Kombo North chief testifies in...

Kombo North chief testifies in Yankuba’s trial

Monday, May 4, 2020
Muhammad L.K. Bojang, Kombo North chief, testified on the 30th April, 2020, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder...
Bakau embarks on mass testing ...

Bakau embarks on mass testing amid covid-19 cases

Monday, May 4, 2020
After the confirmation of few newly reported cases of covid-19 in Bakau, the Ministry of Health on Sunday embarked on a massive collection of samples...

Gambia registers 5 new cases of covid-19

Monday, May 4, 2020
The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye on Saturday in a press briefing confirmed that the country has registered five new cases...

Senegal confirms 67 new cases of Covid-19

Monday, May 4, 2020
The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday announced 67 positive cases of covid-29, bringing the total number to 1,182; 372 recoveries, 9 deaths and...
GPU re-echoes call for journal...

GPU re-echoes call for journalism without fear or favour

Monday, May 4, 2020
Banjul, May 03: Today marks the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). May 3rd has been set aside by the United Nations to pay tribute to...

Gov’t reduces fuel prices

Monday, May 4, 2020
The Public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, in line with The Gambia government’s policy of mitigating the impact...
Covid-19: Health Ministry warn...

Covid-19: Health Ministry warns against complacency

Monday, May 4, 2020
After the confirmation of five new cases of coronavirus (covid-19) in The Gambia, Health Ministry is urging the general public not to be complacent...
Wang Yi: Supporting the WHO he...

Wang Yi: Supporting the WHO helps to save more lives

Monday, May 4, 2020
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Conference on COVID-19 on April 28 in...
Soldier opens fire after being...

Soldier opens fire after being arrested with cannabis

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Nuha Conteh, a member of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia,...
Senegalese diplomat denies rap...

Senegalese diplomat denies rape allegation

Thursday, April 30, 2020
A Senegalese diplomat in The Gambia accused of raping a 17-year-old “mentally challenged” girl within the Greater Banjul Area has vehemently denied...
Police launches search for wom...

Police launches search for woman impersonating VP Touray

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Police in Central River region are currently hunting a woman who was impersonating Vice President Touray of The Republic of The Gambia, The Point has...
Gambia registers 1 more covid-...

Gambia registers 1 more covid-19 case, Senegal registers 59

Thursday, April 30, 2020
The deputy director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday in a daily press briefing with regard to covid-19 stated that after conducting...

Gov’t effects major civil service redeployments

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Banjul, 29 April 2020 – Consistent with its philosophy of fostering growth and promoting rapid and efficient delivery of resources within all sectors...

Covid-19 causes fear, anxiety among College Agric students

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Lamin F. Fatty, the agriculture minister of The Gambia College Students Union has spoken about the devastating impact of the covid-19 pandemic...

TRRC submits interim report to gov’t

Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday, April 29 submitted its interim report to Government. At a small ceremony...

Barrow declares Friday as public holiday

Thursday, April 30, 2020
State House, Banjul, April 29, 2020 – The Public is hereby informed that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow,...
Woman dies in motorbike accide...

Woman dies in motorbike accident

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
A woman believed to be in her 30s lost her life in a motor bike accident after completing her Ramadan shopping at the Brikama-Ba Market last...
Capsized Dec 4 boat: How did i...

Capsized Dec 4 boat: How did it all happen?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
It was nightlong news when footage of a capsized boat in Nouadibbou, Mauritania, carrying Gambian ‘backway’ migrants on their way to Spain went viral...
Former GRTS, UN Radio anchor d...

Former GRTS, UN Radio anchor dies with covid-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Ransford Cline Thomas, formerly of Radio Gambia and UN Radio has died last week Tuesday in New York, United States, GRTS reports. The late...
Governor Sanneh calls for more...

Governor Sanneh calls for more awareness to stem spread of covid-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
West Coast Region Governor Lamin Sanneh has underscored the significance of creating more community and border awareness on the prevention of...

Covid-19: Gambia’s 99 low risk contacts still ongoing, Senegal registers 87 new cases

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has said that daily follow up to 99 low-risk contacts is still ongoing to ascertain manifestation of...

