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BSS
Brikama Health Centre boosted with over D50M worth of medical equipment
Aug 2, 2021, 1:25 PM

Seattle based Gambians from Brikama, referred to as ‘Brikama Seattle Society’ [BSS] recently donated medical equipment to Brikama Health Centre worth $1.1 million [approximately D55, 000, 000].

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IEC urged to deliver voters’ cards to unissued registrants
Aug 2, 2021, 1:18 PM

The executive secretary of Peace Ambassador – The Gambia (PAG), Saturday called on the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to employ concrete measures to ensure effective and respective distribution of voters’ cards of registrants that were not given their cards on spot during the registration process.

Hon. Omar Ceesay
Hon. Ceesay says Barrow deprives vendors right to businesses
Aug 2, 2021, 1:15 PM

President Adama Barrow on Friday performed his Jummah salat (prayer) at the Serrekunda Mosque, in which the National Assembly member for Nyamina East, Hon. Omar Ceesay, claimed that vendors were deprived of their right to business centers during Barrow’s trip to the venue.

Abdourahman Dieye
Senegalese Customs Chief visits Gambian border post
Jul 30, 2021, 1:56 PM

The Director-General of Senegalese Customs, Abdourahman Dieye, on Wednesday crossed into neighbouring Gambia at  the Jiboroh border post while on a working tour of Senegal’s southern province of Cassamance.

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Gambia Red Cross projects that change lives in rural Gambia
Jul 30, 2021, 12:57 PM

Press release: The Gambia Red Cross Society has recently completed a 2-year project that has improved the lives and livelihoods of over 200,000 people in 5 target communities; JulaKunda, Jattaba, KuliKunda, Jali and Jiffarongin Kiang, LRR.

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P4C donates borehole worth over D300, 000 to Essau
Jul 30, 2021, 12:48 PM

Passport 4 Change (P4C), a charitable organisation recently donated a borehole valued at Three hundred and forty thousand dalasis (D340, 000) to Essau residents. The water facility is meant to supply the residents with sufficient potable water.

41 school children
41 school children infected with rheumatic heart disease’
Jul 29, 2021, 2:09 PM

Dr Annette Erhart, of the Medical Research Council The Gambia (MRCG), has revealed that 41 school children in the country have been infected with Rheumatic Heart Disease. She made these remarks on Tuesday while giving an overview of a project dubbed ‘Latte’.

Higher Education Delegates
MoHERST holds 12th TVET committee meeting 
Jul 29, 2021, 2:05 PM

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC) on Tuesday held its 12th Technical and Vocational Education and Training quarterly meeting.

Street Lamps
Techworld Company donates solar street lamps to Gunjur
Jul 29, 2021, 2:00 PM

Techworld Company recently donated 35 street solar lamps to the community of Gunjur in the Kombo South District of the West Coast Region.

EU’s Tekki Fii Program: Empowering Youths Through Agropreneurship Programmes
Jul 28, 2021, 1:08 PM

The EU-funded Tekki Fii Project implemented by GIZ is currently training over 300 beneficiaries enrolled in its apprenticeship programs.

Never Again
APRC protest over appointment of TRRC commissioners, other staff
Jul 28, 2021, 12:58 PM

The Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Party, on Monday 26th July 2021 held a peaceful march from Arch 22 to the Ministry of Justice and handed over a petition to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for onward transmission to the Head of State President Adama Barrow.

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2021 Presidential Election: PAG calls for calm, violent free election
Jul 28, 2021, 12:52 PM

As the race towards the much anticipated December 4, 2021 presidential election gets nearer, the President of the Peace Ambassador The Gambia (PAG), Babucarr Sambou, has strongly urged political parties’ supporters to maintain peace before, during and after the election.

Police
Security personnel trained on detecting unauthentic documents, others /
Jul 28, 2021, 12:46 PM

Security officials from The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) including officers of The Immigration Department and officers of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) recently completed eight days capacity building training for security personnel on document interception, profiling, identifying and intercepting human trafficking cases.

Gambia National Commission
National Commission for UNESCO validates Digital Learning Environment Report
Jul 27, 2021, 12:38 PM

The Gambia National Commission for UNESCO and other stakeholders Friday validated the ‘Mapping of Current Situation of the Digital Learning Environment in The Gambia within the Context of Education Response to Covid-19.’

Agri Memembers
Minister calls for critical study of report with rigorous critique
Jul 27, 2021, 12:24 PM

The minister of Agriculture has challenged delegates from all regions of the country and participants from the thematic working groups to make a detailed study of the findings of the dialogues on Gambia Food Systems Pathway to Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security report due for validation.

Barrow and Saidykhan
Barrow’s gov’t & hikes in prices of essential commodities
Jul 26, 2021, 1:52 PM

For the past six months, Gambians have raised serious concerns about the rapid hikes in essential commodity prices, which many believe President Adama Barrow’s government fails to address.

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