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‘Gambia’s Reform Programmes Hijacked By Jammeh Enablers’

By Alagie Manneh According to Sheriff Kijera, chairman of the Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations, even after three years since the end of the Jammeh dictatorship, The Gambia's reform programmes continue to be “hijacked” by the former president's enablers who continue holding key public institutions. “I think the government should do more to address...

UDP NBR fires back at NPP bureau chief

By Omar Bah The United Democratic Party in the North Bank Region has challenged the National People's Party to declare its source of funding. In a...

New SG’s appointment is constitutional

The Standard has reliably learnt that the appointment of the new Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, Nuha Touray is in fact...

Gov’t awaits auditors’ report on Covid-19 funds

By Omar Bah The Minister of Finance, Mambury Njie has revealed that the government has tasked auditors to audit the Covid-19 funds and report back...

‘Gambia’s Reform Programmes Hijacked By Jammeh Enablers’

By Alagie Manneh According to Sheriff Kijera, chairman of the Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations, even after three years since the end...

UDP NBR fires back at NPP bureau chief

By Omar Bah The United Democratic Party in the North Bank Region has challenged the...

New SG’s appointment is constitutional

The Standard has reliably learnt that the appointment of the new Secretary General and...

Gov’t awaits auditors’ report on Covid-19 funds

By Omar Bah The Minister of Finance, Mambury Njie has revealed that the government has...

Gambians in Ivory Coast write to Minister Tangara to reinstate consul

By Omar Bah Gambians living in Ivory Coast have officially written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadou Tangara urging him to reinstate the Gambia's...

Diplomatic passport scandal reaches court

By Bruce Asemota The Attorney General's Chambers yesterday filed eight count charges against Mansa Sumareh, former chief driver of President Adama Barrow, Ebrima J.S. Sanneh,...

Covid-19 food transporters demand payment

By Momodou Justice Darboe Several transporters involved in the government's Covid-19 food aid distribution have told The Standard they are still waiting to be paid...

Kabafita Diaspora give rice to home residents

By Bruce Asemota Natives of Brikama Kabafita in the Diaspora last Thursday, 21st May, 2020 donated 228 bags of rice to residents of Kabafita as...

UK Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals

Press release New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary. They include...

Yard Owners To Decide Explosive Latrikunda Alkaloship Crisis

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday declared that it has now resorted to taking the highly explosive Latrikunda Yeringanya alkaloship crisis to voting...

Gambians in Ivory Coast write to Minister Tangara to reinstate consul

By Omar Bah Gambians living in Ivory Coast have officially written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadou Tangara urging him to reinstate the Gambia's...

Diplomatic passport scandal reaches court

By Bruce Asemota The Attorney General's Chambers yesterday filed eight count charges against Mansa Sumareh, former chief driver of President Adama Barrow, Ebrima J.S. Sanneh,...

Covid-19 food transporters demand payment

By Momodou Justice Darboe Several transporters involved in the government's Covid-19 food aid distribution have told The Standard they are still waiting to be paid...

Kabafita Diaspora give rice to home residents

By Bruce Asemota Natives of Brikama Kabafita in the Diaspora last Thursday, 21st May, 2020 donated 228 bags of rice to residents of Kabafita as...

UK Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals

Press release New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary. They include...

Yard Owners To Decide Explosive Latrikunda Alkaloship Crisis

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday declared that it has now resorted to taking the highly explosive Latrikunda Yeringanya alkaloship crisis to voting...

Gambians in Ivory Coast write to Minister Tangara to reinstate consul

By Omar Bah Gambians living in Ivory Coast have officially written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadou Tangara urging him to reinstate the Gambia's Honorary Consul to Abidjan, Dembo Fatty. Fatty was a protocol to...

Diplomatic passport scandal reaches court

By Bruce Asemota The Attorney General's Chambers yesterday filed eight count charges against Mansa Sumareh,...

Covid-19 food transporters demand payment

By Momodou Justice Darboe Several transporters involved in the government's Covid-19 food aid distribution have...

Kabafita Diaspora give rice to home residents

By Bruce Asemota Natives of Brikama Kabafita in the Diaspora last Thursday, 21st May, 2020...

UK Home Secretary announces new public health measures...

Press release New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary. They include...

Yard Owners To Decide Explosive Latrikunda Alkaloship...

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday declared that it has now resorted to taking the highly explosive Latrikunda Yeringanya alkaloship crisis to voting...

Barrow challenged to openly denounce EU’s gay rights...

By Omar Bah The Movement for Social Justice, a pan-African movement, has challenged President Adama Barrow and his government to openly denounce the European Union's...

Banjul Mayor gets international plaudits for fight against...

By Omar Bah The Banjul City Council under Mayor Rohey Lowe has gained the attention of the United Cities of Local Governments (UCLG),an umbrella international...

Police return to Gunjur, a year after leaving...

By Alagie Manneh One year after leaving their post in Gunjur on allegations of dereliction of duty, the police have now returned to the coastal...

Mai says new SG’s appointment is unconstitutional

Former Interior Minister Mai Fatty has said the appointment of the new Secretary General, Nuha Touray is unconstitutional. President Barrow appointed former cabinet secretary Nuha...

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UK calls for global action to protect vital money transfers

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