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Gambia ratifies 2001 UNESCO Convention on protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage
Sep 26, 2022, 11:15 AM

The National Assembly of The Gambia on Thursday 22 September 2022 ratified the 2001 UNESCO Convention for the protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH).

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Gov’t pumps D10M into rural water projects-DPS Darboe
Sep 26, 2022, 11:14 AM

The Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) at the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, Malang Darboe, has said for the first time in the history of the Gambia that the government has pumped over 10 million dalasis in to rural water projects through the ministry’s local funds. He said in the past, almost all the water projects are being funded through grants from international donors.

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Cambodia, Gambia discuss bilateral to promote trade
Sep 26, 2022, 11:12 AM

During the 77th United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Momodou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia and deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Prak Sokhonn, discussed and agreed to conduct a bilateral consultation to encourage trade, investment and cooperation in all feasible areas, including agriculture.

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First steering committee on Gender Mainstreaming held
Sep 26, 2022, 11:10 AM

The Ministry of Fisheries Water Resources National Assembly Matters (MoFWR-NAMs) in collaboration with stakeholders held its first project steering committee meeting on 19 September 2022 at the Department of Fisheries in Banjul. The meeting was aimed at strengthening gender adaptive capacities of climate change through capacity building for small scale businesses in the Gambia in supporting and promoting quality and safety standard of environmental safeguards.

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Gambia will continue to defend rights of Rohingya – Barrow tells UN
Sep 23, 2022, 12:16 PM

Yesterday, at the general debate of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Adama Barrow revealed that the plight of the Rohingya Muslims remains a matter of grave concern to The Gambia. 

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WATAF chair meets with regional colleagues to boost tax revenue administration
Sep 23, 2022, 12:04 PM

The commissioner general of Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) who doubles as chairman of West African Tax Administration (WATAF), Yankuba Darboe, is currently attending a long-week WATAF regional high level policy meeting in Cotonou, Benin, where they are boosting tax revenue administration.

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Victims call on Speaker FTJ for Kansala NAM to apologise
Sep 23, 2022, 12:02 PM

The Gambia of Victims of Human Right Violations in an open letter are calling on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Fabakary Tombong Jatta to cause Hon. Almami Gibba to publicly withdraw his “insensitive comments and apologise” to victims.

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US Ambassador visits Gambia Red Cross Hands Over Cash, Non-food Items To Flood Victims 
Sep 23, 2022, 11:50 AM

The US Ambassador to The Gambia, Her Excellency Sharon L. Cromer on Monday visited The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) Headquarters where she distributed cash and non food items to flood victim families. She was hosted at the Emergency Operation Center of the GRCS.

PURA launches electromagnetic field radiation network
Sep 23, 2022, 11:47 AM

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) on 21 September 2022 launched the Electromagnetic Monitoring Field (EMF) equipment at its headquarters on Kairaba Avenue.

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WFP regional director meets VP Joof
Sep 23, 2022, 11:41 AM

His Excellency Vice President Badara A. Joof received Mr. Chris Nikoi, the World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, at State House. 

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Barrow seeks UN support to advance national priorities
Sep 23, 2022, 11:40 AM

President Adama Barrow yesterday called on the United Nations to support the country’s new plan to advance the pursuit of our national priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2063 of the African Union. 

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Transport Ministry signs D50M relocation of services with GAF
Sep 22, 2022, 12:38 PM

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure on Tuesday, 20 September, 2022, signed a 50 million dalasis Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with The Gambia Armed Forces for the relocation of services such as water pipes, electrical poles and cables for the 50 kilometers roads of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), project. 

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GADHOH calls for sign language advocacy of Covid-19 vaccine on TVs 
Sep 22, 2022, 12:34 PM

Momodou Sanyang, a sign language teacher at Gambia Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH), has suggested that to have a lot of deaf people take the jabs, the government should help in making sure that televisions stations in the country, especially GRTS introduce the sign language in advocacy on the covid-19 vaccines.

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Barrow calls for more action in climate financing
Sep 22, 2022, 12:32 PM

State House, Banjul, 21st September 2022: Addressing a forum on Tuesday, 20th September on mobilising climate financing on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, President Barrow said countries should raise investments and focus on saving and protecting lives, and the ecosystems.

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GIEPA leaps with an investment portfolio of us$154 million and creates over 2000 jobs
Sep 22, 2022, 12:28 PM

The Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) is continuing to experience remarkable strides in attracting investment into Destination Gambia. The promotional agency over the past five years has experienced a net investment portfolio of one hundred and fifty-four million dollars (US$154) and created over two thousand, two hundred, and seventy-four jobs (2,274).

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VP Joof receives South Korean president’s Special envoy Sung-Min JANG
Sep 22, 2022, 12:26 PM

His Excellency, Vice President Badara A. Joof received South Korea’s Special Presidential Envoy, Sung-Min JANG on behalf of HE, President Adama Barrow, on Monday 19 September, 2022 at State House.

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Barrow says country's unemployment rate at 41.5%
Sep 22, 2022, 12:23 PM

President Adama Barrow revealed that more than half of the country’s population falls between the ages of 15 and 64, with 41.5% unemployed and facing challenges of limited access to markets and microfinance services, critical structural reforms, and innovative curricula adjustments.

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