Africa Day: It is time to take stock

Yesterday, Africans in Africa and Diaspora Africans celebrated the 54th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity that...

Africa rising

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
After a bruising end to an aggressive campaign, Africa’s choice to lead the UN World Health Organization prevailed over Britain’s candidate David...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, May 22, 2017
Mr President, the victims of Yahya Jammeh and his thugs and gangs of bandits are enormous and can never be known fully. Therefore, it is with...

Let justice take its course

Friday, May 19, 2017
The circumstances surrounding the death of our ex-managing editor and co-publisher Deyda Hydara have started coming into light, as the Magistrates’...

The Police deserve some commendation

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Once again, we have witnessed another killing incident in which the culprits tried to escape justice by sneaking into another country for safe haven...

Support the engine of growth

Monday, May 15, 2017
It has been said over and again that the private sector is the engine of growth. This was also reechoed at the 2017 GCCI Golden Jubilee Business...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, May 15, 2017
Once again, we would like to remind you about the importance of the press as it is a veritable tool in any democratic society. Without a vibrant...

The Banjul Plan of Action on Statelessness

Thursday, May 11, 2017
ECOWAS ministers responsible for nationality issues on Tuesday adopted a Regional Plan of Action to Eradicate Statelessness in West Africa also known...

Transforming Gambia’s economy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A sub-regional stakeholders’ meeting of the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA) that kicked off yesterday at the Kairaba...

Translate words into action

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
The new government under President Adama Barrow has just concluded a three-day retreat in conjunction with the UN (5 to 7 April) in which many...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, May 08, 2017
Mr President, first of all, since this is the maiden edition of this column after it was stopped following the unaccounted killing of its founder,...

Welcome, Russian Envoy

Thursday, May 04, 2017
A high-profile Russian envoy is due in The Gambia today to see the new Gambia, our president and his government. We would therefore like to...

Why World Press Freedom Day is relevant

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Today, Wednesday, journalists the world over celebrate World Press Freedom Day on the theme ‘Critical Times, Critical Minds.’ In The Gambia, a line...

100 DAYS IN OFFICE: The milestones, challenges and the way forward

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
It is now 100 days since President Adama Barrow was sworn in as President of The Gambia in Dakar, Senegal, on 19 January 2017. He assumed...

Tread cautiously Mr President

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The new government under the leadership of President Barrow has decided to lift restrictions on importation of such essential commodities as onions...

Our Safety and Security is paramount

Monday, April 24, 2017
The shooting incident that took place at former president Yahya Jammeh’s home village of Kanilai on Thursday is a cause for concern, although our...

What trade fair offers the nation

Friday, April 21, 2017
The Gambia’s international trade fair is here again being pioneered by the country’s private sector apex body - Gambia Chamber of Commerce, Industry,...

Translating words into action

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Celebrating Easter in peace and harmony

Thursday, April 13, 2017
As we enter the climax of the Easter season starting from tomorrow Friday through Sunday and Monday, we would like to observe and commemorate the...

We wish new Energy Minister success to overcoming energy challenges

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
We welcome and congratulate the new Energy Minister for accepting to serve his nation in the energy and petroleum realm, especially at this trying...

A new breed of NAMs?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
With the much-anticipated National Assembly elections concluded, it is now time for the newly-elected National Assembly Members (NAMs) to get to work...

Congratulations Gambia!

Monday, April 10, 2017
We would like to congratulate all our people for electing new parliamentarians, in a spirit of peace, harmony and love, save for some snag in the...

We want peaceful elections

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
As we go to polls tomorrow, we have started hearing and seeing some odd happening of political tension in the country. The attack and subsequent...

Empower women to participate in elections

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The National Council for Civil Education (NCCE) has continued its civic education programmes of enlightening the people about their rights and...

We want peaceful elections

Monday, April 03, 2017
As we get closer to the April 6, 2017 National Assembly polls, we have started hearing and seeing some odd happening of political tension in the...

We take Info minister’s advice seriously

Friday, March 31, 2017
Journalists in The Gambia, especially those covering the National Assembly elections, have been advised to be security-conscious, as they carry out...

