Gambia: ‘Only 9 percent married women use contraceptive’

Report reveals preference for large families among Gambian women   By Sanna Camara Results of the 2013 Demographic and Household Surve in the Gambi has indicated that only 9 percent of currently married women use a contraceptive method of any kind, and 8 percent use a modern method. The report, which is a result of… Continue reading Gambia: ‘Only 9 percent married women use contraceptive’

Official urges for improvement in status of community radios

By Sanna camara Mr. Yusupha Bojang, the national coordinator for the Network of Community Radio Stations in The Gambia has urged for the improvement in the current status of community radio stations in the country. Mr. Bojang made a presentation on “What sort of help does community radios need to enable them effectively and efficiently… Continue reading Official urges for improvement in status of community radios

Gampetroleum: ‘Fuel supply arrives today’

By Sanna Camara Officials of the Gambia’s leading importer of petroleum in the country, Gampetroleum, have confirmed reports that fuel supplies will be available in the country today to fill in the huge demand for the commodity in the country. This confirmation came in reaction to our yesterday’s story on ‘general scarcity’ decried by oil… Continue reading Gampetroleum: ‘Fuel supply arrives today’

Fuel retailers decry ‘general shortage’

By Sanna Camara An official of the Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) has decried a “general fuel shortage” which he said, has caused them to close services at their Bertil Herding highway retail station on Sunday. Fuel consumers like car owners and drivers, generator users and others have been desperately searching for fuel around the… Continue reading Fuel retailers decry ‘general shortage’

4 arrested over Gambian shooting in Libya

By Sanna Camara After thirty minutes of gunfight between villagers of Ghadames, the Libyan security personnel and armed bandits who terrorized the small town killing a Gambian and other civilians in their wake, police have succeeded in nabbing four armed men among them. According to reports reaching The Standard, four men were arrested by the… Continue reading 4 arrested over Gambian shooting in Libya

GCCI: ‘Trade fair is not just about sales….’

By Sanna Camara Beatrice Prom, corporate services manager of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has said that trade fairs are not just about sales but lasting contacts that can serve businesses for life time. Speaking to journalists at a press conference yesterday evening at the trade fair venue, independence stadium, Ms. Prom… Continue reading GCCI: ‘Trade fair is not just about sales….’