Gambia

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[Foroyaa] Ismaila Tamba, an erstwhile army Lance-Corporal of the Gambia Armed Forces was on the evening of Sunday, 19th May 2019, shot at his back by members of The Gambia Armed Forces.

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[Foroyaa] The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Monday the 20th of May 2019 engaged the National Human Right Commission on the current Constitutional review process.

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[The Point] Tourism as the world's largest business is a complex system of integrated parts. At present tourism is recognized as the largest industry in the world considering gross output, value added, and employment and tax contributions. Tourism is undeniably a powerful tool for development and developing fraternity.

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[Foroyaa] An official Gambian delegation headed by Hon. Dr. Ahmadou Samateh, Minister of Health, has left Banjul on Saturday, 18th May, 2019, for the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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[Foroyaa] Borry Darboe, Country Sales and Marketing Manager of Banjul Breweries Company Ltd. over the weekend, informed Foroyaa of their negotiation engagements with Government concerning the heavy tax levied on their business. Darboe expressed the hope that their concerns will be noted and considered.

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[Foroyaa] The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Saturday May 18th 2019, continued their engagement with political parties to hear and receive their comments and contributions on the new Constitution, as part of their public consultation with the citizenry. The CRC which is mandated by an Act of the National Assembly, is to prepare a draft Constitution for the country.

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[Foroyaa] Equatorial Guinea will host the 54th Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank and the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund slated for 11th to 14th June, 2019 in the country's capital city, Malabo.

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[Foroyaa] The Office of the Ombudsman has called on the Select Committee on Regional Government and Lands, which also oversees the Ombudsman and IEC, to extend their jurisdiction to include the private sector, in their investigative mandate.

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[Foroyaa] Cashew has become one of the perennial cash crops that has yielded immense revenue to cashew growers over the years because of its high valued nuts. However, it seems this is about to change if this year's cashew nut trade season is anything to go by. Cashew growers have complained that the price attached to cashew nuts in the 2019 cashew trade season, does not favour them.

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[Foroyaa] President Barrow has urged the Constitutional Review Commission to consider the cabinet as part of their public consultation. He noted that members of cabinet are also Gambians and have important contributions to make. This he said is not part of interfering with the Commission's work, but rather making comments as citizens.

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[Leadership] The acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Mohammed Kudu Usman, has promised the support of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to the visiting Gambian Team on Treasury Single Account (TSA).

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[Foroyaa] Kanifing Municipal Council in collaboration with Reliance Financial Services Company has launched a hundred-million-dalasi women empowerment project called 'Dollel Jigeen'.

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[Foroyaa] Welcome to another edition of the Environment Column. It is the column looks at issues pertaining to the country's forests, water bodies and the sea, including everything that is associated with or relates to the environment. In this edition of the Column, we will look into the country's only Botanical Garden, visited by this reporter. The Garden which was established by the British in 1894 and situated at cape point in Fajara, has over three hundred plant species. Kan Saikou Ceesay, Principal Horticulture

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[Foroyaa] Lecturers have resumed at the Gambia College yesterday Wednesday May 15, 2019, reliable sources informed Foroyaa.

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[Foroyaa] The principle is not revenge or retribution. The TRRC has exposed gruesome and inhumane actions. However, some of the perpetrators have already started to seek the forgiveness of families and they appear to be winning sympathy from some quarters despite accepting the perpetration of violation of human rights.

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[Foroyaa] The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment Pateh Jah has said that their ministry and the Government are against the land and forest encroachments.

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[Foroyaa] Yesterday's engagements of the Public Enterprise Committee with the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA), has suffered setbacks as the enterprise could not make their presentations due to the incomplete exercise of the National Audit Office.

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[Foroyaa] Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the Minister of Health has disclosed ongoing plans for structural adjustments towards providing amenities for a better working condition in a conducive environment for nurses. Dr. Samateh said this at a well-attended forum of nurses and health workers during International Nurses Day commemoration.

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[Foroyaa] The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), held a consultative meeting with the Members of the National Assembly, to discuss and clarify issues raised by Lawmakers regarding their submissions to the Commission.