Gambia destroys $1 Billion worth of Cocaine

By Saikou JammehThe Gambia’s anti-narcotics agency has destroyed 2 tonnes of cocaine, valued over US$1billion yesterday, 4th March 2013.The drug was impounded in the West African country back in 2010. The whereabouts of the illicit drugs bound for Europe had been a subject of speculation for the past two years.The officials of the anti-narcotics agency…… Continue reading Gambia destroys $1 Billion worth of Cocaine

‘I am just a piano player’ – Jammeh’s biographer reacts to critics

Nana Grey Johnson, an accomplished Gambian author and journalist, has said that he is just a piano player and that critics of his recent contract to write yet another biography – this time of the current Gambian president – do not probably like the song he is playing. Amidst the euphoria of the Gambia’s 48th…… Continue reading ‘I am just a piano player’ – Jammeh’s biographer reacts to critics

AYM elects new executive, adopts constitution

The Association of Youths in the Media (AYM) has on Friday, 12th October 2012 elected new executive committee to steer its affairs for the next three years. The association, founded in 2001, also validated and adopted a constitution to regulate its affairs and activities in accordance with the Ethics of Journalism. Mr. Sanna Camara, a…… Continue reading AYM elects new executive, adopts constitution

20 community radio managers, journalists end training

Howard University expert says ‘Radio is here to stay’ By Sanna Camara The director of Urban Progress, Howard University, Sandra Rattley, was in The Gambia courtesy of a US-based media organization, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Her mission was to conduct training of community radio journalists in partnership with the Gambia Press Union and…… Continue reading 20 community radio managers, journalists end training

Manufacturing businesses struggling for growth due to high cost of financing investments

Financing is one of the biggest challenges for local manufacturers By Sanna Camara Ms Yassin Jah, a food processor and proprietress of Jal Yassin Enterprise is an example of Gambian enterprises struggling for growth over ten years: “I struggle to invest in the expansion needs of my business. I cannot go to banks to get…… Continue reading Manufacturing businesses struggling for growth due to high cost of financing investments

Gambian consumers prefer foreign products to local ones

By Aminata Sanneh Colonialism is responsible for the negative attitude of Gambians towards local products says Dr Lamin Sidibeh a psychologist. Can b trace back to the colonial era. According to Dr Sidibeh people were given the impression that “made in England” products are superior to local ones during the colonial era. The British were…… Continue reading Gambian consumers prefer foreign products to local ones