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Over 400 aspirants contested for the post of councillors and Mayors for two main municipalities, Kanifing and the capital Banjul. An estimated 900,000 voters were expected to cast their ballots at 1,422 polling stations across the country. #Gambia: Electoral Commission Chairman Alhaji Alieu Momar ...
Someone made a mistake : England has accidentally been named as an African nation in the official Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony program. The 130-page program lists England as being a country of about 2 million people with the capital in "Banjul". pic.twitter.com/kKVeJV4K8N.
England has accidentally been named as an African nation in the official Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony program. The 130-page program lists England as being a country of about 2 million people with the capital in "Banjul". Banjul is actually the capital city of The Gambia. ...
Lions of Banjul have secured 16 points in sixteen league matches. Wallidan defeated Kexx United 1-0 at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium and Latrikunda United lost to BK Milan 2-1 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium. Gunjur United drew 1-1 with Immigration in the other week-sixteen fixture played ...
The 2017-2018 Gambia Football Federation FF cup preliminaries has kicked-off with exciting and thrilling fixtures. As part of the preliminaries, third tier side Tujereng United beat top-flight side Steve Biko on penalties after the regular time failed to produce a winner at the Tujereng Football Field. University ...

Assistant chairperson of Gambia Hotel Association (GHA) and general manager of one of the country's leading hotels, Senegambia is now the chairman of the Gambia Hotel Association (GHA) following the expiry of the Malleh Sallah led executive two-year mandate. Bunama Njie was elected chairman of ...
Tourism is a vast industry which provides a number of ancillary services. It helps generate a considerable amount of revenue for each country whether the person is travelling within a country or outside a country. For e.g:- before a person travels either within the country or abroad, one buys the air tickets, ...
Bombada continues to limp in the 2017-2018 Gambia Football Federation domestic division one league following their 1-0 defeat to league champions Gambia Armed Forces in the re-scheduled fixture played at the Brikama Mini Stadium. The Brikama-based football club is occupying bottom-place in the ...
The Gunjur-based football club beat Lions of Banjul on similar score line in the first round before their Sunday meeting. They sealed the maximum points after scoring an excellent goal to complete a double over Lions of Banjul in the second tier. Current league leaders Wallidan came from two nil down to ...
Receiving the Bishop of Banjul and his delegation, President Barrow said Gambians are proud that for the first time a Gambian has been ordained as Bishop and appreciated Bishop Mendy's achievements. The President thanked the outgoing Bishop of Banjul, Robert Patrick Ellison for his service to the ...
Taskforce of the Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday continued its demolition exercise of shops and stalls along the road in Kololi and Bijilo as ordered by the Kanifing Municipal Council. According to officials, the eviction and demolition exercises were part of plans to expanding the road. The same ...
Farokono and Falcon FC will battle for the Serrekunda East Sport Development Organisation league title this weekend at the Serrekunda East community football ground. The Tallinding and Abuko-based football clubs will clash in the Serrekunda East league final on Saturday 3rd March at 4:30 pm.
Police have arrested a woman accused of embezzling more than 1 million at Nema Property, in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR), The Point has been reliably informed. Amie Colley was the marketing manager of Nema Property prior to her arrest, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Nema Property, ...
A young Gambian creative and brilliant cinematographer with Nova Scotia Gambia Association –NSGA- is making records to reach the level of one of world's most outstanding professional cinematographers in the name of The Gambia. Modou Joof just returned from Dakar, Senegal where he visited Tele- ...
The Soldiers lost to the Zambian side 3-0 in the first leg in Lusaka, before losing to them 3-1 in the second leg in Banjul over the weekend. FF cup champions Hawks were also eliminated from the CAF Confederations cup following their 3-2 aggregate defeat to Nigerian side Akwa United. The Red Devils ...
Mr. Jah: I'm a Banjulian, born and raised at 3 Rankin Street. I am married with two kids. I attended primary and high school in Banjul. In 1980, I went to the United States of America. I briefly attended Massey Business College and Devry Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Then I attended I.T.T Institute of ...

