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Tatadinding quashes rumours of death

Tatatdinding Jobarteh, widely regarded as the leading kora player in The Gambia after Jaliba Kuyateh has dismissed the widespread rumours of his demise as diabolical...

EU to give West Africa €6.5 billion

EU Commissioners Andris Piebalgs, for Development Policy, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade Policy, have welcomed the EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa1 during the period 2015-2020....

Family planning programme in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders

From the corner of his family's bustling courtyard, El Hadji Fally Diallo looked out approvingly at his large extended family. Several women with babies on their hips prepared the massive midday meal, and children studying the Qur'an mumbled verses to themselves...

GAMPETROLEUM SAYS ‘FUEL SUPPLY TO ARRIVE TODAY’

Officials of Gampetroleum, The Gambia's importer of petroleum, gasoline and gas, have confirmed to The Standard that fuel supplies will be “generally available” in the country today bringing to an end the stinging dearth of the vital commodity in the country.

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....

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”....

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.

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