GYIN–Gambia graduates 1st busi...

GYIN–Gambia graduates 1st business mentorship batch

Global Youth Innovation Network –GYIN- The Gambia has graduated their first cohort of people trained on Youth Mentorship Programme at the Rural...

Gamcotrap commemorates Zero Tolerance Day to end FGM

Friday, February 23, 2018
The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices -Gamcotrap- and No Peace Without Justice last Wednesday celebrated the International Zero tolerance day...
MRC Gambia host crick African ...

MRC Gambia host crick African network scientific symposium

Picture:MRC –Gambia unit director Professor Umberto D’Alessandro
Friday, February 23, 2018
Medical Research Council –MRC- Gambia has hosted the Crick African Network scientific symposium and workshop seminar at Coco Ocean hotel, last...
Ecowas Regional plant protecti...

Ecowas Regional plant protection experts determined to combat fruit flies

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Plant protection experts from the West African regional bloc, Ecowas recently participated in a regional forum in Banjul where they were trained on...
Gambian Students in India Cele...

Gambian Students in India Celebrates Country’s Independence

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Gambian students in the Southern Asian country of India have joined the rest of their countrymen to celebrate the country’s 53rd Independence...
European University of Lefke t...

European University of Lefke to award scholarships to Gambians

Thursday, February 22, 2018
A delegation from the European University of Lefke –EUL- is currently in the country for recruitment of Gambian students for scholarship awarding....
WANEP validates CSO transition...

WANEP validates CSO transitional justice report

Thursday, February 22, 2018
West African Network for Peace building –WANEP- and relevant civil society organisations in the country have launched and validated a report on...
PDOIS to complete selection of...

PDOIS to complete selection of candidates for Local Gov’t Elections

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Central Committee of the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) had earlier informed the general public that...
My second vision statement for...

My second vision statement for transforming KMC into a vibrant KMC economy.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
What is System Change? After effecting a regime change in an extraordinary democratic manner, we will now embark on a system change to consolidate...
Mamma Kandeh: Independence sig...

Mamma Kandeh: Independence signifies electrifying mood for Gambians

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Leader of Gambia Democratic Congress –GDC- one of the parties that contested in the country December 1 2016 presidential elections that saw current...
Quality Assurance, Recognition...

Quality Assurance, Recognition of tools in Higher Education in Africa project launched

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO-Shenzhen Project on Quality Assurance and Recognition of tools in higher...
YES Gambia conduct second yout...

YES Gambia conduct second youth entrepreneurship summit

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Youth Entrepreneurship Summit –YES- last week conducted their second summit and Job Fair at Kairaba beach hotel in Kololi. The event brought both...

TGSB validates national standardisation strategy document

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Gambia Standards Bureau –TGSB- with funding from the International Organisation for Standardisation –ISO- Tuesday validated the national...

GIA ultra-modern cargo complex inaugurated

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The ultra-modern cargo complex of The Gambia International Airlines was on Monday officially inaugurated by the vice president Aja Fatoumatta Jallow...
Voters urged to think sincerel...

Voters urged to think sincerely about their choices

Picture: Ansumana Yabou, NCCE Senior Civic Education Officer
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
A senior civic education officer at the National Council for Civic Education – NCCE, Ansumana Yabou - has urged Gambians to always think sincerely...

Tourism, a pathway to self-employment

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tourism sector is one of the best pathways to self-employment and Gambia women are doing well in the sector, putting the little open opportunity...

Gambia Police signs MoU with International Youth Fellowship

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Gambia Police Force -GPF- and South Korea-based International Youth Fellowship –IYF- have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will help to...

Stepping up a gear: Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, a pioneer in Africa’s...

BAC chairmanship primary under UDP to go for 2nd round

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Dembo Bojang, the national president of United Democratic Party (UDP) and chairman of the select committee has told this paper that the primary...

Papa Njie withdraws candidacy from UDP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Momodou Musa Njie alias Papa Njie has withdrawn from contesting under the United Democratic Party’s (UDP) ticket. He is now running for Mayoral...

GPU Journalism School urges gov’t to act of ECOWAS Court ruling

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The management, staff and board of directors of the Gambia Press Union School of Journalism [GPU J-School] welcome the ruling by the Economic...

Ibn Chambas commends Gambia for launch of NDP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Ibn Chambas, the special representative of UN secretary general has commended the Gambian authorities for the launch of the National Development Plan...
GPU welcomes Ecowas Court ruli...

