Red Scorpions Relegated for Assaulting Referees
[Daily Observer] The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) yesterday announced it has relegated one of the powerhouses of the country's domestic women's football, Red Scorpions, to the second division, after its players physically assaulted match officials, causing bodily harm, in a league game against Interior last week.
Islamic University Graduates and Their Job Ahead
[Daily Observer] Education, the key to human development, has the potential to unlock a human being's God-given potential. Cardinal to our development is education to enhance skills and talents that can be used to build a great country. That is why we wholeheartedly welcome the graduation of over 39 students from President Yaya Jammeh Islamic University with aplomb.
Banjul @ 200 - Mayor Bah Speaks
[Daily Observer] As the country commemorates the Banjul Bi-centenary tomorrow, the Mayor of Banjul Alhaji Abdoulie Bah has disclosed that over 200 regional delegates were invited to grace the occasion.
Ex-International Football Star Salutes President's Vision 2016 Agenda
[Daily Observer] Elhadji Ousseynou Diouf, the twice African Footballer of the Year award winner, has become the latest to endorse the Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency initiative being spearheaded by the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia.
Man Convicted for Assault
[Daily Observer] The Bundung Magistrates' Court Tuesday convicted one Lamin Suwareh to pay a fine of D500 in default to serve one month in prison after he was found guilty on two charges of trespass and assault.
NAS Boss Outlines Achievements Under Pmtct Programme
[Daily Observer] The Director of National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) has revealed that under the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services, the programme attained an annual cumulative coverage of 92% of 2014 target for counselling and testing of pregnant women.
Muhammad Kebbeh Opens Defence in Fraud Case
[Daily Observer] Muhammed Kebbeh, a business tycoon defending a three-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence, cheating and impersonation in general, Tuesday opened his defence testimony before Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.
Can a Gambian Spring Survive Jammeh's Infamous Wrath?
[Daily Maverick] Stereotypical African dictator Yahya Jammeh doesn't suffer enemies gladly. But he's made plenty during his 22 years in charge of the Gambia, and a recent wave of unrest indicates that his opponents are gaining strength. But can these delicate beginnings of a mass movement withstand the president's penchant for brutal repression? By SIMON ALLISON.
Police Officer Testifies in Ebrima Jawara's Trial
[The Point] Nuha Sanyang, a police officer commanding the Fraud Squad, recently testified in the trial involving Ebrima Jawara, accused of punishment for malicious injuries in general, before Magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.
Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income
[The Point] A Gambian local initiative called Women's Initiative Gambia (WIG) founded and run by Gambians exists to creating job alternative to women by providing technical skills to Gambia women and girls to gain self-employment to be financially independent and become self- reliance in The Gambia with a stated goal of increasing their income, and thus improving the standard of living for their families and communities, turning waste into wealth.
40,000 Cattle to Be Vaccinated in Crr North
[Daily Observer] Crr -The Regional Livestock Directorate in the Central River Region North on Saturday concluded a series of sensitisation programmes for Alkalolu and cattle farmers on the Contagious Bovine Pleuro-pneumonia (CBPP) immunisation campaign they are about to embark on. The Nema Project in partnership with the Government of The Gambia are funding the two months immunisation campaign. The sensitisation was conducted in Lower Saloum, Upper Saloum, Nianija, Niani and Sami Districts, targeting about forty thousand (40,00
Flash Back - Remembering 'Extra Touch'
[Daily Observer] Extra Touch used to be one of the most famous TV shows of The Gambia Radio and Television Services. It was coming on TV every Saturday night and it was a show nobody wanted to miss.
Talents On the Horizon - Nyambi Jabang
[Daily Observer] Nyambi Jabang was tipped to become a superstar at an early age while he played street soccer. He is now making waves in the division 1 College league of the United States of America.
Artenola Sidelined, As Tempo Heats Up for M.O.T.Y Concert
[Daily Observer] The Man of the year concert was held in grand style at Alliance Franco on Saturday, April 16. The event that showcased different artistes was a class act; however, critics have opined that Artenola was sidelined in the event.
Why Lamin Manga Hardly Answers Calls?
[Daily Observer] Ask anybody who interacts with Gambia's media mogul Lamin Manga, the first answer you would receive is that 'he doesn't pick telephone calls.'
Ansumana Jammeh & Co - Court Refuses Defence Application to Review Bail
[The Point] The lower court in Banjul presided over by Principal Magistrate Omar Cham Monday rejected the defence application, for the court to review the bail sum of D100 million with two Gambian sureties granted to Ansumana Jammeh, Sanna Bah and Assan Badjie respectively.
Malaria Major Hindrance to Economic Development, Says NBR Governor
[The Point] Alhaji Lamin Queen Jammeh, Governor of the North Bank Region (NBR), has said malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty, but also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development.
Fiba Sports Director in Assessment Visit to Gambia
[The Point] The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Sports Director Lubomir Kotlema is expected to arrive in The Gambia on Thursday 28 April 2015 for a 2-day official visit as guest of the Gambia Basketball Association (GBA).
Diouf Ready to Support Gambia Football
[The Point] Senegalese footballer El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf has expressed his readiness to work with relevant Gambian football stakeholders in making Gambia football one of the best in Africa.
French National Testifies in Common Assault Case
[The Point] One Jacques Michael Albert Jenberd, a French national, recently testified in the trial involving one Vensian Adren, who was accused of common assault, at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Malafi Jarju.