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2014-12-17 Youth Empowerment
[Daily Observer]Youths as the cream of any given nation need to be empowered in order for a nation to achieve lasting sustainable development. This explains why youths and related empowerment programmes continue to be priorities in this country under the leadership of President Jammeh.

2014-12-17 Budget Speech Friday
[Daily Observer]Lawmakers and the general public at large will on Friday, December 19th, 2014 hear from the Finance and Economic Affairs minister, Kebba Satou Touray, the development programmes that the government of The Gambia has laid down for the fiscal year 2015.

2014-12-17 Chadian President Arrives Gambia Today
[Daily Observer]The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency, Idris Deby, is expected to visit the Republic of The Gambia today, Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 for a day's working visit, the presidency announced Tuesday evening.

2014-12-17 GPU Statement On 10th Anniversary of Deyda's Murder
[Foroyaa]Compatriots, Journalists and Friends of the Media,

2014-12-17 Chad President Arrives in Banjul Today
[The Point]Chad's President Idriss Deby is expected to arrive in Banjul this morning for a one-day visit. Analysts believe Deby and Jammeh will discuss bilateral cooperation on security matters in the region.

2014-12-17 National Codex Committee Holds Workshop On Food Safety
[The Point]The national Codex committee Tuesday held a two-day workshop on food safety and animal-health related issues at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

2014-12-17 208 Military Personnel Complete Pre-Deployment Training
[The Point]As part of bringing peace to Darfur, 208 military personnel of the Gambia Armed Forces have completed a pre-deployment training course at the Gambia Armed Forces Training School (GAFTS).

2014-12-17 Conference Delegates Want Ministry of Youth & Sports Split
[Daily Observer]Some delegates currently attending the 11th Edition of the biennial National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) have appealed to the government of The Gambia to speed up the process by dividing the Youth and Sports ministry into two.

2014-12-17 Gambia Joins World Pentathlon Union
[Daily Observer]The Gambia became the latest country to join the world pentathlon federation this month after the Union International de Pentathlon Modern (UIPM) Executive Board and the UIPM Congress accepted with no condition the Gambia Pentathlon Association as a full member.

2014-12-17 WCR Authorities Sensitised On Food Security in Emergencies
[Daily Observer]Chiefs, Multi-Disciplinary Facilitation Teams (MDFT) members and Area Councilors in the West Coast Region (WCR) have been sensitised on the target criteria on food security in emergency.

2014-12-17 Presidential Boost for NAYCONF 2014
[Daily Observer]Soma -The President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh Monday boosted the ongoing biennial National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) with a donation of 21 bulls and other foodstuffs.

2014-12-17 Ministry Moves to Regularise Commercial Fishing Activities
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Fisheries is poised to regularise the fisheries sector, particularly commercial fishing activities through an initiative that will have all the boats of all categories registered in the country.

2014-12-17 WAIS Presents Food Items to EFSTH
[Daily Observer]The students of West African International School (WAIS) on Monday presented food items worth D4, 378 to the Children's Ward of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.

2014-12-17 GCAV, GCCI Hold Agric-Business Day
[The Point]The Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (GCAV) in partnership with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Tuesday held a press conference, as part of the ongoing 4th edition of "Marche Jula" on the theme: "Creating market access and linkages for commercial agriculture."

2014-12-17 NCCE Hailed for Creating Awareness of Women in Decision-Making
[The Point]The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Fatou Mbye, has hailed the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) for creating awareness on the involvement of women in politics and decision-making.

2014-12-17 Court to Rule On UDP Militant's Appeal
[The Point]Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul yesterday set a date for ruling on the appeal filed by the convicted UDP militant, Lansana Jobarteh.

2014-12-17 The Point, Deyda Family Pray for Late Media Icon
[The Point]The family, colleagues, friends and loved ones on 16 December 2014 gathered at the house of the late Deyda Hydra in Kerr Sereign to recite the Holy Quran and pray for him, as well as remember the good work he has done for humanity.

2014-12-17 SBEC Holds Eight-Week Literacy Programme
[The Point]SBEC International School recently held its annual eight-week literacy programme, from the 15 to 17 December.

2014-12-17 Kombo South District Sports Committee U-15 Scouting Trial Set for Today
[The Point]The Kombo South District Sports Committee U-15 scouting trial is slated for today, Wednesday 17 December 2014, at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field.

2014-12-17 Alleged Careless Driving Case Continues
[The Point]The fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Buba Sowe, recently testified in the trial involving one Baboucarr Sambou, accused of careless driving before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

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