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Banjul-North Nam Asks Government to Improve Livelihood of Young People

[The Point] The stark reality of some of the inhumane treatment some Gambian migrants are facing in some European countries have been brought home by the National Assembly member of Banjul-North Ebrima Sillah, who just ended a 26 days tour of seven European countries to see the conditions of Gambians there. (AllAfrica)

Second Annual Bakau Festival Underway

[The Point] The second edition of annual Bakau cultural, dialogue, socialization and discussion festival is currently underway at different location in the coastal town. The two-week festival is organized by Bakau Youth Development Association (BYDA). (AllAfrica)

Police to Reclaim Their Rightful Role

[The Point] The office of the Inspector General of Police hereby reminds the general public that the Gambia Police Force is constitutionally mandated to provide security to the public including political parties, persons and properties. (AllAfrica)

GRA Commissioner General Applauds Role of Drivers

[The Point] The commissioner general of GRA, Yankuba Darboe, has spoken on the role of drivers at GRA, saying they play a key role for the institution. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Students Gives Back to Armitage

[The Point] The 2009 batch of Armitage Senior Secondary School in Central River Region's administrative capital, Jangjanbureh have recently donated school materials to their alma mater amounting to thirty thousand dalasi. The donation was among series of assistance the batch have been providing to the school in the past years. (AllAfrica)

BAC Is Indebted With Millions of Dalasis - BAC Chairman

[The Point] The chairman of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) has disclosed that his council is currently indebted with millions of dalasis mostly to companies and individuals. This, he said, is due to what he called 'improper financial' regulations by both the erstwhile leadership of the council and the government. (AllAfrica)

TRRC Boss Vows to Establish Truth to Deyda's Murder

[The Point] The executive secretary of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC), Babagalleh Jallow, says the commission is ready to investigate and establish the truth to Deyda Hydara's assassination, adding they will leave no stone unturned to establish facts to his killing. (AllAfrica)

Darboe Demands Respect for His Position

[The Point] Vice President Ousainou Darboe has demanded that his position as vice president and minister of Women's Affairs be respected. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Announces Cochran Fellowship to Boost Tourism & Hospital Management Sector

[The Point] The U.S. Government is pleased to announce that qualified Gambians can apply for the Cochran Fellowship Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is open to citizens from Burkina Faso, Mali, The Gambia, and Senegal. The Fellowship offers short-term training opportunities to those working in the tourism and hospitality industry and government officials who oversee food safety. Gambians in the private sector who work in the hotel, restaurant, and Institutional sect (AllAfrica)

District Tribunal Sentence UDP Councilor Over Unlawful Tree Cutting

[The Point] Central River Region's Niani District chief, Pierre Bah, has sentenced the United Democratic Party's (UDP) councilor of Banni Ward in Central River Region-North to a fine of D15, 000 dalasi in default to serve three months in prison after he was found guilty of tree cutting. (AllAfrica)

Fatou Laobe to Storm Gambia On New Year Eve

[The Point] Management of the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa has concluded their end of year arrangement for both Christmas and New Year celebrations for not just only their regular visitors and customers, but for everyone to join in welcoming the New Year 2019 with one of the popular international musicians, Fatou Laobe. (AllAfrica)

Fighting Asbestos Contamination in the Gambia

[UNEP] Discovered about 4,000 years ago, asbestos became widely used by the end of the 19th century in buildings and machinery as an insulation material. Its affordability and useful physical properties, such as sound insulation and resistance to fire, heat and electricity, led to its prevalent use as a construction material all around the world. (AllAfrica)

Worries Escalate Over Delay On Implementation of Tobacco Control Act

[The Point] Public worries are escalating over the delay in the implementation of the 2016 National Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by former President, Yahya Jammeh. (AllAfrica)

President Barrow Lays Foundation Stone for New College Campus for Basse

[Govt of the Gambia] President Adama Barrow on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, laid the foundation stone for a new teacher training college in Basse, Upper River Region. This project, once complete and operational, is expected to address the challenges of teacher access, quality and equity in rural Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Politics On the Balance

[Foroyaa] Political personalities are either emerging or re-emerging. Positions are either being reinforced or changing. Strategies and tactics of diverse nature are being hatched. (AllAfrica)

