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Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:53
Agence Ecofin) - Dakar Dem Dikk (DDD), la société publique sénégalaise de transport, s’ouvre au marché sous-régional. À partir du jeudi 23 janvier, DDD va débuter la « phase pilote » de son ouverture vers quatre pays de la sous-région à savoir la Gambie, la Guinée, la Guinée-Bissau et la Mauritanie, annonce un communiqué parvenu à l’APS. Pour cette phase de lancement, une cérémonie officielle se tiendra au terminus de la société de transport aux Parcelles Assainies, à Dakar, en présence de...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:49
Bookshelves in the United States and Europe are starting to sag under the weight of new volumes analysing democracy’s troubled state. Their foreboding titles sound a clear alarm, from “How Democracies Die” and “The Road to Unfreedom” to “The Retreat of Western Liberalism” and “The Fate of the West.” Yascha Mounk’s, “The People vs. Democracy,” is an engaging, accessible addition to this stream. For Mounk, a lecturer at Harvard University and a frequent commentator on contemporary politics, the...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:41
Bookshelves in the United States and Europe are starting to sag under the weight of new volumes analysing democracy’s troubled state. Their foreboding titles sound a clear alarm, from “How Democracies Die” and “The Road to Unfreedom” to “The Retreat of Western Liberalism” and “The Fate of the West.” Yascha Mounk’s, “The People vs. Democracy,” is an engaging, accessible addition to this stream. For Mounk, a lecturer at Harvard University and a frequent commentator on contemporary politics, the...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:37
Babucarr Joof, alias B-Da Sufi, a Gambian-Norway based hip-hop artiste is hitting the world with his powerful lyres. He is currently finalizing a new album which he said will be release this year or early 2021. The young singer told entertainment journalists during a press conference on Tuesday that his music is all about sending messages, saying he did a collaboration with some Gambian and Senegalese artistes. B-Da Sufi was born in The Gambia and grew up in Senegal and now lives in...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:21
Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Women’s league one 2019-2020 season will kick off today with four matches as the point of commencement. Kinteh’s and Immigration FC will face off each other at the Manjai Kunda Community field while Brikama United FC and City Girls also square off tomorrow, at the Manjai field. According to GFF, matches will kick off at 16:30 pm while league division two remains unchanged. Source-GFF.
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 09:06
Germany Second Division side, VFL Osnabruck on Thursday signed the Scorpions striker, Assan Ceesay on a loan-deal from Swiss top flight team FC FC Zurich. The 25-year-old finisher signed a contract with the purple and white until the end of the season. The 1.89m tall striker successfully completed his medical on Thursday in Osnabruck and signed his loan agreement with a validity until June 30, 2020. The former Gamtel FC player has been sent out on loan to the Bundeslige 2 in search for a...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 08:52
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), yesterday conducted a day-long knowledge sharing forum for community radio stations held at its head office along Kairaba Avenue. The objective of the forum was to discuss the communication sector related issues with a view to take the necessary approaches needed to enhance growth. Momodou Jallow, of PURA said the forum is an important milestone in the Authority’s efforts to effectively regulate all the sectors as mandated by the 2001 PURA Act....
