On fertilizer!

It is an undisputable fact that agriculture is the backbone of most national economies in Africa. Many technocrats believe that a country making...
Editorial

Waste management

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Waste management is a serious problem in many developing countries including The Gambia. People should also change their attitude towards proper...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Africa Free Trade Zone

Monday, July 15, 2019
Mr. President, recently you attended the AU Summit in Niger on the Africa Free Trade Zone which we believed The Gambia can benefit from to boost its...

On global heating!

Friday, July 12, 2019
Nearly 80% of cities around the globe are expected to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds. London will have a similar...

Let’s make a crime-free nation!

Thursday, July 11, 2019
The recent surge in violent crime in the country such as armed robbery and murder is a cause of concern. It also calls for rethink and not to allow...

West Africa’s eco: What difference would a single currency make?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Fifteen countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency next year called the eco. Experts are divided on the impact it would have on...

Armed robbers strike in CRR!

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Armed robbery is in the news. In our yesterday’s edition, we ran a story in which armed robbers attacked a shop in Demfai, a small community in Sami...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Tobaski is approaching

Monday, July 08, 2019
Mr. President, according to most calendars, August 10th 2019 will be Tobaski, which is barely one month to go. Your Government should start...

Africa must stop selling its nature short

Friday, July 05, 2019
Extractive activities such as mining are causing profound ecological and social damage in Africa. Governments must ensure that nature is protected...

Cybercrime; a fast-rising enterprise!

Thursday, July 04, 2019
It is an undisputable fact that no matter where one lives around the globe, people are immensely harnessing the benefits of fast internet in real...

Climate change: More call to fully deliver Paris Agreement

Wednesday, July 03, 2019
The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up last week after having considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN...

The dangers of social media addiction

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
With the increase of technology and social platforms, more teens are getting connected, which leads to an alarming increase of time spent online. The...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT our country’s securiaty forces

Monday, July 01, 2019
Mr. President, our country’s security forces should double up their efforts to curb criminality in the country. Recently, an alleged kidnapping of...

On migrationand displacement!

Friday, June 28, 2019
Crowds of people on the move with their bundles of possessions, young men frantically scaling fences, boatloads of women and children pummelled by...

World Refugee Day: Aid hungry, displaced victims

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Even on June 20, World Refugee Day, people are being displaced by war or other disasters. The UN Refugee Agency says there are “30 people who are...

On Promotion!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
It is a famous saying that people are not promoted for doing their jobs really well. They get promoted by demonstrating their potentials to do more....

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:Threatening Gambians

Monday, June 24, 2019
Mr. President, the recent threats made by your Interior Minister and Youth Adviser at a political rally in Brikama is the least we expected from...

Disaster preparedness

Friday, June 21, 2019
Disaster preparedness is one critical thing that people have to adapt to in mitigating the impact of disasters when it strikes. It is a common...

Murder again!

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Another murder is again in the news. In our yesterday’s edition, we ran a story in which one Saidou Barry, a 65-year-old man and a native of...

More actions needed on ‘Climate Emergency’

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, sent out very clear signals for more ambitious climate action at the start of the UN...

Let’s build the nation and move on

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The much-talked about issue of whether Barrow would serve three or five years, has now been put to rest when he publicly made it clear that he would...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:The forfeiture of Jammeh Assets

Monday, June 17, 2019
Mr. President, we welcome the move taken by the government to forfeit and sell all assets belonging to former President Jammeh and his close...

Govts set to respond to calls for greater climate ambition

Friday, June 14, 2019
Set at the mid-point of a crucial year during which accelerated global climate action is both urgent and essential, governments are meeting in Bonn...

Using tech to improve Africa’s logistics industry

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Poor infrastructure is currently holding back the growth of Africa’s logistics markets. Industries can make a variety of goods, but they struggle...

Cybercrime, a threat to national security

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The threat of cybercrime to businesses around the globe is rising fast. According to one estimate, by McAfee, the damages associated with cybercrime...

