Author: Sam Phatey

Touray to hold first campaign event
Politics

Touray to hold first campaign event

Dr. Isatou Touray will hold her first campaign event on Saturday after weeks of trying to secure a permit. The police chief approved a rally permit on Thursday, some 48 hours before the rally. Touray became the country’s first female presidential candidate after declaring her bid last month. The event […]

Brikama market fire: more than D1M worth of damage
National

Brikama market fire: more than D1M worth of damage

Last month’s Brikama market fire damaged more than D1 million dalasis of goods and properties, according to a regional task force report released on Wednesday. The fire destroyed at least 22 businesses, mostly stalls. Investigators found that poor electrical wiring and unauthorized electrical installations without recommended NAWEC boxes caused the spark […]

Only one ferry operational at Banjul Seaport
National

Only one ferry operational at Banjul Seaport

The Gambia’s ferry services confirmed Thursday that only one of its ferries is operational and have put in orders to have the others repaired and put back in service. Local newspaper FOROYAA reported that ferries at the seaport in Banjul were not operational but for one. Officials at The Gambia […]

President Jammeh flops legislative affairs to Bala Jahumpa
News

President Jammeh flops legislative affairs to Bala Jahumpa

President Yahya Jammeh has reassigned National Assembly Affairs to Bala Garba Jahumpa a week after making Basic Education Minister Fatou Lamin Faye his Minister of Presidential and National Assembly Affairs. Jahumpa was recalled from Foreign Service as the country’s Ambassador to India and reappointed Minister of Works, Transportation and Infrastructure, […]