GPU welcomes Ecowas Court ruling on Gambia anti-free speech laws

Picture: Bai Emil Touray, GPU Prexy
Friday, February 16, 2018
The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the ruling made by the Abuja-based Ecowas Court of Justice on Wednesday February 14, on the legality of the...
3 injured in destructive fire ...

3 injured in destructive fire outbreak at Latri Kunda Sabiji

Friday, February 16, 2018
At least three people have sustained injuries in a fire outbreak that caused colossal burning of a house at Latri Kunda Sabiji and destruction of...

GSS to represent Gambia in Rwanda Robotics championship

Friday, February 16, 2018
The Gambia Senior Secondary School –GSS- will represent the country in the Pan-African Robotic Championship in Rwanda in March. The school was...
Gambia Rotarians host visiting...

Gambia Rotarians host visiting District Governor

Friday, February 16, 2018
Various Rotary Clubs in The Gambia, spearheaded by their 2018-2019 District elect Governor Akki Allen; last weekend hosted a reception for their...

Yabouy, group of Tourists gives to women folk

Friday, February 16, 2018
As tourism sector is one of the best pathways to self-employment with Gambian women doing well in the sector, Yabouy Home Cooking and a group of...

Stakeholders discusses BarrowMeter initiative

Friday, February 16, 2018
The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio in partnership with their main partner Team Gom Sa Bopa Wednesday convened a day...
Gambia putting efforts to esta...

Gambia putting efforts to establish NPMC

Friday, February 16, 2018
Top officials of the Sahelian Pesticides Committee were in the country to help The Gambia establish the National Pesticides Management Committee...
MOA launches Sustainable Land ...

MOA launches Sustainable Land Management Investment Framework

Friday, February 16, 2018
The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with NEMA Project recently launched The Gambia Sustainable Land Management Investment Framework (GAMSIF)...

Barrow-Meter launches its organisation

Friday, February 16, 2018
The Barrow-Meter – an online platform that allows citizens to be informed on yearly budget allocation has recently launched its organisation at a...
NGBV reviews FGM advocacy comm...

NGBV reviews FGM advocacy communication

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Network Against Gender Based Violence –NGBV- in partnership with ActionAid International The Gambia reviewed on their advocacy commitment to stand...
UDP Banjul Mayoral candidate g...

UDP Banjul Mayoral candidate gives D150, 000 to GOVI

Picture: Rohey Malick Lowe, UDP
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Rohey Malick Lowe, United Democratic Party (UDP) Banjul female Mayoral candidate for the April local government elections has donated cash amount of...

GSSS are national robotics champions

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Gambia Senior Secondary School robotic team has been crowned champions of the National Robotics Competition last Saturday. Gambia Methodist...
Sheriffo seeks support for liv...

Sheriffo seeks support for liver treatment in Dakar

Picture: Sheriffo Darboe
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A 47-year-old native of Nuimi Sittanunku is seeking support to undergo medical treatment in Dakar, Senegal. Sheriffo Darboe, father of three, is...
New water borehole inaugurated...

New water borehole inaugurated at Gunjur Kunkujang

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Director of water resources Lamin Mai Fatty, last week presided over the inauguration of a new water borehole facility at Gunjur Kunkujang. The...
The Vision of Pa Njie Girigara...

The Vision of Pa Njie Girigara: Transforming the KMC into a better place to live

Thursday, February 15, 2018
If elected into office, the following actions will be undertaking with the KMC administration, says Pa Njie Girigara We will reduce taxes, rates...

GAF begins leadership psychology training

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) has begun a week-long capacity building training on Leadership Psychology at the military training school at Fajara...

National Youth Forum on FGM underway

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A five-day national youth forum on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Friday commenced at FIFA goal project in Old Yundum. The forum is organised by...
St. Goods for Gambia donates m...

St. Goods for Gambia donates medical equipment to FaBB

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
St. Goods for Gambia, a charitable foundation, Monday donated medical equipment and supplies to Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation; a foundation of...
Gambia holds first Fashion Awa...

Gambia holds first Fashion Awards Night

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
With a wide range of fashion activities throughout the year such as fashion runways and beauty pageants, The Gambia’s entertainment industry last...
Latrikunda Sabiji MP launches ...