Accidents on our roads!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The recent fatal automobile accident between Faraba and Pirang in Kombo East has since stirred-up public debate on social media as to the methods The...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:Teacher motivation

Monday, June 10, 2019
Teacher motivation must be given high priority in achieving education goals Mr. President, we wish to take this opportunity to wish you, your...

Let's empower fisheries officials

Friday, June 07, 2019
Illegal fishing which includes juvenile fishing is a serious issue affecting many developing countries. It is virtually found in all types and...

Making the war on drugs trafficking tougher

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons to support...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The issue of caste in Gambia

Monday, June 03, 2019
Mr. President, the ongoing fight over caste in the Upper River Region (URR), (Koina village) needs urgent attention. Last week Saturday incident...

Let’s embrace proper waste management

Friday, May 31, 2019
Waste management is a serious problem in many developing countries including The Gambia. People should also change their attitude towards proper...

Let’s tackle irregular migration!

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Irregular migration is a topical issue in many developing countries including The Gambia. Lack of limited prospects and job opportunities is the main...

Tolerance is crucial in ensuring lasting peace!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
A renowned American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet -Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can...

This Treaty Is Good for the Environment!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Climate change is adversely affecting ecosystems and livelihoods on planet earth. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol of 1987 is,...

The row on land disputes

Monday, May 27, 2019
Mr. President, it is time to put an end to the row on land disputes and put good mechanism to avoid them. There are many cases involving land at the...

Let’s embrace community Service!

Friday, May 24, 2019
Renowned Indian statesman, activist and philosopher- Mahatma Gandhi once said that ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service...

Life as We Know It!

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Plant and animal species are disappearing faster than at any time in recorded history. We know who is to blame. Our planet has suffered five mass...

Agriculture: Africa’s ‘engine for growth’

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
After decades of economic stagnation and with the number of chronically malnourished people now reaching 200 million, Africa’s leaders are...

Let’s ensure professionalism at work!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Men and women in uniform are seen as peaceful and friendly and should not act otherwise. Therefore, as a security officer, they have an obligation to...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: On new sports levy on GSM operators

Monday, May 20, 2019
Mr. President, news of a new sports levy on the GSM operators is welcome as a progressive one. Effective 10th June 2019, the sports levy will be...

Rainy season is here!

Friday, May 17, 2019
Farmers in the country are busy clearing their farms and making last minutes burnings ahead of what is expected to be another successful season....

Importance of vegetable gardening

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Joel Karsten, an expert in vegetable gardening for over 40 years once said: “Vegetable gardening is as important as other essential life giving...

Let’s promote responsible tourism!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Responsibility comes in many forms – from the principles of how we interact with each other, to influencing behaviour within our surroundings. The...

GAF and agriculture

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Agriculture is indispensable and a key component in the development of any nation. It is a sector widely seen by many as an avenue for investment to...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Ramadan Kareem

Monday, May 13, 2019
Mr. President, today is the 8th day of Ramadan and as we continue seeking for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, may all our prayers be accepted and...

African art needs to come home!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The absence of artistic treasures is a huge loss to African countries’ economies and contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. ...

The global body for biodiversity science and policy must heal rifts

Thursday, May 09, 2019
Most scientists and conservationists agree that the planet is on the edge of an extinction crisis. But the best way to address that crisis is still...

On good governance

Thursday, May 09, 2019
There is no single and exhaustive definition of “good governance,” nor is there a delimitation of its scope, that commands universal acceptance. The...

Ramadan is a time to show compassion!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The Holy Month of Ramadan is here again. This week, Muslims in The Gambia join their colleagues around the world to observe this important month in...

Good morning Mr. President

Monday, May 06, 2019
Mr. President Ramadan Mubarak Mr. President, Ramadan begins today and we wish you, your family, your government and all Muslims residing in The...

World Press Freedom Day!

