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Bakoteh Fish Market staff lament poor pay, lack of social security

Some staff of the Japanese government-sponsored fish market and ice-plant in Bakoteh have complained of poor pay, risky working conditions and lack of social security. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the staff who has worked at the facility for over a year lamented: “We work for twelve hours here and we are paid only D2,290 a month. This is barely enough to sustain us given all of us have families for whom we have to buy a bag of rice, give out fish money and pay rent, not to talk of our children's school fees....

UTG VICE CHANCELLOR PROF MUHAMMADOU MO KAH’S ADDRESS AT THE 8TH COMMENCEMENT/GRADUATION

Building A Culture of Togetherness (part 1) I return thanks to Allah to whom all praises belong for making this day possible and for shepherding my career to this level to become your Vice Chancellor. I am hugely humbled and privileged to be given the opportunity by our Chancellor, to serve my country through the University of The Gambia and be part of the lives and narratives of our future generations. I pray for His Excellency's continued guidance, blessings and protection. On behalf of my entire family, I thank you deeply, dearly and thoughtfully. May Allah the almighty reward Your Excellency many folds....

9th Convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Women and 3rd Annual Convention 2014 of Devoted Children held

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 Initiative

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.....

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