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EFSTH NEEDS D24M FOR MEDICATION ANNUALLY

The Chief Medical Director at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital has stated that a twenty-four million dalasi annual benchmark budget will solve the hospital's annual medication needs.
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PAC/PEC advocates check to theft at Gambia's foreign missions

House Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committee members yesterday said there was need for greater vigilance to check the growing trend of financial theft at The Gambia's foreign missions.
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VP's cameraman testifies in Sabally trial

A photographer working for the Vice President, Isatou Njie-Saidy, yesterday informed a high court sitting in Banjul that he travelled to South Africa together with the former secretary general and presidential affairs minister for the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma.
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Two men charged with cocaine possession, trafficking

State prosecutors have charged two men found in possession of cocaine allegedly imported into the country by Shyben A Madi and Sons Limited.
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Public sounds opinion on new dalasi notes

Following changes and introduction of new dalasi notes, Gambians have sounded their opinion on the move with many saying it is a welcomed development.
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Five-day training for Gambian journalists starts

A five-day training conference on water and environment organised by the Network of Journalists on Water and Environment, NJOWAE, in collaboration with the Water Sector Reform Project under the purview of the Department of Water Resources started Wednesday at NaNa conference hall in Bakau.
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SHYBEN MADI & SONS LTD, OTHERS CHARGED WITH IMPORTING COCAINE

Shyben A Madi & Sons has been charged with two counts along with seven others for importing more than 45kilograms of cocaine by internal concealment last month.
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First Lady calls for healthy, clean Gambia

The Gambia's First Lady Madam Zineb Jammeh yesterday led the way and dirtied her hands as she embarked on a beach cleaning exercise at Tanji, stressing the need for more participation in maintaining a clean and healthy Gambian environment.
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We won't negotiate misuse of public funds

House Majority Leader, Hon Fabakary Tombong Jatta, has said that the joint committee of Public Accounts and Public Enterprises of the National Assembly will do its utmost to hold public officials to account on the management of public funds.
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Information Minister receives GPU executive

The newly elected executive of the Gambia Press Union, led by the president, Mr Bai Emil Touray, yesterday paid a courtesy visit on the minister for Information and Communication Infrastructure, Hon Sheriff Bojang.
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Gambian migrant frustrated over asylum paper delays

Nuha Makwar, 33, from Bundung, who has, like many Gambian youths, taken the risky journey to Italy through the Mediterranean Sea, has revealed to the UK-based Daily Mirror the desperate and hopeless situation the migrants are facing after being held for up to two years in a compound for asylum seekers.
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FIBank unveils latest product

First International Bank, FIBank, last weeklaunched a new product christened, 'FIBank Special Savings Account'. The product launch was held at the bank's head office along Kairaba Avenue.
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GAHA flags off training on social media

The Gambia Gold Award Holders' Association, GAHA, yesterday flagged off a two-day training on social media campaign at the President International Award Hall in Bakau.
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Sallah identifies agriculture, technology as pillars of development

Opposition-PDOIS leader Halifa Sallah has called for more support in agricultural and technological development processes, saying a society cannot be developed in the absence of agriculture and technology.
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO ADDRESS GAMBIA'S RIGHTS ISSUES

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice has announced that the government was putting in place a legal framework for the establishment of a national human rights commission that will address human rights issues in the country.
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Ecowas says SA attack culprits must face justice

Ghanaian President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), has asked the South African government to immediately put a stop to xenophobic attacks of fellow Africans and to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
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Lawyer slams VP's protocol officer's evidence

Momodou Sabally's lawyer has slammed as 'lies,' evidence of the Vice President's protocol officer that he tried to know his client's whereabouts when he failed to show up at the VP's hotel in Johannesburg.
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Court orders arrest of 2 men in D6M scam case

A high court judge, Simeon Abi has issue an arrest warrant for two men accused of duping Mr Muhammed Tunkara, a Gambian based in the UK and his partner.
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Judge rules on fate of ex-Works minister today

Presiding judge in the trial of the former minister of Works and Communication Infrastructure, will today deliver his ruling on the no-case-to-answer application filed by the defence last month.
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Attorney says murder suspect was provoked

Attorney for a man accused of murder yesterday told a high court sitting in Banjul that his client, John Fernandez, was last year provoked into a fight that led to the death of one Alasan Jammeh.
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