The triumvirate - Late Babucarr Gaye, Late Deyda Hydara and Pap Saine established The Point Newspaper on 16 December 1991. Mr Gaye quit after four months.
The Paper used to come out every Monday for the first two years of its existence. Then it started coming out every Mondays and Thursdays. In 1995, the paper was coming out thrice every week and increased to four times in 2001 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Since early 2006, the paper has gone daily.
One of the founding members, Mr Deyda Hydara, was assassinated on 16 December 2004, on the night of The Point's 13th anniversary.
He has been replaced in the paper's management team by his wife, Mrs Maria Hydara.
The Point has been on line since August 2005 with its web site address: www.thepoint.gm
and you can send us any comments through the contact box on the right. You can advertise with us, it pays. Please contact the Marketing Manager, Saul Njie on (00220) 9917501 or 7799100.
The Point Newspaper has contributed a lot in terms of Press Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights in The Gambia and beyond.
In December 2006 in Germany, the paper got an International Press Freedom Award (John Philip Palm), which was received by Mr Pap Saine in Germany.
The Point is an independent newspaper that promotes divergent views, and issues on democracy and human rights. The Paper covers national issues on politics, economics, business and development, as well as world affairs.