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Option to Settle Diabugu Dispute

[Foroyaa] There are knowledgeable people in Diabugu. Some are scholars who are exposed to the Constitution. Others are clerics who are exposed to the teachings of the Constitution. (AllAfrica)

PEC Asks Giepa to Put Its House in Order

[Foroyaa] The PEC of the National Assembly on Wednesday 7 November 2018 referred GiEPA management and staff to their board and external auditors so as to put their house in order. (AllAfrica)

Truck Driver Alleges Maltreatment At the Hands of Military Personnel

[Foroyaa] Sheriffo Jobe, a resident of Bulock village in Foni, alleges that he was brutally beaten by non-Gambian military personnel stationed at Bwiam in the Foni Kansala District of the West Coast Region. (AllAfrica)

'Citizens Should Take Constitutional Review Process Positively'

[Foroyaa] The NCCE civic education officer in his deliberation in Basse again reiterated the advice that citizens should take the constitutional review process positively. He emphasised that they are engaged in a civic campaign which is nonpartisan. (AllAfrica)

TRRC Requests Urgent Medical Board for Victims

[Foroyaa] Acting in accordance with Section 15 (1a) and (4) of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017, the TRRC has delivered an urgent request to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to set up a Medical Board to review the cases of victims of the past regime who suffered bodily harm and need urgent medical attention and to advise the Commission as to their present health status and needs. Victims needing urgent medical attention include persons arrested and detained during April and May (AllAfrica)

Diabugu Caste Clash - Dialogue Commences

[Foroyaa] URR -Foroyaa has gathered that dialogue has taken place between the parties to a scuffle in Sandu Diabugu following a meeting at the Basse Police Station. (AllAfrica)

'Teachers Service Commission Should Be Introduced in New Constitution'

[Foroyaa] The people of Lower Nuimi told members of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) that they want a Teachers' Service Commission established in the New Constitution; that there should also be established in the New Constitution, a Health Service Commission; that these Commissions should be mandated to look issues surrounding the education and health sectors of the country. These comments and contributions were made in a meeting held in Medina Sering Mass, were hundreds of people gathered to welcome, hear (AllAfrica)

Prioritise Rural Gambia in Your Development Plan NA Monitoring Committee Visits Lamin Koto/Passamas Road

[Foroyaa] Communities in the Lamin Koto/Passamas Road area have appealed to the regime to prioritise rural Gambia in its development aspirations and empower youth in the Rural Gambia to curb rural urban and irregular migrations. (AllAfrica)

ATAF, Pan-African Parliament Sign MOU

[Foroyaa] The Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) has recently signed Memorandum of Understand October 29th 2018, signed a historical Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in a bid to strengthen tax legislations in Africa and combat illicit financial flows (IFF). (AllAfrica)

Inmates Should Also Have Right to Vote

[The Point] As the public consultation of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) gains momentum in Lower Nuimi District of the North Bank Region, Kebba Jagne, a native of Madina Serign Mass has suggested that there should be a provision in the new constitution that will allow prison inmates the right to vote in elections. (AllAfrica)

Life Time Appointment of Judges

[The Point] The lifetime appointment of judges in any country helps strengthen democracy and uphold the rule of law. (AllAfrica)

NA Monitoring Committee On Nationwide Tour

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on the Monitoring, Evaluation and Implementation of Government projects, have begun a nationwide tour of Government projects across the country. (AllAfrica)

APRC Holds Press Conference

[Foroyaa] Fabakary Tombong Jatta the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party leader held a press conference yesterday the 6th of November 2018 in his resident in Tallinding. (AllAfrica)

Ecomig Forces - Accusations and Denials

[Foroyaa] An incident occurred in Sibanor which shocked the Gambian security forces and some representatives of the people in the area. The rough and forceful handling of Sheriff Jobe by uniformed military personnel was so inhumane that Gambian security men and other Gambian officials had to raise the alarm. (AllAfrica)

Police Reinforce Security to Calm Diabugu Caste Scuffles

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Police Force (GPF), have confirmed that it has dispatched reinforcements to Diabugu village in Sandu district of the Upper River Region, to maintain peace and order in the wake of recent violent scuffles over the caste system. (AllAfrica)

PEC Adopts GBOs 2015/2016 Financial Statement, Activity Reports

[Foroyaa] The national assembly select committee on public Enterprise PEC Tuesday 6th November 2018 considered and adopted the 2015-2016 financial and activity report of the Gambia Bureau of Statistics at their complex in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

