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IMAM FATTY SAYS SIC, PRESIDENT JAMMEH'S ORDERS MUST BE FOLLOWED

State House imam, Alhaji Abdoulie Fatty, has called for cessation of discord among Muslims over dates of festivals, while admonishing that the dates sanctioned by the Supreme Islamic Council and President Jammeh should be followed.
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President's Office to serve as inspector general for all gov't physical assets

The government of The Gambia has announced henceforth that given the high cost of maintenance for government's capital assets, including buildings, the Office of the President will from henceforth now be the inspector general for all physical assets particularly government buildings.
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‘Gov't should institute compulsory military service'

Faith Cole, a Gambian-born director of a hospital in the UK and philanthropist has called for institutionalisation of compulsory military service to stem the coarsening of culture among young Gambians who are the future leaders of the country.
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D473 million road, bridge inaugurated

Vice President Aja Isatou-Njie-Saidy, has inaugurated the multi-million dalasi Brikama-Marakissa-Dimbaya-Darsilami road network and a 5 metre Marakissa-Busura foot bridge The road network and the bridge in Kombo Central, all in the West Coast Region of the country were funded at the cost of D473,093,176 by the Saudi Fund for Development and 1.7 million dalasi by President Jammeh respectively.
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Gambia to defend human rights record at UN

In fulfillment of its commitments, the government of the Gambia will on the October 28 face the United Nations to defend it rights records as part of the UN universal periodic review.
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President Jammeh praised for youth empowerment

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Alieu Jammeh, has praised President Jammeh for his devotion to youth empowerment by creating more employment and strengthening the educational system in the country while actively engaging young people.
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AU sends FJC to Botswana as election monitor

Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay (FJC) the former speaker of the National Assembly has been nominated by the African Union among a host of other prominent Africans to monitor and observe this month's presidential elections in Botswana.
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Tourist guides, fruit sellers say Ebola wrecking tourism

Official tourist guides and fruit-sellers in the Bakau yesterday said that the Ebola outbreak in the sub-region is having a catastrophic impact on tourism which has sharply lowered the growth of their businesses.
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Fifa asks GFF to clarify executive appointments

The world football governing body Fifa is reported to have written to the Gambia Football federation seeking clarification on the recent appointments to its executive committee, impeccable sources told The Standard.
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3 BANJUL WOMEN IN COURT OVER WITHCRAFT PALAVER

Two women have been dragged to the Banjul Magistrates Court after another woman sued them for accusing her of practising witchcraft.
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Austrian police arrest Gambian serial bigamist

Austrian police are interviewing women who have been deceived by a serial bigamist and philanderer after arresting a 28-year-old Gambian man who was having a relationship with 15 Austrian women, and was married to three of them.
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‘Access to justice key feature of democracy'

Foreign Minister Balla Jahumpa has said that access to justice is a fundamental feature of the democratic process stressing that unless people have unfettered access to the law and the courts, any rights 'they have would be of limited meaning and significance.
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Gov't must do more to prevent airlines from bringing Ebola to Gambia

The leader of the opposition National Reconciliation party, Hamat Bah, has called on government to take more practical steps to avoid aircraft from bringing Ebola to The Gambia.
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English school calls off Gambian teachers visit over Ebola fears

A school in South Gloucestershire, England, has called off a visit from Gambian teachers after parents raised fears over their children catching the deadly Ebola virus – even though experts insisted there was never any health risk.
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WACP holds investment forum

The West Africa Constellation Programme (WACP) Tuesday held a day-long business seminar for Gambian and European companies at Senegambia Hotel.
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Japalanteh Foundation holds awards ceremony

The first edition of Japalanteh Youth Foundation's 'dynamic youth award' was recently held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi, awarding various personalities and institutions for their outstanding contribution toward the development of youths and children.
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Seedy Drammeh publishes book on achievements of July 22nd Revolution

Prolific writer and human resource manager of Gambia Revenue Authority, Dr Seedy Drammeh, has launched a book which seeks to enumerate the achievements of two decades of July 22nd Revolution.
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WITNESS SAYS HE WARNED CALIPH HYDARA NOT TO PRAY ON TUESDAY

Seedy Gibba, the second prosecution witness in the trial of caliph of Darsilameh Sagnajor has said he was sent by the headchief of Foni Kansala District to tell the alkalo of Darsilameh that President Jammeh had declared Monday, 28 July as Eid-ul-Fitr and that no one should conduct the prayers on Tuesday, 29 July.
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Dr addresses FGM and gaamo

Dr Zakir Naik, the renowned Muslim cleric has said that it is wrong to describe the moderate female circumcision being practiced in Islam as female genital mutilation because the expression makes the act abhorrent.
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‘No fish in Gambian waters in 3 years unless…'

A veteran fisherman in Bakau and a former president of the Bakau Fisheries Project has warned that due to lack of protection and control from “exploitation and overfishing” of the Gambian waters there may be no fish in Gambian waters in the next two to three years.
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