Electricity Grid Linking Soma, Kiang and Brikama to Be Launched in Early 2019

[Govt of the Gambia] The construction of the first OMVG hydro-electric power station, connecting communities from Jarra Soma, Lower River Region to Brikama, West Coast Region, will be launched in early 2019, officials reveal. (AllAfrica)

Kiang, Jarra, Foni to Be Electrified in 2019

[The Point] Dr. Antonio Serifo Embalo, high commissioner of the Council of Ministers of The Gambia River Basin Development Project (OMVG in French) has revealed that construction works for a hydro-electric sub-power stations in Soma and Brikama will begin in February 2019. These two sub-power stations are expected to provide electricity in the Jarras, Kiangs and the Fonis to Brikama. (AllAfrica)

President Jawara to Attend PPP's Next Week Elective Congress

[The Point] The peoples' Progressive party (PPP) has announced that they will be holding their congress from Friday, 28 to Sunday 30 December, 2018, at the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) hall in Kanifing. (AllAfrica)

Stakeholders Welcome Govt's Move to Rescind Tax On Airline Passengers

[The Point] The Gambia Hotel Association, Tourism & Travel Association and the Ground Tour Operators Association, have welcomed the recent government's decision to rescind the airport security tax imposed on all airline passengers of the Banjul International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Electricity for Kiang, Others

[The Point] Electricity is one of the most important blessings that science has given to mankind. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think of a world without it. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, A/C and more. All these provide comfort to people. (AllAfrica)

Barrow Threatens to Sack Anyone for Sabotage

[The Point] President Adama Barrow has threatened to sack any Cabinet minister or government official who would sabotage his government's development initiates. (AllAfrica)

West Africa Tourism - an Economic, Social $ Cultural Opportunity

[The Point] Whereas tourism is acknowledged as a driver of socio-economic development and growth in Africa, as evidenced in the last African Tourism Monitor, the 2015 edition of the annual report on competitiveness in travel and tourism, released in early May by the World Economic Forum (WEF), points out that West Africa lags behind when it comes to the travel sector. (AllAfrica)

KMC Officers Charged With Stealing

[The Point] Lamin Jah, Ousainou Sanneh and Mimi Krubally, KMC officers, were recently arraigned before Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court and charged with stealing by clerk or servant, conspiracy and making false document. Lamin Jah how ever pleaded guilty and was therefore convicted and sentenced accordingly. (AllAfrica)

Nigerian Singer Davido Said to be Wanted by Gambian Police

[Vanguard] Words currently on the lips of music pundits is that Nigerian pop music singer, Davido, may be jinxed as he has been reportedly declared wanted in Gambia for allegedly assaulting one Kenny Egbuke, a celebrity photographer who came to cover his recent music concert in Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Public Designation of The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

[State Department] The Department is publicly designating former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, under the terms of Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2018, due to his involvement in significant corruption. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign government officials have been involved in significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights, those individuals and their immed (AllAfrica)

U.S. Govt. Bans Jammeh, Family From Entry

[Foroyaa] The United States Government has announced on Monday, December 10 that it has put former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh and his family under public designation and therefore will not have access to US entry. (AllAfrica)

At the Court-Martial - Lance Corporal Sainey Camara Testifies in Two Soldiers Trial

[Foroyaa] Lance Corporal Sainey Camara, on Monday December 10th, testified before the Court-Martial on how the cautionary statements of the two accused persons were obtained. (AllAfrica)

GPDP Holds Congress in Brikama-BA

[Foroyaa] Under the leadership of Henry Gomez, The Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP) on Saturday December 8, 2018, held the party's Congress at the Found Hall of Brikamaba in CRR, to decide on who the new Executive members will be, to run the party's affairs. (AllAfrica)

Wrestler Faints, Hospitalised in Severe Weekend Defeat

[Foroyaa] A wrestler over the weekend fainted after sustaining severe beatings. (AllAfrica)

'Health Ministry Committed to Quality Health Delivery' Health Minister

[Foroyaa] Dr. Isatou Touray, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, told lawmakers that her Ministry is committed to the delivery of quality health care to all living in the country. (AllAfrica)

Domestic League - Brikama Reel Past Real

[Foroyaa] Real de Banjul was over the weekend subjected to their first defeat of the season by a Brikama United side playing at home. (AllAfrica)