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Merck Foundation partners First Lady to mark World Cancer Day
Feb 4, 2021, 11:17 AM

Merck Foundation marked ‘World Cancer Day 2021’ with H. E. Madam FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck More than a Mother together with the Ministry of Health of The Gambia, through providing scholarship of oncology fellowship training to build cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of trained oncologists hence improve patients’ access to quality & equitable cancer care in The Gambia and rest of Africa.

Health Ministry, WHO orient traditional communicators on Covid-19
Feb 3, 2021, 12:31 PM

The Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Office recently oriented 30 traditional communicators drawn from various communities within West Coast Region on critical issues concerning covid-19.

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Wellingara Community Clinic calls for more midwives
Feb 3, 2021, 12:28 PM

Head of medical team at Wellingara Community Clinic in the Kombo North has appealed to the Ministry of Health to support the clinic with either State Enrolled Nurses or Community Health Nurses and midwives as they plan to expand their operational hours.

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GYP KM chapter elects new parliamentarians
Feb 3, 2021, 12:22 PM

Global Youth Parliament Kanifing chapter recently elected new parliamentarians to steer and advance the affairs of youth in national development within the Kanifing Municipality.

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D21M data collection project begins
Feb 2, 2021, 9:10 PM

A 21-million-dalasi project designed to help improve data collection and identification of NAWEC obsolete or damaged equipment such as readable meters, transformer poles for upgrade and replacement has begun in earnest.

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BT Global Access announces new partnership with Gambjobs
Feb 2, 2021, 9:05 PM

BT Global Access, a Canada–based social enterprise and international student recruitment agency has announced it’s new partnerships with Gambjobs, a Gambia job website portal where employers and job seekers meet.

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PGVS graduates 54
Feb 2, 2021, 9:01 PM

Presentation Girls' Vocational School (PGVS) last Friday held a graduation for the 16th batch of students at a ceremony held at the school grounds in Banjul. This year’s ceremony saw 8 students graduating in hair dressing, 38 from home management and 7 from the secretarial department, bringing the total number to 54.

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American author to launch book titled ‘Beauty in Gambia’
Feb 1, 2021, 3:20 PM

Marquita Rucker, an American author has spoken highly of her new book, which is set for launch in February 2021.

SJHS 1980 Class hands over baton to Class of 1981
Feb 1, 2021, 3:18 PM

Class of 1980 alumni at St. Joseph High School on Tuesday handed over the baton to Class of 1981 at a symbolic ceremony held at the school ground in Banjul.

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VP Touray: Gambia registers highest Covid-19 in Africa
Feb 1, 2021, 3:15 PM

Vice President of the republic of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray has said that despite new measures, cases of Covid-19 continue to increase with The Gambia reported to have registered the highest percentage (85%) increase of Covid-19 cases in Africa, as at 11th August, 2020.

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GTBoard, BLG set for alliance
Jan 29, 2021, 12:02 PM

In the quest to achieve the strategic objective through regional tourism and increase number of tourism’s contribution to country’s GDP and increase the number of tourists’ arrival in the country, the director of Marketing of GTBoard has disclosed plans in forming alliance with the Ancient City of Badagry Local Government (BLG) in Nigeria.

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Women and girls are active actors for change
Jan 29, 2021, 11:14 AM

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare has disclosed that experience from past pandemics showed that women and girls are active actors for change, as they experience the effects of the crisis in different ways.

Harry denies role in Daba Marena & co disappearance 
Jan 29, 2021, 11:01 AM

Gambia’s former Intelligence chief, Harry Sambou, in his testimony on Tuesday denied having been part of discussion that facilitated the disappearance of Daba Marena, Ebou Lowe, Alpha Bah, Manlafi Corr and Alieu Bah.

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‘Covid-19 is considered the worst public health emergency of 21st century’
Jan 28, 2021, 3:05 PM

The vice president of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray has disclosed that Covid-19 pandemic is considered the worst public health emergency of the 21st century.

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Wellingara Community Clinic boosted
Jan 28, 2021, 3:01 PM

Africa Oyster Trust, a UK-based charity through its director, Lady Kira Dalton recently handed over a re-conditioned ambulance to the Wellingara Community Clinic at a colourful ceremony held on Saturday.

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BCC, partners hold free mass animal vaccination against rabies
Jan 28, 2021, 2:59 PM

Banjul City Council (BCC) in collaboration with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust E, The Animal Advocates and a renowned veterinarian, Dr. Daffeh on Wednesday organised a two-day free mass stray animal vaccination against rabies in the city of Banjul.

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SGBV could affect socio-economic development of nations if...
Jan 27, 2021, 11:57 AM

The head of Prosecution and Legal Affairs of The Gambia Police Force, Commissioner Abdoulie Sanneh has said that, Sexual and Gender Based Violence if not mitigated can affect the Socio-economic development of nations and The Gambia is not an exception.

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KCOA project holds planning activities forum
Jan 27, 2021, 11:55 AM

The Gambia as a beneficiary of The Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture project (KCOA), with stakeholders from Senegal on Wednesday 20th January opened a two day forum to develop the project activities plan for the period of January 2021 to December 2022.

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