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FAN CLUB CHAIRMAN: REVOKE DARBOE & CO’S BAIL

By Omar Bah Lamin Jatta, the regional chairman of President Barrow Fan Club in Brikama, has called for the revocation of bail granted to UDP leader Ousainu Darboe and his colleagues who were released from prisons soon after former...

Political oppression will never be allowed again – Darboe

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the United Democratic Party, Ousainu Darboe has said no government or force will ever subject Gambians to political brutality...

Gambian Opposition have failed – Hamat Bah

By Omar Bah The leader of the National Reconciliation Party, Hamat Bah has accused the country's opposition parties of having an obsession with the president...

Student charged with stealing school funds to buy car

By Amadou Jadama Alagie Sanneh, a student of Bottrop Senior Secondary School is standing trial at the Magistrates court in Brikama for allegedly breaking into...

FAN CLUB CHAIRMAN: REVOKE DARBOE & CO’S BAIL

By Omar Bah Lamin Jatta, the regional chairman of President Barrow Fan Club in Brikama, has called for the revocation of bail granted to UDP...

Political oppression will never be allowed again – Darboe

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the United Democratic Party, Ousainu Darboe has said no...

Gambian Opposition have failed – Hamat Bah

By Omar Bah The leader of the National Reconciliation Party, Hamat Bah has accused the...

Student charged with stealing school funds to buy car

By Amadou Jadama Alagie Sanneh, a student of Bottrop Senior Secondary School is standing trial...

Ex-GDC PRO surfaces at Barrow’s Brikama rally

By Omar Bah Mambanyick Njie, the former Gambia Democratic Congress public relations officer, who resigned from the party in April was spotted at the President...

NYP starts nationwide training for members

By Olimatou Coker National Youth Parliament – The Gambia (NYP) on Tuesday started its nationwide capacity building training for members in Kerewan, North Bank Region. The...

PPP leader rates Barrow 7 out of 10

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the People's Progressive Party, Papa Njie has rated president Adama Barrow's administration seven out of ten. Njie was speaking to...

Minister tasked to explain drug shortages despite improved budget

By Tabora Bojang The Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has said the shortage of drugs in public health facilities is...

Russian ambassador to Gambia dies

The death has been announced of Sergey Kruykov, the Russian ambassador to The Gambia and Senegal who was based in Dakar. He died in Dakar...

‘FJC and Yankuba’s case is a humiliation to the state’

A prominent Gambian lawyer Lamin J Darboe, a former magistrate, has said that contrary to the assertion of the Attorney General and Minister of...

Ex-GDC PRO surfaces at Barrow’s Brikama rally

By Omar Bah Mambanyick Njie, the former Gambia Democratic Congress public relations officer, who resigned from the party in April was spotted at the President...

NYP starts nationwide training for members

By Olimatou Coker National Youth Parliament – The Gambia (NYP) on Tuesday started its nationwide capacity building training for members in Kerewan, North Bank Region. The...

PPP leader rates Barrow 7 out of 10

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the People's Progressive Party, Papa Njie has rated president Adama Barrow's administration seven out of ten. Njie was speaking to...

Minister tasked to explain drug shortages despite improved budget

By Tabora Bojang The Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has said the shortage of drugs in public health facilities is...

Russian ambassador to Gambia dies

The death has been announced of Sergey Kruykov, the Russian ambassador to The Gambia and Senegal who was based in Dakar. He died in Dakar...

‘FJC and Yankuba’s case is a humiliation to the state’

A prominent Gambian lawyer Lamin J Darboe, a former magistrate, has said that contrary to the assertion of the Attorney General and Minister of...

Ex-GDC PRO surfaces at Barrow’s Brikama rally

By Omar Bah Mambanyick Njie, the former Gambia Democratic Congress public relations officer, who resigned from the party in April was spotted at the President...

NYP starts nationwide training for members

By Olimatou Coker National Youth Parliament – The Gambia (NYP) on Tuesday started its nationwide...

