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  1. Gambia: Newly Refurbished Justice Building Handing OverRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The handing over ceremony of the Justice building was held on Wednesday 15th October 2014, at the Ministry of Justice, Marena Parade in Banjul, presided over by Balla Garba Jahumpa, Minster of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the President of the Republic. This building was fully funded by the Government of the Gambia and was refurbished by Competence Company Limited.


  2. Gambia: In Agric Officials' Economic Crimes Trial - Defence Application to Review Bail OverruledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 |

    The defence lawyers SM. Tambedou and E. Singhateh's application for the Banjul Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Nyima Samateh, to review the bail condition of the top five Agriculture officials was Wednesday overruled.


  3. Gambia Bird's Freetown-London permit revoked due to Ebola fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Air Transport World

    Banjul-based Gambia Bird Airlines has been forced to postpone its planned resumption of flights between London and the Sierra Leone capital Freetown Friday following the UK Department for Transport's decision to revoke the airline's permit for direct flights between the two cities. Gambia Bird said the reason given by the DfT for its decision was the deteriorating public health situation in Sierra Leone.


  4. West Africa: West Africa Constellation Programme Holds Investment Forum in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 |

    The West Africa Constellation Programme , in collaboration with the honorary Consulate General in Italy, S. Marino, and Federation of West Africa Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday 14 October held a daylong investment forum at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Kololi. Speaking at the ceremony, Gian Matteo Balestrini,Chief Executive Officer of WACP, said the objective of the forum was to enlighten and engage the Gambian public and private sectors on the opportunities of possible partnership with European companies, namely Consorzio Sintesi, Arnaboldi Interiors, and Essea Impiant, Franchi Spa, Zust Bachemerier, Ecsa/Minolta, and OMC Collareda just to mention a few.


  5. Ebola panic spreads as screening reaches HeathrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies "I'm going to London St Pancras," a worried caller told BBC Radio Leicester today, "which is very, very popular with people from all over the world, so I'm possibly going to be in contact with someone who has Ebola."


  6. The woman who prosecutes war criminalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | The Toronto Star

    As a young girl, Fatou Bensouda would visit Banjul's courthouse and sit through legal hearings for fun. While other 14-year-olds were preoccupied with first crushes and pop music, Bensouda was more interested in corpus juris .


  7. Gambia: NRP Condemns Gambia Bird's Resumption of Flights to Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 |

    The National Reconciliation Party , one of the opposition parties in The Gambia, has issued a statement condemning the decision of Gambia Bird airline to resume flights to Sierra Leone, saying the government should not allow the airline company to continue with the decision. Last week, the Gambia Bird announced that it had scheduled to resume flights to Freetown from London starting 17 October. 2 comments

  8. Dramatic drop in maternal mortality in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Low status: Women seek out the health services in the Gambia, but their needs are not being met. They have no experience of good-quality health services and thus do not know what to ask for.


  9. Gambia: Trial of GRA Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement ProceedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 |

    The trial continued yesterday of Veronic Carayol, the deputy commissioner of Enforcement of the Gambia Revenue Authority at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Snr Magistrate Jacqueline N. Hakim. The first prosecution witness, Kaba Secka, a security officer, was cross-examined, and told the court that during the investigation they did not find out whether the accused person did harass GRA staff, the public and visitors.


  10. Gambia: More Ferries Needed to Ease Travelling and Generate More...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 |

    As Muslims around the country were preparing for the celebration of the feast of Eid ul Adha or "Tobaski" over the weekend, the Banjul - Barra crossing witnessed yet another heavy traffic of people and livestock with only one ferry working. People have been complaining about having to wait for hours to cross from one point to the other as there was congestion at both terminals and in the ferry.


  11. Ebola outbreak: Virus fears hit airlines in the walletRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The aviation world is watching the spread of Ebola with increasing alarm, as travellers' fears about contracting the disease appear to hit bookings.


  12. Shippers' Authority intensifies trade facilitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | GhanaWeb

    The Ghana Shippers' Authority has rolled-out a systematic trade facilitation mechanism to protect and promote the interests of shippers in relation to shipping, port and inland transportation. The systematic trade facilitation mechanism is to ensure safe, reliable and cost effective maritime transport and logistics operations in Ghana, Dr. Kofi Mbiah, GSA Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.


  13. I-Link to launch LTE broadband following ISP licence awardRead the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    In a press release yesterday, IT services provider I-Link Gambia announced that it has been granted an internet service provider , including the rights to build and operate a wireless broadband network. Under its new concession I-Link plans to roll out a 4G -based wireless broadband network, initially covering the Greater Banjul Area, where around 42% of Gambia's 1.92 million population reside.


  14. W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | AlertNet

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  15. Gambia: Top Turkish Investor Explores Gambia Investment PotentialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 |

    A high-profile Turkish investor Monday evening arrived in Banjul for a two-day long visit at the invitation of the Turkish ambassador to The Gambia, H.E. Ergin Soner, aimed at looking for opportunities and ways of investing in The Gambia. It could be recalled that during the historic state visit to Turkey early this year, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa extended an invitation to the members of the business community from the trans-continental nation to explore the vast opportunities in The Gambia.


  16. Gambia: Trade Minister Takes Livestock Dealers to Task - Urges Moderate Pricing of LivestockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 |

    The minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, Thursday engaged members of the Gambia Livestock Dealers Association , urging them to be reasonable and moderate in pricing their animals. His words are coming barely nine days to the Muslim feast of Tobaski, which is characterised by slaughtering of animals, mostly rams for sacrificial purposes.


  17. Gambia: 2014 Marche Jula Promotion Launched in BanjulRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 |

    The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Banjul City Council Thursday launched a promotional drive for the fourth edition of Marche Jula 2014 in Banjul. The event that is organised annually to provide the platform for local small and medium scale enterprises, to showcase their products and services, is slated to take place at the July 22nd Square in Banjul from the 29th November to 20th December on the theme "Unlocking the Potential of SMEs Through Partnership.


  18. Gambia: GTBank MD Breaks Silence On Recent Bank HeistRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 |

    The newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia Limited has broken silence the on the recent armed robbery that took place at the bank's branch in Bakau Newtown almost three weeks ago. The robbery, it would be recalled, took place on Friday, September 5th in a broad day light around 2:30pm when two men stormed the bank and at gun point made the tellers to put money into a bag, amounting to D410, 120, 00; D390, 000 which the police said has been recovered.


  19. Gambia: Trade Ministry Cautions Livestock Dealers, Ahead of TobaskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 |

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment yesterday convened a meeting with livestock dealers in the country at its conference room in Banjul to discuss livestock sales ahead of the Eid ul Adha locally known as Tobaski. Trade Minister Abdou Jobe, in his remarks, pointed out that during the Tobaski feast vendors increase their foodstuff, and called on ram dealers to desist from selling their rams at exorbitant prices.


  20. Gambia: GCCI Launches 2014 Marche Jula Trade FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 |

    The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, GCCI, yesterday launched the 2014 "March Jula" trade promotion activity, which is out to attract local and international entrepreneurs and businesspeople. This year's event, slated for 29 November to 20 December, will be hosted at July 22nd Square in Banjul under the theme: "Unlocking the potentials of SMEs through partnership".