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2014-10-30 62 Nations Tackle Gambia on Human Rights
[AI London]The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today.

2014-10-30 Two Egyptians Sentenced for Fishing With Prohibited Gear
[Daily Observer]The Banjul Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Dawda Jallow on Tuesday sentenced two Egyptians; namely Mahammeh Ahamed Ihrahim and Hassan Shaaba, to a mandatory fine of five hundred thousand Dalasis, in default each shall serve a three-year imprisonment terms. This development came following their own plea of guilt to the offence of fishing with prohibited fishing gear, contrary to section 63(1)(a) of the Fisheries Act.

2014-10-30 The Anti-Drug War Boosted
[Daily Observer]A decent nation is the product of a decent people who refuse to allow vices that are social pollutants like illicit drugs to permeate their society.

2014-10-30 Jailed UDP Amadou Sanneh Appears Before Court of Appeal
[Daily Observer]The jailed senior official of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), Amadou Sanneh, on Wednesday appeared before The Gambia Court of Appeal to challenge his conviction and sentence imposed on him by the High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea (former judge of SCC).

2014-10-30 'Banjul Magician' Returns to Kokkola
[Daily Observer]Almost a decade after departing the Kokkolan Stadion, Gambian international Dawda Bah has returned to Finnish third tier side KPV Kokkola on a two-year contract.

2014-10-30 Court Sentences Egyptians to a Fine of D500, 000
[Foroyaa]Muhammed Ahmed Ibrahimah Medmale, Chief Engineer and Hassan Shaaba Hassan Shaaban, captain of a Fishing Vessel (M.V AAYA) and nationals of Egypt were on Tuesday 28th of October, 2014 sentenced to a minimum mandatory fine of five hundred thousand dalasis or in default each shall serve three years imprisonment.

2014-10-30 Detention Without Trial Still Continues Foroyaa Will Continue to Raise the Alarm Until It Stops
[Foroyaa]It is put in black and white for the Government and the people to know that Mr Abdoulie Saidykhan, a GAMTEL staff has been missing for 13 days and that Mr Seedy Jaiteh, Human Resource Director of the same institution has been in detention without trial for 65 days. Other cases are pending.

2014-10-30 Over 80 Percent Cases of Cervical Cancer Detected At Late Stages
[Daily Observer]More than 80 percent of cervical cancer cases in The Gambia are detected in the later stages, and are associated with very low survival rates, the regional health officer in the West Coast Region (WCR), Sandialy Trawally has disclosed.

2014-10-30 LRR Youth Sensitised On Sexual, Reproductive Health
[Daily Observer]At least 20-youth in the Lower River Region (LRR) recently attended a daylong sensitisation on sexual and reproductive health information, ahead of the upcoming National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCOF), scheduled to take place in December at Jarra-Soma in Jarra West District, LRR.

2014-10-30 TTAG Promotes Cooperation, Professionalism
[Daily Observer]The chairman of the Tourism and Travel Association of The Gambia (TTAG) has asserted that her institution is formed to promote cooperation, encourage high standards, discipline and professionalism in the tourism industry.

2014-10-30 B.J Academy, Abuko Progress in League Cup
[Daily Observer]Baboucarr Jallow Academy and Abuko United on Tuesday joined other teams by securing last eight spots in the Serekunda East Nawetaan, following respective wins over Maccassa and Nguma.

2014-10-30 U.S. Diplomat Inspires First Cohort of UTG Journalism Students
[Daily Observer]The twelve students that formed the first cohort of the School of Journalism and Digital Media of The University of The Gambia were Wednesday morning inspired by the charge d'affaires of the United States embassy in The Gambia during a visit he paid to the School along the MDI Road in Kanifing.

2014-10-30 Actors Trained On Ebola Signs, Symptoms
[Daily Observer]Sixty participants drawn from six drama groups across West Coast Region on Tuesday concluded a two-day training on the signs and symptoms of Ebola, at the Somita Health Facility in Foni Berefet District.

2014-10-30 Dutch Philanthropist Donates Learning Materials to Bundung LBS
[Foroyaa]Mr. Cherno Manneh on behalf of his Dutch friend on Thursday 23rd October 2014, at a ceremony presented cartons of hearing and teaching materials to Bundung Lower Basic school as contribution to quality education in the Gambia.

2014-10-30 Deputies Query Serious Financial Problems in Government
[Foroyaa]The National Assembly Members on Tuesday 28th October 2014 made their observations regarding serious financial lapses relating to government financial and assets management system and noted the lack of adequate seriousness in dealing with parliamentary recommendations.

2014-10-30 Sainey Nyassi On Brink of Rops Exit
[Foroyaa]Gambia winger Sainey Nyassi could be on his way out of RoPS after the end of his contract.

2014-10-30 UPR (UN) Reviews Gambia's Human Rights Record
[Foroyaa]On Tuesday 28 October 2014 The Gambia presented its report on its human rights record in the past four years to the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group in Geneva. The Gambia also defended its human rights record in response to a barrage of criticisms and questions by state parties during the session.

2014-10-30 Procurement Authority Wants Gamworks' Scrutiny Says Agency Handles Over D100 Million of Public Funds
[Daily Observer]The director general of the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) has disclosed that the Gambia Agency for the Management of Public Works (Gamworks) is handling a lot of public funds to the tune of more than D100M annually, saying the latter is now subjected to the former's review.

2014-10-30 'Control Weakness Needs to Be Addressed to Avert Fraud'
[Daily Observer]The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has disclosed that based on the management letter of the auditor general for 2011, they observed that 58 payments totalling D2, 073, 017. 07 were made without documentation being attached to the payment vouchers. He said payment vouchers that did not have supporting documents to substantiate payment cannot be accepted as genuine disbursement and therefore cannot be accepted as charges on government funds. This, he stressed, is an indic

2014-10-30 'Fight Against Organised Crime, Drug Trafficking, a Priority for Gambia'
[Daily Observer]The European Union charge d'affaires in The Gambia, Agnes Guillaud, has recognised that the fight against organised crime and drug trafficking "is a very high priority of The Gambian government", and noted that the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force (JAITF) will enable the country step up its efforts to fight these phenomena.

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