THE GAMBIA: The Gambiaโ€™s 54th Independence celebrations coverage

The Office of the President is pleased to announce that media accreditation for coverage of the forthcoming Independence celebrations of our beloved Republic is open. This yearโ€™s activities will take place between the 16th – 21st February 2019.

Heads of bona fide media organizations, both accredited and non-accredited State House media, interested in covering the events should send a notice of interest in writing to the Office of the DPPR listing their representative(s) to info.dppr.op@gmail.com. Each media house can accredit up to:

1) Two reporters and a camera-person for newspapers and news agencies;
2) Two TV crews (one reporter and a cameraman each). However, media houses interested in live coverage can apply for more, and each case will be treated separately.
3) Two reporters for each radio station

Deadline for submission of application is 4:00 P.M, Wednesday, 12th February 2019.

World News : Venezuela authorities seize weapons shipment from Florida U.S.A

Venezuela Authorities seized a large shipment of US-made weapons aboard a cargo plane that had taken off from Miami, Florida, days after US President Donald Trump repeated his threats of taking military action against the Latin American country amid an ongoing political rift.

Representatives from the Venezuelan National Guard and the National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (SENIAT) found the weapons aboard a plane that had landed at the Arturo Michelena International Airport in the city of Valencia on February 3.

The official Twitter account of the Venezuela Public Safety Bureau posted pictures of the weapons bust on Wednesday, which included 19 rifles, 118 ammunition clips, high-caliber ammo and 90 communication devices.

Venezuelan authorities have launched an investigation to identify the source of the weapons.