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Banjul Mortuary Lacks Adequate Coffins

[The Point] Information has reached The Point that the mortuary in Banjul is currently facing inadequate coffins as death rate rises in the country, causing a great concern to the community of the country's capital city. (AllAfrica)

35 Journalists Exposed to ECOWAS Protocols, ACFTA

[The Point] At least 35 Journalists and members of the Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) Gambia Chapter were last Monday trained on ECOWAS protocols and key instruments regarding the Africa Continental-Free Trade Area (ACFTA). (AllAfrica)

Community Radios Lack Capacity to Sensitise Voters On Election

[The Point] As the Gambia prepares to go to the polls on December 4th, it has been revealed that community radios do not have capacity to sensitise voters in helping them make informed choices. (AllAfrica)

President Barrow Reaffirms Government's Commitment to Youth Empowerment

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 3rd August 2021: President Adama Barrow today called on young people to make good of the opportunities provided by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to venture into innovative business enterprises. (AllAfrica)

GRA Engages 36 Students, 4 Staff of MAJaC On Tax Administration Matters

[Foroyaa] Officials of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday engaged 36 students and 4 staff of the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication (MAJaC) on tax administration matters in the country. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 Kills 14 People

[Foroyaa] The Gambia has on Wednesday 4th August 2021 registered fourteen (14) new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to two hundred and twenty-seven. (AllAfrica)

Wuli East Lawmaker Reacts Positively to Proposed Procurement of Equipment for GAF

[Foroyaa] Wuli East Lawmaker said during the debate on the Supplementary Appropriation Bill that he was lauding the creation of a budget line for the allocation of money for the purchase of equipment for the Armed Forces for its peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic. (AllAfrica)

The Debate Goes On

[Foroyaa] The exchanges between Dr Ceesay and Halifa Sallah has started a new phase in Gambian politics. It is anticipated that all political parties will now prepare to face each other for a thorough debate on the future of the country. (AllAfrica)

Government Partners With KMC to Implement Google Plus Codes Project

[Foroyaa] The Gambia government through the ministry of information has partnered with Google LLC, and the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), to implement the Google Plus Codes Project, in the Kanifing Municipality (KM) following the successful implementation of the pilot project in Banjul in 2020. (AllAfrica)

Dr Ismaila Ceesay - Citizens' Alliance to Expand Gambia's Tax Base

[Foroyaa] Dr Ismaila Ceesay, the presidential candidate for the Citizens' Alliance, said if elected to lead the affairs of the country, he will expand the tax base of The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

UK Charity Donates Learning Equipment to St. John's School for Deaf

[The Point] Sharing Wonders, a United Kingdom-based charity on Friday donated dozens of learning equipment to St. John's School of the Deaf. (AllAfrica)

10 Herd of Cattle Found Dead At Sami

[The Point] Suspected poison is believed to have killed10 cattle belonging to one Imam Alagie Jallow of Sinchu Baya in the Sami District, Central River Region north (CRR/n). (AllAfrica)

OJ Jallow Urges Gambian Youths to Acquire Life Skills

[The Point] As foreign nationals dominate the life skill sector and many Gambian youth remain jobless, Omar Jallow, alias O.J., former minister of Agriculture has called on youth of the country to acquire skills to ensure they get self-employed. (AllAfrica)

Fortune FC Receive League Trophy, Cash Prize

[The Point] Fortune FC on Sunday received their 2020-2021 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Division One League trophy and cash prize after their final league clash with Waa Banjul at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. (AllAfrica)

IGP Ordered to Pay D40,000 Compensation to Victim for Unlawful Detention

[The Point] Justice Alexander Oseitutu of the High Court in Banjul on Tuesday, 27th July 2021, ordered the Inspector General of Police to pay compensation of D40, 000 to one Sylvanus Johnson. (AllAfrica)

Scores Express Dismay Over Gradual Disappearance of Coins in the Markets

[The Point] Several traders and commercial drivers have complained over what they called gradual fading of the bututs in the market, describing it as awful for all commercial drivers, passengers and petty traders. (AllAfrica)

Meet Alasana Kassama - Emerging Gambian Entrepreneur Making a Difference

[The Point] Alasana Kassama is a young Gambian entrepreneur making significant contribution in the country's solar installation sector. (AllAfrica)

FAO DG, Minister Fabureh Share Vision On Improving Agriculture

[The Point] The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu and Hon. Amie Fabureh, minister for Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia recently met in Rome, Italy and shared similar vision on how to collaborate further for the advancement of the Agricultural sub sector in The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

COAD Presents D70,000 to Nema Kunku VDC for Continuation of Road Project

[The Point] The Council of African Descendants (COAD) and BlaXit recently presented a sum of D73,000 for the continuation of the Nema Kunku road project to make easy movement in and around the community especially during the rainy season.' (AllAfrica)

Barrow Reaffirms Govt Commitment to Youth Empowerment

[The Point] State House, Banjul, 3 rd August 2021: President Adama Barrow yesterday called on young people to make good use of the opportunities provided by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to venture into innovative business enterprises. (AllAfrica)

37,000-Litre Illegal Fuel Imported Into Country Intercepted

[The Point] Personnel of the Police Intervention Unit Delta Platoon in collaboration with the GRA Intelligence Unit, intercepted 37,000 litres of fuel (diesel), suspected to be illegally imported into the country. (AllAfrica)

Tijan Jaiteh Donates Football Items Worth D100k to Jarra Jenoi, Lrr Football Team

[The Point] Former Gambian International Footballer, Tijan Jaiteh on Saturday donated football materials worth D100, 000 (hundred thousand dalasi) to the Jarra Jenoi community football team and Lower River Regional football team. (AllAfrica)

GNOC, Minister Meet ANOCA Leadership

[The Point] Officials of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) and the minister of Youth and Sports Bakary Y. Badjie who are current in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday met Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) president and secretary general in Tokyo, Japan. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Hope to Avoid Heavy-Weights in AFCON Balloting

[The Point] The Gambia senior national team; the Scorpions are hoping to avoid the continent heavy-weights in the balloting for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Crises Management and Resolution Among Religious Leaders

[Foroyaa] The media are focusing on exchanges by religious leaders that reveals animosity that could end up in permanent hostility if uncontained. (AllAfrica)

Our Lives After the Coronavirus Pandemic!

[The Point] The new coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it. (AllAfrica)

Dr. Ceesay, Hon. Sallah Proposed Political Debate Sparks Controversy

[The Point] The intended political debate between Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, presidential candidate for Citizen Alliance and Honourable Halifa Sallah, presidential candidate for the People's Democratic Organisation for Independent and Socialism, (PDOIS) has sparked controversy in town, especially in the social media. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Govt Donates 151,200 Doses of J&J Vaccines to MoH

[The Point] The arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines donated by the U.S. government to the Ministry of Health of The Gambia (MoH), through COVAX facility was witnessed by the health minister together with his medical experts and religious leaders at the Banjul International Airport on Sunday 1 August 2021. (AllAfrica)

Second Tranche of U.S.-Donated Vaccines Arrive

[The Point] Press release: An additional 151,200 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in The Gambia on August 1, being the second tranche of vaccines donated by the American people. (AllAfrica)

Fraudster Convicted On 9 Counts of Criminal Offences

[The Point] Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court recently convicted one Durra Jallow on 5 counts of obtaining money by false pretence and 4 counts of frauds on sales on property. (AllAfrica)

Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba

[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa. (AllAfrica)