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2015-01-26 Tobacco and Health
[Daily Observer]It is a self-evident truth that smoking curtails our right to life as human beings. Interestingly tobacco firms are conscious of this reality, yet they continue to support innovations in this regard, supplying the world with new brands of tobacco.

2015-01-26 A Medicine Regulatory Authority Is Long Over Due
[The Point]The government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, (MoHSW) has just inaugurated a medicine and pharmacy regulatory/governing body, which is tasked with the responsibility of helping to safeguard the welfare of people in drug-related use in The Gambia.

2015-01-26 President Mahama Expresses Solidarity With President Jammeh
[The Point]The Ghanaian head of state John Dramani Mahama who is also the current chair of ECOWAS on Sunday called on his Gambian counterpart for a one-day working visit in the country.

2015-01-26 Gov't Reproductive Health Care Service Broadened
[The Point]The Gambia government through the Health Ministry has extended its reproductive child health care services to the Latrikunda German Health Post.

2015-01-26 'Early Marriage Another Burning Issue Affecting the Fabric of Society'
[The Point]The UNICEF-Speak Africa Youth spokesperson, Abdou Kendo Jatta, has said that early marriage is another issue affecting the fabric of the society.

2015-01-26 NYC Sensitizes NAMs, Local Authorities On National Youth Bill and Youth Policy Consultation
[The Point]The National Youth Council (NYC) Friday sensitized the National Assembly Members and local authorities on the National Youth Bill and Youth Policy consultation held at the new Assembly building in Banjul.

2015-01-26 GAMCEL's 2013 Revenue Hits D702 Million
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Telecommunication Cellular Company (GAMCEL) has generated a total sum of D702 million as revenue in 2013, in contrast to the D683 million it gained in 2012; its financial statement revealed.

2015-01-26 Inferno Takes Four Lives in Latrikunda German
[The Point]Four children were Saturday night burnt to death in a fire incident in LatriKunda German in the Kanifing Municipality.

2015-01-26 Gamcel Registers Total Revenue of D702 Million in 2013
[The Point]Bai Mattarr Drammeh, vice chair of Gamtel/Gamcel board of directors, has told the joint session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee of the National Assembly that in the year ended 31 December 2013, Gamcel registered total revenue of D702 million compared to D683 million in 2012, which resulted in an increase in revenue of D19 million representing 2.64 per cent.

2015-01-26 Balontin Beats Feature Stars in Kotu Quray Noran Tourney
[The Point]Bolantin FC on Saturday beat Feature Stars FC by a single goal to nil at the Kotu Quarry football field.

2015-01-26 Franky Van De Velde Appointed Technical Director
[The Point]Franky van de Velde was head coach of Real de Banjul in September 2013 before his departure for Belgium in April last year due to ill health .

2015-01-26 U.S. Embassy Banjul GBA 3-On-3 Basketball Tourney Briefing Today
[The Point]The U.S. Embassy Banjul in partnership with the Gambia Basketball Association (GBA) will hold a press conference on the opening of its 3rd annual 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, today Monday 26th January 2015 at American Corner, Comium Building, according to a press release signed by GBA president Papa Njie.

2015-01-26 State Withdraws Case, Accused Rearrested
[The Point]State counsel M. Jobe on 22 January 2015 applied before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court to withdraw the case involving Oumie Saffiatou Jallow, Sheikh Dawda York, Ebrima Kebbeh, Demba Sowe, Kemo Fatty and Alpha Kanteh, who were charged with conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating.

2015-01-26 Medicines Control Governing Council Set Up to Stamp Out Fake Drugs in Gambia
[The Point]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Thursday inaugurated a governing board for the Medicines Control Agency and the Pharmacy Council.

2015-01-26 Steve Biko, Young Africans Maintain Unbeaten Run in GFF Second Tier
[The Point]Bakau giant killers Steve Biko and Young Africans have maintained their unbeaten run in the 2014-2015 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) second division league, after beating Lamin United and the newly-promoted side Immigration respectively in the week two fixtures.

2015-01-26 Senior Fisheries Officials in Police Net
[The Point]Police sources have confirmed that nine senior staff of the Department of Fisheries and the Ministry of Fisheries were last week arrested and detained by the police.

2015-01-26 Gamtel Smash Bombada to Revive Lead in GFF First Division
[The Point]Telecommunications giants Gamtel on Saturday beat newly-promoted side Bombada 2-0 in the week five fixtures of the GFF first division league, played at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium to rejuvenate their lead on the table of the 2014-2015 season.

2015-01-26 Supreme Islamic Council States Position On Ahmadiya Jammat
[The Point]The Gambia Islamic Council has stated the Muslim Ummah's position on the Ahamadiya Jammat. The statement, aired by the state TV on Friday night, reads:

2015-01-26 Bankers' Trial Commences
[The Point]The trial of Haddy Jatta, Kabiro Darboe and Momodou Secka, bankers at BSIC bank, who were charged with conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent false accounting, commenced on 22 January 2015, with the testimony of the first prosecution witness before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

2015-01-26 Ex-SG Bah Denies Abusing Office
[Daily Observer]The former secretary general, head of the Civil Service and Minister responsible for Presidential Affairs, Wednesday told the Banjul Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Dawda A Jallow that he did not abuse his office in the case of appointing Ms Jainaba Jobarteh to the Gambia's Mission at the United Nations in New York.

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