Africa Climate Week in Accra

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

Cut carbon through innovation, not regulation!

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Leaders from nearly 200 countries met in Katowice, Poland, last week and agreed to rules to carry out the Paris climate accord. Now that the 22,000...

Corruption is a menace

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
“Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity;...

West Africa Tourism: an economic, social $ cultural opportunity

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Whereas tourism is acknowledged as a driver of socio-economic development and growth in Africa, as evidenced in the last African Tourism Monitor, the...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 17, 2018
Mr. President, 16 December marked the 14th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara, co-founder of The Point newspaper who we are still...

The War on Truth Spreads

Friday, December 14, 2018
A free and unfettered news media has long been anathema to authoritarian rulers, but even George Orwell might not have anticipated that some of the...

Editorial Tribute to Jali Alagie Mbye, legendary korist

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Former South African statesman and apartheid hero - Nelson Mandela has once said that ‘death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he...

Money Laundering!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Money laundering has become one of the biggest problems facing the international economy. Money laundering is the process of transforming the...

On fishing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The world’s oceans are huge, but interconnected. The trash you carelessly throw in the ocean may end up in Ireland or Iceland or far beyond, and...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 10, 2018
Mr. President, the OIC summit is fast approaching and we are yet to see your government start the necessary developments for the success of the...

On food safety measures

Friday, December 07, 2018
Food safety is one of the most important public health issues in the development of any nation. It has also become one of the most challenging social...

Science: Mars Beckons

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The science and technology behind NASA’s latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it’s hardly surprising when scientists...

Bravo China!

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Communicable diseases remain a major global public health threat worldwide. For example, Tuberculosis, Ebola and HIV/AIDS are mass killers, with the...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, December 03, 2018
Mr. President, we can never stop reminding you and the authorities responsible for the transportation in the country on the difficulties people are...

Drug trafficking: West Africa under attack

Friday, November 30, 2018
NODC has been warning for some time that West Africa is at risk of becoming an epicentre for drug trafficking and the crime and corruption associated...

Sifoe principal saga

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Former South African president and apartheid hero- Nelson Mandela once said- Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the...

Doctors warn climate change is harming our health

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Climate change isn’t just happening in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica where more ice is melting year after year. Its impact is being felt right...

Welcome Turkish Airlines

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Aviation is one of the most global industries-connecting people, cultures and businesses across continents. It is therefore crucial for stakeholders...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, November 26, 2018
Mr. President, we would like to remind you again that tourism is a very important sector that is contributing greatly to Gambia’s economy. Tourism...

The world has barely a decade to avoid disaster

Friday, November 23, 2018
IF ANYTHING, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a habit of understatement. The U.N. group issues reports so thoroughly scrubbed...

Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi

Thursday, November 22, 2018
The kingdom comes up with another story on the journalist’s murder. The Trump administration appears ready to buy it. In a one-two punch on...

Importance of cultural fest

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A renowned Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer-Mahatma Gandhi once said ‘A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, November 19, 2018
Mr. President, last week, disheartening news broke up in the country, which is a very new phenomenon in The Gambia especially in this newfound...

Bravao TIKA

Friday, November 16, 2018
Agriculture is indispensable and a key sector for investment to achieve long-term food security as well as reducing poverty. In order to achieve...

Lessons of US midterm elections

Thursday, November 15, 2018
It may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time when a country that ranks in the top 20 of Transparency International’s...

A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate- Malala Yousafzai once said that ‘Let us bring equality, justice, and...

Youth are central in development

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Youth participation in a growing economy is an essential key to national development. The world’s biggest power is the youth, thus meaningful efforts...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, November 12, 2018
Mr. President, last week, Gambians were disappointed to hear that the first offshore exploration has been unsuccessful. The drill that took almost...

Barrow’s take on terrorism

Friday, November 09, 2018
Peace is indispensable in the socio-economic development of any nation. The Gambia is a beacon of hope throughout the world when it comes to its...

Life time appointment of judges

Thursday, November 08, 2018
The lifetime appointment of judges in any country helps strengthen democracy and uphold the rule of law. Countries that have appointed Supreme...

Drug abuse, addiction is a worldwide problem

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder that has been characterized by the compulsive use of addictive substances despite adverse...

Police Versus People

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Lost among the cacophony of protests and commentary on police conduct is an inherent conflict between the police and the people, caused by crimes...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, November 05, 2018
Mr. President, last week, The Gambia offered a tremendous welcome to their highnesses, Prince Charles and his wife to The Gambia. This visit marks a...

On youth employment

Friday, November 02, 2018
One of the greatest challenges facing governments and policymakers in Africa today is how to provide opportunities for the continent’s more than 200...

Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Gambia visit

Thursday, November 01, 2018
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are currently on a three-day visit to The Gambia. Their Royal Highnesses’ visit, which is at the...

Men should be aware of ‘fake love’

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Ghandi in one of his famous quotes said that “where there is love there is life”. Thus, love is an important aspect in the success of any...

Empowering rural women

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But...

Good Morning Mr President

Monday, October 29, 2018
Mr. President, as we are getting closer to the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 260 million US dollars donated by the OIC...

African migrant Crisis

Friday, October 26, 2018
“Concerning the situation internally in the EU, secondary movements of asylum seekers between member states risk jeopardising the integrity of the...

The need for regional-trade integration

Thursday, October 25, 2018
It is an undisputable fact that regional integration plays a pivotal role in Africa’s politics, and has contributed to shape Africa’s political,...
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