IOM harps on migrants’ inclusive policy to mitigate post covid-19 effects

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Mr. Miko Alazas, the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM), communication officer has called for migrants’ inclusive policy to mitigate...
Cuban president calls for hono...

Cuban president calls for honoring medical personnel on May 1st

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Havana, April 28 (RHC)-- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel called on Tuesday to honor health workers during the May 1st International Workers’ Day...
Cross border continues around ...

Cross border continues around Kerr Jaing despite closure

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Sulayman Waan Information has reached to The Point that despite the official closure of The Gambia’s borders with neighbouring Senegal, many...
Prosecution to call 3 more wit...

Prosecution to call 3 more witnesses in Yankuba’s trial

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
State Counsel A.M. Yusuf yesterday told the High Court in Banjul before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh that the prosecution would call three more witnesses in...
New promotions at GAF

New promotions at GAF

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Colonel Ousman Gomez, The Gambia Armed Forces’ Provost Marshal (military police chief) and legal advisor to the Chief of Defence Staff has been...

Senegal registers 64 fresh cases of covid-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 64 new positive cases of covid-19, bringing the total to 735; with 284 recoveries and nine deaths.
‘Gambian oppositions can’t def...

‘Gambian oppositions can’t defeat Barrow in 2021 election’

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has underscored the unprecedented development of The Gambia under the leadership of...
Gov’t to provide 2000 tons of ...

Gov’t to provide 2000 tons of fertilizer to farmers

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
President Adama Barrow has said in his fourth covid-19 address to the nation that his government will provide 2000 tons of fertilizer to support...
Covid-19 fund expenditure & pr...

Covid-19 fund expenditure & procurement is very Transparent

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Buah Saidy, has described as ‘‘transparent, honest and accountable’’ the...
Covid-19 hard punch on tourism...

Covid-19 hard punch on tourismEstimated loss stands at $184m excluding VAT

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Tourism, one of the major contributors to the national economy of The Gambia has once again experienced a major setback as the sector has been hard...
Barrow launches over D700m cov...

Barrow launches over D700m covid-19 food aid

Monday, April 27, 2020
President Adama Barrow on Sunday launched government’s covid-19 food aid worth D734,25, 864 to 84% of needy Gambian households. The ceremony was...
Finance minister begs for time...

Finance minister begs for time to submit D143m breakdown

Monday, April 27, 2020
Finance Minister Mamburay Njie has requested for additional time from the National Assembly’s Finance and Public Accounts Committee (FPAC) to submit...
E.U. donates €9m to fight covi...

E.U. donates €9m to fight covid-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
The European Union (EU) has donated €9 million (D512,640,000) in support of The Gambia efforts to fight novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. The EU...
Barrow pardons 115 prisoners

Barrow pardons 115 prisoners

Monday, April 27, 2020
As part of measures to curb covid-19 and decongest prisons, His Excellency President Adama Barrow in exercise of his prerogative of mercy, has...

Gambia wants U.S. to temporarily release Gambians in custody

Monday, April 27, 2020
Dr. Momodou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad has recently disclosed to parliamentarians that...
Gambia has 1 active case, Sene...

Gambia has 1 active case, Senegal registers 57 of covid-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh has informed that the country has only one active case of novel coronavirus (covid-19), with no probable...

Foreign Ministry gives update on Gambians situation in China

Monday, April 27, 2020
Following concerns expressed about reports of testing and quarantine of Africans including Gambian nationals to forestall covid-19 in Guangzhou,...
JAIDTOC thumbs up DLEAG for st...

JAIDTOC thumbs up DLEAG for stance against drug trafficking

Monday, April 27, 2020
The president of Journalists Against Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organised Crimes (JAIDTOC), Momodou Kanteh has praised the Drug Law Enforcement...
President Adama Barrow’s 4th a...

President Adama Barrow’s 4th address to the nation on the national response to covid-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
Fellow Gambians,Residents of The Gambia, There is growing concern that the number of confirmed COVID-19 casesin The Gambia has increased to ten....
Dr. Ceesay challenges gov’t to...