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 08:39
In a country like ours that is just emerging from many years of despotism, we need culture to generate national dialogue and consensus, says Hamat N.K Bah, the minister of Tourism and Culture. According to him, through our shared heritage such as masquerades, languages and rituals, we can always arrive at solutions to our political and social differences. Through our shared cultural heritage, he added, we can build a united and prosperous Gambia. Minister Bah made these remarks on Friday...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 08:15
Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou’s actions brought Aung San Suu Kyi to The Hague to deny that her country’s military was committing a genocide. As the UN’s highest court orders measures to prevent further mass killings, Anna Holligan takes a look at the man taking on the Nobel laureate. It was an unexpected detour that led Abubacarr Tambadou from his home in the tiny West African country of The Gambia to experience an epiphany on the edge of a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. ...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 08:15
The ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to The Gambia yesterday visited The Point Newspaper. H.E Sr. Ruben G. Abelenda was accompanied by Dr. Anaris, head of Cuban medical team and Dr. Maria Jnes assistant head of Cuban medical team in The Gambia. In his remarks, Ambassador Abelenda hailed The Point Newspaper for its balance and diverse coverage. He said the meeting with Gambian newspapers is to strengthen relations between The Gambia and Cuba as well as thank them for the coverage of Cuban...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 07:31
Press release The Republic of The Gambia welcomes today’s unanimous decision by the International Court of Justice in The Hague to order provisional measures to prevent further acts of genocide from occurring in Myanmar. The Court’s unanimous order approves provisional measures requested by The Gambia and recognizes the reality that the Rohingya who remain in Myanmar are at risk of ongoing genocidal acts, and that they need the urgent protection of the Court during the pendency of the...
Point (Gambia) 01/24/2020 06:56
As the world evolves and new and more sophisticated items are developed, technological advancement is having a great impact on world’s cultural heritage. The issue is more compounded with advances in today’s tech world, which seem to overshadow many areas and worse affected are cultural norms. It is said that many communities across the world are fast losing identity due to cultural erosion, but there are things that make heritage that The Gambian community cannot afford to lose. Continued...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 09:28
In fulfillment of its pledge to football academies within West Coast Region who participated in the first edition of its Under 12 and 14 trials hosted in The Gambia, Kalabash Academy recently donated sporting materials to the teams. Presenting the materials to the academies on behalf of the Academy, Yahya Manneh, President of West Coast Region Football Academies Association who doubles as the director of coaching and player development of Kalabash Academy thanked the Academy for fulfilling...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 09:10
Depuis sa prestation de serment le 19 janvier 2017, le chef de l’État, élu pour cinq ans, est revenu sur sa promesse de démissionner au bout de trois ans. Un mandat pour rien ? Le président gambien Adama Barrow a choisi son mandat contre ses mandants. Après avoir assuré à ces derniers qu’il ferait un « mandat de transition » (selon ses propres mots) d’une durée de trois ans au lieu des cinq ans que lui accordait la Constitution gambienne, le successeur de Yahya Jammeh a finalement fait...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 08:48
At least ninety students of The Gambia College in Brikama have benefited from a three-day intensive training on food processing, packaging and other practices to boost agricultural production and productivity. The convergence which was held over the weekend, was organised by Empowering Agricultural Youth Development Association (EAYDA), with funding from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The training targets youth, particularly Gambia College agriculture students to coach them on...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 08:26
The Decade of Action calls on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals everywhere to create an unstoppable force to reach the Goals by 2030. Let’s mobilize everyone, everywhere to take action—individually and collectively, locally and globally. Today FAO takes action and marks the official global launch of the United Nations ‘Decade of Action 2020-2030’ with a handover ceremony of equipment to Implementing Partners under the Ministry of Agriculture. The celebration of the...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 08:15
Banjul, Jan. 22. - The Chinese Ambassador, Ma Jianchun, and Cuban Ambassador, Rubén G. Abelenda, agreed here to strengthen bilateral ties, insist on the rejection of the US blockade. Against the Caribbean Island, and continue collaboration with this nation of West Africa. In a meeting on Tuesday at the Headquarters of the official mission of the Greater Antilles in Banjul, Ambassador Jianchun and Abelenda expressed the willingness of their respective governments to intensify the ties of...
Point (Gambia) 01/23/2020 08:04
Lamin Jawara, the permanent secretary at the Personnel Management Office (PMO) has said there is no systematic gender-based discrimination in recruitment, promotion and training among others. Mr. Jawara made these remarks during a consultative meeting on the Draft Women’s Amendment of Discriminatory Bill, 2019, before the select Committee on Health, Women, Children, Disaster, Humanitarian Relief and Refugees at the National Assembly. “In fact most of the sectors in the civil service have...

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