PPP leader rates Barrow 7 out of 10

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the People's Progressive Party, Papa Njie has rated president...

Minister tasked to explain drug shortages despite improved budget

By Tabora Bojang The Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has...

Russian ambassador to Gambia dies

The death has been announced of Sergey Kruykov, the Russian ambassador to The Gambia and Senegal who was based in Dakar. He died in Dakar...

‘FJC and Yankuba’s case is a humiliation to the state’

A prominent Gambian lawyer Lamin J Darboe, a former magistrate, has said that contrary to the assertion of the Attorney General and Minister of...

US offers to assist Gambia recover Jammeh’s loot

By Omar Bah The United States ambassador to The Gambia, Richard 'Carl' Paschall, has revealed his government's intention to assist Gambia recover assets identified by...

Dr Ceesay calls for drastic measures to remedy past violations

By Mafugi Ceesay Dr. Sheriff Alhagie Lamin Ceesay, founder of the Kololi Clinic which has been mentioned to have treated victims of the September 1996...

BCC, Gamworks sign D21M Banjul youth center project

By Aisha Tamba The Banjul City Council (BCC) and Gamworks yesterday signed a contract for the construction of a center of excellence for the youths...

Yankuba and FJC freed

By Omar Bah The State yesterday dropped charges against former local government minister Yankuba Touray and former speaker Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay, who were standing trial...

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Jammeh loses all assets to state

By Tabora Bojang The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, announced that all assets and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh have...

I saw soldiers cut a woman’s breast – TRRC witness

By Mafugi Ceesay Omar Darboe, a survivor of the UDP 1996 Denton Bridge ambush told the TRRC that he saw members of the military police...

BCC, Gamworks sign D21M Banjul youth center project

By Aisha Tamba The Banjul City Council (BCC) and Gamworks yesterday signed a contract for the construction of a center of excellence for the youths...

9 Chiefs removed under Barrow

9 CHIEFS REMOVED UNDER BARROW By Tabora Bojang The minister of lands, regional government and religious affairs Musa Drammeh has informed the national assembly that nine...

US offers to assist Gambia recover Jammeh’s loot

By Omar Bah The United States ambassador to The Gambia, Richard 'Carl' Paschall, has revealed his government's intention to assist Gambia recover assets identified by...

I saw soldiers cut a woman’s breast – TRRC witness

By Mafugi Ceesay Omar Darboe, a survivor of the UDP 1996 Denton Bridge ambush told the TRRC that he saw members of the military police...

‘2016 changed Gambian politics forever’

By Lamin Cham Bou Jarju, a former UDP standard-bearer aspirant who cross-carpeted to the APRC, has said the 2016 Presidential election was a turning point...

Jammeh loses all assets to state

By Tabora Bojang The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, announced that all assets and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh have...

Driver charged with causing 6 deaths

By Amadou Jadama The police prosecutors yesterday pressed charges against Musa Gibba, a driver, at the Brikama Magistrates Court, accusing him of causing the death...

SBEC bilingual school visits Standard

By Tabora Bojang Pupils of SBEC Bilingual School Wednesday visited The Standard newspaper on an educational trip and excursion. The pupils made the visit accompanied by...

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With Aicha The origin of this phrase is from the Bible, and it means that your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind....

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By Lamin Cham It may have come too late for the dreams and desire of many Gambian fans but two straight wins by Gambia in...

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The Standard has been reliably informed that the much talked about sports levy, expected to raise hundreds of millions of dalasi for the development...

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Ombudsman advises MoYS to reinstate and pay Titao Mendy

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“Nobles” versus “Slaves”: Deep mistrust within Sarahulleh communities aggravates caste conflicts

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Gambia beat Guinea, ready for Morocco

An experimental Gambian side made light work of African Cup of Nations finalists Guinea Conakry with a 1-0 defeat of the Sylli Nationale in...

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