Latrikunda Sabiji MP launches Charles Jow Memorial Academy Human Rights Club

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The National Assembly member for Latrikunda Sabiji on Monday launched a human rights club at Charles Jow Memorial Academy in Bundung. Honorable...
ERP on Ecosystem Restoration P...

ERP on Ecosystem Restoration Plan developed

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The government of The Gambia through the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM) in collaboration with the Regional Programme for Marine...

Training for Gambia Immigrations Dept. ends

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Three day training workshop for Gambia Immigration Department organised by the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) recently...
IEC prepares the media, CSOs f...

IEC prepares the media, CSOs for April 12 LG elections

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
As Gambians prepare to go to the pools on April 12 for the Local Government elections which will show them vote their councilors, chairpersons and...
Imam Baba Leigh: Islamic Counc...

Imam Baba Leigh: Islamic Council has no reason to petition against Ahmadis

Pictur:Imam Baba Leigh
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Imam of Kanifing Estate Mosque Baba Leigh said The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) reserves no reason both in the Constitution and to the...

48 households receive disaster relief assistance

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Central River Region’s disaster management committee on Saturday distributed food and non-food items to forty-eight households that were hit by fire,...
Governor Samateh receives Scho...

Governor Samateh receives Schools for Gambia Haigerloch E.V Germany officials

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Governor of the Lower River Region (LRR) Fanta Bojang Samateh-Manneh recently received in her office at Mansakonko, officials of Schools for Gambia...
CHRO/IHH Netherlands distribut...

CHRO/IHH Netherlands distributes 12 Cows to needy Gambians

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Cemiyetul Hayr Relief Organisation (CHRO), in partnership with the counterpart Turkey-based Netherlands organisation International Humanitarian...
Saruja Foundation annual finan...

Saruja Foundation annual financial report indicates progress

Monday, February 12, 2018
The 2017 financial report of The Saruja Foundation (TSF) indicates that it has made potential progress and achievement in contribution to community...
ASSET, YEP returns from Dakar ...

ASSET, YEP returns from Dakar study tour

Monday, February 12, 2018
Members of Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism-ASSET and Youth Empowerment Project-YEP- a European founded project recently returned...

Embracing democracy with civic education

Picture: Musa Baldeh
Monday, February 12, 2018
December 2016 was arguably the most crucial period in the history of The Gambia. The people of the Smiling Coast of Africa decided to change a...
Jiboroh CA gives over D120, 00...

Jiboroh CA gives over D120, 00 financial aide to cluster, children

Monday, February 12, 2018
Jiboroh Community Association under SaamaKairo, a ChildFund The Gambia affiliated federation last Thursday gave financial aid support of over 120,...
MRCG Unit transfers to London ...

MRCG Unit transfers to London School

Monday, February 12, 2018
Medical Research Council in The Gambia has moved their unit to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine faculty after following a close...
Embracing democracy with civic...

Embracing democracy with civic education

Picture: Musa Baldeh
Monday, February 12, 2018
December 2016 was arguably the most crucial period in the history of The Gambia. The people of the Smiling Coast of Africa decided to change a...
“I am inspired by Gambian youn...

“I am inspired by Gambian young people”

Friday, February 09, 2018
UN SG’s Special envoy on youth The United Nations under Secretary General and special envoy on youth who recently came to The Gambia said her...

NAMs oriented on GBV, FGM research finding sharing

Friday, February 09, 2018
The Network Against Gender Based Violence (NGBV) Wednesday organised a day-long orientation forum for National Assembly Members on Gender Based...
Gambia to host West African Co...

Gambia to host West African College of Surgeons conference

Friday, February 09, 2018
The Gambia has been named the host of this year’s West African College of Surgeons’ Conference slated from 25th February to 2nd March. This was...
GPU President: launch of Gambi...

GPU President: launch of Gambia Freedom of Information Coalition historic, ground-breaking

Friday, February 09, 2018
President of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) said the inception meeting and launching of Gambia Freedom of Information Coalition is a historic and...
KMC female mayoral aspirant di...

KMC female mayoral aspirant distribute food items to Serrekunda LBS

Friday, February 09, 2018
As part of her contribution to humanity national development, Fatima Sarr, a Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) mayoral aspirant in the forthcoming...

National Intellectual Property Policy developed

Friday, February 09, 2018
The government of The Gambia in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Wednesday commenced a 2 days validation workshop...
CBG hosts 2018 Statutory Meeti...