Dr. Ceesay challenges gov’t to shed light on how D143M is spent

Friday, April 24, 2020
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the coordinator of the Crisis Relief Fund (CRF) which was launched yesterday by Citizens Alliance Party (CAP) has urged the...
Two-thirds Gambian workers fac...

Two-thirds Gambian workers face difficult situations due to covid-19

Friday, April 24, 2020
State House, Banjul, April 23, 2020 – President Adama Barrow has lamented that two-thirds of workers in The Gambia that work in the informal sector...
Former GPA MD appointed as dep...

Former GPA MD appointed as deputy GCC MD

Friday, April 24, 2020
Reliable sources have informed The Point that former managing director, Gambia Port Authority (GPA), Lamin L. Sanyang, has been appointed deputy...

Senegal registers 37 new cases of covid-19

Friday, April 24, 2020
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday announced 37 positive cases of covid-19, making a total number OF 479 with 257 recoveries, 6 deaths and 215...
Covid-19 epidemic: Citizens Al...

Covid-19 epidemic: Citizens Alliance launches crisis relief fund

Friday, April 24, 2020
Citizens’ Alliance Party (CAP), a new party established a year ago, has embarked on an ambitious project designed to mitigate the impacts of covid-19...
Covid-19 renders Senegambia st...

Covid-19 renders Senegambia strip lacklustre

Friday, April 24, 2020
Senegambia strip, being the most bubbling and exciting place in the tourism development area (TDA) especially in winter or summer has now become a...
W/African collabo tackles corr...

W/African collabo tackles corruption, good governance

Friday, April 24, 2020
Yiaga Africa and the African Movement for Democracy, with the support of the World Movement for Democracy, have released an album called “Music as a...
Prisoner commits suicide at DL...

Prisoner commits suicide at DLEAG cell

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Januario Wonde Beducande Findan, a Bissau Guinean national who was reportedly arrested with cocaine by officers of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency,...
GCCI renders D1.6m aid to coun...

GCCI renders D1.6m aid to councils to fight covid-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020
The Gambia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday gave 1.6 million dalasis to the various area councils in the country to aid curbing the spread of...
Faal slams Dou Sanno accusatio...

Faal slams Dou Sanno accusation as “foolish”

Thursday, April 23, 2020
The lead counsel of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC), Essa Faal, has reacted to accusation made by President Adama Barrow’s...

Prosecution withdraws case of essential commodities exportation

Thursday, April 23, 2020
The prosecution team, led by Inspector Oley Bobb, on 22 April, 2020, withdrew the case involving nine men who were charged with exporting essential...

Senegal registers 30 fresh cases of covid-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 30 new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 442. At least 253 have recovered with 6...
Ambassador-at-large Bootes ext...

Ambassador-at-large Bootes extends largesse to MoFA

Thursday, April 23, 2020
The Gambia’s Ambassador-at-large in Wales, the United Kingdom, His Excellency Vincent Bootes, on Wednesday 22 April 2020 presented essential food...
Tech world donates bags of ric...

Tech world donates bags of rice to communities amid covid-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Tech World, one of the leading petrol stations in the country over the weekend made a donation of 100 bags of rice to the communities of Sanyang and...
Barrow to participate in ECOWA...

Barrow to participate in ECOWAS Leaders’ video conference on covid-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020
State House, Banjul, April 22, 2020 – President Adama Barrow will participate in a video conference of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government...

Health Ministry: 4 covid-19 patients to be discharged

Thursday, April 23, 2020
After having confirmed a total number of 10 positive cases of coronavirus in the country, the Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye...
Basse panics as 43 people smug...

Basse panics as 43 people smuggled into Gambia

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
At least 43 people including Gambians and non-Gambians were reportedly smuggled into the country through the porous routes of the Upper River Region...
Gambia makes progress in press...

Gambia makes progress in press freedom

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Mr. Assane Diagne, director of RSF West Africa Office in Dakar yesterday told The Point Newspaper that The Gambia has moved 5 places forward in the...
GDC condemns “inhuman treatmen...

GDC condemns “inhuman treatment” of Africans in China

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) in a press release has condemned “in the strongest word the inhuman treatment meted on Africans by the people of...
The Gambian Republic is solid ...

