Destructive fall armyworms

Fall armyworm can be one of the more difficult insect pests to control in field corn. Late planted fields and later maturing hybrids are more likely...

Faraba Youths must also be law abiding

Thursday, June 21, 2018
In as much as no one has the right to shoot and kill innocent people, then no one, in the same vein has the right to go to people’s home and set...

On Maintenance of Peace

Wednesday, June 20, 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...

Who ordered the killing?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Police have confirmed that they did not authorise use of fire arms and that it would investigate the incident that led to the killing of unarmed...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Corruption is a cancer

Monday, June 18, 2018
Mr. President, the Janneh Commission probing alleged financial impropriety of your predecessor has so far revealed a lot about Gambia’s cancer of...

Happy Koriteh in advance

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Fasting is the fifth most important pillar in Islam. And so Ramadan comes from the fact that it’s the month in which the Holy Quran was revealed to...

On illegal migration

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Migration is a hot topic in many Sub-Saharan countries including The Gambia. In the recent past, lack of limited prospects and jobs have forced many...

Promotions in military should be based on merit

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Working environments need to be defined by principles of fair play and equity; otherwise animosity would replace harmony leading to entropy and...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT:The Nation remains optimistic about the future

Monday, June 11, 2018
As The Gambia reels from two decades of dictatorship, we recognise the magnitude of your transitional mandate but still remain highly optimistic that...

Keep it up NAWEC!

Friday, June 08, 2018
After a year and months of frustration with the poor performance of the country’s energy giant-NAWEC, its managing director has finally affirmed...

Curbing climate change

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Climate change in The Gambia is a critical problem, which is adversely affecting the structure and function of the country’s ecosystems. Upland...

Drivers should stop charging double fares

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Now that the national transports fares have increased to normalcy, drivers should be patriotic enough to stop charging double fares for one...

Ms Godwin really stood for right

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
A renowned Gambian writer, Patience Sonko Godwin has stood for her right in making sure that her sleepless nights do not go in vain; that her...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, June 04, 2018
Mr. President, government should explain more about the EU and partners pledge of 1.45 Billion Euros to be implemented within four years. People need...

Gambia must not be a hub for cannabis smuggling

Friday, June 01, 2018
Drug trafficking particularly cannabis is now gaining momentum, therefore our securities should be more vigilant now than ever. The drug law...

On Patriotism

Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Islamic injunction that love of one’s country is part of belief that cannot be confined to emotional expressions alone; neither can the biblical...

How UTG can benefit from Guizhou University partnership

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We applaud the University of The Gambia (UTG) for partnership with Guizhou University, one of the biggest universities in Mainland China with over 50...

FAO is a genuine partner to Gambia’s agriculture

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proven in numerous occasions that they are really a genuine partner in Gambia’s...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, May 28, 2018
Mr. President, congratulation for the successful meeting you had with EU official in Brussels. It was gratifying to note that the international...

Climate change 122 million more people could be forced into extreme poverty

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, with implications on health, agriculture, economy, trade, transportation and energy...

Thank You- EU !

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The European Union has once again announced a staggering 140 million Euros in grants, which comes on top of the Euro 225 million which was already...

Consumers needs to be protected

Tuesday, May 22, 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...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, May 21, 2018
Mr. President, we wish to once again congratulate your government for successfully completing the election cycle without any major hitches. We...

Bringing Jammeh to Justice could relief his victims

Friday, May 18, 2018
It looks like there is global consensus about bringing former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh, to justice. But the question that always lingers in...

Disaster Risk Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The number of reported disasters in Africa has significantly increased in recent decades, putting at risk its recent development gains. Disaster risk...

Africa and its climate

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In Africa, climate change will bring about an increased incidence of extreme weather events (droughts, floods, mudslides, etc.), as well as a rise in...

Waste Management is a concern

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Waste management is serious concern in this country and therefore another serious concern regarding liquid waste management that needs to be...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Thanking Allah for another peaceful elections

Monday, May 14, 2018
Mr. President, we thank Allah for having had another peaceful elections countrywide for the Mayoral and Chairpersonship. Once again, we commend the...

Malnutrition should be collectively combated

Friday, May 11, 2018
Fighting malnutrition is serious business and requires collaborative efforts to ensure a world malnutrition free. In The Gambia, a lot of progress...

A case for Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Agriculture in practical terms is the most important source of food and feed. WHO regards poor nutrition as the single most important threat to world...

Empowering farmers to grow sustainably

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Gambia is an agrarian country of which rice remains the staple food. Supporting and empowering farmers to increase agricultural production and...

Congrats U-20 for the victory

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
We wish to congratulate the U-20 National team for their brilliant performance in the just concluded WAFU U-20 Tournament last Saturday in which they...

Peace is what we cherish

Monday, May 07, 2018
Mr. President, the Mayoral and Chairperson Elections are slated for May 12, 2018, and all necessary arrangements particularly security should be in...

The role of media in our society

Friday, May 04, 2018
The word ‘media’ is derived from the word medium, signifying mode or carrier. Media is intended to reach and address a large target group or...

“On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth.” — António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.

Thursday, May 03, 2018
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference....

Importance of science and technology

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Before understanding the importance of science and technology, it is important for us to understand that science and technology are closely...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Revisiting May Day Sports, plight of journalists

Monday, April 30, 2018
Mr. President, the May Day Sports should be revisited by introducing affordable fee for participation for government departments, parastatals and...

Historical insight about Gambia’s Tourism

Thursday, April 26, 2018
The tourism industry in The Gambia started when a party of 300 Swedish tourists arrived in 1965. That pioneering trip was organised by a Swede named...

Agriculture remains the most important sector of our economy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Although the lion share of the nation’s budget is invested in our national education, however, agriculture continues to be the most important sector...

A need for professionalism in our security

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves” - Abraham Lincoln. One of the most important things that must be safeguarded in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT - Strengthening Gambian civil society: The case of The Gambia Transition Brain Trust (GTBT)

Monday, April 23, 2018
The Gambia’s transition from tyranny to full democracy happened so quickly that it is a miracle that as a country we are coming out of it unscathed....

Self-help project is essential for communities

Friday, April 20, 2018
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...
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