Ambassador Malang meets two Qatari media chiefs

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The Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to the State of Qatar, H.E Foday Malang, Monday 22ndOctober 2018 met the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Media...

Former Secretary To Cabinet Makes Stunning Revelations At The Commission Of Inquiry

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The former Secretary to Cabinet, Mr. Nuha Touray has made stunning revelations at the commission of inquiry set up to look into the financial activities of the...

Alternative To Foreign Aid

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Dear Fatou:Recently, our dear mother -land continues to makes headlines throughout the world, particularly when it was announced that The Gambia is to gain at least 1.45...

The regime shouldn’t be allowed to continue treasure hunting the best within our heritage

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 Gambia is facing a possible critical moment in the upcoming December 1st elections since its founding, one that threatens each and everyone’s future prosperity with – even...

My Challenge to President Jammeh

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I have written 22 articles on why the Gambian needs a new President and her Armed Forces a new Commander-in-Chief. I do hope that you will accept...

Over 886 thousand voters go to the polls IEC chairman reassures spot counting as...

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 By Sarjo Camara-Singateh, Foroya Newspaper Mr. Alieu Momarr Njai has assured the election observer community that the counting of the results would be on the spot and the...

Six New Gambian Judges Sworn In

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Fajara, 31October 2017 Press ReleasePresident Adama Barrow has Tuesday sworn in six new Gambian judges at his office in Fajara. The President said that appointments of qualified legal experts would ensure that in future, the entire Gambian judicialsystem would be efficiently and professionally managed by qualified Gambians.  The President called on the judges to uphold the virtues of integrity and professional ability, and to command trust and respect through their conduct. He encouraged them to preserve public confidence in the competence and independence of the judicial system. Mr Barrow also reminded the judges that citizens rely on the law, and that the oath they took requires that justice be done according to the law, without discrimination.   President Barrow assured the new judges that his administration would continue to create the conducive environment for them to deliver on their mandate without any interference from the Executive branch. He urged them to maintain impartiality and be fearless in the administration of the law.  Speaking on behalf of his high court colleagues, Justice Ebrima Jaiteh expressed gratitude to President Barrow for giving them the opportunity to serve as judges.  He reminded his colleagues of the qualities of an upright judge, and advised that they be guided by justice in executing their functions.    Chief Justice, Hassan Abubacarr Jallow also enjoined the new judges to uphold the virtues of professionalism and integrity in their work.    The new judges are: Honourable Justice Awa Bah as President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Haddy Cecillia Roche, Justice Basiru Vassili Portier Mahoney, and Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara,as Justices of the Court of Appeal. Justice Buba Jawo and Justice Ebrima Jaiteh were sworn-in as Justices of the High Court.    The appointment of Justice Awa Bah marks the first time that a woman has been appointed as President of the Court of Appeal. Half the number of new judges sworn-in today are women. The appointments reflect President Barrow’s commitment to promote gender equality in decision-making positions.  Foreign Minister Ousainou Darbo, members of the Judicial Council and other senior officials attended the swearing-in ceremony, which was moderated by Secretary to Cabinet Isatou Auber- Faal. 

SEMLEX Contract Undermines the Economy and Threatens National Security

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I have reviewed the Semlex contract signed in July 2018 and I cannot but wonder why and how on earth could a government in an impoverished country...

To Ensure Its Democratic Transition, Gambia Will Need Justice—and Reconciliation

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  By Jeffrey Smith, David Rice In December 2016, the people of Gambia elected an opposition presidential candidate for the first time in the country’s history. The outcome caught virtually...

EU mobilises international support for The Gambia

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Brussels, 22 May 2018A total of €1.45 billion were mobilised by the International Conference for The Gambia, co-chaired by The Gambia and the European Union.The reinforced political...

Gambia is left alone to face the whims of the deranged President Yahya Jammeh

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By Con CoughlinWhen the Prince of Wales represents the Queen at next month’s Commonwealth summit for heads of government in Sri Lanka, he will no doubt be...

We Need National Stocktaking, NOT Celebration!

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On Saturday December 2 the Coalition and Pres. Barrow launched a massive celebration at the Buffer Zone marking the first anniversary of the end of dictatorship in...

The Gambia: The way forward!

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By Sheriff Kora There is no tragedy greater than the citizens of a nation resigning their citizenship due to the lack of faith in their own abilities to...

President Barrow sits through first sectoral briefing session with Education and Information Ministries

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State House, Banjul, 3rd April 2018 - President Adama Barrow had briefings from Higher Education, Basic and Secondary Education and Information ministries on activities related to  the...

Gambian & Senegalese Ministers Meet Ahead Of The Presidential Council Meeting Due Tuesday

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The joint ministerial meeting of Gambian and Senegalese Ministers opened Monday at Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi ahead of Tuesday’s Presidential Council meeting.The three day presidential council...

Writer Calls For Sarjo Jallow’s Immediate Release

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 Please allow me to use some space in your well respected newspaper to express my disquiet over the disappearance and possible abduction and detention of the former...

Managing The Frustration….

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 There is no doubt that there is a lot of anger and frustration among the youth of this country. What with the long reign of terror unleashed...

U.S. TO LIFT VISA BAN

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 The US Embassy in Banjul has confirmed to The Standard that a visa ban on Gambia Government officials could soon be lifted.  This reportedly follows the government’s acceptance...

Barrow Government Silent On Jammeh’s Alleged Properties

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 By Lamin Sanyang The government of President Adama Barrow has still remained silent on former President Jammeh's alleged properties after taking office for almost two months now.The new...

IGP Says He Is Committed To Combating Crime in The Gambia

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The acting Inspector General of Gambia Police Force has said that he is committed to combating crime in the country, and called on Gambians to support the...