The Gambian Republic is solid and stable says Hassoum Ceesay

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
As The Gambian Republic clocks 50 years Friday, 24 April,2020, Gambian historian and museum curator, Hassoum Ceesay, who is also the director general...

Senegal registers 35 new cases of covid-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 35 new positive cases positive of covid-19, bringing the total to 412, with 5 deaths and 164...
Transforming energy system cou...

Transforming energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Francesco La Camera, director general, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said that transforming energy system could boost cumulative...
Ambassador Bootes donates sani...

Ambassador Bootes donates sanitary items to Gambia Police Force

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The ambassador-at-large, His Excellency Vincent P. Bootes Thursday donated a variety of sanitary items worth over D50,000 to The Gambia Police Force...

UK charters flight to get British people stranded in The Gambia home

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The UK Government has announced a charter flight to get British nationals stranded in The Gambia home safely. The High Commission is inviting...
GAF dismisses 10 soldiers

GAF dismisses 10 soldiers

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Gambia Armed Forces has dismissed 10 soldiers believed to have involved in extortion, military sources inform The Point. When contacted for...
71 contacts of newly confirmed...

71 contacts of newly confirmed cases traced

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that they have traced 71 contacts of newly...
Traders call on gov’t to engag...

Traders call on gov’t to engage landlords in reducing shop rentals amid covid-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic affects all sectors including the trade industry, a number of shops and storekeepers along the Westfield-Bambo Highway...
Senegal unveils 200bn CFA to s...

Senegal unveils 200bn CFA to support private sector

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Minister of Economy, Planning and cooperation, Amadou Hott, reiterated the commitment of the state of Senegal to unlock an envelope of 200...
VP calls on partners to join g...

VP calls on partners to join gov’t fight covid-19, food insecurity

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Dr. Isatou Touray, vice president of The Gambia has called on all development partners to support the government technically and financially to...
Amendments to emergency regula...

Amendments to emergency regulations disallow social distancing

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The new amendments to State of Public Emergency Regulations issued on 16 April 2020 ‘to ease the burden on citizens as well as accommodate all...
Gambian police officer dies of...

Gambian police officer dies of covid-19 in U.K.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A serving London detective from the British Transport Police has tragically died following symptoms of coronavirus. Detective Constable John...

High Commissioner Taal presents Letters of Credence to Heads of States

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is also accredited to 12 other countries and the Ecowas...
Gambia registers 1 new case of...

Gambia registers 1 new case of covid-19

Monday, April 20, 2020
The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed one new positive case of covid-19, bringing the total number to 10. Out of the 10 positive cases of...
Foreign Ministry deplores repo...

Foreign Ministry deplores reported abuse of Africans in China

Monday, April 20, 2020
Banjul, 16th April 2020: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad is deeply concerned by reports it has...
Mai urges pursuant of best for...

Mai urges pursuant of best foreign policy interest

Monday, April 20, 2020
Former Interior minister and President Adama Barrow’s adviser, Mai Ahmed Fatty, has argued that The Gambia must continue to pursue a foreign policy...

‘Gov’t spends over D143m in fight against covid-19’

Monday, April 20, 2020
Mambureh Njie, the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has said that as of April 16, The Gambia government has spent D143.3 million on hotel,...
President Sall’s decision to b...

President Sall’s decision to be strongly fulfilled

Monday, April 20, 2020
Senegalese ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Bassirou Sene, says that President Macky Sall’s declaration to assist the Diaspora will be...
BCC mayoress calls on Barrow’s...

BCC mayoress calls on Barrow’s gov’t to subvent councils

Monday, April 20, 2020
Rohey Malick Lawe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC) has called on the President Adama Barrow- led government to give subventions to the...
AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY PO...

AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS

Monday, April 20, 2020
Following serious consultations and thorough evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Powers Regulations on the life and livelihood of citizens and...
2 Gambians die of covid-19 in ...

