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2015-05-04 Let Journalism and Journalists Thrive!
[The Point] May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day, as proclaimed by the UN General Assembly, way back in 1993.

2015-05-04 WIP Summit 2015 Focuses On Leadership for Global Challenges
[Daily Observer] The Gambian Ecowas parliamentarian delegated to the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) Summit 2015 held in Addis Ababa, has disclosed that the focused of the summit was on new leadership for global challenges.

2015-05-04 Gov't Urged to Pay Heed to Workers in Both Sectors
[The Point] The Secretary General of the Gambia Workers Union, Ebrima Garba Cham, has urged the Gambia government to pay particular attention to workers in both the formal and informal sectors, in view of the sky-rocketing prices of basic commodities, whilst salaries "are not being increased" commensurate with the consumer price index.

2015-05-04 Gambia Observes Workers' Day
[Daily Observer] Thousands of workers drawn from the public and private sectors Friday converged at the July 22nd Square in Banjul to join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Workers' Day, widely known in The Gambia as May Day.

2015-05-04 More Than 40 Business Students Graduate From Business Training Centre
[The Point] Business Training Centre (BTC) on Thursday held a graduation ceremony for 41 students who have successfully completed diploma courses on various subjects of business offered by the school.

2015-05-04 Senegalese Assembly Member, Journalist Call On Senegal, Gambia Govts to Unite
[The Point] Two Senegalese nationals have called on the governments of Senegal and The Gambia to work as one for the betterment of the people of both countries.

2015-05-04 Ban On Plastic Bags to Be Implemented July 1
[The Point] Ndey Bakurin, Executive Director at the National Environment Agency (NEA), has said the ban on the use and importation of plastic bags will be implemented and enforced with effect from 1 July 2015.

2015-05-04 GLMA Unveils Plan to Be More Productive
[Daily Observer] The director of Technical at The Gambia Livestock and Marketing Agency (GLMA) has informed the joint session of the Public Account and Public Enterprise Committees (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly, that the Agency's board has developed a strategic plan that will make them as productive as possible.

2015-05-04 Jammeh Donates D145, 000 to Youth-Led Skill Workshop
[Daily Observer] The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Friday donated D145, 000 to a plumbing and painting workshop in Sinchu Sori, led by Mariama Sanneh, a young lady previously on attachment at Nawec.

2015-05-04 MDI Executive Leadership Training Ends
[Daily Observer] A three-day executive leadership training for heads of institutions and senior officials wrapped up on Thursday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The forum, which attracted fourteen participants, was coordinated by Sillah Conateh, the head of Business Studies Department at the Management Development Institute (MDI).

2015-05-04 Sports Ministry Presents Tracksuits to Regions
[Daily Observer] The Ministry of Youth and Sports through the National Orgainisng Committee of last Friday's May Day Sports presented tracksuits to the governors of each of the five administrative regions in the country as the clothing for their participation in the celebrations.

2015-05-04 Omar Jatta Presents Boxing Championship Belt to Jammeh
[Daily Observer] The Gambia-born World Super Middleweight Boxing champion presented his championship belt to the President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh on Friday.

2015-05-04 Court Rules On Shyben Madi & Sons Summons On Notice
[The Point] Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Banjul High Court Thursday 30 April 2015 delivered a ruling on the summons on notice filed by the lawyers of the Gambia's business tycoon Shyben A. Madi and Sons Limited, praying for the following reliefs pending further order of the court.

2015-05-04 High Court Orders Ex-Minister Badjie to Open Defence
[Daily Observer] The High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi, on Thursday, 30th April 2015, called upon Ousman Badjie, former minister of Transport to open his defence in the criminal trial involving the state against him.

2015-05-04 Camp Africa Presents Football Jerseys to Schools
[Daily Observer] Camp Africa, a new and innovative project dedicated to fostering sustainable development activities and initiatives to enhance the educational capacity of youth and nurture their leadership qualities, last Thursday presented football jerseys to four schools and two vocational training institutes in the country.

2015-05-04 Former Minister Ousman Badjie Asked to Enter Defence
[The Point] The Banjul High Court presided over by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi Thursday 30 April 2015 overruled the defence's no-case-to-answer submission, and called on the former Works Minister, Ousman Badjie, to enter into his defence.

2015-05-04 Court Set to Deliver Judgment in Caliph Hydara & Co Trial
[Daily Observer] The defence team, represented by Lawyers Antouman A.B.Gaye and Lamin K.Mboge last Thursday, 30th April 2015 closed their case in the criminal trial involving the Inspector General of Police against Sheikh Sheriff Muhideen Hydara, the caliph of Darsilameh Sangaggorr, and Buyeh Touray before the Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Ebrima Jaiteh.

2015-05-04 Mother Beater Gets Seven Years Jail Term
[Daily Observer] The Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Ebrima Jaiteh, last Monday, 27th April 2015 convicted and sentenced one Buba Fadera to serve a mandatory seven years imprisonment, after the said court found him guilty of the offence of causing grievous bodily harm to his biological mother, Natoma Suwa.

2015-05-04 HELP Boosts Kerewan Community Nursery School
[Daily Observer] The Health and Education Liaison Project The Gambia (HELP), a charitabe organisation based in Seattle, USA, recently donated learning materials worth over D979, 390 to Kerewan Community Nursery School. This was done at a handing over ceremony held in Kerewan, North Bank Region.

2015-05-04 Tenyasita FC Wins Governor Omar Khan Football Cup
[Daily Observer] Tenyasita Football Club was at the weekend crowned champions of the Governor Omar Khan-sponsored football cup following a 7-6 post-match penalty shoot-out defeat of Armitage Senior Secondary School in a final played at Janjanbureh.

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