Friday, May 03, 2019
The Gambia will today join the rest of the world to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The day provides a perfect opportunity to assess achievements...

Good Morning Mr. President

Thursday, May 02, 2019
Mr. President, with the recent TRRC startling revelations made by Sanna Sabally, the ex-vice chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council...

Human rights in Gambia

Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Gambia’s history has been marred by serious human rights violations especially since ex-president Yahya Jammeh led a military coup in July 1994,...

Editorial: Tomorrow is May Day!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
May 1 is celebrated in The Gambia, as in many countries around the world, as National Labour Day. Each year, countries around the globe join the...

Gambia’s efforts to mainstream Climate change

Friday, April 26, 2019
In 2016, The Gambia’s National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) was validated. The policy was aimed at mainstreaming climate change into all development...

National security demands tight cyber security

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
In a connected world, no government or company can perfectly protect all its data from hackers and rival states. Even so, it’s astonishing that, from...

Gambia gains recognition on press freedom

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Kudos to The Gambia on its remarkable performance on press freedom as this year marks a remarkable progress on press freedom in latest RSF index...

Rising in price of basic commodities ahead of Ramadan

Thursday, April 18, 2019
The recent rise in the price of basic commodities especially rice, sugar, flour and onion among a host of others, ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan...

Promoting year-round tourism

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Every year approximately 1.2 billion people travel abroad, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Many countries have turned...

Health is wealth

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The health and wealth of a nation are fundamentally linked. There is this widely believe notion that healthier populations live longer, more...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, April 15, 2019
Mr. President, the controversy surrounding the issue of bread in the country should be dealt with as soon as possible as about 90% of Gambians in the...

Gambia-China relations

Friday, April 12, 2019
On March 17th, 2016, the Republic of The Gambia and China resumed diplomatic ties. However, the two countries had first established diplomatic...

Cultural diversity and economic growth in Africa

Thursday, April 11, 2019
In an era of globalisation and liberalisation of goods and services, there has been surge inflows of the population in the form of temporary and...

Boasting agric production in Gambia

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It is an indisputablefact that agric development is key to promoting sustainable investment to achieve long-term food security, thereby reducing...

UN Climate Conference in Songdo

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
As a result of backdrop of increasing extreme weather disasters, world experts and leaders are meeting this week at the Korea Global Adaptation Week...

Good luck to Gamcoy 22!

Friday, April 05, 2019
For the last fifteen years, The Gambia has been sending troops to Darfur, which is a very good record in the history of the country’s contributions...

Let’s strictly control our guns

Thursday, April 04, 2019
In the wake of the recent unfortunate land dispute involving the communities of Gunjur and Berending, which led to the shooting to death of Buba...

Investment in Africa

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
China is not “moving relentlessly across Africa”. Despite what Peter Navarro, head of US President Donald Trump’s National Trade Council has written,...

A breakthrough for Gambian journalists

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Just last week, Gambian journalists received information that the Office of the president has announced that all journalists covering the State House...

Good Mr. President

Monday, April 01, 2019
Welcome Mr. President to yet another edition of Good Morning Mr. President. Mr. President, last week you appointed two ministers; Dr. A. L. Samateh...

Increasing land conflicts in Gambia

Friday, March 29, 2019
Effective land management is predicated on proper ownership. It is those with legitimate documentation for the land they claim to own who can...

Waste management education

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Despite its importance in terms of preserving a clean and healthy environment for citizens, waste management has historically suffered from a poor...

Impacts of rural-urban drift

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Rural-urban drift is a complex issue in many developing countries around the world and The Gambia is not an exception. Rural development initiatives...

On importance of EGRA

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
A renowned Indian philosopher- Mahatma Gandhi has once said that “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” This...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, March 25, 2019
Mr. President, how are you this Monday morning? Hope you are getting along very well. We wish you a very pleasant week ahead. Mr. President, we...

