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Signs of reconciliation at GNOC AGM

There have been a dramatic show of solidarity among the Olympic family at Saturdays' annual general meeting of the Gambian National Olympic Committee, GNOC, with most sports associations, including some of those bitterly opposed to the GNOC leadership calling for an end to the current infighting in sports. The GNOC has been bedevilled by internecine dispute among its members on the one hand and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the other, about who qualifies to vote or what procedures are to be adopted to call for such votes....

IMF rep says dalasi stabilising

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund is due in Banjul next week for consultations with the government on monetary policy, the resident representative, Gaston Mpatswe, has disclosed while acknowledging stability in the dalasi.....

New Ocean Bay boss responds to complaints

Some staff working for the five-star hotel Ocean Bay at Cape Point, Bakau, have complained to this reporter that most of their contracts were not officially renewed last January and subsequently they have not been paid salaries since. One of the staff who spoke to this reporter under a condition of anonymity said: “We are family men and women and if the new management did not extend our contracts, what are we going to do? We have not been paid salaries....

Gambian girls in ICT celebration Equity and empowerment in ICT usage

International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU member states in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. This year, it will be celebrated on the 24th of April....

Third Women’s Advancement Forum, Africa’s most attended gender conference – 25-29 May, 2014 – Banjul, Gambia

Women Advancement Forum, WAF, is Africa's most attended gender conference. WAF is a platform which recognises the obvious fact that women advancement and empowerment is among the most outstanding agent to the actualisation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) and even beyond. Building on the success of the first and second conferences which took place in Berlin, Germany and Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010 and 2013 respectively has the simple goal to create an advanced platform for the formulation of strategic and realistic approach to women socio-economic and political advancement and emancipation...

Dead journalists and collective responsibility

About 10 years ago, I went to hear Noam Chomsky give a public lecture in central Istanbul. The room was packed. At the end of the talk there was a question-and-answer session and Chomsky was asked what he thought about the Turkish government's position on Kurdish rights. ..

Gambia affirms intent to boost ties with KSA 

The Gambia and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed their commitment to intensify relations in a strong bid to bolster bilateral ties when visiting Gambian President Yahya Abdulaziz Jammeh met Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense....

US gov’t donates medical equipment’s to GAF

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), through its medical service on Wednesday took delivery of donated medical assortments from the government of the United States of America at a brief ceremony held at the Yundum military barracks.

Ebunjan Theatre to stage play, help students in exams

The Ebunjan Performing Arts Association is organising a two-day theatrical performance aimed at assisting senior secondary school students studying for the literature in English ahead of their exams in May....

US DIPLOMAT RAPS ON CHALLENGES IN GAMBIA-US RELATIONS

The new chargé d'affaires at the United States Embassy in Banjul has admitted challenges to fruitful Banjul- Washington ties. “Yes, we have some difficulties in our relationship, and I think we can find areas of cooperation as well,” Speaking to The Standard on the sidelines of a handing-over ceremony of medical items to the Gambia Armed Forces at Yundum Barracks yesterday, Acting Ambassador Michael Arietti said: “It is very important for the US and The Gambia to look at broader possible ways in which we can cooperate.” ....

Gambian wins gold medal for top prize from Indian university

Ebrima Jobe, an employee of First International Bank (FIB) has clinched the top award, a first class with distinction, in postgraduate diploma in French Language Studies from the University of Amity, India...

In Njogu Bah abuse of office trial (DPP and Defence lawyer clash)

Lamin Mboge, counsel for the arraigned former secretary general and head of the civil service, Njogu Bah, has asked a state prosecution witness, Lamin Ceesay, to justify to the court as to how his client had abused his office by posting one Jainaba Jobarteh to the United Nations.

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