Fostering regional integration

Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Gambia Transport Services Corporation (GTSC) has transformed itself from a moribund institution to a vibrant and results-oriented transport...

Justice begets peace

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The circumstances surrounding the death in custody of Solo Sandeng, the United Democratic Party Youth Mobiliser, is still unclear, but as the due...

The NA elections require fair play

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
IssuedTuesday 28 March 2017 The nation should be going to the polls on 6 April for the National Assembly elections, which is about ten days from...

On the right track

Monday, March 27, 2017
The Attorney General and minister of Justice has come our clean and clear on the controversial happenings or challenges in the country’s judicial...
EU delegates visit The Point

EU delegates visit The Point

Picture: EU officials and Point editors in election discourse
Friday, March 24, 2017
Officials connected with the European Union (EU) yesterday afternoon visited The Point newspaper to discuss the current political situation, and the...

President Barrow’s tour and our reading of it

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The President will embark on a 10-day tour of the country commencing today through Sunday 2 April 2017. As indicated by a statement from the...

Nationwide government audit a good move!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The new Government has decided to embark on cleansing the civil service and security forces, through a nationwide audit it has planned. It seems...

Fair Play: Election the business of all

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The nation should be going to the polls on 6 April, which is about two weeks from now, as candidates are currently busy criss-crossing the country...

Substantiate the allegations

Monday, March 20, 2017
Our President has disclosed that former President Yahya Jammeh made way with about D4 million from the state coffers, during his just-concluded tour...

Let’s observe peace and stability

Friday, March 17, 2017
The wind of electioneering for the Parliamentary elections is right on the horizon, as 239 candidates have been nominated and are qualified to...

Good and upright move, Info minister

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The stance of altruism put out by the new Minister of Information is something to write home about. The Information ministry under his purview has...

Barrow’s strategic visit to Europe

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Within two months since he took office on 30 January, President Adama Barrow is making a vital move to Europe. It is really good for him to travel...

Give heed to the cry of the people

Monday, March 13, 2017
The case of the Bakoteh dumpsite has been lingering for far too long. Over the past 10 or more years, the people, especially residents of Bakoteh...

Let justice take its course

Friday, March 10, 2017
The exhumation of the remains of Solo Sandeng, the United Democratic Party Youth Mobiliser, on Saturday 4 March 2017, for a thorough post-mortem at...

Uphold the MoU

Thursday, March 09, 2017
The various political parties in The Gambia have signed a memorandum of understanding to observe the spirit of peace, dialogue, cooperation and...

Let’s encourage pluralism

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Gambia is going through a very interesting phase of its politics, as the 8-member coalition government that evicted the Jammeh regime from power...

Election is the business of all

Monday, March 06, 2017
The nation should be going to the polls on 6 April, which is less than four weeks from now, although the Coalition and its political parties are...

President Barrow’s visit to Dakar

Friday, March 03, 2017
Our President left Banjul yesterday for a three-day working visit to Dakar, Senegal. We understand that his mission involves signing a new...

One swallow does not make a summer, but…

Thursday, March 02, 2017
It is said one swallow does not make a summer, which means one good thing done today or at a time on any given situation, does not mean all other...

Just in time!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The Gambia government has gone further in passing a bill at the National Assembly which is essential changing the age limit barring most citizens of...

Uphold what is right

Monday, February 27, 2017
The new Gambia Government has expressed its determination to uphold the One China policy and fully support the Chinese government to unify its...

Congratulations our Information minister!

Friday, February 24, 2017
We would thank His Excellency President Adama Barrow for choosing the right person for the right job. The newly-appointed Information minister,...

Thank you, EU and UNESCO!

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The latest support by the European Union through its Governance Programme, in collaboration with UNESCO, to the Gambia media deserves huge...

We are alarmed!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
There is revelation by the Finance Ministry that the former regime had left behind a huge debt of about D48.3 billion, as indicated in a report...

