Self-help project is essential for communities

One of the most important things one can be proud of; is to essentially empower your own people. The execution of self-help projects at one’s own...

Cannabis and its effects on young people

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The long-term study which followed a group of over 1,000 people from birth to the age of 38 has produced the first convincing evidence, say...

Young people and unemployment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The year 2015 represented an opportunity for transformation; the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the young people who gathered in the...

IEC again?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It is totally disappointing to hear that the IEC has had another error in the just concluded Local Government Elections. On Friday its Chairman,...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Thanking Allah for another peaceful election

Monday, April 16, 2018
Mr. President, we first thank the Almighty Allah for having witness another peaceful, free and fair election. Elections are a periodical events and...

Let’s preach peace throughout the election

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
“Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent - a...

The need to fulfil election promises

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are,” Carl Thomas, America journalist...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Security is the life blood of any nation

Monday, April 09, 2018
Mr. President, the security of the country still remains at stake. The security personnel of the country need to redouble their efforts. The check...

White Paper - The One-China Principle and the Taiwan Issue

Friday, April 06, 2018
On October 1, 1949, the Central People’s Government of the PRC was proclaimed, replacing the government of the Republic of China to become the only...

Towards a new Gambia National Troupe

Thursday, April 05, 2018
On Thursday last week, the minister of Tourism and Culture inaugurated a technical committee to advise on the formation of another Gambia National...

Good news for Gambian artists

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The Ministry of Justice and that of Tourism and Culture deserve commendation for having worked hard to have the Copyright Regulations, 2018...

Using agriculture to stem migration flow

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Agriculture is the backbone or the mainstay of The Gambian economy- this is evidenced by numerous factors. It is estimated that about 75% of the...

White Paper The One China Principle and the Taiwan Issue

Thursday, March 29, 2018
On October 1, 1949, the Chinese people won a great victory in the new democratic revolution and founded the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The...

Water is the most essential element in life

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Without water, there is no life, no food, no development. In light of this reality, the World Water Council, together with the Korea Water Forum...

Let doctors end the strike

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Issued: Tuesday 27 March 2018 It’s is self defeating to put personal interest before national interest. The doctors’ strike would be historic...

The Extra-ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State in Rwanda

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Issued: Monday 26 March 2018 Mr. President, last week you were amongst the African Heads of State who attended the Extra-ordinary Summit of African...

Authorities act stubborn after warning from Wuli

Friday, March 23, 2018
After several media reports over disputes over rice fields in Wuli, the authorities have shown negligence by failing to act, resulting to severe...

The importance of science and technology

Thursday, March 22, 2018
For every nation to get developed, the application of both science and technology has to go hand in hand. Villages are developed into towns and towns...

Benefits of commonwealth countries for their citizens?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The British Commonwealth is a voluntary, intergovernmental organization that seeks to promote mutual understanding, friendship and trade. Therefore,...

No one can stop migration

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
No one can stop immigration because it’s a natural phenomenon. Every country does her efforts to dent it or deport migrants but it has to be done...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Diplomacy on its core

Monday, March 19, 2018
Mr. President, during the first Presidential Council meeting held in Banjul from the 11th to the 13th March, 2018, your government and the government...

Tobacco kills more than 7 million a year

Friday, March 16, 2018
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million people a year. More than 6...

The rural people and climate change

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Climate change remains one of the most pressing issues across the globe, with Africa being the most vulnerable continent to its menace. With all...

Thank you madam minister, it’s a sign of democracy

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Healthministerhas demonstrated that she has a sense of humour and the leadership skill needed to head a Ministry like Health and Social Welfare. ...

Immigration is a natural phenomenon

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Refugee Council in Germany has done a valuable service when they called for an immediate halt to the deportation of Dame Ndow, a Gambian based in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Give more to women

Monday, March 12, 2018
Mr. President, as Gambian women joined other women throughout the world to celebrate International Women’s day, we want to congratulate and...

Developing Countries need urgent support to adapt to climate change

Friday, March 09, 2018
The International Monetary Fund has called on developed nations to take urgent measures to help climate-vulnerable developing countries better cope...

Celebrating Int. Women’s Day with tribute to rural women

Thursday, March 08, 2018
According to the United Nations, the International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of...

Gambia, The: Relations with Senegal

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The Gambia, except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, is an enclave surrounded by Senegal. It is a strip of land 15 to 20 miles wide on...

