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Journalists, others join crusade to fight food insecurity and poverty

Members of the Network of Agricultural Communicators (NAC) Gambia and their Danish counterparts have joined the bandwagon in the fight against food insecurity and poverty in The Gambia through awareness creation and advocacy...

GCCI rebuts: ‘Trade fair is not just about sales…’

Beatrice Prom, corporate services manager of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has said that trade fairs are not just about sales but lasting contacts that can serve businesses for life time. Speaking to journalists at a press conference yesterday evening at the trade fair venue, Independence Stadium, Ms Prom said the fundamental essence of any fair is, among other things, for businesses to network, sell their products and services even beyond the trade fair....

Gambia yet to ratify Ecowas Convention on Small Arms

The Gambia government is yet to ratify the Ecowas Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons and their Ammunitions and related matters despite the fact that it has signed it almost eight years ago....

ARMED ROBBERS KILL GAMBIAN IN LIBYA

Alfusainey Sinara, a Gambian migrant from Basse, Upper River Region, was murdered by armed robbers when they attacked their residential neighbourhood this Saturday in Libya....

Gambia to host ‘The Great Sene-Gambia Symposium’

Following months of consultations and meetings with government, diplomatic officials and academics in Banjul and Dakar, members of the Senegalese-Gambian Association for Integration and Socio Economic Development, SGAISD have announced that the ground is set for the first ever 'Great Senegambia Symposium and Conference' next month....

Minister determined to make sport assocs more transparent

Sports minister, Alieu Jammeh, yesterday hinted his intention to seek sweeping new amendments to the National Sports Council Act that will usher in greater accountability and transparency in the running of the national sports organisations. Among the new laws he said he would put forward for adoption is a requirement for all national associations to inform the sport council on the finance they get from international sources...

Trade fair participants express mixed feelings

Regional, local and international participants at the ongoing GCCI Trade Fair 2014 have decried among other things, the level of sales as low. Officially opened by the Vice President and Minister of Women Affairs, Dr Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, the fair aimed among others to provide a platform for joint-ventures, develop links between Gambian and international businesses, and promote the development of the micro, small and medium enterprises...

Gampetroleum says there’s enough petrol, gas and gasoline

Officials at Gambia's key petroleum importation company have reassured that there is no shortage of petroleum in the country...

In the trial of Sheikh Tijan Sosseh,Judge, defence lament inordinate delay

Justice Emmanuel Amadi, the trial judge in the case of Sheikh Tijan Sosseh, the former coordinator of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme WAAPP, has urged the state prosecutor to either proceed with the case or he would strike it out...

COLLEY EXPLAINS APRC CONGRESS DELAY

The national mobiliser of the ruling APRC, Yankuba Colley, has explained that the postponement of his party's keenly-anticipated congress slated for last week in Kanilai, Foni Kansala, was for no adverse reason...

MURDER CHARGE FOR MAN WHO IMPREGNATED DAUGHTER

In our lead story, Monday, we reported the case of Mr Seedy Faye, a 51-year old man from Kotu accused of incest and impregnating his daughter. Yesterday, the police revealed more scandalous details on the matter.

Prelim census results spin interesting stats…’

Officials at the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) have intimated to The Standard that the much-anticipated results on figures relating to the new demographics on foreigners, tribes, religions et cetera will only be revealed after the comprehensive analysis of the data by mid-year.

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