Gambia

Jan 22, 2013 Full story: MBendi 51

The Gambia is a small independent republic on the bulge of Africa and forms part of the West African Region.

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Sandra B

Liverpool, UK

#43 Feb 5, 2013
ALLEGRIA wrote:
i dont insult british, i am talking about gambian history. we dont talk here ab our relations with gambian guys. that's nothing to do with my private life. would you like to come someone in your country and to become your master and you to become a servant??? i doubt! the wheel is turning to 360 dgrees. told to the belgium when they complained ab african who came from zaire. in the past, zaire was belg colony and belg colonists became rich there. same with gambia. instead to give for free, better to learn them how to live. "who is guilty, why to buy love?" they did everything to come in europe,no scrupuls, when you are hungry&family, you are ready to do everything to survive. it s their case and ladies are victims.
i dont hate them!
Gambia is NOT unique in it's colonial history, Most of the world can lay claim to being oppressed at some stage, However if you compare the progress that other African nations have made since their independace with TG you will see just how much they lag behind.

The Gambia receive million of $ every year in EU aid ,contributions and donations from many international oganisations and charities and also has the advantage of foriegn investmnt by individuals through the tourist industry.

As someone who has travelled throughout Africa I can assure you there are people living in much more severe poverty than you can ever see in TG yet the attitudes and aspirations to their future are still honorable and they are more than willing to work hard for their family. Nation building takes generations as does chaging a mindset
It is education that is the key

“All the Best for 2015!”

Since: Feb 11

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#44 Feb 5, 2013
mrs sandra, you are right but, the problem is that ladies learned them expecting.

“All the Best for 2015!”

Since: Feb 11

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#45 Feb 5, 2013
you dont know, but old generations are living in the past. that's the true. it ll never end. young generation must b educated on a honest way, to fight to survive not expecting...and to b happy with a bit and to thank god for a loaf of bread but not to use people to acced.
Sandra B

Liverpool, UK

#46 Feb 5, 2013
ALLEGRIA wrote:
you dont know, but old generations are living in the past. that's the true. it ll never end. young generation must b educated on a honest way, to fight to survive not expecting...and to b happy with a bit and to thank god for a loaf of bread but not to use people to acced.
As this thread is called Gambia , my focus was on the country and not the relaionships they have with western men and women.

I do however agree that the constant endevour to desert there country by way of scamming good hearted people will never be their salvaton.

Gambia needs real industry, manufacturing technology training and higher skill levels, tourism alone which lasts for 5 months of the year can not sustain a nation especialy when half the population go to sleep for the off season.

I also agree that suporting a man to sit and do nothing is not helping anyone and only promotes the bumpster attitude of the Gambian men

“Wake up and LIVE”

Since: Mar 12

The Netherlands

#47 Feb 5, 2013
Totally Agree with you Sandra.

Senegal's additude towards poverty is a bit similar to that of Gambia's. Its hard to change.
And in my opinion Senegal is doing slightly better than Gambia but in general the additude must chance.
Entire 'poor' families rely on a single person working abroad and do not try their best to chance their situation themselves. Its destroying the country, its very hard for the person living in 'the west' and i cant believe its very fulfilling to live off someone else when gthere is a slight chance you can do something yourself (not talking about sick familymembers, very old ones, etc).

I read a controversial article about this issue a few years ago called 'stop sending money to africa' written by a west african. If forced they will have to chance.

I will try and find it.
Lisa

London, UK

#48 Feb 5, 2013
CrazySexyCool71 wrote:
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gambia having the worst justice, i think you need to talk to your president first as he doesn't seem to understand the meaning of free speech anthid justice.
I agree, no justice and no equality. The average Gambian works for about 12 a week, if that. Most hotel workers will tell you that they have been hired on six month's 'work experience', i.e. slave labour/exploitation. if they do not fit the bill at the end of the six months they are sacked!.

The government is in liaison with thieving Lebanese and Indian hotel owners who are given carte blance to exploit Gambian staff. The owners of the Palma Rima, Palm Beach and Holiday Beach Club are Indians who make a fortune from tourists and pay peanuts, literally. The Lebanese are multi millionaires and own the high end hotels, including all of the supermarkets. They live in the lap of luxury in high walled luxurious comopounds while their staff starve.

It's disgraceful. The Govt. may despise the Brits for Colonialism, buy they need to look closely at what the Indians and the Lebanese are doing.

Slave Labour is alive and well in the Gambia, with the blessing of the Gambian Government.

Lisa

London, UK

#49 Feb 5, 2013
Sandra B wrote:
<quoted text>As this thread is called Gambia , my focus was on the country and not the relaionships they have with western men and women.
I do however agree that the constant endevour to desert there country by way of scamming good hearted people will never be their salvaton.
Gambia needs real industry, manufacturing technology training and higher skill levels, tourism alone which lasts for 5 months of the year can not sustain a nation especialy when half the population go to sleep for the off season.
I also agree that suporting a man to sit and do nothing is not helping anyone and only promotes the bumpster attitude of the Gambian men
I agree Sandra 100%. Sure we know that the Lebanese and Indian Millionaire hotel owners are the new colonials who treat their staff like salves, the average wage is about 12 a week, and 'work experience' is a big factor in this type of enslavement where they work for no pay while on 'trial'. If they do not make the grade the are fired, after being used and exploited.

However this does not give the con men the right to then exploit good hearted foreign woman. They do tend to target the larger older and those who are shall we say challenged in the looks dept. They play on the gullibility of those who appear to be desperate for 'love'. They are very clever.

There is currently massive internet fraud happening in the Gambia on a daily basis where the internet cafes are packed to capacity day and night with fraudsters trying to scam older women out of money. They must be successful since they have the mone to use these cafes 24/7. They are also scamming naive women into sham marriages and dump them as soon as they arrive in the UK Holland Norway Sweden Copenhagen.

It is a major problem which has to be tackled and it's as serous as the Nigerian 419 scam.
Sandra B in da Gambia

Gambia

#50 Mar 23, 2013
In the past 7 days 3 people have lost their lives on Gambian beaches, 2 drowned while swimming, got caught by very rough waves and undercurrents and swept away, the other drowned when his fishng boat capsized in rough seas off Kotu Beach.

The sea is very dangerous at the moment all beaces are flying red flags,and the mood in the bars is very sombre as the boys who died where all well known and liked

“Not ALL Black and White”

Since: Feb 13

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#51 Mar 23, 2013
Sandra B in da Gambia wrote:
In the past 7 days 3 people have lost their lives on Gambian beaches, 2 drowned while swimming, got caught by very rough waves and undercurrents and swept away, the other drowned when his fishng boat capsized in rough seas off Kotu Beach.
The sea is very dangerous at the moment all beaces are flying red flags,and the mood in the bars is very sombre as the boys who died where all well known and liked
Sandra, WHY does this keep happening. It happened the day I was there, I think 3 drowned along the same stretch of beach. Do they not take notice of the flags and if they do see them why do the people go out when it's dangerous. The parents and schools should be warning locals about this as it happens too much. How very sad. Do you know their names? Hope it's nobody that I know. This could be easily avoided and do the fishermen not have life jackets? Toooo sad.
Sandra B in da Gambia

Gambia

#52 Mar 23, 2013
sorry Justine dont know their names

“Leading the Revolution”

Since: Oct 09

Washington, DC

#53 Mar 23, 2013
Sad to hear about them losing their lives!!

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