Our intelligence must not fail us

Intelligence gathering, analysis and supply are the lifeblood to national security. It is one thing that keeps any nation safe or otherwise. It keeps...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Recollections, one year after Barrow takes office

Monday, January 22, 2018
You took oath on 19 January 2017 at The Gambian Embassy, Dakar in Senegal administered by the then president of The Gambia Bar Association, Sherrif...

One year after Jammeh’s 22-year era of dictatorship

Friday, January 19, 2018
Today January 19, 2018 marks exactly one year since the swearing in of President Barrow as The Gambia’s new president, ending 22 years of...

Make a brighter future for Gambian youth

Thursday, January 18, 2018
It is good reading the report of a strategically placed youth leader calling on government, the public and private sector players in the country to...

The president who declines honours, titles

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
President Adama Barrow returned from hajj in Makah last year and what was received from the Office of the President was a press release, saying the...

Ensure public sector reform meets citizens’ aspirations

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The government has put out a public notice stating that it is planning to hold a grand one-day meeting at State House, where President Barrow will...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT:Things are getting out of Hands

Monday, January 15, 2018
Mr. President as you are aware, the security of the country is at stake at the moment especially within the political arena. What happened in your...

Political thuggery, insanity must end

Friday, January 12, 2018
It’s hard to tell who is right or wrong but what is for sure is that the spate of political thuggery and insanity that grips the country few days ago...

Global perspective on environmental health

Thursday, January 11, 2018
The environment is a key determinant of human health, and exposures to toxic chemicals, physical factors, and pollutants all have a direct impact on...

3 years for presidency is unconstitutional

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The constitution is the supreme law of this country and any law that is in disagreement should be considered null and void – that is what Section (4)...

It is just the beginning

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Our new dispensation under the Barrow government and administration is just about one-year-old, but it has been a chequered period for the powers...

Good Morning Mr. President: New Year’s resolutions

Monday, January 08, 2018
Mr. President, as this is our first edition of “Good Morning Mr. President” in the 2018, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your...

It’s time to act on POPs

Friday, January 05, 2018
Having very serious and long term effects on human health, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are becoming very common in The Gambia; as they can...

Take no less the TEF initiative

Thursday, January 04, 2018
The development hinging around the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) reported on Wednesday by this paper is a golden opportunity that deserves to be...

Helping disaster victims is what we cherish

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The Gambia Red Cross has proven to be a shining example in reaching out to disaster victims and that is what we cherish. This proven track record...

President Barrow evokes spirit of Nationalism

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
President Barrow has delivered a resounding New Year message that evokes the rough transition he had gone through and also the spirit of nationalism....

From soccer star to presidency, George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

Friday, December 29, 2017
Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the...

With discovery of Fall Army Worm, Gambian Agriculture faces monumental task

Thursday, December 28, 2017
It will be ludicrous to suggest that the discovery of Fall Army Worm (FAW) pest in The Gambia is not alarming; therefore our agricultural industry...

Understanding democracy is essential

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
If there is anything that Barrow’s government deserves a thumps-up, is democracy and freedom of expression. It’s been 22 years that no one dared...

Happy Christmas in advance

Friday, December 22, 2017
The Gambia is a secular state, making it very possible for distinct religions to practice freely and this is what makes us as model in religious...

The internet can harm, but can also be a child’s best tool for learning

A Guest Editorial
Thursday, December 21, 2017
From working with children and the internet for the past 15 years, I have learnt that it can be as harmful as we want it to be. If a child is alone...

Transport Ministry should shed light as confusion continues over increment of fares

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Whosoever is responsible for the announcement of the increment of national transport fares should know that it came at a wrong time and unacceptable...

China’s ties to Gambia set to grow

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
China vowed to beef up cooperation on infrastructure construction, agriculture and tourism with Gambia, the West African nation that resumed...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Deyda Hydara, a man who still lives with us in...

Monday, December 18, 2017
December 16 is always celebrated as the anniversary of The Point Newspaper. This day used to be a very happy and joyous day in The Point as it also...

