The head of conference at the Kanifing Municipality Youth Committee Camp, Babucarr Kebbeh last week disclosed that his municipality will embark on a week-long camp in April at the Friendship hostel. The conference has an estimated budget of 1.7 million to carry out their activities. He explained:
Hassoum Ceesay is a prominent Gambian historian and writer. He works as director at the National Centre for Arts and Culture. In this interview with The Standard, Mustapha Darboe started by asking him who the key players of the country's struggle for independence were.
Forget about Tobaski or Christmas, Independence Day celebration has been the best in The Gambia! The anticipation, preparation, the ambience and sense of nationalism is just unmatched.
The Executive director of the National Sports Council Marcel Mendy has said that his office's position on the recent exercise that cut the number of national sports associations to just nine, has not changed and that the NSC will henceforth work only with the recognised ones.
As part of activities marking its thirty-five year anniversary, a Bakau-based ballet dance group has said it will celebrate the country's rich cultures on March 7, 2015 through traditional dances and cultural music.
Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.
Our country stands at a difficult juncture. The growth of our economy is facing serious challenges that need to be addressed. Last month, the Central Bank of The Gambia in a rather persuasive defence of its activities gave detail of the domestic economy against the backdrop of developments in the global economy and the outlook for inflation. Some of the revelations could not have been more disturbing.
A review must be made of experiences gained in rice production across the country and an analysis of factors contributing to or constraining success...