Imam Ratib Kah on Tamxarit Pra...

Imam Ratib Kah on Tamxarit Prayers

Picture: The Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Cherno Kah
Imam Ratib of Banjul Alhagie Cherno Kah has spoken on the significance of Yawmul Ashura, 10th day of the Muslim New Year, which will be celebrated...
Rotary Club of Banjul elects n...

Rotary Club of Banjul elects new president

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Momodou Lamin Camara has been elected as the new President of the Rotary Club of Banjul at a ceremony held at a hotel in Kololi. Camara is expected...

30 Journos commence training on child rights

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
At least thirty journalists from print and electronic media Monday began a three-day capacity building on child right reporting at the National...

9 Political parties subscribe to code of conduct to respect political freedom

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A total of nine political parties in The Gambia have subscribed to a code of conduct designed to respect the rights of all and political freedom at a...
GamTUB trains members on secto...

GamTUB trains members on sectorial mapping

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GamTUB), an umbrella body of The Gambia Labour Union, Monday began a three-day intensive training for its members on...
GAM-MINDS community entreprene...

GAM-MINDS community entrepreneurship training underway

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
GAM-MINDS Foundation in collaboration with the United States Embassy over the weekend held a community entrepreneurship training for youth to...

Pharmacy Council validates 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Pharmacy Council of The Gambia has recently held validation for its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan held at a local Hotel in Bijilo. Director of...
GAB launches street lighting p...

GAB launches street lighting project in URR

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
In its quest to complement government efforts towards electrifying the whole nation, Galaxy Association Basse (GAB), one of the most vibrant and...
Environment minister concludes...

Environment minister concludes nationwide tour

Monday, September 17, 2018
The Forestry, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources minister Lamin Dibba has concluded a five-day intensive nationwide tour that enabled...
Run-off gullies threatening Mb...

Run-off gullies threatening Mbapa Mariga community, villagers call for help

Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang
Monday, September 17, 2018
As agriculture remains the backbone of Gambia’s economy, downpour of rain has been a blessing for most of the rural dwellers as they actively...

Jarra Sankwia VDC trained on leadership, management

Monday, September 17, 2018
The Centre for Leadership and Management for Sustainable National Development (CLMSND) recently trained members of Sankwia Village Development...
“Environmental pollution poses...

“Environmental pollution poses serious threat to health”

Monday, September 17, 2018
National Environment Agency (NEA) Technical Service director has underscored that environmental pollution is posing serious threat to peoples health,...

Narcotic officer narrates suspected drug trafficker’s arrest

Monday, September 17, 2018
One Alagie Mballow, a narcotic officer attached to Sibanor Police Station recently told the court that one Ansumana Fatty was arrested at Kambukorr...

9-year-old boy’s abuser arraigned

Monday, September 17, 2018
One Muhammed Kuye, a Gambian has been accused of abusing a nine year old boy (name withheld) at Dippa kunda in the Kanifing Municipality of the...
Gambia commemorates first OIC ...

Gambia commemorates first OIC Youth Day

Friday, September 14, 2018
Stakeholders in the development of youth on Tuesday marked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) youth day for the first time in The Gambia....
Article 19 Gambia rep calls on...

Article 19 Gambia rep calls on CSOs to be proactive

Friday, September 14, 2018
The Gambia country representative of Article 19, a human rights organisation which advocates for a world where all people everywhere can freely...

Gambian CSO advocates peace and justice

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The secretary general of Foundation for Peace Justice and National Development, a Gambian civil society organization has underscored the role of...
Madhi Kutub Khand gives Holy Q...

Madhi Kutub Khand gives Holy Qurans to Islamic centers

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Madhi Kutub Khand Islamic Book Center in partnership with Muslims friends and families on Wednesday extended magnanimity to Madarassa schools in the...
Women’s Bureau assures NoGJWCA...

Women’s Bureau assures NoGJWCA of cordial working relationship

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Executive director of Women’s Bureau has assured that the Bureau will continue to create a close and cordial working relationship with the Network of...
Gamcotrap sensitizes communiti...

Gamcotrap sensitizes communities on child protection

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP) in collaboration with Save the Children International based in Dakar recently concluded a...
Gambia wins Jollof Rice Compet...

