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2014-09-18 GCCI, GEF/Unido Promote Renewable Energy
[The Point]The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), in collaboration with the GEF/UNIDO 4 project, Tuesday conveyed a breakfast forum on renewable energy in The Gambia.

2014-09-18 Promoting Renewable Energy for Productive Use in the Gambia
[The Point]The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), in partnership with the GEF/UNIDO 4 project, has given a new lease of life to the promotion of renewable energy at its Private Sector and Renewable EnergyForum held on Tuesday at the Ocean Bay Red Croc Hotel in Cape Point, Bakau.

2014-09-18 EU On Crusade to Improve Women's Rights in Gambia
[The Point]The European Union (EU) has intensified its campaign to reduce all forms of violence against women as well as enhance their economic status to improve women's rights and welfare.

2014-09-17 IMF Staff Concludes Mission to the Gambia
[IMF]Washington, DC -End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board.

2014-09-17 'Rash and Negligent' Act Case Heard
[The Point]The trial for "rash and negligent act causing death" involving one Adama Badjie was Monday heard at the Brikama magistrates' court, before magistrate Isatou Janneh.

2014-09-17 NATC/ADWAC Trained Facilitators to Intensify Land Rights Campaign
[The Point]Njawara Agricultural Training Centre in partnership with the Agency for Development of Women and Children with support from the Belgian international NGO Solidarity for Agriculture SOLIDAGRO has trained 72 advocacy facilitators on land rights campaign, held at the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre in the North Bank Region.

2014-09-17 Wafu SG Urges Coaches to Seek Education
[The Point]Jammeh EK Bojang, WAFU Zone A Secretary General, has called on coaches to seek as much education as possible, as there can be no development without education, weather personal, national or global development.

2014-09-17 DW1 Cross-Examined in Assault Case
[The Point]Ida Mbye, accused of attempted murder and assault causing actual bodily harm, was recently cross-examined by the police prosecutor 3533 Jarju, before magistrate Abeke at the Bundung magistrates' court.

2014-09-17 Agric Projects Funding Totals U.S.$186.6+M Since 1994
[The Point]Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Kebba Touray has disclosed that, since the 22nd July 1994 Revolution, funding for 18 agricultural projects implemented in the country totalled US$186,611,560.

2014-09-17 Ebola Outbreak 'Out of All Proportion' and Severity Cannot Be Predicated
[The Point]A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds research conducted by the University of Warwick.

2014-09-17 NBSAP Engages CSOs On Protection of Biodiversity
[The Point]The Department of Parks and Wildlife Management in partnership with National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP) recently held a regional civil society engagement session on the protection of the country's biodiversity to enhance economic growth.

2014-09-17 GTBank Alleged Armed Robbers Arraigned, Remanded
[The Point]Ansumana Jarju and Alfusainey Jatta, charged with robbery and conspiracy, were arraigned on 16 September 2014 before magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing magistrates' court.

2014-09-17 Alleged False Information Case Continues
[The Point]The trial involving one Lamin Camara of Banyiaka village, accused of giving false information to a public officer, Monday continued at the Brikama magistrates' court before principal magistrate Omar Cham.

2014-09-17 First Lady Hailed for Strong Commitment to Health Sector As She Visits Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital
[Daily Observer]Health officials have hailed the First Lady of the Republic for her strong commitment and support to the country's health sector, citing her numerous interventions in the area.

2014-09-17 Ebola Surveillance Tightened At Gambia-Senegal Borders
[Daily Observer]Ebola surveillance has been strengthened by public health workers at all border posts of The Gambia and Senegal in an attempt to prevent the deadly virus from spreading over to the country.

2014-09-17 Ex-Immigration DG's Judgment Differed
[Daily Observer]The abuse of office trial involving the state against the erstwhile Immigration boss, Buba Sagnia, which judgement was slated for yesterday's sitting, has now been differed to Monday, 22nd September 2014 .

2014-09-17 'Per Capita Food Production in W/African Countries Declined'
[Daily Observer]The Agriculture minister, Solomon Owens, has disclosed that the average per capita food production in West Africa, in recent decades, has declined in many countries, while the per capita calorie consumption remains stagnant, at very low levels. As a result, he noted, tens of millions of people are threatened by hunger and malnutrition.

2014-09-17 Plastic Waste Recycling Machine Secured to Enhance Sanitation in Gambia
[Daily Observer]A plastic waste recycling machine that has been secured from China is expected to arrive in Banjul by December 2014 for the operationalisation of the first ever plastic recycling plant in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR).

2014-09-17 DOF Plants 10,000 Trees On President's Farm in Siffoe
[Daily Observer]The Department of Forestry (DoF) on Saturday descended on the President's farm in Siffoe to contribute their quota, by planting 10,000 trees at the farm.

2014-09-17 URR Rivals Support Lamin Kaba Bajo
[Daily Observer]A football impasse that has engulfed football in the Upper River Region has finally been settled after the two rival camps decided to make up and work towards developing the game at the region.

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