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Mayor thumps up Turo Darboe’s NGO

The mayor of Kanifing municipality, Alhaji Yankuba Colley, has expressed his happiness at the quality and scale of Vision Development Foundation's interventions in rehabilitating crucial access roads in his municipality...

US-Gambia relations strong and growing – Chief US diplomat

The head of the United States diplomatic mission in The Gambia, Mr Richard Yoneoka has hailed the bilateral cooperation that exists between Banjul and Washington as "strong and growing stronger"....

Gambia Serahules showcase beauty contest, rich culture

Serahule Youth Development Organisation (SYDO), an umbrella body of Serahule community in The Gambia recently convened its second edition of Miss Soninkara and cultural night aimed at showing the rich cultural diversity of the Serahules....

Kabafita Upper Basic School speech and prize-giving

Over 350 students were awarded certificates and prizes after seating for the entry examinations of the Gambia Basic Certificate Examination GABECE at ceremony held at the Kabafita Upper Basic School in Brikama. Outstanding students in different subjects received certificates after their successful completion of the night grade...

APRC heads in US meet embassy staff

The leaders of the APRC chapter in the US on Saturday paid a courtesy call at The Gambia Embassy in Washington. The group led by Chairman Musa Drammeh was received by chargé d'affaires Sheikh Omar Faye.

‘Gunjur’s greatest philosopher’ Sabarr Janneh dies

Controversial Islamic scholar, Dr Sabarr Janneh, 70, hailed by some as the greatest philosopher to have hailed from Gunjur, died after “a brief illness”. His remains were interred in his native village yesterday, family sources told The Standard...

Akon’s dad gave me my first break – Baaba Maal

Senegalese star Baaba Maal says Akon's dad Mor Thiam gave him his first big break. The two hail from the north of Senegal, in the city of Podor, along the Senegal river..

Fabakary Kalleh (Chairperson, National Youth Council)

Fabakary Kalleh is the chairperson of the National Youth Council as well as the executive secretary of Youth Ambassadors of Peace...

MARABOUT, 4 OTHERS IN COURT OVER D6M ‘SCAM’

A marabout and four others including a lady are on trial at the Kanifing Magistrates Court in connection with an alleged D6 million scam. ...

State challenges request to free Mambury Njie

Lawyer Lamin Camara will make recommendation to the court to free his client Mambury Njie on June 23 if Justice Abdullahi Mikailu rules that he can make a submission of 'no-case-to-answer.'..

GTTI director urges halt to ‘backway’ exodus

As the perilous illegal migration to Europe through the Mediterranean intensifies, the academic director of the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Mrs Jahou Faal, has said that job opportunities abound in The Gambia in sufficient proportions for young people to tap into rather than embarking on the risky journey to Europe in search of greener pastures...

Perm secs meeting delays Juwara, Njogu trials

An “official meeting” of permanent secretaries has delayed two high profile trials at the Banjul high and magistrates courts yesterday....

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Presidential adviser asks Madi to resign

By Amadou Jadama Presidential political adviser Siaka Jatta has called on Serekunda West NAM Madi Ceesay to resign, accusing him of making treasonable comments. A statement...

IEC chairman elected VP in ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions

By Omar Bah The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Njai has been elected as the 2nd Vice President of the ECOWAS Network...

Ex-student recounts bloody 2000 demo

By Momodou Torp Sainey Senghore, who survived a gun shot wound when Gambia security forces shot 14 students dead in April 2000, yesterday narrated the...

Senior citizens petition Barrow over Salagi forest

A number of senior Gambian citizens and forestry experts have written a letter to President Barrow soliciting his intervention to abandon plans to de-reserve...

Peace Corps graduate to assist learning in Gambia

By Momodou Torp A total of 20 Peace Corps who underwent training in various local languages and the way of life of Gambians graduated from...