Gambia wins Jollof Rice Competition

Thursday, September 13, 2018
After a solid three-year break from the annual organised Akwaaba Trade Fairs event, The Gambia which rejoined the forum in April this year has won...
Jiffarong calls for gov’t inte...

Jiffarong calls for gov’t intervention for quality health service

Thursday, September 13, 2018
The people of Jiffarong village, Kiang West District in the Lower River Region of The Gambia are calling on government to intervene by providing them...
Sub-regional training on Aquac...

Sub-regional training on Aquaculture enhancement underway

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Fisheries Monday began a five-day sub-regional...
GamChix trains 20 girls on And...

GamChix trains 20 girls on Android development using MIT App Inventor

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
GamChix, a Gambia-based non-profit network of women engineers in ICT with members drawn from ministries, ISPs, regulators, universities and financial...

KMC councilors trained on Consumer Protection Act

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC); a statutory body established in 2009 to enforce the country’s 2007 Competition Act...
World Suicide Prevention Day c...

World Suicide Prevention Day commemorated

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Organization for Psychosocial Innovation (OPI) Monday joined other mental health advocates around the world to commemorate World Suicide...

WCR Authorities sensitized on land acquisition for farming, residence for refugees

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Authorities in the West Coast Region including councilors, district chiefs and village Alkalolu were recently sensitized on land acquisition for...

Beakanyang youth summer camp ends in Basse

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The 2018 annual summer youth camp staged by Beakanyang, a right group has recently came to an end in the Upper River Region’s administrative capital,...

The Legacy holds career counseling for differently abled people

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Legacy-Gambia, a youth-led organization providing counseling and facilities for young people to enhance their abilities, talents recently...

BDI, IMR to offer free medical clinics in Gambia

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Big Dreams Inc. and the International Medical and Dental Relief, both from the U.S will be collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Social...
STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HON. DR...

STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HON. DR. MAMADOU TANGARA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND GAMBIANS ABROAD OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA ON THE CONTINENT-WIDE COMMEMORATION OF THE AFRICAN UNION DAY

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
THEME: “AFRICAN UNION: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND NEXT STEPS” Fellow Gambians, Today, 9th September, 2018 the African Union Day is being...
Gambian Journalists elect new ...

Gambian Journalists elect new Press Union executive

Monday, September 10, 2018
Gambian journalists have elected a new executive into The Gambia Press Union (GPU) during the union’s triennial congress on Saturday at the Bahai...
Electricity supply Jump-passed...

Electricity supply Jump-passed Kolly Kunda to Laminkoto

Monday, September 10, 2018
Access to electricity has become a nationwide demand in The Gambia with some communities in the remote part of the country who felt they were being...
40 MDFT members concludes 4+4 ...

40 MDFT members concludes 4+4 key household practices

Monday, September 10, 2018
At least forty West Coast Region Multi-Disciplinary Facilitating Team (MDFTs) members Friday concluded a-four-day training on 4+4 key household...
Institute of Bankers hold prof...

Institute of Bankers hold professional development training

Monday, September 10, 2018
The Institute of Bankers of The Gambia over the weekend held a-two-day professional development training at Baobab Resort hotel in Bijilo. The...

Climate talk in Bangkok closed

Monday, September 10, 2018
Amid growing calls for urgent and strong climate change action, the supplementary Bangkok Climate Change Talks closed today with uneven progress on...
Governor Dampha calls for rest...

Governor Dampha calls for restoration of NBR lost forest cover

Friday, September 07, 2018
North Bank Region (NBR) Governor has reiterated Gambia government’s call for restoration of the region’s disappearing vegetation cover, through...
Legislators endorse report on ...

Legislators endorse report on health, women

Friday, September 07, 2018
Deputies on Thursday adopted the report on Select Committee on Health, Women, Children, Disaster, Humanitarian Relief and Refugees. The report was...
DG Hydara leads #TeamGambia to...

DG Hydara leads #TeamGambia to Akwaaba 2018

Friday, September 07, 2018
As Gambia Tourism Board under the tutelage of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture re-joins the only West Africa’s most famous, largest, meeting and...
GIABA Opens 6th Regional Works...

GIABA Opens 6th Regional Workshop on Anti-Money Laundering for CSOs

Friday, September 07, 2018
The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has opened the 6th edition of the Regional Sensitisation Workshop...
French charity donates uniform...