The 58th annual conference of the West African College of Surgeons scientific meeting has opened in Banjul on the theme, global surgery implementation for Africa financing for health care. Gambia's president Adama Barrow, accompanied by cabinet ministers and representatives of international agencies ...
Speaking to the Point's Pa Modou Cham at his office at 7 Marina Parade in Banjul, Dr. Bamba A.M. Banja said his ministry has been helping Gambia's fisheries sector particularly the artisanal sub-sectors which comprise fishermen, fish smokers, dryers and managers. Last week, President of Bakau ...
In April 2016, she was less than six months in Banjul when another US-Gambian citizen, Fatou Jawara, was arrested along with opposition activists while on ... Que: When you came as Ambassador in 20115, you already had a fair idea of the type of President you were going to be dealing with in Banjul, ...
He said acting within the framework of the Banjul-Oostende City link; an approval was made by the Oostende City to purchase the machine for the ice plant which cost 54, 414 Euros with capacity to produce 1500kgs of flaked ice in 24 hours and an ice plant storage capacity of 3 tonnes. Mr. Jallow said the ...
Formerly known as Bathurst, beautiful Banjul is the capital city of The Gambia, sitting at the point where the Gambia River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The colourful island boasts a wealth of local produce, from vibrant textiles to handmade jewellery, as well as archaic colonial buildings such as the ...
He made these remarks over the weekend during an exclusive interview with The Point, at Alliance Francaise, in Banjul. Mr. Bigot explained that they have been very supportive in democratic and peaceful revolution and The Gambia has been a message for all Africa and the world for being successful ...
... working to put up their mayoral and chairmen candidates for various councils particularly in up-country. For Kanifing and Banjul, he said they are trying to see if they can team up with some candidates for a strategic alliance but have not decided yet and will wait for the conclusion of the councilor elections.
A March 30th damage to the ACE cable has resulted in the disruption of internet connectivity to The Gambia, along with several other connected countries, with reported problems posted to social media over the next several days. Some of the online posts indicated that the Africa Coast to Europe ...
The Banjul-based club will play against Gunjur-based football club in the week-fourteen fixture on Sunday 4 March at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4.00pm. Lions of Banjul lost to Gunjur United 1-0 in their first outing in the first round of the country's second tier in January. The Banjul-based football ...
Serrekunda East league final between Falcons FC and Farokono FC has been rescheduled to March 3, at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium at 4.30pm. The final was initially slated to Saturday February 24 but it was postponed due to the CAF Champions league second leg clash between Gambian ...
Fast-rising dancehall artiste A2 D Fulani king has talked about his international music project and that once completed will undoubtedly put the country's music on the world stage. Born Ebrima Jallow but musically-A2 D Fulani, he launched his musical career in 2013 and went on to release his first debut ...
In this week edition of the celebrity corner, we feature Eboulie, a Gambian Music Promoter. Celebrity Corner: Give me one sentence about you. Eboulie: I am Eboulie, a music promoter. Celebrity Corner: Where do you live? Eboulie: I live at Tallinding. Celebrity Corner: What is your favourite colour? Eboulie: ...
Gambino Aku boy was born in Banjul but now based in the UK and raised between the two cities: Serrekunda and Churchill's town. He started his career as an actor and won several awards during his youth back in The Gambia. To everyone's surprise, during his first year of multimedia studies in London, ...
They were written off after losing 1-2 to visiting Hawks of The Gambia in Uyo, but Akwa United confounded all their critics yesterday when they went to Banjul to record a fantastic 2-0 win. Many who watched the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in o knew that the Udom Emmanuel boys had it in them ...
I have the wherewithal to be the next Mayor of Banjul. Mediocrity is no longer an option for the leadership of a capital city in the 21st century! I want to raise the dignity of the office of the Mayor of Banjul. I am resolved that I, Lizzie Eunson want to be part of the solution and not the problem. We cannot all be ...
The delegation is expected to meet the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs next week among other government officials and members of the Civil Society. Speaking to journalists upon arrival at the Banjul International Airport, Ms Maria Anderson Willner who headed the delegation, said the aim of their ...
