Ecowas leaders welcomed

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...

Gambia-Sierra Leone relationship: A much deeper one

Monday, November 14, 2016
The sisterly relationship between The Gambia and Sierra Leone is not just a product of the two countries’ foreign relations or their diplomatic ties....

Halt the rise of diabetes

Friday, November 11, 2016
A diabetes prevention campaign through sport is set for Sunday at the Independence Stadium. The campaign was organised by the Youth Empowerment...

Peaceful electioneering and matters of national concern

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The political momentum in the country is bubbling as leaders of political parties take turns to appear at the Independent Electoral Commission house...

A word for the wise is quite sufficient

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
The current wave of child kidnapping rumour in the country has been described as ‘false and baseless’, by the police, as such a false information is...

Road accident, a cause for concern

Monday, November 07, 2016
Another fatal road accident took place this weekend at the Tanji-Brufut highway, bringing the number of such catastrophes to two in that area in just...

Back-way migration continues to wreak dire consequences on us

Friday, November 04, 2016
Our compatriots have continued to suffer serious consequences of the back-way mission to Europe. While some of our youths, who have managed to...

Siphoning off tax revenue a human rights offence

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Tax collectors at our market centres have been cautioned to ensure monies collected by them from market vendors are duly delivered to the municipal...

GPU giving Gambian journalists a shot in the arm

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Another round of training of journalists on election reporting has been concluded, and we would like to congratulate and thank the Gambia Press Union...

Death toll soars on back-way sea route to Europe

Monday, October 31, 2016
Again latest reports have it that hundreds of African youths, including females have perished on the Libyan seas leading to the Mediterranean. At...

The Zika virus must be prevented at all cost

Friday, October 28, 2016
It has been reported that “currently, over 65 countries and territories” around the world are “battling transmission of the Zika virus”. The Zika...

Seeing some good tidings in the Tourism sector

Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Tourism sector has been showing some signs of good tidings, with increasing numbers of tourist flights jetting into the Smiling Coast of Africa. ...

Arm journalists with science reporting skills

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
We are much touched by the renewed interest directed at improving quality reporting on science, technology and innovation (STI) in the sub-region by...

Civic education continues in good stead

Monday, October 24, 2016
National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has continued its civic and voter education in earnest to sensitise the masses of our people about their...

Unchecked imported foods entering our market

Friday, October 21, 2016
A stern call has again been made by state authorities, such as the Health minister, that all imported foods into this country should be thoroughly...

Creating a citadel of education

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Education is not necessarily the panacea for solving our myriad of challenges as a nation or for bringing about complete national development, but it...

Let’s heed the call on avoiding hate speech

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The three-day training of journalists on how to cover and report elections, underway at the Baobab Hotel, is a step in the right direction. It is...

Let peace reign

Monday, October 17, 2016
We would like to strongly subscribe to the appeal of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), to members and supporters of the all the political...

Be alert to reducing disaster and mortality

Thursday, October 13, 2016
October 13 is observed worldwide as International Day for Disaster Reduction, to raise awareness about disaster and its ramifications and toll on...

A good example from GNOC president

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
It sounds impressive reading reports that the president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) has stated that he would not contest in the...

Civic, voter education key to successful elections

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
(Monday October 10, 2016 Issue) The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has continued its civic and voter education in earnest to sensitise...

Back-way migrant deaths continue unabated

Friday, October 07, 2016
Latest reports have indicated that “more than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday (4 October 2016) off the Libyan coast and 28 bodies recovered,...

Let’s fight climate change accordingly

Thursday, October 06, 2016
The Gambia has received US$52,822,672 for tackling climate hazards through implementing various climate change projects. This is part of funds...

China-Gambia ties: some shining light on the horizon

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
China and The Gambia resumed diplomatic ties this year with both nations establishing embassies in each other’s country with effect March this year. ...

Micro-gardening: good initiative that needs more impetus

Monday, October 03, 2016
The Micro-garden Exposition and Demonstration training held recently by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration...

Let’s fight rabies from our midst

Friday, September 30, 2016
A free rabies vaccination campaign has been launched by the Department of Livestock Services, in a fight to eradicate the disease from our midst in...

We couldn’t agree more with the Justice Minister

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The two-day awareness-raising and validation workshop on the Draft Anti-Corruption Bill 2016 commenced yesterday by the Ministry of Justice has...

Essence of preserving our historical records

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A two-year project to translate, transcribe and digitalise Gambian history has been launched by the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) since...

Put your houses in order

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has taken a hard but very essential action on nursery schools that have failed this year to meet the...

Promoting good working relationship at workplaces

Monday, September 26, 2016
The umbrella body of the private sector in The Gambia has again completed a vigorous training exercise on the labour laws of the country to put...

The accountability question

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The government audited financial statement for 2012-2013 tabled on Tuesday before lawmakers at the National Assembly by the Auditor General has...

On advocacy for access to information

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
(Issue, Monday, 19 September 2016) Last week, the Gambia Press Union (GPU) conducted a two-day seminar with lawmakers of the country, which looked at...

Let’s give a helping hand

Monday, September 19, 2016
(Issue, Friday, 16, September 2016) The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has rolled out another initiative calling on all and sundry,...

A cause for concern

Thursday, September 15, 2016
We have just been hearing reports of missing children over the media, especially shortly before, during and after the Tobaski (Eid-ul Adha) feast. ...

Let’s give thanks and praise

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We have just had a blissful occasion of Eid-ul Adha, also known to us as Tobaski, for which we should thank the Almighty Allah our Maker and...

Happy Tobaski

Friday, September 09, 2016
Monday, 12 September, people in The Gambia will celebrate Eid ul Adha, commonly known as Tobaski. The Feast of the Sacrifice is the second of two...