French charity donates uniforms, learning materials to Jangjanbureh UBS orphans

Friday, September 07, 2018
Les Enfants de Maccarthy, a French charitable organisation based in Paris Monday donated 30 packets of exercise books, 60 uniforms and 30 school bags...
‘Kids Got Talent’ Competition ...

‘Kids Got Talent’ Competition slated for Saturday

Picture: Officials and participants of the 2017 Kids Got Talent edition.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Child empowerment organisation ‘Catch Them Young’ is set to stage the second edition of its annual ‘Kids Got Talent’ competition this Saturday at the...

VP Darbo: Gov’t steadfast in human right promotion

Friday, September 07, 2018
Ousainou Darboe, the vice president and minister for Women Affairs said the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow,...
Lie Saine granted D150, 000 ba...

Lie Saine granted D150, 000 bail

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Former Banjul North National Assembly Member of The Gambia’s opposition Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) party has been...
Spirally Fruit-flies pose sign...

Spirally Fruit-flies pose significant threat to production- Says Agric DG

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Director General at the Department of Agriculture has said that spirally fruit-flies pose significant threat to The Gambia’s agricultural production,...
UTG orients 2018-2019 freshmen

UTG orients 2018-2019 freshmen

Thursday, September 06, 2018
The University of The Gambia recently held its traditional orientation ceremony for its freshmen into the different disciplines of the University. ...
Leadership Gambia Diaspora men...

Leadership Gambia Diaspora mentorship program launched

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Leadership Gambia, a leadership development and success coaching institute that goes beyond the traditional leadership training by incorporating...
Lead counsel appointed for TRR...

Lead counsel appointed for TRRC

Picture: Mr. Essa M. Faal
Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice has general public appointed Mr Essa M. Faal as Lead Counsel to the Truth, Reconciliation and...

965 youth to benefit from YEP skill trainings

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) will be offering technical and vocational skills training opportunities to about 965 Gambian...
GYIN, Bullock Kapongha Youth c...

GYIN, Bullock Kapongha Youth celebrate IYD, plants over 300 trees

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Bullock Kapongha Youth Development Association in partnership with The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter recently celebrated...
Coastal Ecosystem Service Valu...

Coastal Ecosystem Service Valuation Study underway

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Coastal ecosystem service valuation study researchers have recently commenced their study at the University of The Gambia faculty of law auditorium...

WANMA Tech camp wraps up

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The third edition of WANMA Group Tech camp organized in partnership with Integrated Service Solutions and funded by Africa’s Talking on Sunday came...
ASP Njie bounces back as Polic...

ASP Njie bounces back as Police PRO

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Lamin Njie, assistance superintendent of police (ASP) has bounced back as the new public relations officer of The Gambia Police Force. He replaces...
Deputies adopt Gambia-Franco P...

Deputies adopt Gambia-Franco Parliamentary Friendship

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Deputies on Tuesday adopted the establishment of Gambia-Franco Parliamentary Friendship Group between the National Assemblies of The Republic of The...

GPU Executive debate set for today

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
A coalition of media organisations, consisting the Network of Freelance Journalists, Young Journalists Association, Women Journalists Association,...

Criminal trial against man alleged to have insulted Mandinkas continue

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The criminal trial involving the Inspector General of Police and Landing Colley continued yesterday, 4th of September, 2018, before Magistrate Peter...

All Gambia Forestry Platform plants over 500,000 mangrove saplings in LRR

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
All Gambia Forestry Platform, in collaboration with the communities of Niro Jataba in the Lower River Region and some members of cross border...

Journalist Dawda Faye publishes second edition of his novels

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
One of The Point’s senior court reporter Dawda Faye has published the second edition of his novels, namely: The Broken Reed, The Betrayer and Bad...

Integration of Gambian returnees’, awareness creation project commences

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
A new project dubbed Back-way Returnees Integration and Awareness Creation Project (BWRIACP), which is an initiative spearheaded by the association...

Forestry Department graduates 17 forestry, 13 wildlife rangers

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Department of Forestry and Wildlife recently held the graduation of their 13th batch of 17 forestry and 13 wildlife rangers in Kafuta, Kombo...
Gambia hailed for achievements...

