TRANQUIL BORDER DISPUTE

By Mustapha Jallow & Abdoulie G. Dibba

Foroyaa has been informed that armed Senegalese soldiers posted at the border village of Touba in the Southern part of SenegalThe outskirt village of Bantang Nyima (Casamance) have been visiting the village of Tranquil which they claim to be part of their country.

Upon receiving the information, this medium dispatched two reporters to the border village of Tranquil on Friday, 28 August, 2015 in order to ascertain the claims. Continue reading

Wellingara garbage dump blocks passages to schools

By Fatoumata K. Jallow

The streets bordering Wellingara Nursery and Basic Schools are full of piles of uncollected garbage which stretch for scores of Street blocked by uncollected garbagemetres.

School teachers and market vendors say the garbage, uncollected for two months, is blocking access to the schools and some parts of the market. They said that the stench emanating from the garbage was unbearable and parasites could be seen swarming the vicinity. They regarded the uncollected garbage as a serious health risk and a barrier to business activities. The garbage could be seen slowly creeping into the main road. Continue reading

ABDOU KARIM SAVAGE LAID TO REST

Ousman Sillah

Mr. Abdou Karim Savage, the former Chief Justice of The Gambia, has been laid to rest on Thursday, 27 August, 2015 after a briefCJ A.K. Savege illness.

Former Chief Justice Savage was the first Gambian to serve in this highest judicial office of the land. He was appointed in March 2006 and removed from office by the president on 8 June 2009. Continue reading

Banjul Fishermen highlight low catch, high taxes as main challenges

By MUHAMMED SAILU BAH

The fishers in Banjul have highlighted the scarcity of fish, high taxes and increasing operational costs as the main challenges Fish Landing Site In Banjulfacing them now in their fish trade business.

They are complaining about the low catch caused by the scarcity of fish within the Gambian territorial waters, high cost of fuel, feeding of fishermen at sea, ice blocks as well as the new high taxes and which, according to them, have contributed in making the business less lucrative nowadays. Continue reading