GAMBIAN FOOTBALLER MIRED IN FRESH FRAUD ALLEGATIONS -Investigators ‘Secure New Evidence’

Hits: 10233Trouble could be simmering for Gambian footballer if investigators claim of unearthing new evidence is anything to rely on. The 21-year-old striker, contracted to second division German outfit Hamburg, began this month on a dismal note after police stormed his residence in a surprise investigation. Thrusting their warrant to his face and barging in on him, police trawled through pyramid of files found in his home scouring for evidence. Phone, laptops and other valuables were eventually seized which police feel could give them required leads to begin prosecuting the…

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Gambia: Investigation on 38 Containers Begins

Hits: 5012The Minister of the Environment, Climate Change and Natural resources Mr. Lamin Dibba has confirmed that investigation on 38 containers of wood held at Banjul Wharf has started. The Minister said so in telephone interview, adding that the Investigation will take six weeks and that the investigation panel involves the Police and the Intelligence Services. It could be recalled that the minister had confirmed early last month that his ministry had intercepted 38 containers of wood. He said those responsible will be taken to court once a case is…

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Gambia: GFA Party Led By BB Dabo Elect Officials

Hits: 4610The newest party in the country dubbed Gambia for All (GFA) party which is founded by Bakary Bunja Dabo, has recently elected its officials at a local hotel in Kololi. No official announcement has been made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the Party’s registration yet. In a press statement issued to Foroyaa by its leaders, it is said the party held its constitutive congress from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, 2019 with three main objectives. The objectives were to review and approve the draft constitution of…

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Gambia: PDOIS seeks clarification from F. Tambajang

Hits: 1755Following media reports on the amendment of the Coalition Agreement, the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism wrote the following letter to Madam Fatoumatta Tambajang to seek clarification: Madam Fatoumatta Tambajang  Ref: P/COAL/2/10/19/(1) 2nd October, 2019 Dear Honourable Jallow Tambajang, SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF UTTERANCES ON PURPORTED AMENDMENT OF COALITION 2016 AGREEMENT The media houses have been approaching PDOIS for explanation whether the text of an amendment to the 17th October 2016 Coalition agreement had been agreed upon and signed by coalition partners. We are not aware of the crafting and…

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Ambulance Collides With Taxi 4 Rushed to Hospital

Hits: 2144Four passengers were rushed to the Serrekunda hospital on Tuesday, September 24th 2019, after their vehicle collided with an Ambulance. The four who were on board a taxi bearing registration number BJL 6274 N, were rushed to the hospital after one of them fainted when the taxi they boarded, collided with the ambulance. Eyewitness told Foroyaa that there were no casualties and bystanders said the ambulance came from the direction of Banjul; that at the time, there was traffic jam and the Ambulance driver decided to use the other side…

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Chinese Vessel Intercepted by Gambian Authorities

Hits: 1781Gambian authorities have suspended a vessel owned by a Chinese fishing company, Qunlong Fishing Enterprise operating in Mandinari, barely a week after Fisheries Director Famara Darboe shrugged off claims that his institution issued a license to them. Lamin Saidy, the manager of Qunlong Fishing Enterprise said one of their vessels was intercepted by the Sea Shepherd crew, who are working with the Gambia government. “Authorities have suspended one of our vessels from operation until further notice. The impounded vessel is in Banjul, but three others are still operating because…

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Gambia: Reason Has Prevailed Bail Granted To Killa Ace And Others

Hits: 1735A constitution and its accompanying laws if rooted in safeguarding the liberty of the human person would not back indefinite detention without trial. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice has the duty to serve as oversight of the criminal justice system. In certain cases, prosecution cannot even commence without the fiat of the Attorney General. In other cases, the Attorney General has power to enter a nolle prosequi. Such powers are given to prevent miscarriage of justice and should be judiciously utilised to promote substantive justice. When civil disobedience…

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In The Diplomatic Passport Saga Arrests In Germany, Gambia

Hits: 2181The office of the Government’s spokesperson has disclosed the arrests of several people in Germany and the Gambia in the on-going Diplomatic Passport Saga. According to a Press Release Issued by the Government Spokesperson Ebrima G. Sankareh, The Gambia Government working with their international partners, effected arrests in these two countries regarding the Diplomatic Passport Saga. Sankareh said those arrested in Germany are currently providing information on the issue; that those arrested in the Gambia are already providing vital information into this vast and sophisticated criminal network which risks…

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Gambia: Foreign Affairs State Who Is Entitled To Diplomatic Passport

Hits: 2234The communications officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Saikou Ceesay, has told Foroyaa the persons who are entitled to diplomatic passports in The Gambia. Speaking in an exclusive interview at his office yesterday, he said the minister of Foreign Affairs outlined the following people to be eligible to acquire diplomatic passport: The President and his family, cabinet ministers and their spouses, permanent secretaries, director generals or managing directors of parastatal, foreign affairs ministry staff from permanent secretary to second secretary, staff  of Gambia embassies with their families,…

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Gambia: PURA Fines Africell D5.5 Million: Suspends sale of SIM cards by third parties

Hits: 2151In a public notice made available to Foroyaa for publication, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has fined Africell D5,580,000.00 for selling SIM Cards activated at points of sale to subscribers without registering their ID details. The public authority stated that D30,000 was charged for each of the 186 SIM Cards sold to subscribers by Africell. In the same vein, PURA has asked all GSM companies to suspend selling SIM Cards by third parties for the time being. Foroyaa has contacted Africell and PURA for some clarification, but to…

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