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9th Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Women and 3rd Annual Convention 2014...

The women's wing (Lajna Ima'illah) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at The Gambia has successfully concluded its 9th Annual National Convention (Ijtema) held Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February 2014 at the Baitus Salam Mosque in Talinding. The women convention was followed by a day convention on Sunday 9th February 2014 by devoted children (Waqf-e-Nau) with an overall attendance of over 700 participants from across the country....

Editors trained on environmental protection and mitigation

News editors from various media houses in the country on Saturday held a day-long training course on environmental protection and mitigation at Wellingara Model Horticultural Centre in Wellingara....

‘I could not stop Jobarteh’s acts because I had no power’

Mustapha Kanyi, the state prosecution witness and the alkalo of Toubanding village in the Central River Region has told the high court in Banjul that he could not protest against the acts done by the former Justice minister, Lamin Jobarteh, after he was allocated a plot of land by the mutual consent of the villagers in Toubanding....

RETAILERS DECRY ‘GENERAL FUEL SHORTAGE’

An official of the Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) has decried a “general fuel shortage” which he said, has caused them to close services at their Bertil Herding highway retail station on Sunday....

Jammeh meets Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who is also the deputy premier and minister of defence, received at his palace yesterday President, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Yahya Abdul Aziz Jammeh of The Gambia and the accompanying delegation.

Dr Carrol demands urgent apology from The Standard

Dr Henry Carrol, the chairman of the Law Reform Commission, has demanded The Standard newspaper issue a prompt apology to him for publishing a letter by a reader accusing him of using his tribute to the late Archbishop Dr Solomon Tilewa Johnson for “self-glorification and forcing himself into the consciousness of the nation”....

Former pupils of The Queen’s School reunite to help Gambia Women’s...

Three old Chester school friends, who now live thousands of miles from each other, have reunited to improve the lives of women in The Gambia. Carol Cunningham, Ingrid Strawson and Fiona Hirsig, all former pupils at The Queen's School, have been working for the Gambia Women's Initiative (GWI), a project founded by Carol to help women living in rural Gambia.....

Over US$11m World Bank grant for Gambian education

The World Bank has approved to give The Gambia government an International Development Assistance grant amounting to US$11.9 million to support the country's new education project, a news release from the Bank's Banjul Office revealed. The Results for Education Achievement and Development (READ) project is a joint partnership with the World Bank and the government whose contribution to the project amounts to US$16 million over four years....

Official urges improvement in status of community radios

Mr Yusupha Bojang, the national coordinator for the Network of Community Radio Stations in The Gambia has urged for the improvement in the current status of community radio stations in the country.....

UTG, college graduate 3,866

The University of The Gambia Friday graduated 3,866 students in various disciplines in a ceremony held at July 22nd Square in Banjul, attended by President Jammeh, First Lady Zineb Jammeh, Secretary General and Head of Civil Service Momodou Sabally and other local and foreign dignitaries.....

High court frees Zygot Oil Company officials

Justice Edrissa Fafa M'bai of Banjul High Court has freed two officials of Zygot Oil Company, a private local firm engaged in processing groundnut oil and cake after a no-case submission was made by the defence counsel upon the closure of the prosecution’s case....

4 ARRESTED IN LIBYA OVER DEATH OF GAMBIAN

Following a gunfight lasting about half-an-hour, Libyan police arrested four men suspected of having killed Gambian migrant Alfusainey Sinera on Friday, March 7...

Police: Gibba appointed new DIG As Sambou rebounces as head of...

Ousman Gibba has been appointed as new deputy Inspector General of Police while Edward Sambou made a comeback as Commissioner of Finance....

Yankuba Colley

(APRC National mobiliser ) Yankuba Colley is the mayor of the populous Kanifing municipality as well as the national mobiliser of the ruling APRC. In this maiden re-launched edition of Bantaba, Sainey Darboe asked him about the postponed APRC national congress, his unquestioning loyalty and matters relating to his party....

‘President Jammeh values free and independent media’

Ebrima Jawara, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture has said that the government of The Gambia under leadership of President Yahya Jammeh values and encourages a free and independent media. “That's why the Jammeh administration has been consistently engaged in constructive media development in The Gambia.” ...

Police ask unhappy NRP to reschedule meetings in URR

The National Reconciliation Party led by Hamat Bah applied to the Inspector General of Police for the use of public address system “for the purpose of political visits, rallies and meetings in the Upper River Division”...

Africa Commission moves 55th Ordinary Session to Angola

The secretary general of the Angolan Foreign Ministry, and the secretary general of the Africa Commission on Human and People's Rights, have signed an agreement that will effectively move the 55th Ordinary Session of the continental human rights commission from Banjul to Angola...

Journalists, others join crusade to fight food insecurity and poverty

Members of the Network of Agricultural Communicators (NAC) Gambia and their Danish counterparts have joined the bandwagon in the fight against food insecurity and poverty in The Gambia through awareness creation and advocacy...

GCCI rebuts: ‘Trade fair is not just about sales…’

Beatrice Prom, corporate services manager of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has said that trade fairs are not just about sales but lasting contacts that can serve businesses for life time. Speaking to journalists at a press conference yesterday evening at the trade fair venue, Independence Stadium, Ms Prom said the fundamental essence of any fair is, among other things, for businesses to network, sell their products and services even beyond the trade fair....

Gambia yet to ratify Ecowas Convention on Small Arms

The Gambia government is yet to ratify the Ecowas Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons and their Ammunitions and related matters despite the fact that it has signed it almost eight years ago....
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