Author: Gainako

By Gainako GAI SPORTS AGENCY based in the US organized a student-athletes college showcase in the Gambia. The open football try-outs were both held at the FIFA Goal Project in Yundum. The showcase football camp is designed for high school football players that want to work directly with coaches in the US. The event is for those young athletes focused on becoming college football student-athletes. CEO of the Agency Pa Saloum Gai a native of Bakau who is residing in the US Said to this medium the try-outs is to support the young athletes’ community for US try-outs free of charge.…

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By Edrissa Jallow President Adama Barrow after assuming office during his first term assured that his government’s immediate priority was to address the frustrations and lack of opportunities for the Gambian youth. At the launch of the National Development Plan (2018-2021), the government said it was committed to implementing projects and programs that will contribute to transforming the country into a more progressive, vibrant and all-inclusive society. One of the key outcomes for Youth Empowerment and Development in the National Development Plan was the need to produce “[a] revised National Youth Policy and Act”. The National Youth Policy is a Cabinet document while…

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By Citizens’ Alliance ON THE FIRE INCIDENT IN THE BRONX – NEW YORK, USA: CA EXPRESSES ITS CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILIES. With shock and sadness, the Citizens’ Alliance (CA) receives news of the fire incident that occurred in The Bronx, New York, USA, on 9 January 2022 and claimed many lives, including Gambians while leaving many with excruciating injuries. This is an irreparable loss to Gambians both at home and in the Diaspora, particularly to the bereaved families. On behalf of the party’s National Executive and the entire membership, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved…

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Popular human rights advocate Madi Jobarteh has chimed in on the tribal politics debate raging between former Minister of Information Demba Ali Jawo and renowned scholar and former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Dr Cernu Umar Barry. The debate centres on D.A. Jawo’s claims that non Gambians voted in the recently concluded December 4th 2021 Presidential Election. Meanwhile, Dr Barry is of the view that D.A. Jawo’s piece is “purely an opinion based on his imaginations”. What started off as “A Piece of Advice to President-Elect Barrow” has now turned into a full-blown debate on tribal politics…

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Renowned Gambian scholar and former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Dr Cernu Umar Barry, has written a rejoinder to a publication by former Minister of Information Demba Ali Jawo titled “A Piece of Advice to President-elect Barrow”. In the rejoinder published on Facebook, Dr Barry rubbished D. A. Jawo’s claims that non-Gambians voted in the 2021 Presidential Election. According to Dr Barry, D. A. Jawo’s piece is “purely an opinion based on his imagination”. Below is the rejoinder by Dr Barry and a link to D. A. Jawo’s publication. A reaction to your piece “A Piece of Advice…

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Former Minister of Information has written a lengthy new year piece of advice for his former boss President Adama Barrow who has managed to win his second term in office. Demba Ali Jawo was an editor at the Point Newspaper and a former President of the Gambia Press Union. Mr Jawo’s new year advice to President Barrow has generated a lot of public interest and has prompted well known Gambian scholar Dr Cernu Umar Barry to write a rejoinder to the former Information Minister’s Presidential advice. Below is Mr D. A. Jawo’s publication which started the correspondence. A Piece of…

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The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) was enacted by the Government of President Adama Barrow and the National Assembly in 2017. After years of investigations and public hearings, the TRRC submitted its Report and Recommendations to President Barrow on 25th November 2021 which was published on the Ministry of Justice website on 24th December 2021. Earlier this week the Commission published a statement calling for all adversely mentioned individuals to submit their application for Amnesty to the Commission by 21st January 2022. Below is the statement. CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR AMNESTY TO THE TRUTH RECONCILIATION AND…

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Alimatou S Bajinka Ms Lucy Sarfo, the Principal of the Gambia Methodist Special School has lodged an appeal for her school to be allocated more school buses. Currently, their school has only one school bus for all its students which remains a challenge for students education. Methodist Special School is one of the few schools focusing on teaching children with Down syndrome in the country. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in a person which leads to physical growth delays and mild to moderate intellectual disability. Children with Down syndrome need special attention to aid their learning and can contribute…

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published this statement on 24th December 2021 and published the findings and reports of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission on their website. The MoJ also handed over some physical copies to some of their key stakeholders including the United Nations, the Victim Center and some International Organisations. Below is the statement from the MoJ on TRRC Criminal Liabilities. FINDINGS ON CRIMINAL LIABILITY EMANATING FROM THE TRUTH RECONCILIATION AND REPARATIONS COMMISSION Following the conclusion of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission’s (TRRC) work and the submission of its final report to his Excellency the President,…

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This is the court ruling on the United Democratic Party Election Petition lodged at the Supreme Court of the Gambia against President Adama Barrow, the Independent Electoral Commission and the Attorney General. IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS OF THE GAMBIA IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE GAMBIA SC EP NO.01 /2021 IN THE MATTER OF ELECTION FOR PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA HELD ON 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2021 AND IN THE MATTER OF THE ELECTION PETITION OF THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY FILED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 49 AND 127 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GAMBIA AND RULE 62 OF…

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