Gambia: High Court Annex Hears PPP legal battle today adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

Gambia: High Court Annex Hears PPP legal battle today

The Supreme Court of The Gambia will today hear the legal battle involving the newly-elected leader of the People’s Progressive Party, Muhamadou ‘Papa’ Njie and three others. The PPP congress which was contested between Papa Njie and former vice president, Bakary Bunja Dabo, degenerated into controversy. Mr Dabo was said to have even congratulated Mr Njie after the election. However, a few days later Alhaji Yaya Ceesay, Dodou Taal and Papa Faal took the new PPP leadership to court alleging that Papa Njie was not a bonafide member of the…

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Gambia: Tourism minister acknowledges ex-VP Darboe’s generosity adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

Gambia: Tourism minister acknowledges ex-VP Darboe’s generosity

The minister of Tourism and Culture Hamat N.K. Bah has without reservation acknowledged the tremendous support of former veep Ousainou Darboe during his time in cabinet and foreign service in accepting to house Gambian Destination Managers at The Gambian embassies around the world free of charge. Addressing journalists at a recent press briefing convened by his Ministry at The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute, Minister Bah said people have to acknowledge the fact and good deed of others, maintained that when he newly took over at the Ministry of Tourism…

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The women vegetable gardeners at Sanyang village, Kombo South District are complaining they cannot bear the stench and smoke emanating from the Mauritanian fishmeal factory, Nissim. They claim it is unbearable. adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

The women vegetable gardeners at Sanyang village, Kombo South District are complaining they cannot bear the stench and smoke emanating from the Mauritanian fishmeal factory, Nissim. They claim it is unbearable.

Kaw Yerro Sanyang Women Gardeners’ Patience Wears thin with Nissim.   The women vegetable gardeners at Sanyang village, Kombo South District are complaining they cannot bear the stench and smoke emanating from the Mauritanian fishmeal factory, Nissim. They claim it is unbearable. Women gardeners who do their daily agricultural activities at Banko – a place a few meters away from Nissim Fish meal Factory complained that their work as seasonal gardeners is affected any time the factory starts its operations. According to them, the quantity of smoke that is released…

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The Public Enterprise Committee engagement with public enterprises (PEC) has suffered another setback yesterday Wednesday June 15, 2019 at the National Assembly. adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

The Public Enterprise Committee engagement with public enterprises (PEC) has suffered another setback yesterday Wednesday June 15, 2019 at the National Assembly.

Kaw Yerro PEC Engagement With Enterprises Suffers Snother Setback.   The Public Enterprise Committee engagement with public enterprises (PEC) has suffered another setback yesterday Wednesday June 15, 2019 at the National Assembly. On Tuesday May 14, 2019, the committee could not engage the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA) because of the incomplete exercise of the National Audit Office on its financial statements for the year under review. The Gambia Maritime Agency (GMA) who were to present their reports in the morning did not show up and The Gambia Standards…

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The new Agric. Minister disclosed this while presiding over the opening ceremony of the validation workshop on the Animal Health Bill 2019 and the Amendments of the Veterinary Council Act 2000.

Kaw Yerro Agric. Minister Says Millions Lost To Animal Diseases.   The new Minister of Agriculture Amie Fabureh, said the Gambia loses D151 million annually, to animal diseases. The new Agric. Minister disclosed this while presiding over the opening ceremony of the validation workshop on the Animal Health Bill 2019 and the Amendments of the Veterinary Council Act 2000. ‘‘More than five percent of our animals are lost to diseases, and in terms of meat quantity, this is about 1,900 metric tons. This is quite significant indeed, in terms of…

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The United Democratic Party is happy to announce that the Party’s National Youth Secretary General, Kemo Bojang has been selected to participate in this years Mandela Washington fellowship. 

UDP Announcement….. The United Democratic Party is happy to announce that the Party’s National Youth Secretary General, Kemo Bojang has been selected to participate in this years Mandela Washington fellowship. The 2019 Fellows are Kemo Bojang, Ndey Fatou Jabang, Ebrima Sonko, Binta Badjie, Modou Lamin Fatty, Sainabou Barra Cham, and Lamin Jafuneh. They were selected from over 330 Gambians who applied for this year’s Fellowship. These accomplished professionals will be among 700 young leaders selected from across Africa through a rigorous application process for this year’s program. They represent The…

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IMF Assisting Gambia To Seek Debt Relief From Creditors. adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

IMF Assisting Gambia To Seek Debt Relief From Creditors.

Kaw Yerro IMF Assisting Gambia To Seek Debt Relief From Creditors.   The International Monetary Fund is coordinating efforts to help debt-ridden Gambia get relief from its creditors, Tao Zhang, the deputy managing director of the fund, said. Delivering a lecture on the theme “Gambia on path to progress” at the Kairaba Beach Hotel Monday, Tao explained that “unlocking financial support from donors is one critical challenge [which] can be overcome by resolving The Gambia’s unsustainable public debt challenges”. The Gambia’s debt to GDP ratio is 88% after the country…

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Gambia: College Students’ Demonstration Cancelled

The Gambia College students have cancelled their planned demonstration following an intense close-door meeting with the relevant authorities which was held yesterday at the college campus in Brikama. Numerous sources informed Foroyaa that the minister of higher education, Badara Joof and his permanent secretary plus the college governing council chairman, had a close-door meeting with the administration and the students’ union to discuss  the matter. The students wanted to demonstrate because they were not having lectures since they resumed school two weeks ago and also demanded for permanent solutions to the…

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Gambia: Darboe Calls For Removal Of Serving Officers Implicated At The TRRC adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

Gambia: Darboe Calls For Removal Of Serving Officers Implicated At The TRRC

UDP leader Ousainu Darboe has opined that serving security officers implicated in committing heinous crimes or atrocities in the ongoing Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission should be sent home. “If I were the president today, those uniformed officers would not have been in their offices today. I would have sent them home and after the investigations we will decide what to do with them. They should not remain there, collecting salaries while their victims are suffering. That is not correct,” Darboe said in a Senn FM exclusive to be aired…

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Gambia: Thione Seck faces 2 years in jail adama barrow Featured Gambia News yahya jammeh 

Gambia: Thione Seck faces 2 years in jail

Senegalese musician, Thione Seck, a member of the legendary Baobab Orchestra of the 1970s, appeared in court in Dakar on Thursday, claiming to be the victim of a fraudulent counterfeit scam dating back to 2015. Prosecutors at the Dakar Criminal Court have demanded a two-year prison sentence for the 64-year-old singer. He had spent nine months in pre-trial detention following his arrest on 27 May 2015. The prosecutors also demanded a five-year prison sentence for his co-defendant, Malian Alaye Djite, who was detained after materials that could be used to…

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