What makes tourism important for any country?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Tourism is a vast industry which provides a number of ancillary services. It helps generate a considerable amount of revenue for each country whether...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Clear the Air

Monday, March 05, 2018
Mr. President, during your recent interview with TRT World, a Turkish News Agency based in Turkey, you said; “even the five years term may not be...

Waging war against food insecurity, malnutrition

Friday, March 02, 2018
Waging war against food insecurity and malnutrition is con considered an important pillar for any government and it must be a serious crusade. The...

Essentials of preventive diplomacy

Thursday, March 01, 2018
The idea of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations ever since it was first articulated by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld nearly...

We must value our water resources

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Fisheries and other water resources must be protected to meet the demand of the future generation. Among the valuable natural resources that The...

We now have sense of direction

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Gambia was living in a solitary confinement in the crowded field of international relations over the past two decades like a man wondering...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Thank you for your message of unity

Monday, February 26, 2018
Mr. President, Feb. 18, this year, The Gambia observed its 53rd years of nationhood after it gained independence from Britain in 1965. This year’s...

Learning is effective in a better environment

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Students from the Medical School at the University of The Gambia Wednesday have undertaken a valuable service when they demanded that the better...

Religious matters are always sensitive

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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 terms of...

53 years of nationhood

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thousands of Gambians Sunday gathered at the McCarthy Square, a place that hosted the demise of the British colonial rule to celebrate Gambia’s 53...

Bad media laws must go

Friday, February 16, 2018
The Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has done a valuable service for telling The Gambia to repeal bad media laws from...

Copyrights are essential in today’s world

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Copyrights are intended to promote the creation of new works by allowing authors to have control of and profit from their works. Copyright laws are...

Let’s be law abiding citizens

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The constitution is the supreme law of the land and any law that is parallel to our constitution should be considered null and void. The supremacy...

Preparing young people for better education

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The world is changing, and it’s changing fast-much faster than our education system has so far been able to keep up. In his TED talk titled “Do...

The Dalasi is depreciating

Monday, February 12, 2018
Mr. President, the Dalasi is really depreciating at an alarming rate. The Ministry of Finance and Economic affairs in collaboration with The Central...

Gambia’s Commonwealth rejoin, a blessing in disguise

Friday, February 09, 2018
Excitement swept across the country as Member States of Commonwealth unanimously accepted back The Gambia to the Commonwealth. It is a blessing in...

Teachers’ strike needs to be handled with care

Thursday, February 08, 2018
Teachers are mainly viewed as crusaders therefore; their sit-down-strike must be taken with care and not intimidation. The fact that the hundred...

Gambia China relations

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
On March 17, China and the Islamic Republic of Gambia signed a communique to resume diplomatic ties, effective immediately. China and Gambia, a small...

Let’s combat the severe water stress

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
By 2030, the world will face a 40% global water deficit under the business-as-usual climate scenario, and 2050, over 40% of the world population will...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Freedom of Expression should be promoted

Monday, February 05, 2018
Mr. President with the dispensation of new Gambia, We want to remind you that democracy, freedom of expression, press freedom and respect of rule of...

Dr. Ceesay’s detention attracts withering criticism

Friday, February 02, 2018
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay’s questioning and detention by and large has attracted withering criticism and condemnation as something unfit in a democratic...

It’s vital to inculcate a corporate culture of PEs autonomy

Thursday, February 01, 2018
As government plans to introduce a public enterprise sector reform programme, to engender –improved corporate governance, operational efficiency,...

Agriculture must win the fight against Fall Army Worm

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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...

With German, constant electricity is assured

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
In December, the president of Federal Republic of German has announced the revival and expansion of the bilateral cooperation with the Republic of...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: The Security Issue

Monday, January 29, 2018
Mr. President, the talk of the town these days is the security elapses that happened last week at the Banjul International Airport when two generals,...

The Parastatals: Catalyst for Economic transformation in the New Gambia

Friday, January 26, 2018
While many of us, do believe that the private sector is indeed, the ‘engine’ of the Gambian economy, as in many liberal economies - it is also an...

The rural people must be assisted against climate change

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Climate change remains one of the most pressing issues across the globe, with Africa being the most vulnerable continent to its menace. With all...

Security is the prime requirement for each country

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Security services are very much important now days, when the terrorism and corruption have been explored in many countries. Security is the prime...

Our intelligence must not fail us

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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...
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