Rep: ‘Mastercard will modernise payment in Gambia’

Card is now accepted on 21 ATMs and 76 merchant outlets countrywideBy Sanna CamaraThe vice president of the global payment company Mastercard has posited that the ue of Mastercard in Gambia will facilitate trade, reduce cost to cash and modernise payments in the country. Speaking to journalists at a press briefing on the sidelines of the…… Continue reading Rep: ‘Mastercard will modernise payment in Gambia’

Counsel: Convicting activist ‘defies reason, logic, legal principles’

By Sanna CamaraCounsel for the opposition activist convicted fobroadcasting without license using skype has said that the decision of the court I his view “defies reason, it e court on activist  defies logic and it defies legal principles, how anyone can be charged and convicted of broadcasting when you do not operate any of the…… Continue reading Counsel: Convicting activist ‘defies reason, logic, legal principles’

Darboe urges APRC to be ‘more tolerant’ to opponents

By Sanna CamaraThe secretary general of the opposition UDP has urged the ruling APRC government to be more tolerant to opponents, as refusal of the body of the late opposition big wig Buba Bandeh to be buried in the country reflects the highest order of “intolerance” by the party to any citizen of this country. Lawyer…… Continue reading Darboe urges APRC to be ‘more tolerant’ to opponents

Over 150 youths take to the streets in Brikama

By Sanna CamaraAt least 150 youths from Brikama, belonging to a group called ‘Gangalleh’ yesterday morning taken to streets in the West Coast Region, demanding “an end to exploitative working conditions” in the lumber business; demanding their Chinese employers to pay good wages and compensate their members where injuries and deaths occur.The youths, most of…… Continue reading Over 150 youths take to the streets in Brikama

Gambian activist convicted for broadcasting using ‘Skype’

The Bundung Magistrates Court has today found Lasana Jobarteh, an opposition activist of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) ‘guilty’ for the charge of “broadcasting without license using skype’.Jobarteh, 59, was convicted by Magistrate Isatou Janneh to a fine of 50, 000 Dalasi in default to serve one year in prison. Ebrima Kijera who was…… Continue reading Gambian activist convicted for broadcasting using ‘Skype’

UK envoy: ‘60% tourists to Gambia come from UK’

By Sanna CamaraThe new UK envoy to The Gambia Colin Crorkin has revealed that about 70,000 visitors from the UK come to The Gambia for tourism a year, representing 60% of all tourists visiting The Gambia.High Commissioner Crokin made this revelation after presenting credentias to the Gambian vice president, Isatou Njie-Saidy at the State House…… Continue reading UK envoy: ‘60% tourists to Gambia come from UK’