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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...

Tourism in West Africa: an economic, social and cultural opportunity

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Whereas tourism is acknowledged as a driver of socio-economic development and growth in Africa, as evidenced in the last African Tourism Monitor, the...

Did gov’t sign for deportation of Gambians from Germany?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
In the last weeks or so; many concerned Gambians keep wondering as to the future of their sons and daughters in Europe especially those without valid...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, February 11, 2019
Mr. President, the issue of the National ID Cards is of great concern to the Gambian people. It should be known that these are national documents and...

Alarming rate of infernos!

Friday, February 08, 2019
The alarming rate of infernos in the country especially in the Greater Banjul Area and the Kombos serve as a reminder about the importance of taking...

On Continental Free Trade Agreement

Thursday, February 07, 2019
In March this year, the leaders of 44 African countries endorsed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Since then more countries,...

IGP visit to police stations

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A renowned Indian philosopher and leader -Mahatma Gandhi once said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others....

Take climate change action now

Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Climate change is a critical problem, which is adversely affecting the structure and function of world’s ecosystems. A recent report from the World...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, February 04, 2019
Mr. President, on Saturday 2nd February 2019, the highest learning institute in The Gambia, the University of The Gambia, during its 11th Convocation...

Crossing Bush Town-Bansang waterway remains a nightmare

Friday, February 01, 2019
River transport is an integral component in the development of any economy. However, this sector in The Gambia remains one key area that has been...

It is a matter of national security

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Often when we hear reference to issues of national security, our immediate thoughts are in relation to law and order. We give consideration to...

GEF-7 to begin in earnest

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
In November 2018, it was announced that $9.3 million has been earmarked as the latest allocation to The Gambia for the Global Environment Facility-7...

On importance of seafood

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Seafood has long been an important source of income in many coastal communities and a staple food in nations around the world. Seafood demand is ever...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, January 28, 2019
Mr. President, the TRRC has finally kick started with many surprising as well as disappointing revelations. So far about 11 witnesses have...

Ways climate change is already affecting Africa

Friday, January 25, 2019
Right now, the effects of climate change are already being felt by people across Africa. Evidence shows that the change in temperature has affected...

Alarming rate of sand mining

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Sand mining in the recent past has become a hot issue in The Gambia. The activity in the recent past resulted in violent confrontation between...

How is technology influencing the health care industry?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Technology is transforming how health care is delivered in Africa, giving more people in remote areas there and around the world access to better...

Why not Trans-Gambia Bridge?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Changing the name of Trans-Gambia Bridge to Senegambia Bridge makes little sense. The president is taking away our national pride to please Macky...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, January 21, 2019
Mr. President, Saturday the 19th of January marked your two years in office. Congratulations! As you rightly said in one of your interviews, to be...

Two years after dictatorship

Friday, January 18, 2019
Today marks exactly the second anniversary since the ouster of Gambia’s long time dictator- Yahya Jammeh. We thank the Almighty Allah as we again...

On promotion of 51 officers

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Promotion is an important component in any viable workforce. In simple terms it is the advancement of an employee from one position to another with...

Ghana to kick-start Year of Ambition at Africa Climate Summit

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
UN Climate Change, 15 January 2019 – The provisional program for Africa Climate Week 2019, which is being hosted from 18–22 March in Accra, Ghana,...

On significance of cultural fests, historical sites

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Cultural festivals are an integral component in the development of any nation. Many are of the view that cultural development serves as an integral...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, January 14, 2019
Mr. President, the National Transport System needs immediate attention because it’s in total disarray. Your government needs to act fast. Your...

FIFA-Gambia relations

Friday, January 11, 2019
For so long the relationship between GFF and the World Football governing body has been smooth. Gambia Football Federation, the governing body of...

Climate change: a global emergency

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Climate change is an existential threat to the human race. This may seem an absurd or alarmist statement, since we have been conditioned by...

Bravo FIFA!

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Sport is an integral component in the development of any country. The beautiful game brings unity and peace and as such; it should no longer be seen...

A Trump’s shutdown is not about border security

Tuesday, January 08, 2019
For a sense of the true cost of his government shutdown, now deep into its second week, President Trump should spend less time rage-tweeting and...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, January 07, 2019
Happy New Year to you, your family and the people residing in The Gambia and abroad. Today, 7 January 2019 marks a historical event in The Gambia...

Youth empowerment for the future

Friday, January 04, 2019
With advances in science and better health care, average life expectancy around the globe has gone up from 30 years in 1800 to 67 in 2005. World...

On PPP congress

Thursday, January 03, 2019
The People’s Progressive Party, one of the oldest political parties in the country recently held its national congress. The move was in accordance...

UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Mandate Renewal

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
On 13 July 2018, the Security Council adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2019....

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 31, 2018
On behalf of the Management, Editorial Board and the entire staff of The Point Newspaper, we extend to you, the First family, your government, the...

Protecting the environment

Friday, December 28, 2018
Environmental protection is perhaps the most difficult of all the campaign issues. On one hand, we have clear requirements for environmental...

Tackling illegal fishing in our waters!

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Illegal fishing is one of the serious challenges facing African countries especially The Gambia. On numerous occasions foreign trawlers are...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 24, 2018
Mr. President, Seasons greetings to you and your family and by extension the entire Gambian populace. As we celebrate Christmas, the birth of...

Electricity for Kiang, others

Friday, December 21, 2018
Electricity is one of the most important blessings that science has given to mankind. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think...
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