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2015-02-27 IFJ Full Report On Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2014 Calls for United Front to Deliver Media Safety
[IFJ]The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today published its full report on journalists and media staff killed last year in targeted killings, cross fire incidents as well as work-related accidents.

2015-02-27 State to File Briefs in UDP National Treasurer Appeal
[The Point]The appeal case filed by the United Democratic Party (UDP) National Treasurer, Amadou Sanneh, was yesterday adjourned for the state to file their briefs before a three-member panel of judges of The Gambia Court of Appeal headed by Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle, and including Justice Sallah-Wadda and Justice Awa Bah.

2015-02-27 APRC, NRP to Battle for Janjanbureh Seat
[The Point]The ruling APRC party and the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) have thrown their hats into the ring for the Janjanbureh seat come 12 March 2015, when a by-election will be held in the constituency.

2015-02-27 GPPA Trains 'High-Level' Officials On Public Procurement
[The Point]The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MOFEA), Abdoulie Jallow, Thursday presided over the official opening of the GPPA's daylong training workshop on introduction to public procurement for high-level officials, funded by the European Union (EU).

2015-02-27 First Lady Tours Hospital Facilities
[The Point]The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday received First Lady Zainab Yahya Jammeh, as part of the Gambia's Golden Jubilee independence anniversary.

2015-02-27 Band Master to Celebrate 35 Years in Cultural Music
[The Point]As part of promoting cultural music, Band Master is on the preparations to launch a stage come 7 March 2015 at Sinataras Bar and Restaurant in Bakau, to celebrate his thirty-five years anniversary in cultural music. The programme is expected to bring artistes on stage like Manding Morry, DJ Magrum, DJ Mose, DJ Badan Kelly and DJ Queeny starting from 9 pm onwards.

2015-02-27 Gambian Music Star Releases Album
[The Point]A music star (la Diva), Ndey Nyang-Njie, has released an eight-tracks album which is expected to be launched soon with the collaboration of Gambian musicians. The Gambian star, ex-wife of the late Ousou Lion Njie, is currently based in Senegal and is set to return home with the aim of promoting and developing the young emerging Gambian musicians to raise the industry to a higher level with quality music.

2015-02-27 Solidagro Holds Project Technical Review Meeting
[The Point]The Governor North Bank Region has praised Solidarity for Agriculture, SOLIDAGRO a Belgian NGO, for partnering with the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre, ADWAC in Gambia, the West African Association for Marine Environment, WAAME, and Action Youth and Environment, AYE, in Senegal in complementing food security and environmental protection in The Gambia and Senegal.

2015-02-27 Fatoumata Coker-Jallow Assists Ardingly Old Jeshwang Health Centre
[The Point]A philanthropist, Fatoumata Coker-Jallow, a native of Old Jeshwang residing in Sweden, Wednesday donated 21 mattresses, 5 boxes of gloves, baby towels, dolls among other valuable materials to the Old Jeshwang Health Centre.

2015-02-27 Gambia National Library Hosts Exhibition Commemorating Golden Jubilee
[The Point]The Gambia National Library in Banjul Thursday held an exhibition in commemoration of the nation's Golden Jubilee independence anniversary.

2015-02-27 DJ T10 Rocking Italy and Germany With Hot Mix Tapes
[The Point]DJ T10 one of the country's hottest DJ's who travelled to Germany to further his career in music is rocking Germany and Italy with hot mix tapes.

2015-02-27 GMA Sports Master Set to Turn School Into a Sports Powerhouse
[The Point]Mohamed Thaimu Kamara, sports master at Gambia Methodist Academy (GMA), has said he is working on turning the school into a sports powerhouse in the country.

2015-02-27 Sports Journalists Association Calls On Nigerian Ambassador
[The Point]The delegation from the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) on Wednesday February 24 called on the Nigerian High Commissioner to The Gambia Esther John Au,du, at her office along the Bertil Harding Highway.

2015-02-27 The Cypher Presents Certificates to Entertainment Journalists
[The Point]The Cypher, a big hip hop movement, recently awarded certificates of appreciation to music journalists in the country. The ceremony was held at Alliance Francaise.

2015-02-27 We Hope and Pray the New Polymer Banknotes Live Up to Expectations
[The Point]We have turned a new page into the Gambian currency, after the introduction of the D20 and D200 banknotes, together with some new coins, launched on Wednesday by the President at State House in Banjul.

2015-02-27 Patrick's Plan Goodies for Gambia Boxing
[Foroyaa]Gambian UK-based boxer Patrick Mendy has revealed plans to beef up boxing in Gambia by handing out ring items.

2015-02-27 Where Are the Lowe Boys?
[Foroyaa]Foroyaa received report from a close relative that the Lowe boys (Yusupha Lowe and Pa Alieu Lowe) were on their way home on 5 February.

2015-02-27 NEA Conducts Training On GIS
[The Point]The National Environment Agency, NEA, recently concluded a two-day training workshop on the GIS, a climate change project (PARCC) at the Baobab Hotel.

2015-02-27 Sayerr Jobe Avenue or Yankuba Colley Avenue Which Is More Appropriate?
[Foroyaa]Sayerr Jobe is considered to be the founder of SerreKunda. Yankuba Colley is the current Mayor of KMC. The road he is named after was already named after the founder of SerreKunda. We are wondering why the change of name.The Government claims that it is promoting culture and tradition. What could more be in line with its claims than to name a street after the founder of a village whose life is already history? On the other hand, a Mayor or Mayoress has a three four year term limit and has to be accountable

2015-02-27 Jallow and Njie Join Northern Dynamo On Loan
[The Point]Jallow and Njie are both currently in the island country in preparation for the Dynamo's league campaign which kicks off this Friday.

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