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Thursday, April 28, 2016

GSA equips thirty officials

Ngetcell-Sports (The Gambia) The Gambia Swimming Association on Sunday 24th April, 2016 ended a three day open water technical training clinic for thirty swimming officials at the Gambia National Olympic house in Kanifing. 
The clinic instructed by Samuel Greetham, a member of the FINA open water swimming technical committee and director of British Swimming, was meant to offer technical proficiency and help develop best practices that can help the National Association to succeed. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHO rep hails Gambia’s gains as World Malaria Day looms

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, the World Health Organisation representative in The Gambia, has said that there is a major decline in global Malaria cases and deaths since 2000 and that the progress was made possible through the massive expansion of effective tools to prevent and treat malaria, such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, diagnostic treating and malaria medicines.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SJAG unveils nominees for 7th National Sports Award

Ngetcell- Banjul- Sports (The Gambia) The Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia (SJAG) yesterday unveiled nominees for the National Sports Award at the Conference Hall of the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Speaking at the unveiling Musa Sise the President SJAG and chairman of the Awards Commitee said: “It is a noble thing to honor people who have sacrificed for this country in the field of sports even when you might defer in view with them.

Monday, April 18, 2016

GPU Calls for release of embattled Journalist

Ngetcell - Banjul (The Gambia) In an open letter, the umbrella of journalist, Gambia Press Union call on the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to use the power vested on him to release embattled journalist Alhagie Ceesay who is in critical medical condition.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

GSA to equip thirty refs

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) The Gambia Swimming Association will on Friday 22nd April 2016, start a three day training clinic for thirty swimming referees and judges at the Gambia national Olympic Committee house in Kanifing .

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GPU urges Government to ensure Journalists’ safety

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) The Gambia Press Union (GPU), in a statement delivered at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights on Tuesday urged the Gambian Government to put an end to impunity and ensure safety of journalists during the electoral process.

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against Measles

NGETCELL-Health The Gambia) The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through its Expanded Immunization Programme, will conduct a massive vaccination campaign against Measles and Rubella from April 25th to May 1st, targeting 802, 245 children,'' officials announced yesterday.
According to Modou Njie, director of Health Promotion and Education who was speaking at a news briefing Tuesday,   the exercise which targets children between 9 months and 14 years, will be conducted alongside a Vitamin A deficiency and worm infestation for children aged  6 months to 5 years.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Standard takes border closure to ordinary citizens

Voxpop - The Gambia-Senegal)  The border rift between Senegal and The Gambia has been rumbling on for some time now; dominating news headlines. The two countries are yet to settle the issue and, a few days ago, ECOWAS dispatched a fact-finding mission to gather firsthand information on the issue with a bid to finally putting the problem to bed. The Standard moves from authorities to ordinary Gambians and below are their thoughts on the border closure.  

PSV Wellingara’s striker happy with goals

By Mamadi B. Camara

Ngetcell-Sports (Second Division) Lamin Kinteh, a young PSV Wellingara striker demolished the Gambia Police Force’s football team on Monday with four goals, to help his side to a 5-1 victory in the Gambian second divisional league.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gambian president promises free university education by 2018

President Jammeh
NGETCELL- In his thirteen-pages statement during his traditional State opening of the National Assemble on the 31st March, President Yahya Jammeh promised that his government will make university education free by 2018 without fail.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Gambia: President Jammeh promises to revamp economy in 2016

After two weeks of speculations as to why President Yahya Jammeh failed to turn-up at the National Assembly to deliver his traditional State Opening of Parliament, the date first set for his traditional, he finally addressed the nation on Thursday with promises to revamp the ailing Gambian economy.