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Minister Badjie, GNOC pays courtesy on top IOC official
Aug 5, 2021, 12:48 PM

The minister of Youth and Sports Bakary Y. Badjie and the members of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) on Wednesday paid a courtesy call to Jérôme Poivey, head of Institutional Relations and Governance in the National Olympic Committees (NOC) Relations Department at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Fact-Checking: Gambian journalists trained ahead of December polls
Aug 5, 2021, 12:45 PM

In today’s era of information disorder, the quest for authentic and reliable information that citizens can rely on becomes all the more an important issues as the country heads to December polls.

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Senegal registers 498 new covid-19 cases
Aug 5, 2021, 12:20 PM

Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 498 positive cases, 29 deaths, with 63 patients under serious condition.

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COAD presents D70,000 to Nema Kunku VDC for continuation of road project
Aug 4, 2021, 1:50 PM

The Council of African Descendants (COAD) and BlaXit recently presented a sum of D73,000 for the continuation of the Nema Kunku road project to make easy movement in and around the community especially during the rainy season.’

Equipment
UK charity donates learning equipment to St. John’s School for Deaf
Aug 4, 2021, 1:46 PM

Sharing Wonders, a United Kingdom-based charity on Friday donated dozens of learning equipment to St. John’s School of the Deaf.

Alasana Kassama
Meet Alasana Kassama: Emerging Gambian entrepreneur making a difference
Aug 4, 2021, 1:42 PM

Alasana Kassama is a young Gambian entrepreneur making significant contribution in the country’s solar installation sector.

Sand Mining
Concerned Youths of Gunjur deplores state of community’s sand mining site
Aug 3, 2021, 3:01 PM

Concerned Youths of Gunjur, a local association based in Gunjur recently raised concerns over the deplorable state of the community’s sand mining site due to indiscriminate illegal sand mining in the area.

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Minister Kinteh hails ITTOG students at ‘Open Day’
Aug 3, 2021, 2:56 PM

The minister for Women Affairs, Children, and Social Welfare has commended students of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) particularly those pursuing event management, food and beverages service courses at the school.

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Hands-On Academy graduates 39 pupils
Aug 3, 2021, 2:29 PM

Hands-on Academy Nursery and Lower Basic School on Saturday graduated 39 pupils during its 4th annual graduation ceremony held at the school in Sukuta.

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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.

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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.

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