Monday, December 31, 2012
A majority leader of Gambia’s National Assembly has accused bloggers of putting stories online that “insulted” the country’s leadership.
“Some people are blogging and putting stories on the internet and other websites insulting the leadership of this country,” Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta claims while speaking during an adjournment debate of the Assembly on Dec. 19, 2012.
This angle of the news is given little prominence by local media and can only be found embedded in stories on the papers it appeared. Instead the local media focused on the issues of mainstream media that we’ve heard over and over, a local journalist and blogger told The North Bank Evening Standard.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Watchful GIABA says current AML/CFT framework may force money launderers and extremist groups to adopt tactical changes
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
|Button-like image of country described in file name (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Indications are that The Gambia is far from letting her bilateral relations with Taiwan strained. Looking forward to ties regarded as "cordial and beneficial" the tiny West African country of less than 2 million people on Tuesday gave assurances of "continued bilateral cooperation and partnership."
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
|In October 2012, President Yahya Jammeh forced exchange rate down in a directive against "hoarding" but the IMF did not recognise such mandate as the Central Bank of The Gambia is responsible of regulating the financial market (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to the country led by Mr. David Dunn revealed that the recent directive by the Office of President Yahya Jammeh on the exchange rate and shipments of U.S. dollars led to some “disruptions” in the foreign exchange market and created “uncertainty” about The Gambia’s exchange rate policy.
|Gambian Women at Serrekunda Market (Photo Credit: Access Gambia)|
After a year enmesh in drought, very poor harvest, and hunger, think-tanks have announced economic activity is improving in the West African nation of The Gambia.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
PRESS RELEASE11 December 2012
The British High Commission who represent The European Union (EU) in The Gambia have released a statement regarding the recent detention of Mrs Amie Bensouda and Imam Baba Leigh. A copy of the statement is below -
Monday, December 10, 2012
|Central Bank Governor, Mr. Amadou Colley|
The increase in remittances is basically a continuation of the recent trends with significant improvements in 2011 as it forms up to 10 percent (%) of The Gambia’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP (the total value of goods and services that the country produces in a year).
His claim came amid increased electricity tariff and a power-supply social service experts said is unreliable, inefficient and unaffordable.
He said the country’s energy use has increased dramatically, but was quick to admit that the country has also suffers from significant energy deficits, while speaking during a December 6, 2012 stakeholder’s validation forum on the “Development of Electricity Action Plan and Renewable Energy Law in The Gambia”, held at the Kairaba Beach hotel.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
|Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, Professional filmmaker|
By Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, currently in The Gambia