National News

Barrow Women Garden
Women gardeners in Barrow Kunda call for support
Mar 1, 2021, 12:04 PM

Women gardeners in Wuli Barrow Kunda in Upper River Region have appealed for support from government, NGOs and philanthropists to help address their water problem.

GCCI
Low sales discourage GCCI trade participants
Mar 1, 2021, 12:01 PM

The participants of the just ended Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Trade Fair have expressed dissatisfaction over low sales experienced during the trade fair period.

GPU exposes
GPU exposes activists, editors to Access to Information, elections
Feb 26, 2021, 12:10 PM

The Gambia Press Union in collaboration with Civil Society Activists recently convened a forum designed to expose civil society activist and editors to access to information and elections in The Gambia.

Peace ambassadors
NDI, Peace Ambassadors discuss monthly situational analysis on 2021 election
Feb 26, 2021, 12:06 PM

National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Peace Ambassadors of The Gambia recently hosted an event to present its monthly situational analysis on the country’s upcoming 2021 general elections at a meeting held at the Paradise Suites hotel.

government society
Young author launches new book on government, society
Feb 26, 2021, 12:01 PM

A young Gambian author Muhammad Laity Badjan has recently launched his first book titled ‘The Government and Society of the Day’.

National Defence Drafting committee
National Defense DraftingCommittee inaugurated
Feb 25, 2021, 2:19 PM

National Defense Drafting Committee, tasked with the responsibility of drafting the first-ever national defense policy for The Gambia since independence was recently inaugurated at Sir Dawda K. Jawara Conference Centre.

GIABA GIZ
GIABA, GIZ train Financial Intelligent Units
Feb 24, 2021, 1:54 PM

The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has begun a three-day Financial Intelligence Analysis Course for selected Financial Intelligent Units (FIUs) from five GIABA member states from Monday.

NEA v2
National stakeholder consultation on lead based paints ends
Feb 24, 2021, 1:51 PM

National Environment Agency (NEA) with funding from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently held a national stakeholder consultation on lead in paints at Baobab Holiday Resort in Bijilo.

LSTA graduates
LSTA graduates 19
Feb 24, 2021, 1:26 PM

Latrikunda Sabiji Tailoring Association (LSTA) recently held a graduation for its second batch of trainees at a ceremony held Latrikunda market.

Omar Njie
Renowned Gambian businessman urges gov’t to prioritise local contractors
Feb 23, 2021, 12:56 PM

A renowned Gambian businessman, who doubles as the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Smart Business Group (SBG) has urged government to consider and give high priority to local contractors rather than foreign ones, claiming that local contractors and companies are immensely contributing to nation building.

Estimated
 ‘Estimated 1.6 M rosewood trees illegally smuggled into Gambia between 2012 and 2020’
Feb 23, 2021, 12:51 PM

The programme manager at Gambia Participates has said that Environmental Investigation Agency report has revealed that an estimated 1.6 million rosewood trees have been illegally felled in Senegal and smuggled into The Gambia between June 2012 and April 2020.

GaMTAD
GaMTAD holds 2nd AGM
Feb 23, 2021, 12:47 PM

The Gambia Madrassa Teachers’ Association for Development (GaMTAD) over the weekend held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Abdourahman Islamic School Daru Salaam in Faji-Kunda.

Madina Nursery School
Norwegian charity donates to Madiana Nursery School
Feb 23, 2021, 12:43 PM

 Kali-Ku, a Norway based charity recently donated to Little Mango at a presentation ceremony held at Madiana Nursery in Kombo North.

PMO Management system
PMO validates Performance Management System
Feb 22, 2021, 11:27 AM

The Personnel Management Office (PMO) as part of civil service reform programme 2018-2027 on Wednesday validated its Performance Management System to enhance service delivery.

WCR Students bee
20 WCR students qualify for TAKE-M national spelling bee
Feb 22, 2021, 11:20 AM

Twenty (20) pupils from various schools within West Coast Region over the weekend secured qualification to the TAKE-M Transformation Organisation national spelling bee competition.

FAO hands over 13 motorbikes, IT accessories to PSU
Feb 22, 2021, 11:12 AM

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nation in a bid to enhance service delivery last week handed over 13 motorbikes and other IT accessories to the Planning Service Unit under the Department of Agriculture.

Security in NBR
Defense committee meets security institutions in NBR
Feb 22, 2021, 11:08 AM

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense and Security led by Hon. Momodou L.K. Sanneh, deputy speaker of the National Assembly who also doubles as the chair of the committee embarked on a Fact Finding Mission to Security Agencies and Units in North Bank Region (NBR) to Upper River Region (URR).

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