A historical crisis NAWEC should learn from

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...

Uphold fair prices for livestock

Monday, August 21, 2017
We are faced again with the huge challenge of buying rams to observe the all-important feast of Eid ul-Adha locally known as Tobaski, which is just...

Fighting irregular migration

Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Italian government has continued to lend a helping hand to the Gambian government to fight the lingering problem of irregular migration, as it...

Kudos to transport ministry

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It has been announced that with effect from 21 August 2017, all transport tariffs and fares will be reduced. The reduction in transport fares and...

The Dalasi is depreciating

Monday, August 14, 2017
Over the last few months and weeks, we have noticed the depreciation of the Gambian dalasi, which is presently affecting the daily life of people,...

The Agric Minister has a task at hand

Thursday, August 10, 2017
The alarm bells as regards the state of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country have been rung, with dire tunes that call for serious and...

Fighting irregular migration

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Italian government has continued to lend a helping hand to the Gambian government to fight the lingering problem of irregular migration, as it...

Put the spokes in the wheels of corruption

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Gambian anti–corruption bill is being discussed by stakeholders such as the Ministry of Justice, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - Plight of the youths is paramount to national development

Monday, August 07, 2017
Mr President, latest figures indicate that 12,000 Gambian migrants had arrived in Europe. This calls for alarm though the figure has dropped after...

Living with dirt in the city centre

Friday, August 04, 2017
The heartbeat of our environment has become an eyesore these days as most of the street junctions and outlets in town are inundated with dirt and all...

A friend indeed!

Thursday, August 03, 2017
The EU has been making true its promises of giving a full scale of helping hand to The Gambia government and people under the Barrow regime. It...

Nip the strike in the bud

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We have heard and experienced the sit down strike being carried out by taxi drivers in the country, as there are hardly enough taxis in town these...

Prevention is better than cure

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The rains have intensified, and we have started hearing news of heavy downpours destroying homes and foodstuffs in various communities across the...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT!!! - Sport should be taken seriously

Monday, July 31, 2017
Mr President during the State Opening of parliament last Monday, sport enthusiasts were surprised that you did not make any comment about sport on...

Set-settal should be revisited

Monday, July 31, 2017
After 8 months of absence, set-settal, which is the national cleansing exercise, resumed last Saturday 29 July 2017. For many, the notice was very...

Keep it up Gambia High!

Friday, July 28, 2017
Although one swallow does not make a summer, it is but essential that we commend the Gambia Senior Secondary School (GSSS or better still Gambia...

Translating words into action is the game

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The State Opening address by the President on Monday 24 July 2017 has given some hope that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Many good...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! Tobaski 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017
According to the Islamic calendar, the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, locally known as Tobaski, will be celebrated on Saturday, 2nd September 2017. ...

Better luck next time

Monday, July 24, 2017
Our home-based Darling Scorpions have been eliminated from the CHAN qualifying campaign after a costly defeat in Mali over the weekend. Though...

Why the Guidelines in the Broadcasting Sector

Friday, July 21, 2017
Some guidelines on Ownership and Cross-ownership in the broadcasting sector in The Gambia have been validated by stakeholders in the media industry. ...

PEACE, PEACE, PEACE!

Thursday, July 20, 2017
We have been hearing rumours of insurgence, especially within the rank and file of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF). Indeed things have come to light...

Hope for the better

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
We are trying to be hopeful that the energy validation workshop underway at the Kairaba Beach Hotel will bring us some improvement in the electricity...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!!: Economic outlook and way forward

Monday, July 17, 2017
There is no doubt that the economy of the Gambia is in bad shape. But there are not many roads to recovery given the known reasons that brought us...

We mourn with our people in Senegal

Monday, July 17, 2017
The sad news about the deaths and injuries that emanated from a stampede that took place at the national stadium of Senegal is shocking and...

Good progress but…

Friday, July 14, 2017
It is good news that The Gambia is today celebrating progress made towards malaria elimination in the country, as declared in a recent collaborative...

How reforming is our economic reform?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
We are alarmed at the fact that our government and, by extension, our economy and nation, is treading on a lame foot. The poor state of affairs in...

Sports Minister’s Initiative welcomed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
We welcome the initiative of the Minister of Sports Hon. Henry Gomez not to dissolve the Gambia Football Federation. Dissolving the federation will...

Battle of perspectives over Africa’s 2050 population boom

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
No one doubts that Africa’s population will grow meteorically in the next decades. The continent is expected to go from being home to 15 percent...

A solution urgently needed

Monday, July 10, 2017
There are about 35,000 compounds in KMC. Hence it is absurd to see hundreds of good meaning people (some of whom are unemployed) in “tesito”,...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 10, 2017
Mr President, It is not an exaggeration to say that nowadays, Gambians are not going about their business in peace and tranquility nor are they...

AU Sir Jawara recognition: Better late than never

Friday, July 07, 2017
The recognition of The Gambia’s first president, Dawda Kairaba Jawara, as part of great African leaders by the African Union at its 29th summit of...

Good news, our killer is going

Thursday, July 06, 2017
Even though The Gambia missed the target of the Abuja Declaration to halve the burden of malaria by 2010, it is finally set to be the first country...

Celebrating the Peace Corps @50

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
As the Peace Corps marked 50th anniversary of engagement in The Gambia, it is difficult to quantify the effect that it has on the country, but...

Our hearts go to Jarra

Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Our hearts go out to the people of Jarra Bureng who have become the latest victims of blessing, rainfall. It is no doubt that the at least 40...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 03, 2017
Mr President, the last week was one of the worst weeks we had for some time in terms of accidents. Three accidents, within a week, occurred at the...

Garbage conundrum: The end is here

Monday, July 03, 2017
The Gambia government on Friday signed an agreement with Continental Africa LLC to collect garbage from across the country and recycle it. Given...

Explaining the role of a think tank

Friday, June 30, 2017
One of the most peculiar, and least understood, features of the American policy process is the extraordinary dependence of policymakers on the work...

Improving criminal investigation

Thursday, June 29, 2017
There are shows on cable TV that feature scientific crime investigation in the United States. American forensic experts can lift fingerprints even...
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