Gambia arrest top irregular migration organisers

Hits: 8562 An operation headed by operatives of the State Intelligence Services (SIS) in collaboration with officers of The Gambia Police Force have made a major breakthrough as they arrested top irregular migration organisers as the fight against irregular migration intensifies, The Point has been reliably informed. The suspects: Morr Jop and Abdou Sey, both Senegalese, are currently under custody as investigation into the matter continues. A source who is familiar with the matter and spoke to The Point on the condition of anonymity has confirmed the development. Our source…

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Gambia: ‘Jammeh is central pillar of terror, human rights abuses’

Hits: 7938Abubacarr Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice said former President Yahya Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses meted on ordinary Gambians and others during his regime. “It has become increasingly apparent to the government, based on the revelation at the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) over the past one year that former President Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses during his leadership.” Consequently, he said, the government deems it most fitting those…

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Gambia: Police arrest 2 with fake gold worth over D14m

Hits: 5257Police have arrested Maimuna Bojang, a native of Sanchaba Medina and Seedy Trawally of Kerr Serigne with fake gold; worth about D14, 280, 000, The Point can authoritatively report. The suspects were arrested at Senegambia on Friday 27 September 2019 at around 11 a.m. They are currently detained at the Police Headquarters in Banjul, as investigation into the matter continues. A source who is familiar with the matter told The Point that the suspects wanted to sell the fake gold to one Nkere Fofana Crazneit, a male Gabonese national,…

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Gambia: DLEAG arrests 2 with cocaine

Hits: 5554Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Sequel Balde and Seco Balde at the Giboro Border Post with suspected cocaine, The Point has been informed. When contacted about the development, the spokesperson of the DLEAG confirmed the arrest and detention of the two Bissau nationals. He explained that the first suspect, Sequel Balde, 29, was arrested on 31 August 2019 at the Giboro Border Post with 100 pellets of cocaine, while Seco Balde was arrested on 14 September 2019 with 75 pellets of…

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Gambia: Coalition endorses 5 years for Barrow

Hits: 2786Coalition stakeholders met last Friday to endorse a five-year mandate for President Adama Barrow in contrast to the initial agreement of three years in 2016. The meeting which was held at State House came following multiple pressures from distinct political entities particularly the ‘3 Years Jotna’, asking Mr. Barrow to step down in December as agreed in the Coalition MoU. However, the outcome of the meeting which was not attended by the United Democratic Party (UDP) and People’s Democratic Organisation Independent and Socialism (PDOIS) has now given President Barrow…

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Gambia gov’t finds alternatives to Thomas Cook

Hits: 1660In the wake of world aviation giant, Thomas Cook’s declaration of bankruptcy, leaving millions of travellers stranded across the globe, The Ministry of Tourism and Culture wishes to assure Gambians and our global friends that significant steps have been taken to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of this unfortunate situation on Gambian tourism, which is the heartbeat of our economy. With the looming collapse of Thomas Cook, the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Amat N. K. Bah immediately summoned a meeting of stakeholders to seek remedial actions to respond to…

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Gambia: Toufah Jallow: I didn’t accuse APRC of rape

Hits: 3067Fatou “Toufah” Jallow, a former beauty queen in The Gambia, who accused the ex-president- Yahya Jammeh of rape, has strongly reacted to the recent comments made by the interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Fabakary Tombong Jatta, describing it as “very irresponsible for FTJ to make statement on behalf of a man, who never assigned him as the minister of his house.” Ms. Jalllow’s comments came in the wake of news article published on Wednesday’s edition of The Point Newspaper, in which Fabakary…

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U.K. police may recommend deportation of Gambian rapist

Hits: 2096United Kingdom (U.K.) prosecutors may recommend the deportation of 31-year-old Haji Kaloga, a Gambian resident in Bradford, England after he confessed and pleaded guilty to rape charges involving an 11 Year old girl (name withheld). Haji is ordered to serve 13-year term. Even though Gambians are widely regarded as law abiding, industrious and ambitious, prompting a sudden mood of dismay and disbelief, this particular case is also a test and shocking experiment among the Gambian community living in the area. Sillah Baye who knows Haji, told this correspondent that…

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Gambia: AG returns family diplomatic passports

Hits: 2185‘All diplomatic passports of my family have been returned to the state,’ the minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou, disclosed to the press on Friday. “The diplomatic passports were served for a purpose to facilitate my family to go to Saudi Arabia to assist my mum using wheelchair,” he clarified. “Before acquiring the diplomatic passports, I sought advice from competent authority if I could apply for them and I was told yes,” he said. “I followed the process in the right channel and it was granted, Mr. Tambadou further clarified.…

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