A glowing tribute to late Deyda

Friday, December 15, 2017
Tomorrow will mark 13 years since late Deyda Hydara, the co-proprietor and managing editor of The Point Newspaper was slain and still suspects are...

The Gambia-EU Relationship

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Let there be no doubt that one of The Gambia’s biggest partners in development today is the European Union (EU). EU has significantly contributed...

Gambia-Turkey relations at its core

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The relationship between The Gambia seems to be at its core as the Gambian ambassador presents his letters of credence to the Turkish President His...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Women need to be empowered

Monday, December 11, 2017
Mr. President, The women of the country need to be empowered. Most women in the country are practising vegetable gardening as a major source of...
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With the new airport, Senegal hopes to be West Africa’s air hub

Picture: Blaise Diagne
Friday, December 08, 2017
The commissioning of the Senegal’s new international airport will effectively place the country to become an emerging competitor in West Africa’s air...

Thank you for being with us for over 60 years

Thursday, December 07, 2017
The remarkable improvement that the Medical Research Council (MRC) has made in our health sector deserves commendation. From research to...

At COP 23, ACJA called for the barring of US delegation

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the last month as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the...

Disunity will not be tolerated in Agric Sector

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Agriculture, which is the mainstay of our economy, needs to move steadily and consistently in this modern world. We have to acknowledge that...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 04, 2017
Mr. President, as Muslims throughout the world celebrates Maulud-Nabi locally called “Gamo” to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad “SAWS”, we...

Religious tolerance should be safeguarded

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Being the smiling Coast of African does not only stops at being hospitable, but also religious tolerance which is a very core in our values and...

A mockery of the Jammeh 22-year rule

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
What came out from The Gambia’s electricity road map unveiled by Nawec on Thursday 23 November 2017 has made mockery of the Jammeh bragging about...

It’s time that Environment Ministry act to conserve our nature

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
We would do no justice to the future generation if we fail in our responsibility as a nation to conserve our natural resources and our nature...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Welcome to State House

Monday, November 27, 2017
Mr. President, it’s going to be memorable as you mark your first day at the State House, in Banjul, ten months after been elected president of the...

A historical crisis NAWEC should learn from

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Today November 23 marks 40 years anniversary of the beginning of the Gambia energy crisis. It was 23 November 1977 (Tobaski Day) that then Gambia...

What a rancour in our sports fraternity

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
So much rancour has been noticed within the sports fraternity in The Gambia in recent days, particularly between the National Sports Council (NSC)...

Treating human beings as slaves in Libya must stop

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Hundreds of activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, angered by the government’s failure to tackle people smuggling after a CNN...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Plight of Civil Servants

Monday, November 20, 2017
Mr. President, Civil servants in the country should also be considered in the New Gambia. Civil servants should be motivated in terms of salary...

Investment is paramount in nation building

Friday, November 17, 2017
His Excellency President Barrow is in Dubai to attend the Global Investment Forum and the 4th Annual CROSAPF Summit. We are pleased to know that...

Women and Business

Thursday, November 16, 2017
It’s a common saying that empowering a woman simply means empowering a nation, and if that is something to go by, it would imperative to encourage...

The writing is on the wall

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A litany of unpleasant happenings have continued to take place under the watch of the current administration of the Barrow administration – eleven...

Corruption must not continue like a sporting arena

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The evidence of corruption in this country over the past 52 years had been invariably high – the two commissions of inquires in the aftermath of our...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT - Sports: The Way Forward

Monday, November 13, 2017
Mr. President, your government in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports should take a look at the sports sector of the country. Sports...

Migration remains a challenge

Friday, November 10, 2017
Irregular migration remains a fundamental challenge for both Africa and Europe, and therefore, commitments must not be wavered to reduce or even curb...

The days of isolationism in diplomatic field is now over

Thursday, November 09, 2017
The Gambia is now moving from stultification and isolation to reposition itself in the international field where it aims to regain her lost dignity...

NAWEC could communicate better than this

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Even if we acknowledge that NAWEC is facing an unprecedented energy crisis; their response to the crisis was not satisfactory – putting into accounts...

