Her Majesty The Queen recognises Gambian volunteer with Commonwealth Point of Light award

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today, Friday 13th April recognised Musu Bakoto Sawo, of Gambia as the 52nd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her...

POLICE COMB FONI FORESTS FOR ‘SECRET GRAVES’

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  A large contingent of police crime and forensic experts, and other security officials yesterday combed forests in the Fonis to formally start the search for secret graves...

State guard vehicle ran into crowd in Lamin village killing over 2 people, injures...

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  By Alhagie Jobe A vehicle confirmed to be a State Guard vehicle is reported to have ran into a crowd of people in Lamin Village, Kombo North, on...

Former Vice-President BB Dabo receives rousing welcome

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    By Kaddijatou Jawo, Point Newspaper     A former vice president in the first Republic, who also served briefly as finance minister under Yahya Jammeh’s regime, has finally returned home...

Landmine Kills 3 People In Foni

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  By Lamin Sanyang   Landmine explosion has killed three people in Wassadu, Foni Jarrol District. The incident which occurred last Thursday morning claimed the lives of one Sulayman Jonkong Sanneh...

#Nadiran politics:

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Gambia’s Political M.O. very disappointed seeing Hon Ousainou Darboe with MA Bah posing. Chaatans! What a blow. Wasn’t this the same MA Bah that traumatized Gambians during...

Independent Candidate Allegedly Assaults A Young Woman

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  By Lamin Sanyang   The defeated Independent Candidate of Brikama North Constituency, Mr. Momodou Jarju alias 'Bu Jarju' was allegedly arrested for assaulting a young woman with a stick...

The recent Video of Yaya Jammeh should be the reason why Gambians should give...

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  If the recent video of Yaya Jammeh have taught us anything, it is that after twenty-two years in power after ceasing our nation by staging Coup d'état,...

President Barrow Meets Religious Leaders

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  Gambia's religious leaders meet President Adama Barrow as part of the events celebrating the Muslim Feast of Eid Al-Fitr at the Office of the President in Fajara. The...

EU mobilises international support for The Gambia

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Brussels, 22 May 2018 A total of €1.45 billion were mobilised by the International Conference for The Gambia, co-chaired by The Gambia and the European Union. The reinforced political...

IEC chief urges journalists to report fairly during parliamentary elections campaign

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  By Alhagie Jobe   The chief of the Gambia's electoral body - the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has urged journalists to report fairly on all candidates during elections campaign...

JSDA demands justice for fallen brothers of Sittanunku village

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  The JerrehSittanunku Development Association (JSDA) wishes to register its solidarity with the families of all victims of Sittanunkuorigin concerning thebrutality and injustices that they have been subjected...

When You Become a President…

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The presidency is the highest office in the land. It is a position of honour, respect and dignity. The truth is that, the seat of the presidency...

Former VP Declines Foreign Service Appointment

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Ms Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, former Vice President of The Gambia has reportedly resigned from her appointment to the Foreign Service. Ms Tambajang's resignation came shortly after a major...

China waives US$12 million Gambia loan

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  China has waived a U$D12 million loan to The Gambia following the signing of a debt relief protocol this week with China where Foreign affairs Minister Ousinaou...

Tyranny of the Majority

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Myths are an integral part of the human experience – and, in The Gambia, like most societies, we have our own — “the tolerant society”. Growing up,...

Tunisia goalkeeper ‘fakes injury’ to break Ramadan fast

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Tunisia's World Cup football team has apparently found an ingenious way to fight fatigue as they fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In friendly matches against...

On the Proposed Salary Increment: letter to the Finance Minister

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Honourable Minister, I salute you in your noble efforts to continue to serve our motherland despite the rocky terrains you had to traverse in that process. Indeed you...

Moroccan envoy meets President Barrow alongside the UNGA

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New York, 18 September 2017      President Adama Barrow said The Gambia’s support to Morocco is to promote African solidarity and to improve relations with The Gambia. He made these remarks during a courtesy call by the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, an envoy of His Majesty, King Muhammad IV, while attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.      President Barrow recognized the Moroccan support during the political impasse in The Gambia, which he said was an African problem, addressed using an African solution.  He told the diplomat that The Gambia has turned a new page in its history to bring in new laws that would promote  equality and justice. Their discussion also emphasized the importance of security in achieving other development goals.     The Gambian leader congratulated the Moroccan Foreign Minister for his appointment and extended his gratitude to the King of Morocco for building a new office complex for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Gambia, contributing to the infrastructural development of the country.  He called on Morocco to invest in other areas and concluded that through integration they could understand their mutual concerns and work together to further strengthen their cooperation. Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita thanked President Barrow for the support The Gambia accorded to Morocco in ECOWAS and at other regional and international forums. He also spoke of the deeply rooted relations between the two countries, saying they wish to take it to a higher level at a time when The Gambia is entering a new phase in its political life.    He promised to expand technical and economic cooperation between Morocco and The Gambia. Minister Bourita informed President Barrow that Morocco would continue to provide support and will increase scholarships from its current figure of 40 to 70 in 2018.      The Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister, Honourable Ousainou Darboe said in an interview that the bilateral and multilateral cooperation span various fields.  Minister Darbo elaborated on how Morocco could support the development process currently ongoing in The Gambia particularly  security reforms, scholarships for training of diplomats and investment opportunities for Moroccan businesses. He emphasised that through robust investments The Gambia could reduce its dependence on aid. Mr. Darboe also revealed that President Barrow will visit the Kingdom of Morocco to further cement ties between the two countries.    End 

Lawmaker questions integrity of Commissioner Saine

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  The National Assembly member for Banjul South, Fatoumatta Njie has questioned the integrity of Bai Mass Saine, a member of the newly formed Commission of Inquiry into...