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NA holds retreat ahead of PEC/PAC session

The speaker and chairman of the National Assembly Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Public Accounts has said as legislators they work without political or executive interference...

URR governor: Illegal migration cause for concern

The governor of URR, Omar Sompo Ceesay has declared the issue of illegal migration a cause for concern to the government of The Gambia...

Coca Cola to create employment for 5 million women by 2020

The country manager of Coca Cola Company, Eugene Allen, has said that their 5by20 entrepreneurship skills development project is geared towards creating employment for 5 million women by 2020...

‘JINNI’ WOMAN SENTENCED

Munina Dicko was yesterday convicted by Magistrate Sheriff Tabally after she admitted being f a complot and defrauding one Ebrima Touray of over D1.5 million...

Senegal: Ex minister to reappear before corruption court

A former Senegalese minister of Industries and the Informal Sector yesterday reappeared before a court tasked with cracking down on illegally acquired wealth (CREI) to explain the source of his assets estimated at CFA 5 billion...

Lawyer to ask for journalists to be freed

Lawyer representing the two journalists accused of 'false publication' will urge the Banjul Magistrates Court to discharge and acquit the journalist Sainey Marenah and Musa Sheriff...

NAMS ratify Gambia-Turkey agreement

Gambian lawmakers voted yesterday to ratify an eight-point agreement between The Gambia and Turkey on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences...

Gambian migrants ‘asked to leave Tripoli’

Gambian migrants have informed The Standard that they have been advised to leave the Gregarass suburb of Tripoli as fighting intensifies between rival armed factions in Libya...

LAW CRIMINALISES ABSCONDING AGGRAVATED HOMOSEXUALITY, PORNOGRAPHY

Lawmakers on Monday unanimously passed a law criminalising absconding of government officials on government-sanctioned trips or on study and aggravated homosexuality...

NDEA changed to DLEAG

The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) has been changed to Drug Law Enforcement, The Gambia (DLEAG). The name change was contained in the Drug Control Amendment Bill 2014 presented at parliament yesterday...

D-Day set in trial of ex-Immigration boss

The former Immigration director-general will know his fate after he was arraigned for allegedly issuing entry clearance to a Syrian national without the proper procedure...

Mambanyick denies ‘maliciously’ writing against GFA executive

The former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports has denied that the petition he wrote to the Office of the President complaining about the misused of funds by the former executive committee of the Gambia Football Association was 'malicious'...

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President Adama Barrow on the boat tragedy in which over 60 Gambians died

Fellow Gambians, I join you in mourning the tragic death of our youth off the coast of Mauritania last Wednesday, when their boat capsized...

Reaction to the new draft constitution: Create a separate ministry for State-Owned Enterprises

By Dr. Alieu .O. Faal Please allow me to applaud you and your team of dedicated commissioners for the brilliant work registered so far and...

Inclusion of “secular” in the new constitution

By Prof Pierre Gomez Lu ñep bokka, kenna warukoo moomale boppam. (Whatever is publicly owned cannot be usurped by an individual). Mr Chairman, thank you very...

UDP National President Says He Will Get Barrow Re-elected

By Omar Bah Presidential adviser on religious affairs, Dembo Bojang, has said he groomed Adama Barrow to the presidency and will get him re-elected president...

Jammeh’s victims demand re-arrest of junglers

Dozens of victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's regime, including orphans and widows have submitted a petition to the Attorney General and Minister of...