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Business, civil society and youth ask the Gambia to prioritize poor and vulnerable in its Covid-19 response plan
Apr 15, 2020, 3:37 PM

Banjul- April 8, 2020- A four-page proposal entitled: “Draft Concept Paper for a Stimulus Plan: ‘Addressing the Socio-economic Impact of the Coronavirus on lives and livelihoods’” calling on the government of President Adama Barrow to prioritize its resource allocation to the poor, vulnerable and struggling SMEs and strategic businesses, was released today. It details modes of financial assistance to the poor and vulnerable to provide cash transfers/payments using Government – to – person (G2P) and other mechanisms to cover three months of lost income to those who have lost their jobs and/or their incomes due to Covid – 19.

Without parades Cuba will celebrate a May Day of solidarity reaffirmation and against the blockade
Apr 15, 2020, 3:34 PM

Havana, April 13 (ACN) Although this year the traditional parade for May Day will not take place, the Cuban Workers Central (CTC) and its national unions called their members today to celebrate the date with initiatives that reaffirm the solidarity of the Revolution and demand an end to the unjust US blockade of the Island.

Cuba is working on a vaccine to combat COVID-19
Apr 15, 2020, 3:33 PM

Havana, Apr 15 (RHC) Cuba is conducting a clinical trial for a vaccine developed with its own technology and aimed at activating the innate immune system to combat the new coronavirus SARS Cov-2, which causes COVID-19.

THE VICTTORY, BLESSINGS AND PROMISE OF THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
Apr 14, 2020, 3:35 PM

Easter message: the victory, blessings, and promise of the feast of the resurrection of christ

EASTER MESSAGE 2020 by The Rt. Rev. James Allen Yaw Odico BISHOP OF GAMBIA
Apr 14, 2020, 3:28 PM

My dear viewers, listeners, and readers, “Peace be with you!” as we celebrate the Feast of Easter, the celebration of the supreme sacrifice that brought hope to a world of sin and woe. By His death and resurrection, Jesus destroyed the sting of death, and brought hope to humanity.

Fafa Ceesay
Businessman gives 260 bags of rice to CRR communities
Apr 14, 2020, 3:06 PM

Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman in Old Yundum has donated 260 bags of 25kg of rice to the three districts in Naimina in the Central River Region.

The Rural Child is concerned over the welfare of Children during State of Public Emergency in The Gambia
Apr 14, 2020, 3:04 PM

Press Release

Mandinaba- 12 April, 2020: The Rural Child (RC) is gravely concerned about the welfare of children in the wake of the National Assembly’s extension of state of public emergency in the country to forty-five days.

LETTER: On the Macroeconomic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Letter to my President (Part 2)
Apr 14, 2020, 3:02 PM

Mr President,

It’s Sunday morning and I have just stepped out to the bakery close to your newly inaugurated (though incomplete) International Conference Centre around the Senegambia Hotel area to buy some croissants. So early this morning, a group of women have congregated at the entrance of the bakery with their children, begging. I know that we have always had beggars in this country but I have recently noticed an upsurge in their numbers and the frequency at which they appear in the streets.

Easter Message 2020 by The Most Reverend Hannah Caroline Faal-Heim Presiding Bishop of The Gambia The Methodist Church The Gambia
Apr 15, 2020, 10:55 AM

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me shall never die”. John 11:25

Coronavirus: AGA Global supports Gambians with rice, sanitary materials
Apr 8, 2020, 3:49 PM

AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia, over the weekend donated 12 bags of 25kg rice to families in various Gambian communities who are currently not able to earn funds to provide food to feed their families during the isolation period of covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Brikama North NAM, councilors intensify support to communities
Apr 8, 2020, 3:45 PM

As the spread of COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the world, National Assembly Member for Brikama North, Honorable Alhagie S. Darbo in collaboration with his two Ward Councilors, over the weekend kicked-off a community outreach and presentation of items to their electorates under the patronage of the NAM.

Broadway Restaurant donates sanitary items to Kanifing Hospital
Apr 8, 2020, 3:36 PM

In its efforts to contribute to the control of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the management of Broadway Restaurant in Serrekunda last Thursday donated sanitary items worth over D20,000 to the Pediatric Ward of Kanifing General Hospital.

SBS donates sanitary materials to Jeshwang prison
Apr 8, 2020, 3:33 PM

Solution Bay Spirituality (SBS); a charitable organization have recently donated some sanitary materials worth over D20, 000 to Jeshwang prison.

Barrow’s 2nd ombudsman pick referred for scrutiny
Apr 8, 2020, 3:19 PM

Lawmakers at the National Assembly on Monday referred the appointment of President Adama Barrow’s new choice as Ombudsman in accordance with section 164(1) of the 1997 Constitution to the Public Appointments Standing Committee (PAC) for proper scrutiny.

‘D500m covid-19 fund ready for disbursement’
Apr 8, 2020, 3:12 PM

The minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has informed deputies that the D500 million Emergency Fund designed to help contain the spread of covid-19 is available and ready for disbursement.

Senegal extends state of emergency to 2 May
Apr 8, 2020, 2:42 PM

The Senegalese minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr yesterday announced four positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 226.

Senegalese community
Senegalese community donates to WCR Covid-19 Taskforce Committee
Apr 7, 2020, 1:53 PM

Senegalese Community in Brikama has donated D10,000 to West Coast Region Covid-19 Taskforce at a presentation held at the regional governor’s office in Brikama on Friday.

NDMA
NDMA donates Food items, sanitary materials worth D328, 750 to CRR
Apr 7, 2020, 1:44 PM

National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), last Thursday donated food items and sanitary materials worth 328, 750 dalasis to the Central River Region (CRR) Covid-19 Taskforce Committee.

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