Africa Climate Week in Accra

Friday, March 22, 2019
Ghana, got firmly underway on Wednesday with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. The event takes place...

Gambia-France relations

Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Gambia’s official language is English; however, French has been an important partner in the country’s development endeavours. Since The Gambia...

On land issues in Gambia

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Conflicts over land is becoming a major problem in The Gambia and are widely recognised as ‘most serious’ in recent years. The growing pressure on...

Christchurch massacre: a wake up call

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Zealand was shaken to its core on Friday when at least 49 people were killed by a gunman in two mosques in Christchurch. Brenton Harrison...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, March 18, 2019
Mr. President, last week has been a very dramatic week for The Gambia as a lot of scenarios were unfolded. Ya Kumba Jaiteh who filed her petition...

The need for African economic integration

Friday, March 15, 2019
At its formation in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), as it was then called had among its founding principles, the need to promote unity...

On environmental damage

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Rampant overconsumption, pollution and food waste in the developed world leads to hunger, poverty and disease elsewhere A quarter of all premature...

On national security

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
National security is one of the exceptions under all access to information (ATI) laws. However, few of the laws, or their implementing regulations,...

Stop juvenile fishing in our waters!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Illegal and juvenile fishing is one of the serious challenges facing African countries especially The Gambia. This awful practice is having a...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, March 11, 2019
Mr. President, first of all, let’s take this opportunity to wish our Christian brothers and sisters a very solemn and meaningful Lenten season as...

Happy International Women’s Day

Friday, March 08, 2019
March 8 every year is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day (IWD). Hundreds of events occur not just on this day, but throughout...

Terrorism in the 21st Century

Thursday, March 07, 2019
The first decade of the 21st century was dominated by terror and terrorists. No one man was responsible although the pre-eminent face was that of...

Tackling money laundering in West Africa

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Money laundering and counter Financing of Terrorism remains one of the biggest challenges facing the international community. The ugly practice is...

Migration is an old phenomenon

Tuesday, March 05, 2019
In the last few months, a huge migration movement has been unwinding in Central America, especially in Mexico. Thousands of migrants from South...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, March 04, 2019
Mr. President, the deportation of Gambians last week from Germany raised a lot of concerns as the number of deportees keeps increasing. Many...

Senegal election

Friday, March 01, 2019
The Senegalese voters have spoken loudly to cherish democracy and choose for continuity. President Macky Sall was on Sunday re-elected and a...

Alarming rate of bushfire

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The recent spell of warm weather in the country is a reminder that the bushfire season is far from over. The Sunday dramatic blaze, which tore...

Boosting Anti-drug war

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Former U.S. politician and philanthropist, who served as the 39th president of the United States has once said that the drug culture has shaped at...

In solidarity with Senegalese journalists

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Off recent press freedom is facing new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states, where authorities are focusing their efforts on...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, February 25, 2019
Mr. President, last week was a very busy week for you. After the independence celebration, you also received your Sierra Leonean counterpart,...

More reforms will boost intra-regional trade

Friday, February 22, 2019
The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by the overwhelming majority of African countries is a historic step...

Youth empowerment is Key

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Former United Nations Secretary General- Kofi Anan one said that ‘from creating start-ups to igniting revolutions, young people have been toppling...

Agriculture in a changing world

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Agriculture is an integral component in the development of any nation. For centuries, perhaps nearly three-quarters into the 20th century, farming...

Gambia marks 54th Independence Anniversary

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Gambia yesterday marks its 54th years of nationhood at a colourful ceremony held at the MacCarthy Square in Banjul. It was on this day in 1965...

Decentralisation: Key to rapid development

Friday, February 15, 2019
Decentralisation is a complex and often somewhat elusive phenomenon. Many countries around the world have been grappling with this problem for...

Ending poverty in Africa is within our reach!

Thursday, February 14, 2019
On Africa Day (25 May), it is important to note that the continent is making significant progress to end extreme poverty. With all the potential...
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