National News

Driver gets one year imprisonment for recklessly killing three young men
Aug 7, 2020, 1:17 PM

Abdoulie Gaye, who pleaded guilty before Magistrate Sarr of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 6th August, 2020, for recklessly killing three young men in a car accident around Senegambia and Kotu area, was convicted and sentenced to a fine of D2000 in default to serve one year imprisonment, D1000 in default to serve one year imprisonment and D8000 in default to serve one year imprisonment for dangerous, reckless and careless driving.

COVID-19: Sifoe meets security units to ensure tight patrol at border
Aug 7, 2020, 1:15 PM

Village Development Committee VDC in the Kombo South settlement of Sifoe Wednesday yesterday met with various security units stationed at the community’s Police Station in a bid to discuss ways to ensure tight security at the border crossing point of ‘Allahil Bolong’ in the Senegalese province of Cassamance.

CRC
CRC secretariat shuts for 8 working days
Aug 6, 2020, 10:31 AM

Following a Senior Management Committee meeting held at the Secretariat 4th day of August 2020, followed by consultations with the chairperson of the Commission in relation to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has decided to allow staff to work from home from Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 to Friday, 14 August 2020 (8 working days).

Gambia launches 1st Africa Biennial report on DRR
Aug 6, 2020, 10:28 AM

The Gambia launched the first Africa Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) through a virtual meeting attended by High-level Officials from the African Union Commission, EU Ambassador in AUC, UN Representative of the Secretary General on Disaster Risk Reduction, Development partners and other civil society organisations in the continent.

Ghanaian Troops
Ghanaian troops donate to Mbullum Ahmadiya Muslim schools to mark national day
Aug 6, 2020, 10:15 AM

Ghanaian troops serving with the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) and based in Barra in the North Bank Region have observed their national day of 4th August also called Founders’ Day, with a donation of educational materials to the Mbullum Ahmadiyya Muslim Upper Basic and Secondary Schools in the Lower Nuimi District.

CESAD
The EU funded CESAD Project  “Circular Economy in Sustainable Agricultural Development” increases its visibility in the Provinces
Aug 6, 2020, 10:10 AM

The European Union co-funded project “Circular Economy in Sustainable Agricultural Development” has installed signboards across over a dozen project implementation sites in North Bank Region.

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Gov’t develops broader effective covid-19 containment response
Aug 6, 2020, 9:40 AM

Based on reliable projections, The Gambia government anticipated the surge in numbers and is currently developing a dynamic and cost-cutting national COVID-19 response strategy document for effective containment of the pandemic.

FAO launches new Africa regional COVID-19 response & recovery package
Aug 6, 2020, 9:37 AM

3 August 2020, Accra – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched an Africa regional COVID-19 response package and called for greater partnerships and investments to strengthen the region’s food security and agriculture during and after the pandemic. The launch took place at today’s Online Regional Dialogue on the COVID-19 response, hosted by FAO.

Ousman A. Marong
JIFORM names Marong as Summit Committee Chair for Gambia
Aug 5, 2020, 12:30 PM

Journalists’ International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) has appointed Ousman A. Marong, a journalist with Mamos Media as its summit committee chair for The Gambia.

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