Tuesday, 3 December 2013
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Oscar Chirino
Gambia, tourism

 

The festive season is already in full swing but, if the thought of heading out to the shops in the miserable British weather hasn't got you in the Christmas mood, you're not alone.
Hundreds of people will be jetting off in a few weeks to spend their Christmas abroad and you could be one of them. There's still plenty of time to book that dream winter sun holiday.
Monday, 2 December 2013
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Oscar Chirino

 

The deputy permanent secretary for Programmes and Projects at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has disclosed that The Gambia is among 20 countries worldwide that are gaining momentum in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose deadline is 2015. DPS Juldeh Ceesay made this disclosure Wednesday in Basse, Upper River Region (URR) during a daylong dissemination workshop on the MDG report 2012. 

Monday, 2 December 2013
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Oscar Chirino

 

Destination Gambia is committed to increase the number of its tourism arrival to 900, 000 by the year 2020, the minister of Tourism and Culture has projected. Making the projection Wednesday during the commissioning of nine extra new security posts within the Tourism Development Area (TDA), Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie hastened to stress the need for all and sundry to work towards the improvement of standards and service delivery across the broad spectrum of the tourism industry if the attainment of this lofty goal is anything to go by.

Friday, 29 November 2013
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Oscar Chirino
ICT

 

The mission met with Vice-President Aja Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy, Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs Momodou Sabally, Finance Minister Kebba S. Touray, Governor of Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) Amadou Colley, other senior officials, members of parliament, representatives of the private sector, civil society organizations, labor unions, the banking sector, and development partners At the end of the mission, Mr. Mukhopadhyay issued the following statement: “Real GDP growth, driven by a continued recovery in agriculture from the severe drought of 2011 and a strong start to the tourism season, is expected to reach 6-6? percent in 2013, up from 5? percent in 2012.

Thursday, 28 November 2013
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Oscar Chirino
ICT

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) through its mission to The Gambia has said that the country's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to reach 6.6½ percent this year, up from 5¼ percent in 2012. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, who led the delegation, said this growth is expected to be driven by a continued recovery in agriculture from the severe drought of 2011 and a strong start to the tourism season. He however stated that inflation has also risen up since January 2013, increasing to 6.1 percent in September 2013 from just below 5 percent at end-2012.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013
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Oscar Chirino

 

The Gambian Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Angela Colley Iheme, paid a working visit to Foreign Links Campus, Moro in Osun State on Thursday, October 31st. She had an interaction with TAIWO OLANREWAJU. Excerpt:
Why is The Gambia referred to as the smiling coast of Africa?