Incident: Brussels A333 at Banjul on Feb 16th 2018, bird strike ... A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration OO-SFO performing flight SN-203 from Dakar (Senegal) to Banjul (Gambia), departed Dakar's runway 01 and landed on Banjul's runway 32 completing a seemingly uneventful flight.
Speaking in the same vein, the Akwa United FC captain, Ariwachukwu Emmanuel, said his team lost to the Hawks FC of Banjul gallantly. Emmanuel said that the visiting team was very fortunate to beat his team at its home in Uyo. “Football is luck. We had this hard luck today. I believe in fate, we can still win ...
The North Bank Region (NBR) of The Gambia, being one of the regions prone to armed robbery has again been hit with robbery after armed robbers broke into shops and made their ways out with cash in separate attacks and burnt two shops and a store into ashes. The incidents were reported to have ...
The press release stated that following an appeal by the police to disperse the crowd that formed at the entrance of the Police Headquarters in Banjul in the early hours of the Feb. 1, demanding Dr. Ceesay's unconditional release with a public apology, senior police officers including the police PRO in ...
An inferno on midnight Saturday morning burnt to ashes a government vehicle allocated to Saikou Ceesay, the communication officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, The Point has learned. The vehicle with the registration number plate GG 0606A was ...
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), has announced April 12, 2018, as the date set for electing councilors for the 120 wards across the country, while mayoral is set for May 12, 2018. In a press release sent to this medium, IEC said: “Sequel to the amendment of section 194 (c) Of the constitution of ...
Burr Wrestling Promotion under the leadership of Omar Burr Touray is set to organise a big wrestling event on April 7th 2018. The sports promotion organization has been promoting and developing traditional sports in the country over the years, during which they managed to stage several successful ...
Prospective Mummy &Tommy, a non-profit organisation recently commissioned a new Nursery School at Lamin. The organisation's authorities say the construction of the School was borne out of their drive to participate in bringing education to the doorstep of every Gambian. Established by a young ...
Police in Italy have arrested a man suspected of opening fire Saturday on foreign nationals in the town of Macerata, injuring six people. A police photo shows a man being apprehended who appears to have an Italian flag wrapped around his neck. The drive-by shootings were “racially motivated” and ...
Reverend Giovanni Bicchirri, Charge d' Affaires of The Gambia who read the message from Pope Francis, said Bishop Mendy was appointed as bishop of Banjul with all implied rights and duties. “We allow you to take the ordination outside the city of Rome, according to the liturgical prescriptions norms and ...
Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has told journalists during a press conference on Wednesday that they have selected Pa Musa Ndiaye as their candidate to vie for mayoral seat in the country's capital, Banjul following the disqualification of Ebrima Jawo under the 2002 Local Government Act for not ...
Lions of Banjul, who lost to Fortune FC 2-1 in the first division promotion final last season are languishing bottom place in the second tier after losing majority of their matches and drawing a few. The Banjul-based outfit will contend to win their remaining two games in the first round to improve their position in ...
The president of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has acknowledged that persistent youth unemployment and underemployment carries very high economic costs and threatens the very fabric upon which the society is built. Muhammad Jagana was speaking on Wednesday at its 5th press ...
Adama Bah, the aspiring mayoral candidate of KMC explains to The Point why he is the most conventional of candidates in the forthcoming mayoral election. Below is his one-one with The Point. The Point: Who is Adama Bah? Adama Bah: I was born and raised in Serekunda and Bundung where my ...
The overseeing chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC) has reiterated the significance of local government elections, saying it is always important that Gambians elect the right people to steer the affairs of Area Councils for meaningful development. Speaking to The Point reporter at his Brikama office ...
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, a Political Science lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG) has been invited for questioning by officers of the Gambia Police Force (GPF), at the Police Headquarters in Banjul. The Point has been reliably informed that he was detained. Dr. Ceesay, who had been viewed by Senior ...
One Isatou Sanyang of Temento village in the Upper River Region was yesterday, 29 Jan., 2018, convicted and sentenced by Basse Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Demba Senghore after she pleaded guilty to two counts of concealing birth and infanticide contrary to the laws of The Gambia.


 

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