Two years after dictatorship

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...
Editorial

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,...

On Newspaper Publishers Association of The Gambia

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Newspaper Publishers Association of The Gambia will be launched Thursday. The Association will be the umbrella body for Newspaper Publishers in...

Land battles that sparked African conflicts

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Western Sudan (Darfur) In the 1970s, the government eliminated the country’s native administration – a quasi-government and colonial holdover of...

GOOD MORNING: Mr. President, welcome again!

Monday, October 22, 2018
Mr. President, last week you received the report from the committee that was set up to look into the crisis that took place at the Social Security...

Technology transfer and modernization

Friday, October 19, 2018
Technique- or technology-transfer is based in many ways on technological and economic paths that were often created by European colonization and have...

Scorpions’ fate in limbo after Togo defeat

Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Gambia’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification is in serious doubt following the Scorpions humiliating 1-0 defeat at home by The Sparrow Hawks of...

Why tourism in Africa is on the upswing

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The World Tourism Organization sees a bright future for Africa. Over the next dozen years, it projects that the number of tourist arrivals on the...

On launch of TRRC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
President Adama Barrow yesterday launched the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia.TRRC was set up to probe into human...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, October 15, 2018
Mr. President, welcome to yet another Good Morning where we usually bring up burning issues and suggestions we thought can help build the New Gambia...

It’s time to get serious about violent crime

Monday, October 15, 2018
(Friday 12th October, 2018 Issue) It’s happened again. Just last week, one Ousman Fatty was fatally stabbed to death in Brikama, after he had a brawl...

Go Scorpions

Monday, October 15, 2018
(Thursday 11th October, 2018 Issue) The Gambia senior national team left Banjul on Tuesday for Lome, Togo, ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations...

Sport and the Environment

Thursday, October 11, 2018
(Wednesday 10th October, 2018) Pick up any newspaper or magazine these days and there will most likely be a prominent story about the environment...

Parents’ role in good upbringing

Tuesday, October 09, 2018
“Good parenting is not giving your child everything they want. Parenting is not being your child’s friend. Parenting is about preparing your child to...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, October 08, 2018
Mr. President, it’s alleged that some UDP lawmakers at the National Assembly and some party members are allegedly receiving allowances of D10, 000...

On responsible tourism

Friday, October 05, 2018
Tourism plays an important component of The Gambian economy, as it is the leading foreign exchange earner. Apart from agriculture, the sector has...

Call for Greater African Integration

Thursday, October 04, 2018
Greater African unity has long been a cherished - but elusive - goal. There is now a renewed impetus to establish closer economic and political ties...

On teachers strike

Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers in any country. And teachers are an extremely important facet of any society for a number of reasons...

Optimum fisheries management

Tuesday, October 02, 2018
The 1991 FAO definition noted earlier recognises the need for management of the resources concerned as one of the essential actions for achieving...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT:Mr. President Welcome back!

Monday, October 01, 2018
Mr. President, today we stand in solidarity with the teachers in the schools who have decided to go on a sit-down strike because their demands which...

Disasters demand a radical new response

Friday, September 28, 2018
The number of natural disasters in the world has shot up over the past two decades. Scientists argue over the extent to which climate change is...

Climate change and its menace

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Climate change is a critical problem, which is adversely affecting the structure and function of The Gambia’s ecosystems. Upland ecosystems have...

On illegal migration

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Illegal migration is a burning and hot topic in many developing countries including The Gambia. Lack of prospects and job opportunities is the main...

On National ID Cards

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
National identity cards, just like voter’s card, passports and other national documents, are the inalienable right of all citizens of this country....

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, September 24, 2018
We would like to wish the entire Muslim Umah in The Gambia a happy New Year in the Muslim Calendar. We pray that God will continue to guide and...

On environmental degradation

Friday, September 21, 2018
Environmental degradation, instead of being tackled, appears to be worsening, as evident in the scorching heat in many cities, prolonged droughts...

On good nutrition

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Nutrition is an integral part of human existence and scientific research in the field of nutrition and health has made great strides in recent years....

On youth employment

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Youth empowerment is an essential component for a sustainable future. As youth account for about billions of the global population, yet, many of them...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, September 17, 2018
Mr. President, during the state opening of the Legislative Year 2018, you made mention of many developments that your government has embarked on to...

Climate summit sends a message to the world

Friday, September 14, 2018
Leaders from around the world on Wednesday converged in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. The gathering should remind other nations...

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

Thursday, September 13, 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...

Focus on stadium security

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Safety and security is a pivotal component of any successful event and affects everyone attending or participating in the event. It is widely...

Importance of Forest

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Planting trees is a sunnah (practice) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and its reward continues even after the death of the person...

Agricultural finance review

Friday, September 07, 2018
Much has changed in both the delivery and study of agricultural finance over the past century, but the fundamental necessities of credit delivery to...

On maintenance of peace

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Peace is indispensable in the development of any nation. The Gambia is a beacon of hope throughout the world when it comes to its citizens’ peaceful...

Why technology can be a catalyst for social good

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Technology is changing our world at a speed never seen before. And, it does so for the better: making our lives easier, safer and giving us...

Bangkok climate talks open to prepare Paris Agreement implementation

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Against the backdrop of severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and floods across the world, governments are convening a supplementary...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, September 03, 2018
Mr. President, as you are currently attending the Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), Summit in Beijing, China, we hope you will use...

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Friday, August 31, 2018
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit, to be held in Beijing in September, will focus on five goals, a senior Chinese official said. ...

Relaunch of UN Climate Change Online Platform

Thursday, August 30, 2018
UN Climate Change announced yesterday the relaunch of its Online Platform for voluntary Cancellation of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), where...

Illegal migrants from Africa are not poor- Research suggests

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
While poverty has often been blamed for the massive flow of migrants from Africa to Europe, research findings show that irregular migrants are not...

Check records before pardoning

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
It would have been a terrible mistake had SveinÅge Sandåker, the Norwegian pedophile returned to his home country after benefitting from a...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, August 27, 2018
Mr. President, the issue of mistakes in communications in your government is still a problem and is repeating which is not good for your government. ...

Good Morning Mr President

Monday, August 20, 2018
Mr. President, as the feast of Eidul Adha (Tobaski) will be celebrated on Tuesday 21 August 2018in The Gambia, we would like to wish you, your...

Gambia-EU relations

Friday, August 17, 2018
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...

Barrow assures gov’t will not interfere in football

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Football is unarguably the globe’s greatest sporting event. It therefore plays an indispensable role in the development of countries. Apart from...
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