The rains, windstorms and our roads

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The rains have continued to intensify, even in the month of September, and the heavy downpours have continued to take a toll on homes and settlements...

Zika virus epidemic ‘may spread in Africa and Asia’: study

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Tuesday September 6th, 2016 Issue) It has been reported that “currently, over 65 countries and territories” around the world are “battling...

A virtuous show of patriotism

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Friday September 2nd, 2016 Issue) Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) has decided to reduce by 50% the cost of crossing of sheep across all crossing...

Let’s maintain an environment conducive for livestock sale

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Thursday September 1st, 2016 Issue) The Tobaski feast is just around the corner, as it is about two weeks from now. All of us and stakeholders...

Discuss deeper causes of illegal migration

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Wednesday August 31st, 2016 Issue) West African governments and authorities, as well as experts, on Sunday had a regional meeting in Cote...

Promoting conflict resolution in West Africa

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has had a very important workshop on conflict resolution and peace building in Dakar, Senegal,...

Another cleansing exercise to tidy up our environment

Friday, August 26, 2016
Tomorrow is another occasion for the regular National Cleansing Exercise. As we plan for it, let us have this in mind: we have made significant...

On the right to vote

Friday, August 26, 2016
(Thursday August 25, 2016 Issue) The Media Agenda, through the support of the US Embassy in The Gambia, has rolled out a sensitization exercise of...

Let’s put proper mechanisms in place as the rains intensify

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The rains have intensified, and we have started hearing news of heavy downpours destroying homes in areas like Bakoteh and Ebou Town, with the latest...

Ensure anti-money laundering plans are effected

Monday, August 22, 2016
(Issue, Monday, August 22, 2016) A vital three-day “Regional Stakeholders Forum on Emerging Global AML/CFT Issues and Implications for GIABA Member...

A word for the wise…

Friday, August 19, 2016
The importance of breastfeeding has been reechoed by the health department through its health promotion and education unit director. At a recent...

A tough job at hand

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) has got a new head to steer the affairs of the Agency. This is no other than our own Gambian compatriot...

Rethinking Drug Control Policy in West Africa

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
June 26th marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It gave us the opportunity to reevaluate Drug Policy in West...

A step in the right direction

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The private sector apex body – the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) – has rolled out a training concept on the labour laws of The...

Ecowas must implement trade facilitation measures

Thursday, August 11, 2016
A two-day trade facilitation dialogue has just been held in The Gambia, under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and the ECOWAS Commission with...

The rural electrification drive

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The Farafenni Power Station commissioned on Saturday 6 August 2016 is expected to bring about a positive transformation in the lives of especially...

Turkey a friend indeed

Monday, August 08, 2016
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has just received four-million dalasis worth of medical equipment from the Turkish Embassy in Banjul. ...

The ZIKA Concern

Friday, August 05, 2016
The Zika virus has been noted as a concern to all people, especially people in Africa and Asia, although it has recently become prevalent in the...

Food Safety is public health safety

Thursday, August 04, 2016
The Gambia Standards Bureau supported by the West Africa Quality System Programme (WAGSP) has just concluded another national training workshop on...

FAO’s timely support

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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Dr Samba lives on!

Monday, August 01, 2016
The death of Dr Ebrahima Malick Samba, former Africa regional director of the World Health Organization, 1995 to 2005, was announced on Thursday and...

Hepatitis: ‘highly widespread’ public health problem in Africa

Friday, July 29, 2016
The world observed World Hepatitis Day yesterday on the theme: “Know hepatitis – Act now” with the aim of increasing global awareness, as well as...

Inspiring Youth through Innovative Workplace-learning

Thursday, July 28, 2016
To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative...

Empower youths not to be vulnerable, but vanguards of fighting money laundering

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The daylong forum on money laundering and terrorism financing held yesterday in Gambia by the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering...

Empower youths not to be vulnerable, but vanguards of fighting money laundering

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The daylong forum on money laundering and terrorism financing held yesterday in Gambia by the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering...

What Slavery, Slave Trade and Colonialism means to Africa

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Gambia today holds an international colloquium on Slavery, Slave Trade and Colonialism to discuss pertinent issues on the topic. The...

Happy Anniversary

Thursday, July 21, 2016
We would like to wish our President, his government and the Gambian people a happy and peaceful anniversary, as The Gambia celebrates the 22nd...

Support School Feeding Programme

Thursday, July 21, 2016
(Wednesday July 20, 2016 Issue) The whooping sum of D500, 000 given by the First Lady of the nation to support school feeding, especially to...

AU Passport A Good Initiative

Monday, July 18, 2016
AU over the weekend unveiled the new passport to be used by citizens of Africa. This is a good initiative, which is overdue as the AU should have...

Trachoma: we should not rest on our laurels

Friday, July 15, 2016
It has been stated “there is possibility that The Gambia can eliminate trachoma” in the world campaign to combat the eye disease by 2020. In Africa,...

What an Agony!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The ordeal our compatriots in Italy are going through is a pain in the heart for all well-meaning people in and beyond the shores of The Gambia. ...

Saving Africa’s future - putting its young people first and investing in its girls

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The people of West and Central Africa are young – nearly two-thirds haven’t yet celebrated their 24th birthday. This young population gives us...

Cementing Gambia-Russia ties

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
We are happy to know that Gambia-Russia ties have gone a notch higher, as a Russia Consulate has just been opened in The Gambia under the charge of...

Back to business

Monday, July 11, 2016
After having had a blissful and blessed Ramadan month and Eid holiday, we are back to business. We should, therefore, thank the Almighty Allah for...

Support Darling Scorpions to Victory

Friday, July 08, 2016
All are called upon to throng the Independence Stadium tomorrow to support our Darling Scorpions, who have made us proud over the period of their...
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