The Gambia and Senegal: One people one destiny

Monday, February 20, 2017
The enthusiastic and tumultuous welcome accorded to President Macky Sall by Gambians when he arrived in the country on Friday to attend Gambia’s 52nd...

Fifty-Two Years of Independence, Survival and Reconstruction

Friday, February 17, 2017
Scores of Gambians at home and from the Diaspora will tomorrow converge at the Independence Stadium in Bakau to celebrate the 52nd Independence...

The New Chief Justice and the New Gambia

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The appointment of a Gambian legal luminary, Alhaji Hassan Bubacar Jallow, to the high and coveted office of Chief Justice of The Gambia, has been...

Gambia-UK ties: Ensure more fruitful cooperation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We welcome the British foreign secretary Boris Johnson for his visit to The Gambia. For many years, we have not received a high-profile British...

Rethinking the Election Amendment Act

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Gambia government has decided to review the Election Amendment Act of the country. It is specifically going to look at the Election Amendment...

WE SHOULD BE MORE VIGILANT

Monday, February 13, 2017
The talk of the town over the weekend and this week is about the man – the former State House security guard - who was apprehended on Friday at the...

Welcome, EU Commissioner

Thursday, February 09, 2017
We would like to welcome the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, to The Gambia under the new...

Translate words into action

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
We should first of all recognise that the Barrow Government has started taking steps of reformation to usher in a befitting new dispensation. ...

Mending broken ties

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The initial move and statement by the new foreign minister to meet with the heads of missions and diplomats in The Gambia sends some good signals. ...

So far so good

Monday, February 06, 2017
Since President Adama Barrow took over state affairs of the country on 30 January 2017 and formed a cabinet on 1st February 2017, he has taken some...

Welcome new Cabinet Ministers

Thursday, February 02, 2017
The Barrow government has appointed and sworn in new ministers of his cabinet, ranging from foreign to interior ministers, with more ministerial...

The nation awaits new Cabinet

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
President Adama Barrow is expected to make public today his new Cabinet appointees to start the work of the new administration in earnest. The...

On maintaining the NIA under another name

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We welcome the move by President Adama Barrow to rebrand and reform the NIA, which was allegedly accused of mainly focusing on arbitrary arrest, long...

Barrow’s new appointments: ‘Putting the right persons in the right places’

Monday, January 30, 2017
President Barrow has disclosed that he will announce his cabinet today or tomorrow. In relation to this development, we deem it necessary to...

New Era begins in earnest

Friday, January 27, 2017
His Excellency President Adama Barrow has finally arrived home, and has been given a rousing welcome that befits a head of state. But as he gets...

Vigilance! Vigilance! Vigilance!

Thursday, January 26, 2017
As the whole nation prepares to exuberantly welcome our dear leader and president of The Gambia, we would like to chip in with some little advice as...

Caution in gov’t appointments

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
As news begin to filter in about the first cabinet appointments in the Adama Barrow administration, we would like to advise the president’s team to...

Game over

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Former President Yahya Jammeh has now been living in exile in Equatorial Guinea for about 72 hours. His chapter as president is finally closed and...

22 years of terror ends in Gambia

Monday, January 23, 2017
We would like to first of all thank Allah the Almighty for seeing us through a peaceful end of the political impasse in our country. Former...

What are we heading for?

Monday, January 16, 2017
Our situation in The Gambia is getting more and more heated, as parties to the political impasse are apparently moving poles apart. Since the...

Ecowas leaders welcomed

Friday, January 13, 2017
Another high-powered delegation of ECOWAS leaders is expected to visit The Gambia today, to talk with the sitting president on the current political...

Good Move!

Thursday, January 12, 2017
The national reconciliation and peace move Tuesday announced by the President is a good move to open a new page and allay fears in the country. ...

An opportunity again

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
We have got to know, according to reports, that there is another high-powered delegation of the Mediation Support Team intending to visit The Gambia,...

Peaceful resolution the way forward

Monday, January 09, 2017
We are still hoping to see a peaceful resolution of the political impasse and its tension looming in the country. All have, therefore, called for...

