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2014-10-22 Information Dissemination Crucial to Successful Polio Vaccination Campaign - Says WCR Deputy Governor
[Daily Observer]The deputy Governor of the West Coast Region has described information dissemination as a crucial to the successful conduct of the polio round 2 vaccination campaign.

2014-10-22 GIA Boss Appears in Court for Economic Crime
[Daily Observer]The director of operations and managing director of The Gambia International Airline (GIA) Bakary Nyassi on Tuesday appeared before Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, charged with six counts of criminal offences.

2014-10-22 Gambia, Russia Strengthen Relations - As New Russian Diplomat Presents Credentials
[Daily Observer]The relations between the Republic of The Gambia and the Russian Federation is considered strengthened after latter's newly appointed ambassador extra-ordinary and plenipotentiary got his letters of credence accepted by the President Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh Babili Mansa.

2014-10-22 The People's Revolution
[Daily Observer]Military involvement in African politics has found itself in the family of the most contested concepts on the intellectual platform. More often than not, many authors of contemporary political science literature conclude that the involvement of the institution of the armed forces in African politics has all been negative. They often condemn the military for the destruction of democratic institutions as a result of autocratic governance and the lack of political education.

2014-10-22 Youth Forum - the Illegal Migration Accord
[The Point]We welcome the security cooperation agreement signed in July 2010 between the Italian and Gambian governments to combat illegal migration to Europe through Spain, and now human trafficking through Italy.

2014-10-22 Gambia Launches Biometric Passport System
[Daily Observer]The Gambia government through the Ministry of Interior and the Immigration Department Tuesday officially launched the new biometric passport system during a ceremony held in Banjul.

2014-10-22 Tostan Hailed for Improving Enrollment in Urr Schools
[Daily Observer]Basse -Local dwellers in the Upper River Region have hailed Tostan, an international NGO operating in the region, for its immense contribution towards the attainment of quality education and in the enrollment of children in schools in the region.

2014-10-22 AGOA Not Yielding Desired Result for Gambia
[The Point]Africa Growth and Opportunity (AGOA) is the core of America's economic engagement in Africa.

2014-10-22 AGOA Complements Gambia's Export Drive - Trade Minister
[The Point]Trade Minister Abdou Jobe has said the trade opportunities presented to local businesses and entrepreneurs in The Gambia by the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) are strongly complementing The Gambia's export drive and competiveness in the international market.

2014-10-22 Tourism Sector Tasked to Increase Contribution to National Output
[Daily Observer]The Minister of Tourism and Culture has reminded the participants of the recently held two-day In-Country Destination Stakeholders Forum about the mandates of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture under Vision 2020 for the tourism sub-sector which is to increase the contribution of tourism to gross domestic product (GDP) from the current 16% level to 25% by the year 2020 and increase tourism arrival numbers to 500,000 from the current 170,000 mark.

2014-10-22 Makumbaya, Others Inaugurate New Water Project
[Daily Observer]A new water project that will supply clean and portable water to the communities of Mamkubaya, Galoya and Kubariko, all in the Kombo North District West Coast Region, was on Saturday inaugurated at a ceremony held at the Makumbaya village in Kombo North.

2014-10-22 GRA Signs Mou With Another Bank for Revenue Collection
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Access Bank Gambia Limited, allowing the commercial bank to receive payments of taxes on its behalf.

2014-10-22 Five Million Water Project Commissioned
[The Point]The Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy yesterday officially inaugurated the Gunjur Water Supply Project worth over $5 million on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh.

2014-10-22 Gambians Determined to Make Giant Steps in Agriculture - Cpcu Coordinator
[The Point]Falalo Touray, coordinator of the Central Projects Coordinating Unit (CPCU), has said Gambians are determined to make giant steps in improving agricultural productivity.

2014-10-22 Why Are We Not Utilizing the Opportunity?
[The Point]An awareness-raising workshop on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is under way at the SunSwing Beach Resort in Kololi.

2014-10-22 Two-Week Training for Technicians On Solar PV System Design Under Way
[The Point]A two-week training session for technicians on Solar PV System design, installation and maintenance organised by the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with NATCOM (UNESCO) commenced yesterday at the Regional Education Office in Kanifing.

2014-10-22 Why the Silence Over MRC?
[Foroyaa]Foroyaa has been contacting the Department of State for Health and the MRC to find out the status of the Ebola vaccine and to further ascertain whether anything has changed in the operations of the medical research institution.

2014-10-22 Mourid Community Scours Streets in Banjul
[Daily Observer]The Mourid community in The Gambia under the leadership of Pap Demba Jobe and Seringe Sheikh Gai on Sunday embarked on a massive cleansing exercise in Banjul around the Tanbi and Lasso Wharf areas.

2014-10-22 Prosecution Closes Case in Ex-SG Bah's Abuse of Office Trial
[Daily Observer]The director of public prosecution (DPP) at the Attorney General's Chambers, SH Barkun, on Tuesday announced the closure of the prosecution's case, at the Banjul Magistrates' Court, before Magistrate Dawda A Jallow, after a brief argument with defence lawyer in the ongoing criminal trial involving the state against the jailed erstwhile secretary general, head of Civil Service and minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Njogou L Bah.

2014-10-22 National Platform for Sustainable Fisheries Launched
[Daily Observer]Go West Africa Marine Eco Region (WAMER), a four-year project co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and other stake holders on Tuesday launched the National Platform for Sustainable Fisheries at the TANGO conference hall.

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