Climate Change is not a hoax

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
The UN Climate Change Conference opens Yesterday 6 November 2017, in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, November 06, 2017
Mr. President, since your government is set to promote democracy, freedom of expression and rule of law, GRTS as the only national TV station in The...

Don’t let the sun set on democracy in Africa

Friday, November 03, 2017
The role of governments is to manage institutions that promote development, good governance and the rule of law, while making efforts to empower...

A friend in need is a friend in deed

Thursday, November 02, 2017
An added impetus has been injected into the relations and pathway between The Gambia and the people and Government of the Republic of Turkey in the...

China: Potential-first country to eradicate poverty

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
China has set itself the challenging task of lifting the equivalent of the combined population of The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone out of...

Our lawmakers’ retreats should reflect the public interest

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Our lawmakers are treading a good path by engaging in a preseason retreat aimed at bolstering their capacity and performance of the exercise of their...

Fake news is what it is: Fake

Monday, October 30, 2017
There seems to be so much noise about fake news, and how it supposedly threatens mainstream media, that the impression it gives is that of an enemy...

Fix up the vulnerability gaps in the economy

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Although donor-support to The Gambia has been forthcoming to help in bailing our government and nation out of the economic mess it has found itself...

Improving criminal investigation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There are shows on cable TV that feature scientific crime investigation in the United States. American forensic experts can lift fingerprints even...

The scourge of child marriage

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
One of the greatest obstacles to global development is child marriage, a harmful traditional practice that primarily affects young girls. It is an...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, October 23, 2017
Mr President, while most Gambians are still grateful to your administration for ushering in freedom and the rule of law, after more than two decades...

Retrospective reflection of World Teachers’ Day

Friday, October 20, 2017
5th October was World Teachers’ Day and the University of The Gambia Education Students’ Association, for first time in the history of the...

A vital move to rescuing our energy sector

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The $45 million loan to support energy sector in The Gambia is a conscious and realistic step aimed at tackling the energy and electricity supply...

Diaspora remittances vital for economy

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The government’s efforts to harness diaspora remittances have a lot to commend it.This is an area that has remained largely untapped so far, despite...

Some signs of glad tidings

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, they say, and if this could be related to our new beginnings in the tourism season and in the new Gambia,...

UTG School of Journalism into perspective

Monday, October 16, 2017
The first ever celebration of School of Journalism and Digital Media (SJDM) Founders’ Day, three years after the establishment of the school, brought...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT:Tourist season, health

Monday, October 16, 2017
Everyone is happy that the tourist season is here and looking forward to a very successful season. We commend the Ministry of Tourism and the team...

The electricity bane

Friday, October 13, 2017
The outcry from Gambians due to the lack of electricity and water supply for couple of weeks and months now has almost reached a national crisis...

Gambia, Senegal: Integration a necessity

Thursday, October 12, 2017
President Barrow has made another landmark brotherly remark in the true African spirit of oneness, love and unity, by reiterating the long-standing...

Pursue industrialisation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The African Economic Outlook report 2017 has made it glaringly clear the toddling nature of our national growth and development, as our nation is...

Welcome foreign minister of Senegal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The visit today of the Senegalese foreign minister, Sidiki Kaba, to The Gambia with special message from his president, marks another milestone in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: What about the other promises to the media?

Monday, October 09, 2017
Mr. President, first of all, we would like to commend you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since your...

Guest editorial: Don’t let the sun set on democracy in Africa

Friday, October 06, 2017
The role of governments is to manage institutions that promote development, good governance and the rule of law, while making efforts to empower...

Achieving food security

Thursday, October 05, 2017
We have heard loud and clear the pronouncement made by the agriculture minister that our nation should attain food self-sufficiency in two years’...

Echoes from the Commission

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The Commission of Inquiry set up to look into the financial dealings of former President Yahya Jammeh has revealed a lot that is essential to write...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - Media, Government Partnership

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Mr. President, we want to thank you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since you assumed office in...