CBG hosts 2018 Statutory Meetings of WAMI

Thursday, February 08, 2018
The government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Finance (MoFEA) and the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) will host the 2018 Statutory Meetings...
Barrow Gov’t comes to salvage ...

Barrow Gov’t comes to salvage Gambians- Jalambang Alkalo

Picture:Lamin Jatta Jalambang Alkalo
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Alkalo of Brikama Jalambang Lamin Jatta said the Adama Barrow-led government’s ousting of former President Yahya Jammeh from power was a salvation...

GCCI trade fair to attract over 300 exhibitors

Thursday, February 08, 2018
The chairman of the trade fair committee of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has disclosed that over 300 exhibitors will take part in this...
Helsingnor Little School donat...

Helsingnor Little School donates learning, teaching materials to KUBS

Picture:Assortment of donated clothing and foot wears
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Helsingnor Little School in Denmark recently donated teaching and learning materials to Kuntaur Fulla Upper Basic School –KUBS- in Central River...
Albaraca Nursery School celebr...

Albaraca Nursery School celebrates 20 years existence

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Albaraca Nursery School in Sukuta under the U.K. Trustee recently celebrates 20 years of existence after the school was established in 1997. ...

Tinnin Paint launches new group in The Gambia

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Tinnin Paint Group, a Gambian paint factory established in 2014 last Saturday launched a new group in The Gambia called ‘Nyoko Boka’ (It’s ours). ...
Nema Nasir holds Islamic Confe...

Nema Nasir holds Islamic Conference

Picture:Sheikh Amad Tijani
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
An Islamic conference presided over by Cadi Omar Secka was recently held at Nema Nasir ahead of their annual Gamo scheduled for March 10. The...
Musa Amul Nyassi: National Dev...

Musa Amul Nyassi: National Development and Politics are different

Picture: Musa Amul Nyassi
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Foni Kansala District National Assembly member has appealed to Gambians at a cleansing and sensitisation exercise at Busumbala village on Saturday to...

Women in sports sensitised on FGM, research findings

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Girls’ Generation, in collaboration with the Network Against Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) with funding from Amplify Change through ActionAid...
Lotto supports Jammeh victims ...

Lotto supports Jammeh victims with D50, 000

Picture: Officials of Lotto and Victims Center
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Lotto Gaming Gambia Ltd. has recently donated a cash amount of D50, 000 to Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations; consisting of...

FAR Ltd. donates 100 waste Bins to community markets

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
FAR limited, an international organization in partnership with Talib Ahmad Bensouda’s Foundation and Gam Sense recently donated 100 waste bins to 10...

Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
World Cancer Day, held annually on 4 February, is an opportunity for the global community to unite in combating cancer, the second leading cause of...

Over 40% of world pop faces severe water stress by 2050

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Over 40% of the world population will face severe water stress, according to World Water Council (WWC). In a media dispatch sent to The Point, WWC...

UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) tomorrow, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned...

Barrow: Agriculture is the backbone of the Gambia’s economy

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The president of the republic of the Gambia Adama Barrow has affirmed that agriculture is the backbone of the Gambia the Gambian economy. In a...

Nyagen fire destroys 6 houses

Monday, February 05, 2018
At least six houses containing valuable properties have been destroyed in a double fire outbreak in Nyagen Village in Central River Region district...
GRA HR Manager authors Book on...

GRA HR Manager authors Book on New Gambia Perspectives

Monday, February 05, 2018
Gambia Revenue Authority’s Human Resource Manager Dr. Seedy Drammeh has authored another book which features his perspective on New Gambia; looking...

CRR commemorates World Aids day

Monday, February 05, 2018
Central River Region’s Aids Committee has commemorated World Aids Day at Kudang village, in Niamina East District. During the event, voluntary...
Philanthropist opens nursery s...

Philanthropist opens nursery school in Lamin

Monday, February 05, 2018
Prospective Mummy Tommy, a non-profit organisation recently commissioned a new Nursery School at Lamin. The organisation’s authorities say the...
CRR communities, schools sensi...

CRR communities, schools sensitised on FGM and GBV laws

Friday, February 02, 2018
Young People in the Media (YPM) in collaboration with The Girls Generation (TGG) and grassroots organisations in the empowerment of the girl child...
Pastors’ intercessory fellowsh...

Pastors’ intercessory fellowship holds forum on the role of religion, National security

Friday, February 02, 2018
Pastors Intercessory Fellowship International The Gambia recently concluded a two-day forum on the role of religion and national security which can...
Girl, 14, solicits financial s...