Another opportunity at hand

Thursday, January 05, 2017
We have got to know, according to reports, that there is another set of high powered delegation called Mediation Support Team intending to visit The...

Quench the fear

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The nation has been gripped by fear as we count down to January 10 and 19, when the stalemate in our political journey is expected to be cleared. ...

Our fate hangs in the balance

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
We have entered a very interesting year. While the year is full of hope – as it presents new opportunities for growth and development nationally and...

Wish all a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Friday, December 30, 2016
We would first and foremost give thanks and praises to God Almighty for seeing us through the year 2016, which gives way to the year 2017 by Sunday. ...

Praying for a New Year of peace and prosperity

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The message of peace and stability has been coming from every part of the country, as individuals and institutions yearn to see a smooth transfer of...

Barrow’s bigger challenge

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
As the year comes to an end, it is vital to note that our national budget has just been read at the National Assembly. The national budget...

Merry Christmas to all in advance

Friday, December 23, 2016
We are in another period of Christmas festivities, and Sunday 25 December will be the actual Christmas day, to be followed by Boxing Day and more...

What are we heading for?

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Our situation in The Gambia is getting more and more heated as parties to the political impasse are apparently moving poles apart. Since the...

A change of heart is needed

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Mr President, we would like you to reconsider your position or stance in the current political impasse of our dear nation. We have reliably learnt...

Air of uncertainty continues to eat into the economy

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Gambia is being reeled off rapidly of its economic growth as the political impasse continues. This is because as the political tension and...

A change of heart is needed

Monday, December 19, 2016
Mr President, we would like you to reconsider your position or stance in the current political impasse of our dear nation. We have reliably learnt...

Deyda’s murder: we want justice to be done!

Friday, December 16, 2016
It is twelve years today since those yet-unknown killers destroyed Deyda Hydara’s physical frame, but failed to destroy his spirit, which has been...

One step at a time

Thursday, December 15, 2016
We are yet to clearly know the details of the full discussion in the ECOWAS talks or mediation in the political impasse in Gambia, involving the...

What Went Wrong?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
While The Gambia is going through a transition period, the nation has found itself in a catch-22 situation, wherein President Jammeh on Friday 9...

No cause for Alarm

Friday, December 09, 2016
It must have been noticed that security officers have been deployed at strategic places in town, which has drawn concern from the general public as...

It is just the beginning

Thursday, December 08, 2016
We are moved to humbly inform all our esteemed readers, both in and out of the country, that we have just entered a transition period of a new...

Looking towards a smooth transition

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Since the result of The Gambia’s December 1 presidential election was announced, messages of congratulations and goodwill have continued to rain down...

Challenges awaiting the new order

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
A new wind is blowing in The Gambia as we enter a new year. The nation is confronted with the dawn of a new era from which much is expected. In...

Our take with the Barrow government

Monday, December 05, 2016
Congratulations president-elect, Adama Barrow, Friday 02 December 2016 marked a historical event in the annals of The Gambia, for nobody expected the...

Let’s heed the advice of the Police

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
All have been abundantly informed and advised to cherish peace and shun violence, or any semblance of it, for the nation to see through a peaceful...

Cherish peace and ensure justice

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
As we go to the polls on Thursday December 1, let’s cherish peace and ensure justice. With just two days to the polls, and with public political...

A real boost for our education sector

Monday, November 28, 2016
Last week, on the sidelines of the “4th Africa-Arab Summit, held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED)...

IEC treading on well

Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has continued its sensitisation drive in ensuring that all stakeholders in the electoral process of The...

Data collection and record keeping essential for national development

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
It looks extremely good that Africa is placing emphasis on data collection and statistics to the point that the continent has set aside November 18...

Peaceful electioneering

Monday, November 21, 2016
The political momentum in the country is bubbling as candidates in the 1st December presidential election continue to crisscross the country...

The falling standard of written English

Thursday, November 17, 2016
At a panel discussion yesterday organised by the University of The Gambia School of Journalism in collaboration with Francis DeGaulle Njie Foundation...

A message to the politicians

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the official campaign period starts tomorrow, Wednesday. The commission has issued the...
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