Gambia’s Gibril Faal Awarded OBE for Strides in International Development
Mr. Gibril Faal a business adviser and founder of RemitAid have been awarded Order of the British Empire according to a press release by the British High Commission in Banjul. The award is the most populous order of chivalry in the British and commonwealth systems. Mr. Faal who is also the Chair of the Diaspora organization African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) is given the award because of his services to international development. Gibril Faal is a multidisciplinary practitioner with an eclectic professional background. He has under his belt management consultancy and university
Landing Nyassi @ September 13, 2014
THREE GAMBIANS JAILED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN MANCHESTER
Three Gambians street dealers who peddled cannabis in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, United Kingdom have been locked up. The men were caught and hauled before a judge as part of Operation Mandera, a long-running police campaign to clean up Manchester city centre. Officers spent the last 18 months targeting Piccadilly Gardens and surrounding streets to rid the plaza of drugs and booze-related disorder. All the three Gambians, from Salford, north Manchester and Tameside were sentenced at Manchester Crown court
Sulayman Jeng @ September 12, 2014
After a Long Legal Wrangle, Foroyaa’s Bai Mass Kah is Free at Last
Mr.Bai Mass Kah an employee of Foroyaa newspaper who was tried for sedition was on Tuesday 9th of September 2014 acquitted and discharged after a long legal wrangle. It was on Wednesday 27th of November 2013 that Bai Mass Kah was arraigned before a court of law after being held for 13 days at the notorious NIA and various police stations within the Greater Banjul area without charge.
Mr. Kah was later charged for uttering a statement against the photo of the president of the Gambia. According to the particulars of offence, Bai Mass Kah told an AFPRC supporter who was pasting the photo
Landing Nyassi @ September 10, 2014
GAMBIA’S LION, PRESIDENT JAMMEH, HAS ACQUIRED A NEW JEWEL FOR HIS ABATTOIR
Anyone remembers “The Lion and The Jewel” by Wole Soyinka? Well, here is its synopsis: The main theme of the play reflects contrasts, old versus young and culture versus change. The story revolts around Sidi-the village belle and her thespian ‘relationship’ with Lakunle, the school teacher. Lakunle is wooing Sidi but snubs to pay the dowry which he deemed as archaic. Soyinka craftily contrasts Lakunle with Baroka, the lion, who is the village chief. Sidi considers Lakunle as a misfit with a verbose mouth
Sulayman Jeng @ September 10, 2014
Halifa Sallah Confronts Banjul Central NAM to Stop Day Dreaming and Face Reality
The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul central Hon.Abdoulie Saine was crying baby in a national assembly session that he was misquoted by Halifa Sallah and lawyer Ousainou Darbo when he suggested president Babilimansa to be
Landing Nyassi @ September 9, 2014
WHO IS THIS VILLAGE BELLE?
To her friends and family she is Mamy Adama Jallow. But who is really Mamy Adama Jallow and what is she all about? She first came into the Gambian diaspora nonconformists’ limelight during the recently ended DC demonstrations. Many allegedly dubbed her a Jammeh Spy. She disappeared with the dust of the demonstrations as they found refuge in and blend with uncleansed clusters of DC.
“She is weird”, they said but a close associate of Mamy disagreed. He revealed, “Let just say she is somebody who is very troubled and needs help real bad”. He screened a vivid picture of the
Sulayman Jeng @ September 9, 2014
ARMED ROBBERS STRIKE AT GT BANK, BAKAU BRANCH
Shortly after Friday prayers, staff and some customers of GT Bank-Bakau Branch were momentarily held hostage by a gang of three heavily armed men dressed in haftans and wearing mask on their faces. The armed robbers are reported to storm the bank with their weapons. Both unsuspecting and panic-stricken staff and customers within the premises were rudely ordered and roughly herded to a corner by the robbers. One of them took sentry at the entrance to wade off any unwelcome guest, the second robber threatened to kill anyone who attempts to raise an alarm or make a phone call while the third escorted the vault custodian to surrender all the
Sulayman Jeng @ September 6, 2014