Fourth Grade student pregnant in Lamen

Aunt’s husband responsible By Sanna camara A 12-year-old school going girl has been confirmed pregnant in Lamen village yesterday through medical examination conducted to establish suspicions, reports reaching Gambia Beat has revealed. Family sources said the girl’s uncle, who resides in the same compound with the girl and her family, has also accepted responsibility for… Continue reading Fourth Grade student pregnant in Lamen

About 200 Gambian pilgrims airlifted to Mecca

As national carrier begins flying 1,200 would-be pilgrims By Sanna Camara Gambia Beat has confirmed the airlifting of about 200 passengers as would-be pilgrims from The Gambian airport early this morning. This marks the beginning of series of flight services the national carrier is embarking on, in order to ferry over a thousand pilgrims to… Continue reading About 200 Gambian pilgrims airlifted to Mecca

Gambia: foreign businessmen leaving

As economic hardship takes toll on citizens, businesses By Sanna Camara Reports reaching Gambia Beat has revealed that foreign nationals operating businesses in the Gambia have been packing and leaving the country, following the new tax sweep that saw many rounded up and detained last week. Foreign business operators have been asked to pay between… Continue reading Gambia: foreign businessmen leaving

47 African countries agree on frequency coordination for digital TV

Frequency coordination negotiations have succeeded in setting up the mechanism to deploy digital television in 47 Sub-Saharan African countries, including The Gambia. This landmark also makes Africa the first region to be in a position in 2015 to allocate bandwidth freed up by the transition to digital television – the so-called ‘digital dividend’ – to… Continue reading 47 African countries agree on frequency coordination for digital TV

IMF: Interest on debt consumes more of Gambia’s resources

By Sanna Camara The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that interest on Gambia’s debt burden has consumed a rising share of government resources in recent years, reaching over 22 percent of government revenues in 2012. “Most of this was paid on domestic debts,” the Funs stated, adding that large fiscal deficits – financed mostly… Continue reading IMF: Interest on debt consumes more of Gambia’s resources

MDI burgled, vouchers, receipt books stolen

By Sanna Camara Reports reaching Gambia Beat has alleged that mysterious burglary has taken place at the Management Development Institute’s accounts office last week. According to sources, except for vouchers, receipt books and related accounting documents, no other items were stolen from the office. Workers went to work the next morning to discover the burglary… Continue reading MDI burgled, vouchers, receipt books stolen