The IMF has warned that major policy slippages by the Gambia Government have led to worsening economic outlook IMF Managing Director Christine Lagardeconsiderably, especially since budget support from donors will not be forthcoming. It warned that the recent policy slippages are threatening near and medium term growth prospects and therefore called for strong corrective measures to address the growing macroeconomic imbalances and bring policies back on track. They recommend the restoration of the flexible exchange rate. Continue reading

Lawyers Urge Court to Grant Bail to Rural Fiance 5

By Rohey Jadama

Lawyers representing Mr. Ebrima Jawara,  the Permanent Secretary and four other staff of the Rural Finance Project  under theEbrima Jawara, CPCU CoordinatorFatajo ministry of Agriculture standing trial at the High Court in Banjul yesterday 22nd September urged the court to exercise its discretion judicially and judiciously and grant bail to the accused persons.

The other defendants include Dr. Alasan Bah, , Sulayman Manneh, Lamin Fatajo and Momodou Lamin Mass.

Moving the bail application before justice   Muhammed Dan Azumi Balarabe, Ida Drammeh  counsel for Mr. Jawara  told the Continue reading

Sabally’s Judgment Deferred

By RoheyJadama

The judgment on the trial of Mr. Momodou Sabally erstwhile Minister for Presidential Affairs and Secretary General and head of Modou Sabally SGcivil service before Justice Emmanuel Amadi was deferred yesterday 22nd September, 2015, as the judge did not sit.

The defendant, his family members and the defence lawyer were seen leaving the court premises. When the lawyer was approached he told reporters that the judgment was deferred to next week Tuesday 29th September. Continue reading

ICC Judges decline to reduce Mr Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s sentence

Today, 22 September 2015, three Judges of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), specifically appointed ICC Judges decline to reduce Mr Thomas Lubangaby the Appeals Chamber, reviewed Mr Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s sentence. Presiding Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Judge Howard Morrison and Judge Piotr Hofmański unanimously decided that it is not appropriate to reduce Mr Lubanga’s sentence at Continue reading