KM Mayor Calls for Reopening of Bakoteh Dump Site

By Kebba Jeffang

The Lord Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality, Yankuba Colley, told journalists on Wednesday June 21, that the Bakoteh dump site should be reopened in order to halt indiscriminate dumping within the municipality. He said the site was closed by individuals who claimed to manage the place. However, he said this has led to the unavailability of another site, where garbage can be dumped. Continue reading

GPU Organizes Training of Trainers on Freedom of Expression

By Rohey Jadama

The Gambia Press Union with funding from the United Nations Democracy Fund, (UNDEF), organized a training of trainers’ workshop on Freedom of Expression yesterday, 20 June at a local hotel in the Senegambia area.

The training targeted editors, senior journalists, head of civil society organizations and activists.

Deputizing for the Minister of information and officially opening the training, Mr. Malick Jones, the Deputy Continue reading

Former Ocean Bay Employees Case Set for Ruling

By Yankuba Jallow

The civil suit involving 145 former employees of the Ocean Bay Hotel is set for ruling.

These men sued the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation for unlawful termination of their contracts (employment). The case has now lasted for 2 years and the claimants are able to bring in two witnesses, due to the delays the case has suffered from. The matter has been hampered on several occasions by so many long adjournments. Continue reading