The national mobiliser of the ruling APRC party, Yankuba Colley, has risen to the defence of the government's decision to shelve the ban on the importation of rice into the country, saying it might have been informed by 'technicalities'.
One fisherman has been killed when two local fishing boats collided at sea over the weekend, The Standard has learnt.
An Associate Editor of The standard, Amadou Camara, and the secretary general of the PDOIS party, Halifa Sallah, will today square up each other in a debate on the merits of socialist principles on Capital FM, as they seek to enrich the political discourse ahead of next year's election.
A magistrates' court sitting in Banjul yesterday sentenced one Emedeme Solomon Uche, a Nigerian national, to a five-year imprisonment after he was found guilty of giving false information and making a false document.
Dr Charles Sagoe Mosses, the country representative of the World Health Organisation has said that sub- Saharan Africa continues to be the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic with nearly 26 million people living with the infection and nine out of ten of all children living with HIV/AIDS in the region.
The Kanifing Magistrates' Court yesterday sentenced two Gambians, Besenty Mendy and Babucarr Keita, to six years imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to stealing D52, 325 dalasis and items from one Egbunchere Joy.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the constitutionally mandated institution tasked to prepare and oversee elections in the country, has announced on Monday that it has slated next presidential election for December 1, 2016.
Activists and members of the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), have celebrated the 5th dropping of knife by 30 circumcisers.
Construction work for a new 'multi-million dalasi' Wassadou mosque continued last Friday, with village heads optimistic of its completion in the coming months.