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2015-03-27 Is the Government Able and Willing to Implement the Right to Education?
[Foroyaa] The UTG students are complaining about rise in fees. The University administration is lamenting the rising cost of providing University education. There is a contradiction between law, government promise and practice.

2015-03-27 New Study Shows Little Prospect of Reducing Economic Losses From Disasters
[The Point] Reports have shown that preliminary results of a catastrophe modelling study presented recently at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction show little prospect of reducing economic losses from present levels of $240 billion per year.

2015-03-27 Food Policy and the Dealers
[The Point] The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has called on food dealers to register and obtain a licence for the importation, distribution and retailing of essential food commodities effective 1 April 2015.

2015-03-27 Banutu Business College Not Accredited University, Says Education Ministry
[The Point] The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) has declared that Banutu Business College, which operates in The Gambia as a licensed university, "is NOT an accredited and licensed university by law".

2015-03-27 'Former Works Minister Has No Case to Answer' Lawyer Tells Court
[Foroyaa] Lawyer Lamin S. Camara, the defence lawyer for Ousman Badjie, the former works and infrastructure minister, in submitting 'No Case to Answer' called for the acquittal of his client on the grounds that the prosecution has failed to meet even the minimum standard of evidence against him which he said must be proved.He made this submission yesterday, 25th March, 2014 before Justice Simone Abi of the Banjul High Court.

2015-03-27 Scorpions Held Ahead of Mauritania Exhibition Game
[Foroyaa] Gambia home-based Scorpions were Tuesday evening tied to a draw against GFF top flight outfit Armed Forces.

2015-03-27 Bai Lowe's 13 Year Old Son, Younger Brother Incommunicado At NIA
[Foroyaa] Yusupha Lowe, a 13 year old boy, and Pa Alieu Lowe, a teenager 19, who are the son and younger brother, respectively, of Baboucar 'Bai' Lowe, the former Warrant Officer Class 2 of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), who is alleged to have been involved in the 30 December 2014 insurgency and fled, are still being detained since their arrest on New Year's day.

2015-03-27 UPR Outcome of the Gambia to Be Adopted Today
[Foroyaa] Today, 26 March 2015 at 8am in The Gambia (9 am in Geneva), the UPR outcome of The Gambia will be adopted by the Human Rights Council.The official position of the Government of The Gambia will be presented on the 171 recommendations that were made by over 60 UN Members States during the peer review on 28 October 2014. During the same session, governments and other observers will be provided an opportunity to make statements.

2015-03-27 UTG Students Protest Against Grading System, Tuition Fees Increment
[Foroyaa] Students of the University of the Gambia Yesterday 25 March 2015, held a protest against the decisions made by the Administration on the Grading system as well as a 10 percent increment of tuition fees. The protest was held in the form of a march past from the law faculty campus in Kanifing towards the Higher Education Ministry at Bertil Harding High Way in Kotu.A large number of students from different faculties of the UTG around 4-4:30pm gathered at the law faculty campus and marched along Karaiba avenue

2015-03-27 National Transport Control Association SG Cross-Examined in False Information Trial
[Foroyaa] Mr. Sheriff Dibba, the Secretary General of the Gambia NationalTransport Control Association (GNTCA), was yesterday, 25 March, cross-examined by the president of the Gambia Transport Food andAgriculture Industrial Workers Union, Ousman Drammeh after he gave his evidence before magistrate Fatou Darboe of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

2015-03-27 Bakoteh Scoop Olymafrica Futbol Tourney
[Foroyaa] The twenty-eight-school Olymafrica organised futbol tournament has been clinched by Bakoteh Lower and Upper Basic schools.

2015-03-27 YMCA-Brikama in Basketball League Opener
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Basketball League season is set to resume with Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) to square with Brikama.

2015-03-27 Transport Union President Trial Progresses
[The Point] Sheriff Dibba, the secretary general of the Gambia National Transport Control Association (GNATCA), yesterday told the court that what he said was "the truth and nothing but the truth".

2015-03-27 Brikama Beat Foni Berefet in WCR Third Tier Title Race
[The Point] Sateyba boys Brikama on Monday beat Foni Berefet 1-0 in the week eleven fixtures played at the Brikama Box Bar mini stadium to fancy their dreams of clinching the 2014-2015 West Coast Regional third tier title.

2015-03-27 She She She - VP Njie-Saidy: Vision 2016 and 2020 - Gambian Women Will Make It Happen'
[The Point] The Vice President, Isatou Njie-Saidy, has said regarding Vision 2016 and Vision 2020, "the Gambian women would make it happen", in a statement delivered by her in commemoration of International Women's Day celebrated on 8 March 2015.

2015-03-27 GTU Women's Wing Observes International Women's Day
[The Point] The Gambia Teacher's Union women's wing yesterday commemorated International Women's Day, which is celebrated globally on 8 March annually.

2015-03-27 Ousman Badjie Trial - Defence Faults Prosecution's Case
[The Point] Defence counsel L.S. Camara yesterday told the court that the prosecution had woefully failed to make a prima facie case against former Minister of Works, Ousman Badjie, accused of four counts of economic crime and negligence, before Justice Abi of the Banjul High Court.

2015-03-27 GFF Second Tier Winds Up
[The Point] The 2014-2015 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) second division league season first round finally wrapped up with interesting and fascinating fixtures.

2015-03-27 Gambia to Know Opponents in Chan 2016 Qualifiers On April 5
[The Point] The Scorpions of The Gambia will know their opponents in the CHAN 2016 Qualifiers, when the draws for the 4th edition of the biannual tournament, Rwanda 2016, is held on Sunday 5 April 2015 at 16H00 (local time) at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

2015-03-27 Who Assaulted Sheikh Cham?
[Foroyaa] Sheikh Cham, a young man residing in Lamin, claimed that he was arrested and beaten up on Thursday, 19 March 2015 around 9pm by fouragents of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), while escortinga friend who paid him a visit.Mr. Cham said he was physically assaulted by the agents who put him in hand cuffs and later took him to the Wellingara Police Station where he was detained in an isolation cell until around midday the following day.

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