Gambia hailed for achievements in child immunization

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
At a recent Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI) Breakfast meeting held on the sideline of the 68th session of WHO Regional Committee in...
TRRC appoints deputy director ...

TRRC appoints deputy director of Research and Investigations

Picture: Mr. Mansour Jobe
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Acting in accordance with Section 24(1) of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017, the Executive Secretary of the TRRC has...
7th Youth and Sports Summer Ca...

7th Youth and Sports Summer Camp underway in LRR

Monday, September 03, 2018
Seventh edition of Youth and Sports Summer Camp of the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised by the National Youth Council and National Sports...
Gambian philanthropist donates...

Gambian philanthropist donates to Chigambas Nursery school

Monday, September 03, 2018
Balla Jallow, a Gambian philanthropist based in Sweden recently donated second hand clothing to Chigambas Nursery School in Basse, Upper River...
GAFNA concludes peace building...

GAFNA concludes peace building, reconciliation sensitisation in Foni communities

Monday, September 03, 2018
Gambia Food and Nutrition Association (GAFNA) and partners have recently conducted a day long sensitisation caravan on peace building and...
‘Youth empowerment among gov’t...

‘Youth empowerment among gov’t top priorities’

Monday, September 03, 2018
Deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Lamin Camara has said Gambia government has made youth development an area of...
68th Session of WHO Regional C...

68th Session of WHO Regional Committee Meeting for Africa Opens in Dakar

Friday, August 31, 2018
Ministers of Health and Senior Government Officials from 47 African countries are currently meeting in Dakar, Senegal for the 68th session of the...
NYSS, IOM enhance technical sk...

NYSS, IOM enhance technical skill for migrants

Friday, August 31, 2018
The National Youths Service Scheme (NYSS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with funding from the European Union...

AmCham to embark on US trade mission

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Chief executive officer of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) has told journalists during a recent press briefing that AmCham is preparing to...
Banjul Red Cross donates washi...

Banjul Red Cross donates washing machine, others to Tanka -Tanka

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Banjul Red Cross Society, an institution aimed at protecting life, health and human dignity in the city and its environment have recently donated one...

GCCI convenes ToT to improve Businesses

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Monday commenced a two-week Training of Trainers (ToT) forum on Start and Improve Your Business...
EPI communication Strategy wil...

EPI communication Strategy will promote optimal uptake of immunization

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Communication officer of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the Ministry of Health has said that the purpose of the EPI Communication Strategy...
OUSMAN AND ROHEY: A GAMBIAN LO...

OUSMAN AND ROHEY: A GAMBIAN LOVE STORY

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Ousman and Rohey, written by Janet Badjan-Young, is a three-act play which, according to the author, is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and...

2 died, 6 hospitalised in CRR road accident

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Aserious fatal road accident that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Jafai village of the Naimina East District of the Central River...
Turkish philanthropist donates...

Turkish philanthropist donates bulls

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
ATurkish philanthropist based in Netherlands in partnership with Cemiyatul Hyre Relief Organization (CHRO) through their International Humanitarian...

SOS Children’s Village holds family strengthening programme

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
SOS Children’s Village The Gambia recently held a forum on sharing the SOS family strengthening program model, at the SOS Children’s Villages...
HELPING Charity gives food aid...

HELPING Charity gives food aid to sponsored students

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Help for Education and Local Projects in The Gambia (HELPING) Charity last Saturday donated bags of rice to 87 of their sponsored students at Fass...

Education Ministry releases 2018 GABECE results

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education on Monday issued an official press release for the 2018 Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination...
West, Central Africa Regional ...

West, Central Africa Regional Communications Retreat opens in Banjul

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
A-three-day regional communications retreat for communications focal points and specialists from West and Central Africa yesterday, Tuesday 28...

Gambia launches Drug Administration Campaign

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from Word Health Organization (WHO) have launched a campaign on mass drug administration to treat...
Gambia strives to reduce mater...

Gambia strives to reduce maternal mortality

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Chief Executive Officer of Kanifing General Hospital has said that The Gambia is striving hard to reduce maternal mortality even though it is very...
Camp Africa briefs Media on Se...

Camp Africa briefs Media on Senegambia Integration Run

Monday, August 27, 2018
Officials of Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat last Thursday briefed the Media on the Senegambia run for integration which is scheduled from 18...
Kiang Keneba Youth embarks on ...

