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Ambassador-designate Richard Carlton Paschall III

Ambassador-designate Richard Carlton Paschall III Ambassador Richard “Carl” Paschall was officially sworn in on March 7 as U.S. Ambassador to The Gambia.  Paschall arrived in The Gambia on March 14, 2019, and looks forward to presenting his credentials to His Excellency President Adama Barrow at the earliest opportunity. Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of ...
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CDA Seaver Congratulates Gambia 2019 IVLP Participants

Charge d’Affaires Shelly Seaver and PAO Kathryn Edwards met with young Gambian leaders who will participate in 2019 International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) in the United States.  Ms. Juma Baldeh, a tech enthusiast who provides volunteer training and support for girls to pursue STEAM education, will participate in the program, “Advancing Women in STEAM Fields.” ...
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PAO Meets Popular Rapper, Discusses Youth Empowerment and Art Development

Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Edwards recently met with a popular Gambian rap artiste, Sanna Singhateh, who goes by the stage name ST Brikama Boyo.  ST is a young professional Gambian rapper with a huge following.  PAO Edwards congratulated ST on his success and thanked him for using his platform as a musician to address difficult ...
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Musical Theater Highlights USG Educational Support to Banjul American School

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Shelly Seaver recently presided over the Banjul American International School’s (BAIS) annual musical theater performance at the Ebujan Theater.  Delivering her remarks, CDA Seaver celebrated the hard work of BAIS students and teachers.  She praised the many benefits of musical theater and highlighted continuing United States Government support that allows BAIS to cultivate ...
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Gambia’s First Female Kora Player Visits Embassy Ahead of U.S. Tour

Gambia’s Sona Jobarteh, the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious West African griot family, met with Chargé d’Affaires, a.i Shelly Seaver, PAO Kathryn Edwards and Pol/Econ Officer Youliana Sadowski to discuss her upcoming U.S. tour and her philanthropic project, the Gambia Academy of Music and Culture.  Sona is best known for the ...
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