Girl, 14, solicits financial support for overseas treatment

Friday, February 02, 2018
Ida Sowe, a 14-year-old girl residing in Foni Berefet is soliciting financial support from the government, private sector, philanthropists, NGO...
15 lower basic students qualif...

15 lower basic students qualify for National Spelling Competition

Friday, February 02, 2018
At least 15 Gambian Lower Basic School students have earned qualification to participate in a National Spelling Bee Competition which is scheduled...
Sainabou Dodou Kujabi authors ...

Sainabou Dodou Kujabi authors book on Sheikh Ebrahim Nyass (Bai)

Friday, February 02, 2018
Sainabou Dodou Kujabi, a follower (Talibeh) of Mawlana Sheikh Ebrahim Nyass of Media Bai Kaolack has authored a book titled “Sheikh Ebrahim Nyass...
Aspiring mayoral candidate: Ba...

Aspiring mayoral candidate: Banjul is in a mess

Thursday, February 01, 2018
One of the Independent candidates who announced interest to vie for Gambia’s capital city, Banjul Mayoral post said the country’s capital is in a...

Borry Jassey appointed Old Yundum acting alkalo

Thursday, February 01, 2018
West Coast Region Governor’s office has appointed Borry Jassey as acting alkalo of Old Yundum village, this week. In an appointment letter dated...
Dutch philanthropist delivers ...

Dutch philanthropist delivers funded toilet facility to Amhen Nursery School

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Gert Colenbran Ander, a Dutch philanthropist who funded the construction of a toilet facility at Amhen Comprehensive Nursery School at Brikama...
Adama Bah, the aspiring mayora...

Adama Bah, the aspiring mayoral candidate of KMC

Picture: Adama Bah
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Adama Bah, the aspiring mayoral candidate of KMC explains to The Point why he is the most conventional of candidates in the forthcoming mayoral...
35 Belgian investors propose b...

35 Belgian investors propose business investment in thematic areas

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thirty-five Belgian investors who came to The Gambia on the maiden Belgium-Gambia trade and economic mission have proposed business investment in...

Armed robbers breaks shop in Abuko

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Alleged armed robbers who are said to have come in a van are reported to have broken the shop of one Muhammed Lamin Bah, a Guinean national residing...
Sightbox project officials vis...

Sightbox project officials visits The Gambia

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The U.K. Sightbox project officials, Rotarian Ambassador Angela William and her husband, Rotarian Nigel from Chester Riverside recently visited The...
Action Gambia donates learning...

Action Gambia donates learning materials to schools

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Action Gambia, a non-governmental organisation based in Norway recently donated laptops, printing machines, books, computers and pianos to Bakau...
Ataya Attire empowering young ...

Ataya Attire empowering young women in the Gambia

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
A British born Jamaican and now Senegalese entrepreneur Saadiya Sy has recently initiated a project called Attaya Attire. The project is expected to...
Sittanunku village market cons...

Sittanunku village market construction in progress

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Construction of market project at Sittanunku village in North Bank Region’s Upper Nuimi District by Jerreh Sittanunku Development Association (JSDA)...
GTBank gives out Hyundai car, ...

GTBank gives out Hyundai car, other prizes…. to give a compound in 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
In a grand presentation ceremony held at its e-Branch in Kololi, Guaranty Trust Bank has given away a return ticket to Dubai, US$2,000 pocket money...

Lawmakers expose to mandates of NEA

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Legislators in the Environment Selection Committee of the National Assembly were recently exposed to mandates of National Environment Agency (NEA)...

Gambia will not consolidate its gains without robust, urgent system change - TANGO Chair

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
John Charles Njie, chairman of the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations has stated that without a strategic, robust and urgent system...

International Spiritually forum ends

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Solution Bay Association Gambia and Senegal has recently concluded an international spirituality forum held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The forum...
Burr Njie Foundation doles out...

Burr Njie Foundation doles out sanitary items to Gunjur UBS/SSS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Burr Njie Foundation, a registered foundation in The Gambia dedicated to helping less-heeled individuals and organizations last Thursday donated...
Brussels Airlines annual cockt...

Brussels Airlines annual cocktail reception December 2017

Monday, January 29, 2018
Brussels Airlines local Representation in The Gambia has held its annual cocktail reception in December 2017 at Swiss Boutique Hotel. Brussels...
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