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January - May 1998

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Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 12:10:41 (EDT)
Dick Bethlehem
Brunssum, L Netherlands
Hello people,

I enjoyed The Gambia Resource Page so far.
We are looking forward to a journey to Gambia in july.

I wish you succes and happiness in the future.



Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 10:50:31 (EDT)
Marie Njai
Madison, WI
Thnaks for the web page, it is excellent! I am a computer science student and would love to help with this project so let me know how I can.

Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 01:19:15 (EDT)

Friday, May 29, 1998 at 17:21:16 (EDT)
Bai Sainey Secka
Silver Spring, MD United States
None at this time

Friday, May 22, 1998 at 11:18:06 (EDT)
Greg King
Roslindale, MA USA
I'm looking for an old friend, Karanta W.F. Kalley. We were friendss at the University of Hawaii's Manoa Campus in Honolulu, Hawaii. Karanta was working on his Master's degree in Economics and I was working toward a B.a. in Political Science while also being a student leader there. We last saw each other when I visited him at SUNY-Binghampton, where he was working toward his Ph.D. in Economics. Karanta termed me "an itinerant alcoholic" at that time, and that was certainly true. However, since then I've been without alcohol for 16 years and without cigarettes fro 9 1/2 years. I work on housing issues for the City of Boston and am a trade union activist. Let's try to get in touch, Karanta.

Friday, May 22, 1998 at 00:19:48 (EDT)
Ma Amie Fye Webb
Rockledge, fl usa
I was searching for a friend of mine who lives in Sweden when I came across the address and clicked on it. It is a wonderful site and it brings back memories of home. I have not been to the Gambia since I left in '90. This page reminded me of what my beloved country looks like. Thank you

Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 01:42:38 (EDT)
Valerie Hostetler
San Jose, CA USA
I will be living in The Gambia for the next two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 14:30:06 (EDT)
Markus Conrad
Düsseödorf, Germany
I just want to send greetings to all the people there in The Gambia!be safe
hope to see you soon!

Monday, May 18, 1998 at 15:34:31 (EDT)
New York, NY United States
I am coming to Gambia in August and would like to correspond with other Americans that are currently living in Gambia, Senegal or Mauritania.

Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 22:44:53 (EDT)
Paula Drammeh-Davis
newnan, ga usa
My husband is from Gambia and like to learn more about his culture.

Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 04:52:13 (EDT)
Hervé Grosdoit-Artur
Troyes, FRANCE
Thanks A LOT for this beautiful site of yours. I worked in the Gambia as a VSO (UK) volunteer for two years, and it was great to have a look at the gallery, and the general info on this tiny but beautiful country. I have a personal page with photos from my time in The Gambia, which you are more than welcome to display if you wish to in this site. My page is

Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 00:49:24 (EDT)
Wendy Kestner
Tangjin, S. Korea
ANDY! WOW!! You are amazing. People from all over the globe checking out your site. And it looks GREAT! You ROCK!

I hope RPCVs see this and e-mail me. I wonder about you all! I am not in the gossip loop anymore, I live out in the boonies in Korea. I depend on Julie for all the news! Anyway I heard Chloe is married and I ran into Larry Dixon at the Amtrack station in Chicago. Small world right!?

Let me just say again, you have done a good job Andy. And when I get back home I'll send you some Baddiboo pictures.

And to any new viewers out there, I recommend a trip to the Gambia. You will meet the kindest people in the world. (And I've been around.. the globe I mean.. so I know what I am talking about!)

JD (Jarra Dibba)
aka Wendy Kestner

Friday, May 15, 1998 at 18:52:06 (EDT)
Chris Hirschenberger
Washington, DC

Monday, May 11, 1998 at 16:16:47 (EDT)
Amber Daniels
Bethany, WV USA
I found your web page to be quite interesting. I go to college with several students from the Gambia, and it was a wonderful way to learn more about their culture.

Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 04:51:17 (EDT)
Dexter Reid
San Francisco, CA USA
This site is great! Thanks to everyone who contributes and maintains! I just got an invite to serve as a Math teacher in The Gambia and was hungry for info. yeah!

Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 11:58:39 (EDT)
Detroit , MI U.S.A.
It would be nice if a list of popular Gambian names and their meanings were listed on this site.

Now we have it: see the list of traditional names. Webmaster.

Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 08:29:08 (EDT)

Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 18:10:49 (EDT)
Dr, Gyorgy SUHA
Budapest, Hungary
Dear Friends,
I am the newly appointed honorary consul of The Gambia in Budapest , Hungary.
I have to tell you that I learned a lot about this country with the help of your fascinating site. Thank you very much.
/ If somebody need any info / assistance regarding Hungary, pls. do hesitate to contact me. /

Friday, May 01, 1998 at 16:28:22 (EDT)
london, uk gb
Hi to everyone in The Gambia.

We are ELC a small computer college in Central London and Leytonstone, London E11.

We have courses in English language, Computing, Accountancy, Business Administration and Business Management. Our programs lead to the MBA of Heriot Watt university, ACCA Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants and the Diploma of the IMIS Institute for the Management of Information Systems.

We are currently seeking to recruit in The Gambia, and, to that end, if anyone would like to send me the names and addresses of your top newspapers we will advertise our courses there.

Good luck and happy surfing


Geoffrey Clarke

Friday, May 01, 1998 at 15:39:59 (EDT)
David Brodie
London, UK England
My family and I are moving to The Gambia in November. I am bringing my computer with. Can anyone tell me whether I can link up to the internet over there and how?

See the section on Internet Connectivity in Other Online Resources. Webmaster.

Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 01:14:33 (EDT)

Monday, April 27, 1998 at 06:44:34 (EDT)
Ebrima Sall
New Haven, CT USA --
Very Good. Need to incorporate works in languages other than English into the bibliography (e.g. have sub-sections for works in French, German, etc.). Some of these works have English abstracts/summaries.

Friday, April 24, 1998 at 08:53:24 (EDT)
Martin Nicholson
Daventry, UK
I offer free web space to anyone in the Gambia


Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 01:09:55 (EDT)
Mustapha John
Bakersfield, Cal. U.S.
I miss my country!
I love my people!
I just wanna go home.
ONE LOVE! Thanks for
putting this together.

Monday, April 20, 1998 at 10:58:11 (EDT)
John Lapish
Macon, GA USA
i love it
ohh yeah because it blows

Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 17:27:13 (EDT)
Tad Unger
Seattle, WA USA
Great site!

Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 11:17:33 (EDT)
Mr. Hemphill of SHMS
Apple Valley, MN United States
Gambia is too small and there's not enough information on current issues.

Well, we can't make the country any bigger, but take a look at the quarterly country reports and mailing lists for access to news on current events. Webmaster.

Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 14:48:52 (EDT)
Sanela Kovac
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Great site!! I want to visit someday

Monday, April 13, 1998 at 07:37:50 (EDT)
joos olejniczak
sittard, netherlands
a very beautiful and informative site!

Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 18:03:34 (EDT)
Edrissa Jarju
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Great site! Makes me homesick!!!

Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 10:19:43 (EDT)
Jen Bowman
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Wealth of information for an epidemiology project I am
working on for my Masters.

Monday, April 06, 1998 at 22:11:36 (EDT)
Jim Stickels
Madison, WI USA
Looking for people familiar with Bakua.

Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:49:37 (EST)
Ernest Leese
Silver Spring, MD U.S.A.

Friday, April 03, 1998 at 06:54:11 (EST)
Stella Meyer
Hamburg, Germany
Thank you for this site.
I left my heart and my soul in the gambia and i really have to go back very soon.
Greetings to all friends of The Gambia

Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 20:57:32 (EST)
Adis (Adama) Fofana
Ilford, England
Gambia is really nice and people are very friendly. I think it is the best place in the world but of course i am bias.

Thank you Andy for such a wonderful tribute to the motherland. Thanks everyone who had ever served as a peace coup or even been a tourist there. We appreciate all those chalks, shirts and sweets you willingly donate.

Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 14:52:48 (EST)

Monday, March 23, 1998 at 13:36:46 (EST)
Habib Diab-Ghanim
Silver Spring, md USA
Surfing on the and searching for news about the Gambia brought me to your site
It is ok but I also would like to see more about the business sector news and opportunities
Good job
Keep it up

See the EIU Country Reports and Gambia Government homepage for business sector news and opportunities. Webmaster.

Friday, March 20, 1998 at 06:07:56 (EST)
Eddy Forte
Lausanne, Suisse

Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 08:10:09 (EST)
Hello! I am Petra Finnman.
I am right now in Leksands the västanviks folkhögschool
in the Sweden. I was born and lived in the Banjul in year
1980. It was very nice in Gambia.
Bye Bye, Greetings!

Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 17:07:37 (EST)
Denise Laing
Prince George, BC Canada
Full of information, will help with my research essay on Gambia

Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 07:56:09 (EST)
helen Jones
London, UK
The Gambia and its people are amazing. I'm getting ready for my third visit in a year and plan to stay for a few months this time round. Think that about speaks for itself :)


Monday, March 16, 1998 at 15:03:56 (EST)
Awamary Lowe
Raleigh, NC America
i love the Gambia.

Friday, March 13, 1998 at 19:05:48 (EST)
Craig Bishop
Halifax, ns Canada

Friday, March 13, 1998 at 16:38:42 (EST)
caren miller
raleigh, nc usa
i have the great fortune of representing the Gambia in several model united nations competitions and found this site useful

Monday, March 09, 1998 at 19:58:55 (EST)
Robert Ranney
West Bloomfield, MI USA
I came here to get research data for my social studies class assignment on Gambia.

I like the monkey game!

Friday, March 06, 1998 at 14:56:13 (EST)
Nicolas Evans
oklahoma city, ok usa

I would like to work in this coutry.
I m instructor pilot with FAA licence.
If your are pilot and have some connections, please help me
Nicolas Evans (FAA instructor)

Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 20:51:36 (EST)
nankin bagudu
colchester, England
the information is interesting and from what i read it is a promising country.

Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 18:03:04 (EST)
Heather Buckmaster
Denver, CO USA
Greetings from Colorado!
Would love to hear from anyone that was in Peace Corps the same time.

I work for the Colorado Beef Council as the Director of Marketing and Promotions.

Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 14:10:11 (EST)
Bob "Joof" Kirk
Austin, TX USA
It is great to see the site. Neh na torop!

I served as a PCV in Kaur from 89-91 and I think I met you (Andy) when I came back to visit TG from London in April, 1992. I stayed with Tom Rendulich, Nina Kushner, Jenny and Tori, and Jill Bartles on that trip. Any news or addresses for any of them?

Do you know what the political situation is now in the post Jawara era? Any different?

My wife and I are probably moving to Ecuador in June.

Take care!

Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 09:29:06 (EST)
Brenda Brown
blatimore, md. usa
It is an excellent website I Just love the Gambia. I visit the counrty often. I am interested in attending the 1998 roots festival and possibly giving a presentation in the area of African dance. Please send me more information about the featival. What are the exact dates for the featival? Is there an e-mail address for the minister of Culture? thanks Brenda

Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 14:15:52 (EST)
Momodou, Abdoulie & Adama Gaye
Oslo & Germany, Norway
We find the page very impressive and educative. We hope that as Gambians putting our ideas together will lead us to a better development and understanding .

We believed putting close eyes on developmental affairs towards a common goal will bring us to a success.

Thanks for a fantastic job and keep it up.

Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 19:39:12 (EST)
Amie B houma
colchester, england
The gambia is a lovely place and the people are wonderful. Anyone who has ever been there won't forget its friendly and generous people. A typical gambian might have only D20 but would readily give D19 to his/her friend in need.

I am going to sum up my feelings about the gambia the few lines below:

The Gambia is my home
That small piece of land facing the canary islands
Oh Gambia the land of the warm hearted poeple

I have travelled the seas and the lands,
beautiful places beautiful people most of them
but the gambia is my home.

Home sweet home it calls to me,
Try as I might that tiny land calls me
Am coming am coming I answer
Oh Gambia you are my home.

Dear old beautiful Gambia,
I will love you to my dying day
For oh Gambia you are my home.

Monday, February 23, 1998 at 17:20:56 (EST)
Karen Burroughs (Aroci Jarjou)
New Milford, CT America
This has been great seeing familiar names and places here! I just came back after 3 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I miss it every day! Thanks to this I can see it more often.
Kasumay Keb

Monday, February 23, 1998 at 07:11:59 (EST)
Gothenburg, Sweden
I'm just back from a vacation in Bakau, the Gambia. It was my second time there and I love it more and more! I came there to join a dancecourse, a man from the Gambia John Jatta (Kol Jatta) had organized it. I didn't live in a hotel, I lived in a compaun called Barrekunda.
I'd love to chat a bit with someone who's been in Bakau, or even lived in Barrekunda. So please, male me!
Love from Malin

Monday, February 23, 1998 at 03:36:50 (EST)
Sukai Kah
Raleigh, NC Wake
Very informative. Helps me a lot with my presentations in school.

Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 09:54:09 (EST)
Tony and Fatou Guyver
London, UK.
One of the best sites I have come across, we hope to contribute to recipes and provide local names for fruits,vegetables etc. I was in the Gambia from 1883-86 working at MRC. Radio call sign C53FG any e-mails very welcome.Tony.

Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 01:52:10 (EST)
Teri Mojgani

Friday, February 20, 1998 at 20:13:00 (EST)
Gerald SAwyer
Townsend, ga usa
I worked in the Gambia in 1986-87 as a shrimp boat captain for National Partnership Interprises and would like to return.I keep looking through this site hoping to see some e-mail addresses in the gambia. Surely technology will make this easier in the future. I enjoy reading the message boards. Maybe I will see some old friends there soon. Nice site, keep up the good work.

Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 13:42:44 (EST)
Karen Burroughs
New Milford, CT USA
This has been a great seeing some familiar names and places here! This is woderful. I just came back after a 3 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I miss it everyday! Thsnks to this I can see it more often!

Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 03:17:04 (EST)
Marianne Hardin
Sacramento, CA USA
Great information. We are also looking for current information on Gambia's government, economy, culture, etc.

Friday, February 13, 1998 at 05:34:42 (EST)
David Gaines
Greensboro, NC USA
This site was no doubt the most informative and perfect for me to complete my little kit I'm designing for a special friend of mine.

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 18:03:37 (EST)
Kristy Wallmo
Lansing, MI USA
Andy - you are so cool!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 13:11:13 (EST)

Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 13:40:06 (EST)
Trudy Pittman Barrow
Madison, WI USA
I love The Gambia and hope to live there someday.. I am married to a Gambian (I spent 1 month there 4/97-5/97 and was married in Fajara). Anyone interested in visiting, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 16:31:17 (EST)
David W
Pendle, Lancs UK
Going to 'G' end of this month. After reading some of the web pages getting very hot (but politely)
Looks like the kind of place I'll go back to David W

Friday, February 06, 1998 at 06:32:27 (EST)

Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 11:15:37 (EST)
Demba Bah
Stockholm, Sweden
Thanks for this wonderful homepage on the Gambia

Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 15:58:04 (EST)
Alphons H.N. Dragt
Leiden, - The Netherlands
Actually I was looking for a place to learn Wolof and so I stumbled over you.
Do you know of any news-site's of the Gambia or for that matter of other West-African countries or nations in the Horn of Africa?
I'd like to find as many as possible,because I'm trying to get a newsletterlike paper together for refugees of those countries here in the Netherlands.
Off course i'd like this for other countries as well,but I'm concentrating on Africa for now.
By the way,other languages then English are welcome.
Preferably French,German,Dutch or Spanish,but I can probably find interpreters for for instance Arabic or Fula or so. (;

Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 20:35:54 (EST)
Bob Whiteside
mirfield, w.yorkshire England
I am tracing my family history, my greatuncle HAROLD WHITESIDE. He was a catholic priest out in the Gambia between 1926-36 and a army chaplain 1941-46.He taught in a mission school in Bathurst and did missionary work up the Gambia river at Macarthy .As anybody any info on him he brought a gambian to england to train as a teacher I think his name was SAM JARR any info welcome.Like the site interesting.

Monday, January 19, 1998 at 14:11:17 (EST)
Susan Rowe
Reading, UK
Anyone out there who knows Manna Village, CRD ???
I stay there two or three times a year: would love to exchange stories !

Susan Trawally Rowe

Friday, January 16, 1998 at 04:45:53 (EST)
Sunnyvale, CA U.S.A

Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 04:53:18 (EST)
Tuula Saarinen
turku, finland

Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 10:06:36 (EST)
Vanessa Boland
Sackville, NS Canada

Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 10:07:39 (EST)
noordwijk, The Netherlands

Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 11:17:18 (EST)
janet handley
minehead, u.k.
teacher in first school doing ,the gambia as a geo. lesson with the children

Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 06:19:46 (EST)
Joni van Bruinessen
Utrecht, Holland
I'm very interested in reading about The Gambia, because I just spent my holidays overthere. Very nice page.

Tuesday, January 06, 1998 at 17:16:25 (EST)
carmen heinze
apeldoorn, netherlands
so far, so very good.

Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 06:55:36 (EST)
Francis & Helen Glynn
London, UK
Thank You we are reliving our vist to Kololi in December 97 all over again, we'll be back with a synopsis of the best holiday we have ever had.

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