Rep: ‘Mastercard will modernise payment in Gambia’

Card is now accepted on 21 ATMs and 76 merchant outlets countrywide By Sanna Camara The 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… Continue reading Rep: ‘Mastercard will modernise payment in Gambia’

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

By Sanna Camara Counsel 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… Continue reading Counsel: Convicting activist ‘defies reason, logic, legal principles’

Over 150 youths take to the streets in Brikama

By Sanna Camara At 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,… 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… Continue reading Gambian activist convicted for broadcasting using ‘Skype’

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

By Sanna Camara The 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… Continue reading UK envoy: ‘60% tourists to Gambia come from UK’