TY in Africa Theme - Peace and Security in Africa: Stakes of Sustainable Stability and Development

[Foroyaa] 5th - 6th November 2018 (AllAfrica)

Barrow Dreams High As Gambian Owned Hotels Increase

[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow, visited four hotels owned by Gambian entrepreneurs and currently under construction, as he aspires to see the tourism industry contribute beyond a stagnant 20% to GDP. The President said having many Gambians in the sector, will create more benefits to ordinary Gambians, which is in line with Government's plans to limit capital flight; that a massive investment from Gambians in the sector, will foster a strong linkage between tourism and other domestic sectors of the economy, (AllAfrica)

Five Gambian Players Who Could Replace Injured Hamza As Benin Game Beckons

[Foroyaa] It is approximately eleven days until Gambia takes on Benin in Game-5 of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers with the Independence Stadium the venue. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Minister Tangara Meets Director General From German Foreign Ministry

[Foroyaa] The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 5th November 2018 met with Dr Philipp Ackermann, Director General for Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Yankuba & Co Mini-Trial Continues

[The Point] The mini-trial to determine the voluntariness of the cautionary and voluntary statements of the seven former officials of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA) continued yesterday before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara at the High Court in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

EBA Strengthens Partnership With Lawmakers

[The Point] The large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) on Wednesday convened a daylong sensitisation programme for legislators of the National Assembly Select Committee on Environment. This meet was designed to build their technical capacity on the project. (AllAfrica)

French Companies in Senegal Looking to Expand in the Gambia

[Govt of the Gambia] Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in meeting with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at State House Monday, 5th November 2018 announced that French companies operating in Dakar are ready to expand into The Gambia, through partnership with the country's private sector. (AllAfrica)

Sandu Nam Survives Car Accident

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Member for Sandu Mahamed Mahanerah has on Sunnday morning, November 4th, 2018 survived a car accident between the villages of Diabugu and Dasilameh, while returning to Banjul. This reporter who was in the area at the time, visited the scene of the accident and saw a pickup that was turned upside down. According to Mahanera, they were four in the vehicle. According to the officer in charge of Diabugu Health Center, none of the four was hurt and all are in good condition of health. He a (AllAfrica)

Foreign Football Expert for Gambia Women's Game

[Foroyaa] Gambia has acquired the services of a German football expert to aid the country's women's game growth. Monkia Staab, a Uefa Pro -license holder, inked a two-year deal, tasked with helping ensure development of the women's game from bottom up. (AllAfrica)

Ousman Sillah Meets Italian NGOs, Other Gambians

[Foroyaa] On Sunday November 4th 2018, marks the sixth and final day of Ousman Sillah's visit to Italy, as part of the Banjul North NAM's seven nation tour of Europe, to meet with Gambians and friends of the Gambia. (AllAfrica)

GRA Board of Directors Visit Regional Tax Offices, Facilities

[Foroyaa] The board of directors of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), and its top management, on Saturday November 3rd, concluded a three day familiarization tour of their regional tax offices in CRR South and URR respectively. (AllAfrica)

NCCE/CRC Civic Education Mission Advise Communities to Be Objective

[Foroyaa] Ansumana Yabou, a civic education officer with the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), on Sunday November 4th, advised the community of Kulari and Dampha Kunda in the Upper River Region-South, to stay away from party politics and be objective in their contributions to the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), whose members will soon visit them. Yabou said this is because he does not want them to erode the ideas of the constitutional making process. (AllAfrica)

Brikama Coach Denies Favouring Gunjur

[Foroyaa] Brikama Zonal team gaffer Ebrima Jatta has repudiated claims of his side favouring Gunjur by fielding in a weak team. (AllAfrica)

At the Court-Martial - 'I Can't Attend Meetings but My Spirit Is With You Guys' Dw12

[Foroyaa] Private Soldier Alieu Sanneh, Defence Witness 12 (DW12), testified that he was sent an audio message by the creator of the group, Sgt Yusupha Jatta alias Yarro, inviting him to a meeting. DW12 made this statement in the ongoing General Court-Martial, on Monday November 5th 2018. (AllAfrica)

226 Fishermen Die, Others Missing in 2years Sub Regional Authorities Urged to Strengthen Marine Control Mechanisms

[Foroyaa] Green Peace Africa an International Organization has disclosed that over the past 2 years, at least 226 fishermen have lost their lives at sea or have been declared missing. (AllAfrica)