Saudi Women Behind the Wheel…

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) The move by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on the rights of Saudi women to drive, is indeed a...

China’s gigantic strides, ahead of Gambia

Monday, October 02, 2017
Sixty-eight years ago, precisely in 1949, the People’s Republic of China was established. Sixteen years later, The Gambia was to follow suit in 1965,...

Happy Muslim New Year

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Muslims in the world are celebrating the New Year in the Islamic calendar tomorrow Friday, known in the local parlance as Tamharit (Muharam). The...

Human Rights and Police

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Guest Editorial Police are here to protect our lives and property. For this reason to enable them to carry out their duty effectively they have...

The electricity bane

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The outcry from Gambians due to the lack of electricity and water supply for couple of weeks and months now has almost reached a national crisis...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!!

Monday, September 25, 2017
Welcome back from the United Nations General Assembly in New York. We would like to congratulate you on your maiden speech at the world’s assembly. ...

Promoting Quality Assurance in Our Schools

Friday, September 22, 2017
The recent closure of five private schools by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is a welcome move, if only it was the last resort, meant...

Finally, a world without nuclear weapons is in sight

Thursday, September 21, 2017
For the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war, a global treaty has been negotiated that proponents say would, if successful,...

What we’re watching at this year’s UN General Assembly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
When the 193-member United Nations convenes this week for the annual General Assembly speeches and high-level meetings, world leaders will be paying...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - As schools are opening, there are issues that need to be addressed in the education sector

Monday, September 18, 2017
The education ministry should try and conduct a tour to all the schools in the county so as to familiarise themselves with the situation and to...

The falling standard of written English

Friday, September 15, 2017
The escalating problem of English language ineptitude among most Gambian journalists, particularly those with the newspapers, has and continues to...

Security for the people

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Our president has just launched a national security initiativecalled Security Sector Reform Project to get a well organised and disciplined force in...

Let’s give a helping hand

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Since the announcement of the death of fivepeople and 8000 victims caused bythe recent flash floodsand windstormthat struck thecountry, especially in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! Urgent attention needed from Nawec!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
(Monday, 11 September 2017 Issue) Mr President we would like to welcome you and all pilgrims from the holy land of Mecca and may Allah the Almighty...

A show of condolence and love

Friday, September 08, 2017
The Gambia Government has demonstrated concern and love for the people and Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, following the catastrophic...

8000 flood victims: a cause for concern

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The rains have intensified, and we have started hearing news of heavy downpours destroying homes and properties across the country, especially in the...

Crisis of good governance

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Governance is the exercise of authority to address public affairs. This authority can be political, economic or administrative. The use of this...

Kenya’s historic verdict a lesson for all

Monday, September 04, 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017, was a historic day in the annals of African democracy when the Kenyan Chief Justice, Justice David Maraga,...

Eid Mubarak!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Tomorrow is Tobaski. Muslims in The Gambia and many parts of the world will tomorrow celebrate, Eid-al Adha, commonly known as Tobaski. Since...

Gambia a veritable ground for investment

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
About 10 companies in Belgium are reported to be eyeing The Gambia for investment in various sectors of national development. The Belgian...

Editorial: Spend judiciously

Monday, August 28, 2017
The spending spree that has been triggered by the momentum and euphoria surrounding the Tobaski or Eid-ul Adzha should be treated with care and...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!!Matters arising

Monday, August 28, 2017
We want to commend the government and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure for the fares reduction in the country due to the decrease...

Let’s maintain regular communication

Friday, August 25, 2017
We are moved by the communication channel promised by the Minister of Information at his maiden press briefing held yesterday at his office in...

Security, a cornerstone of development

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
We have had to add our voice to the strategic moves being taken by the government authorities to ensure our nation thrives peacefully under a safe...

Why the unruly behaviour?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A week or so ago the whole nation was widely informed about the agreement reached between the government authorities and transport unions covering...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - Some concerns to address

Monday, August 21, 2017
Your Excellency, while the whole country is still reeling with happiness and gratitude for the freedom and respect for human rights ushered in by...
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