senegalese gendarme with a firearm and two bundles of suspected cannabis, The Point has been reliably informed.

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GRA collects D3bn revenue in 3 months
Sep 10, 2020, 12:27 PM

The commissioner general of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has disclosed that despite the hardship inflicted by the coronavirus disease (covid-19), GRA collected D3 billion in 3 months; representing an average of D1 billion from January to March 2020.

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Gov’t to give seed money to Gambians to create travelling companies
Sep 10, 2020, 12:23 PM

As Destination Gambia almost completes its final decision to resume the tourism session in October for the winter tourism season 2020/2021, the minister of Tourism and Culture has disclosed among other plans to give seed money to young Gambians to create travelling companies.

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Gambia registers 18 new covid-19 cases
Sep 10, 2020, 12:12 PM

The Gambia has registered 18 new positive coronavirus cases, taking the total COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,293.

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Women Affairs minister, Fatou Kinteh fully recovered, discharged
Sep 10, 2020, 11:57 AM

The government of The Gambia has announced that the minister of Women Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, Hon. Fatou Kinteh has fully recovered from the Covid-19 virus after her retest turned negative.

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Liberia loses membership at African Union; owes US$1.6m
Sep 10, 2020, 11:54 AM

The Republic of Liberia has lost her full membership rights at the African Union, is now an observer at the African Union, one without a voting right, from being a founder to a shocking rejected stone, one who understood the purpose for which the organization was founded.

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Ghanaian President Akufo Addo elected as new ECOWAS chairman
Sep 10, 2020, 11:48 AM

Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday in Niamey, Niger Republic emerged the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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4-day training of trainers on food processing & preservation ends
Sep 10, 2020, 11:45 AM

A four-day training of trainers on food processing and preservation ended in Mansakonko, in the Lower River Region (LRR) on 4 September 2020. 

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BCC mayoress claims gov’t denies her right to assist Center for Children
Sep 9, 2020, 12:54 PM

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC), has claimed that the government has denied her right to render support to the Center for Children in Bakoteh.

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Barrow to address Assembly on State of the Nation
Sep 9, 2020, 12:47 PM

The president of the Republic of The Gambia on Thursday 17 September 2020 will address the National Assembly on State of the Nation, according to a dispatch from the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly.

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Suspect arrested over death of Sukuta man
Sep 9, 2020, 12:43 PM

Police have arrested Omar Baldeh, a mobile phone dealer at the ‘Black Market’, a component of the Serrekunda Market over the death of Foday Camara; The Point has been reliably informed.

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Gambia reimplement immigration levy
Sep 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

The Gambia government has announced the implementation of the collection of the Immigration Security System Levy at Banjul International Airport with immediate effect.

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Gov’t seeks market vendors’ patience
Sep 9, 2020, 12:29 PM

Following preliminary meetings between the government assigned interlocutor and The Gambia Market Union officials on Friday and a subsequent discussion with The Interior Minister Yankuba Sonko on Sunday, The Gambia government made significant progress Monday afternoon after hours of intense deliberations.

Covid-19: Gambia registers 79 new positive cases
Sep 9, 2020, 12:26 PM

The Ministry of Health has announced the registration of 79 new coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,275.

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MoTC renews call for domestic, regional tourism
Sep 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

Gambia Tourism and Culture minister has once again renewed the call for intensifying domestic and regional tourisms, one part that is yet to receive attention in the country.

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UN partners with NCAC on creative contest to mark 75th Anniversary
Sep 9, 2020, 12:10 PM

To mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations across the world and in The Gambia, the United Nations System in The Gambia is contributing to the largest global conversation by hosting numerous consultations through collaboration with institutions such as the National Center for Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Writers’ Association of The Gambia on creative contest to mark 75th anniversary.

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