Kiang Keneba Youth embarks on tree planting for forest cover

Monday, August 27, 2018
Keneba Youth Association for Environmental Development and Sustainability (KYAEDS) recently embarked on a historic tree planting exercise in the...
YVE, NEA on effect of Lead Pai...

YVE, NEA on effect of Lead Paint

Monday, August 27, 2018
Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE) in collaboration with the National Environment Agency (NEA) last week conducted a sensitization to raise...
EPI communication strategy dev...

EPI communication strategy development underway in Foni

Monday, August 27, 2018
A five-day synergy to develop a communication strategy for the Extended Programme on Immunization (EPI) under the Ministry of Health and Social...
“Crab Island Initiative at an ...

“Crab Island Initiative at an advance stage”- says Banjul North Law Maker

Friday, August 24, 2018
Ousman Sillah, National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North said the process leading to the transformation of the former Crab Island School into a...
Kanifing Hospital birth rate r...

Kanifing Hospital birth rate rises to more than 16 deliveries everyday

Friday, August 24, 2018
Sohna Jeng, a Senior Midwife and Nursing Officer at the Kanifing General Hospital said the hospital’s birth rate has rose with an estimate of 16 to...
NACOFAG conducts M&E training ...

NACOFAG conducts M&E training for fisheries, livestock farmers

Monday, August 20, 2018
The National Coordinating Organization for Farmers Association in The Gambia (NACOFAG) in collaboration with P2RS project under the Ministry of...
MOTIE, stakeholders validate 2...

MOTIE, stakeholders validate 2018-2022 National Trade Policy

Monday, August 20, 2018
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment recently held a day stakeholder validation of the National Trade Policy of 2018-2022...

14 Peace Corps Volunteers sworn-in

Monday, August 20, 2018
United States Ambassador to The Gambia Carolyn Patricia Alsup, last Thursday presided over the swearing-in of 14 Peace Corps Education Volunteer...

TVET, Literacy synergy study validated

Monday, August 20, 2018
Synergy study between technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), literacy and non-formal education and information and communication...
Journalists start Court Report...

Journalists start Court Reporting training

Friday, August 17, 2018
A total of 25 journalists have commenced a -month intensive court reporting training at the University of The Gambia campus in Kanifing. Funded by...
Tallinding Red Cross on disast...

Tallinding Red Cross on disaster management

Friday, August 17, 2018
Tallinding Red Cross Link in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) have recently conducted two days capacity building...
GYIN-Gambia Director wins ‘You...

GYIN-Gambia Director wins ‘Youth of the Year’ Award

Friday, August 17, 2018
Executive Director of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN- Gambia) has been announced as the receiver of youth-focused online media organization...
Sait Maram native funds D3M wa...

Sait Maram native funds D3M water project

Friday, August 17, 2018
A 3 million dalasi water project has been commissioned in the community of Kerr Sait Maram in the Central River Region (CRR) North, meant to ease the...

Liquor sellers urged to obtain licence

Friday, August 17, 2018
The Office of the Inspector General of Police wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that persons selling liquor in public places...
GPU discusses safety, security...

GPU discusses safety, security of journalists with police chief

Picture: GPU delegation with the IGP and police senior management
Friday, August 17, 2018
The board and staff of the Gambia Press Union on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police to discuss the safety and security...
Rohey Samba is TRRC director o...

Rohey Samba is TRRC director of Communications, Outreach & Media

Friday, August 17, 2018
Acting in accordance with section 24(1) of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017, the Executive Secretary of the TRRC has...
Merck Foundation announces 201...

Merck Foundation announces 2018 Media Recognition Awards

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Merck Foundation has announced applications for its coveted Merck More Than a Mother Recognition Awards for 2018. The Foundation says applications...
Article 19 holds consultative ...

Article 19 holds consultative forum for CSOs

Thursday, August 16, 2018
ARTICLE19 (West Africa) with support from National Endowment for Democracy (NED) under its ‘’Strengthening Civic Voice and Improving Grassroots...

Destination Gambia re-joins Akwaaba African Travel Market

Thursday, August 16, 2018
After some years of break from the annual trade and tourism show in Nigeria, Destination Gambia has re-joined the Akwaaba African Travel Market as...
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