2 Gambians die of covid-19 in U.S.

Friday, April 17, 2020
Two adult female Gambians who were living in the United States are reported dead of covid-19 on Tuesday. The two Gambians stayed in New York, the...
4 escaped prisoners rearrested

4 escaped prisoners rearrested

Friday, April 17, 2020
Personnel of the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) have rearrested four prisoners who recently escaped from the Jeshwang Prison;...
DLEAG dismisses officer arrest...

DLEAG dismisses officer arrested with 4 suspected bags of cannabis

Friday, April 17, 2020
Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit...
IMF approves US$21.3m disburse...

IMF approves US$21.3m disbursement to Gambiato address covid-19

Friday, April 17, 2020
Washington, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently approved a disbursement of SDR 15.55 million (about US$21.3...
Judiciary regaining public con...

Judiciary regaining public confidence as 2 new judges sworn

Friday, April 17, 2020
State House, Banjul, April 16, 2020 – President Adama Barrow has expressed delight in the fact that Gambian judiciary is re-gaining its lost image...

Senegal urges landlords to show sympathy amid covid-19

Friday, April 17, 2020
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday announced 21 positive cases bringing the total to 335 positive cases. At least 3000 people have been...
Pharmaceutical Society of Gamb...

Pharmaceutical Society of Gambia give Locally made hand Sanitizers to MoH

Friday, April 17, 2020
As stakeholders join efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the Pharmaceutical Society of The Gambia on Wednesday presented locally...
UNFPA hands over 10 motorbikes...

UNFPA hands over 10 motorbikes to Health Ministry

Friday, April 17, 2020
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday presented 10 motorbikes to the Ministry of Health as part of their contribution to fight...
9 in court for allegedly expor...

9 in court for allegedly exporting essential commodities

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Alieu Jallow, Alasan Jeng, Abdourahman Jallow, Ousman Baldeh, Ousman Sarr, Musa Barry, Babacarr Sallah, Pascal Mendy and Sulayman Jallow were on 9...
Ward councilor pressures BAC c...

Ward councilor pressures BAC chairman to step down

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Gunjur Ward Councilor, Momodou Charreh Jibba has written to the chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC) Sheriffo Sonko, asking him to step down as the...
Africell donates D12m to fight...

Africell donates D12m to fight covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
One of the country’s giant GSM operators, Africell has donated D12,000,000 to Gambia’s effort to contain and defeat the covid-19 pandemic. The...
Bankers’ Association gives D3m...

Bankers’ Association gives D3m to fight covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of...

Senegal registers 15 new cases of covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Senegalese ministry of Health yesterday reported 15 new positive cases of covid-19, bringing the total to 314. At least 190 have recovered with...

Basse inferno victims get over D4M aid

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Stakeholders in the Upper River Region (URR) are currently distributing more than D4,000,000 to over five hundred people who were affected by the...
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia main...

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia maintains group prayer suspension for Ramadan

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Muslims will only be permitted to pray at home in Saudi Arabia during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi minister of Islamic affairs...

5 suspected covid-19 cases test negative

Thursday, April 16, 2020
At least five-laboratory new test results for covid-19 received from the Medical Research Council (MRC) were all negative, deputy director of Health...
Immigration impounds over 20 m...

Immigration impounds over 20 motorcycles, 2 trucks used for smuggling

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
As security intensifies surveillance against any suspected smuggling across the borders of The Gambia amid Covid-19 lockdown, officers of The Gambia...
IMF debt relief for 25 countri...

IMF debt relief for 25 countries including Gambia

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Washington, DC – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement: “Today, I am...
GPS gets new mini-bus worth ov...

GPS gets new mini-bus worth over D3M

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
As part of measures to enhance social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak, the United Nation Development program (UNDP) in partnership with The...
COVID-19 update: 3 discharged ...

COVID-19 update: 3 discharged after undergoing quarantine

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The acting director of health services, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that among the five confirmed new cases,...
GTSC rolls out new buses to cu...

GTSC rolls out new buses to curb commuters’ nightmare

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) in partnership with government has recently rolled out new buses in addition to its normal fleet to...
MoBSE rubbishes rumour of D35M...

MoBSE rubbishes rumour of D35M paid to media houses

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has rubbished the much-talked about rumour circulating on social...
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