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Ebola outbreak: 4 dead in Sierra Leone

Four people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the first confirmed cases in the country following an outbreak in Guinea, the health ministry has said. They died in the eastern Kailahun district, which borders southern Guinea where the outbreak started in March and has killed more than 145 people...

NAM attacks Darboe over Vision 2016 comment

Seedy Njie, a nominated ruling APRC National Assembly Member took umbrage at opposition leader Ousainou Darboe's criticism of the Vision 2016, a recently launched government blueprint which aims to achieve rice sufficiency for The Gambia....

Dismissed governor behind bars

Police in Janjangbureh have in their custody the former governor of provincial Central River Region. The Standard has learnt that Mr Ganyi Touray has been under detention since his removal from office on May 20...

Zineb: MDG targets likely to be met by 2015

The first lady of The Gambia has revealed that the country is likely to meet a number of millennium development goal targets by the 2015 deadline...

‘KINGSHIP SHOULD NOT EVEN BE DISCUSSED’

The United Democratic Party leader, Ousainou Darboe, has scathingly criticised calls by National Assembly members to make President Jammeh King, asserting that such a move will strip Gambians of their sovereignty...

MOICI, GTMI trains judiciary on ICT

On May 21st 2014, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication infrastructure (MOICI) handed over training certificates to the Chief Justice of The Gambia, Ali Nawaz Chowhan, 80 staff members of the judiciary and nine judges who benefited from a Gambia Technological and Multimedia Institute (GTMI) training in Microsoft package.

Lt Col Musa Savage attends US-sponsored military training

On Tuesday, May 20th the commanding officer of the Second Infantry Battalion of the Gambia Armed Forces at Farafenni, Lt Col Musa Savage, departed Banjul for Garmisch, Germany, to attend two courses funded by the United States Department of Defence...

Democratically run, accountable security enhances citizen’s security – Interior Minister

The Gambia's Interior minister has told Ecowas security experts meeting in Banjul that democratically run, accountable and competent security sector help reduce conflicts and enhances security of citizens...

‘Boko Haram, AQIM terrorist attacks are a red flag’

The Gambia's Interior minister has said that the activities of Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram, and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali are warming signals that no country should ignore...

Judge frowns on doctor’s absence in Observer editor’s case

Justice Amadi of the high court has showed his discontent over the absence of the head of laboratory and chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital from his court, in the ongoing trial of former Observer editor, Alhajie Jobe...

Jobarteh’s lawyer wants GRA boss to produce receipts

The counsel representing former Justice Minister Borry Touray, has urged the high court to order Commissioner General of Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) to produce receipts of the GRA bank account at Guaranty Trust Bank...

NAMS CALL FOR JAMMEH TO BE MADE KING

In 2010, the campaign to transform The Gambia into a monarchy gained steam but by mid-2012, it lost its vogue as a subject of public debate. Now, the talk of transforming the republic to make the president a king is gaining renewed traction...

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PPP not worried about breakaway party

By Omar Bah Alhagie Lamin Nanko, the national president of the People's Progressive Party has said that the formation of a new party by Bakary...

High Court dismisses ex-soldier’s appeal

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has dismissed the appeal of one Gibriel Gaye, an ex-soldier with the Kanilai...

Amputee soldier appeals for help to replace hand

By Amadou Jadama Wo2 Ousman Saidy, a solider attached to Second Infantry Battalion in Farafenni has appealed to President Adama Barrow, the government and NGOs...

Pap Saine calls for removal of all Jammeh anti-media laws

By Tabora Bojang The managing editor and co-publisher of The Point Newspaper, Pap Saine has said the media landscape in the Gambia is still yet...

Barrow sends Speaker Jack to Tanor Dieng’s funeral

State House, Banjul, - President Barrow has dispatched a delegation led by the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack-Denton to attend...