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GCCI CHAMPIONS REFORMS IN GAMBIA’S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The old adage states that business environment reform not only promotes the development of markets that encourage competition but enhances effectiveness and capability of all businesses. However, this has not always been the case. In a poor country in transition country, like The Gambia, the business environment is often said to be hostile to marketled...

Standard editor reacts to Rambo

The editor of The Standard, Lamin Cham has said his paper stands by its story captioned: APRC CONFIRMS COALITION TALKS WITH NPP as the...

Halifa disagrees Local Gov’t bill is out to settle scores

By Momodou Darboe & Mafugi Ceesay PDOIS' Halifa Sallah has brushed aside assertions that the Local Government Amendment Bill 2020 has been thought-out to settle...

Mai Fatty says Barrow’s interest in APRC might have caused his dismissal

By Omar Bah Former Minister of Interior has opined that President Adama Barrow's alleged interest to woo the support of the former ruling APRC could...

GCCI CHAMPIONS REFORMS IN GAMBIA’S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The old adage states that business environment reform not only promotes the development of markets that encourage competition but enhances effectiveness and capability of...

Standard editor reacts to Rambo

The editor of The Standard, Lamin Cham has said his paper stands by its...

Halifa disagrees Local Gov’t bill is out to settle scores

By Momodou Darboe & Mafugi Ceesay PDOIS' Halifa Sallah has brushed aside assertions that the...

Mai Fatty says Barrow’s interest in APRC might have caused his dismissal

By Omar Bah Former Minister of Interior has opined that President Adama Barrow's alleged interest...

US okays Gambia’s progress on fiscal transparency

The United States Department of State has hailed Gambia's significant progress in its efforts on government fiscal reform. In its report 2020 on Fiscal Transparency,...

PPP tackles Sana Jawara over local gov’t amendment bill

By Omar Bah The former ruling People's Progressive Party's coordinator USA Chapter has categorically denied claims made by Sana Jawara that the Jawara administration was...

UDP Kiang-Baddibu Association threatens court action against alkalolu, chiefs who meddle in politics

By Amadou Jadama The Kiang Baddibu-UDP Association has said they would take legal actions against any chief, alkalolu or governor who is camping for any...

Jammeh’s ex-driver says continuous presence of foreign troops not helping

By Tabora Bojang Lamin Jarju, a former driver of the exiled former president Jammeh has warned against the continuous military presence of the regional forces...

Court rejects production of Singhatey’s TRRC transcript

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has ordered the Judicial Secretary to produce a file docket of the...

Young people from Canada and Africa including The Gambia discuss the impact of COVID-19 on international student mobility

Toronto, July 11, 2020 —BT Global Access, a Canadian-based global marketing and international student recruitment agency organized an online conference on the impact of...

US okays Gambia’s progress on fiscal transparency

The United States Department of State has hailed Gambia's significant progress in its efforts on government fiscal reform. In its report 2020 on Fiscal Transparency,...

PPP tackles Sana Jawara over local gov’t amendment bill

By Omar Bah The former ruling People's Progressive Party's coordinator USA Chapter has categorically denied claims made by Sana Jawara that the Jawara administration was...

UDP Kiang-Baddibu Association threatens court action against alkalolu, chiefs who meddle in politics

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Jammeh’s ex-driver says continuous presence of foreign troops not helping

By Tabora Bojang Lamin Jarju, a former driver of the exiled former president Jammeh has warned against the continuous military presence of the regional forces...

Court rejects production of Singhatey’s TRRC transcript

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has ordered the Judicial Secretary to produce a file docket of the...

Young people from Canada and Africa including The Gambia discuss the impact of COVID-19 on international student mobility

Toronto, July 11, 2020 —BT Global Access, a Canadian-based global marketing and international student recruitment agency organized an online conference on the impact of...

US okays Gambia’s progress on fiscal transparency

The United States Department of State has hailed Gambia's significant progress in its efforts on government fiscal reform. In its report 2020 on Fiscal Transparency, the Department fiscal transparency review process assesses whether governments around...

PPP tackles Sana Jawara over local gov’t amendment...

By Omar Bah The former ruling People's Progressive Party's coordinator USA Chapter has categorically denied...

UDP Kiang-Baddibu Association threatens court action against...

By Amadou Jadama The Kiang Baddibu-UDP Association has said they would take legal actions against...

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Court rejects production of Singhatey’s TRRC transcript

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Young people from Canada and Africa including The...

Toronto, July 11, 2020 —BT Global Access, a Canadian-based global marketing and international student recruitment agency organized an online conference on the impact of...

MoBSE meet partners to discuss reopening of schools

By Olimatou Coker Last Friday, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) held a bantaba on the impact of reopening schools for the grade...

WFP gives 2 vehicles to NDMA

By Aisha Tamba World Food Programme last week equipped the National Disaster Management Agency with two vehicles to support its efforts in responding to Covid-19...

APRC CONFIRMS COALITION TALKS WITH NPP

By Omar Bah & Mafugi Ceesay The deputy spokesperson of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction has confirmed that President Barrow's National People's Party...

GMC accuses NPP of violating Covid-19 regulations

By Omar Bah The Gambia Moral Congress has accused President Barrow's National People's Party of disregarding Covid-19 emergency regulations by engaging in relentless political gatherings...

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25 police officers trained on investigation, litigation techniques

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