Scorpions’ fate in limbo after Togo defeat

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...
Editorial

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...

Let’s act now on our forest!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Forests play a crucial role in the development of any nation. Apart from preventing global warming and building sustainable communities, forests have...

Let sanity prevail in Gambian Sports

Friday, August 10, 2018
Today, the Point want to take issues with the brouhaha surrounding The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) elections slated for 18th August 2018. The...

PPF concerned over the attack on Gambian Journalists

Thursday, August 09, 2018
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of Gambia expressed concern over the attack on two...

Ban on plastic bags

Thursday, August 09, 2018
The Gambia has banned the importation and use of plastic bags in the country in July 2015. This discussionwas prompted with the surge in...

Is Gambia football heading for another normalisation?

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The National Sports Council announcing yesterday that it has suspended Gambia Football Federation President Lamin Kabba Bajo, his second vice...

On Jeshwang prison break

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Security plays an integral role in the development of any nation. The details surrounding the recent escape of 23 inmates being held in Jeshwang...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, August 06, 2018
Mr. President, we would like to commend your government for paying condolence to the family of Aja Fatou Asombi Bojang, the mother of ex-president,...

Illegal Fishing Harming West Africa

Friday, August 03, 2018
Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, according to a Greenpeace Africa report...

We must fix our education system

Thursday, August 02, 2018
Quality education is an integral component in the development of any nation. Interestingly, The Gambia’s education system is on the verge of sinking...

How the next generation is shaping its digital future: the implication for brands

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
An Amaze study followed a group of 10-15 year olds over the past five years, looking at their changing use of technology and social media. What...

Senegambia forest degradation reaches critical stage

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Climate change is adversely affecting ecosystems and livelihoods on planet earth. The Minister of Environment has warned that the degradation of...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 30, 2018
Mr. president, as you have completed your 10 days nationwide meet the people tour, we hope that it was very successful and that most of the problems...

Environmental multimedia retrieval

Friday, July 27, 2018
The rapid advancements of digital technologies, as well as the progress and wide availability of digital cameras and sensors have resulted in a great...

African integration

Thursday, July 26, 2018
From the time of independence, there have been failed attempts to industrialise efficiently using import-substitution, which gave rise to the notion...

School bullying should be looked into

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
“Bullying brings about violence and where violence exists it results to anarchy, which directly or indirectly will affect the lives of the young...

Farming in a changing world

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Agriculture is an integral component in the development of any nation. For centuries, perhaps nearly three-quarters into the 20th century, farming...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 23, 2018
Mr. President, as you are still continuing your 10 days nationwide meet the Peoples’ many issues are being promised by your government to the people...

“Agricultural production is the main economic activity in The Gambia

Friday, July 20, 2018
“Agricultural production is the main economic activity in The Gambia but has declined throughout the 1990’s as a result of several factors including...

Repeal all draconian laws

Thursday, July 19, 2018
President Adama Barrow in his Farafenni meeting said he is determined to see all draconian laws embedded for decades in our constitution repealed. If...

The climate crisis deepens

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The global climate is in trouble, worsening faster than experts believed only two years ago, and ambitious international steps to address the problem...

Jammeh hasn’t learned his lesson yet

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
For so long the party stalwarts have been consistently denying that there was disunity in the APRC party. However, the leakage of audio of former...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 16, 2018
Mr. President, as you embark on a 10 day nationwide meet the Peoples’ Tour, which is the second time since you took office. It is very important that...

Universal health coverage depends on solid data

Friday, July 13, 2018
The scale of the task is immense: at least half the world’s population still lacks access to essential health services, according to the 2017 World...

Climate Change is Real

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Climate change is adversely affecting ecosystems and livelihoods on planet earth. Upland ecosystems have degraded largely due to erratic rainfall,...

On renewed commitment to national development

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
On many occasions when our politicians speak, they talk of values like patriotism, commitment, hard work, and so on, as fundamental to the triumph of...

About Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College (SFTC) is a state institute under the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, an institution of higher...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 09, 2018
Mr. President, we continue to call for national reconciliation in this New Gambia, and in the interest of the nation, you will always have the...

Barrow defends why he’s truly elected

Friday, July 06, 2018
In a move to ensure that justice prevails, new members of Commission of Inquiry tasked with the mandate to look into the circumstances that led to...

Gambia-France relations

Thursday, July 05, 2018
After a dormant period following the Coup d’État in 1994, bilateral cooperation between France and Gambia resumed in 1997 and a cultural, scientific,...

Essentials of UN’s New Urban Agenda

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
At the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously...

At the 31st AU Summit

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Much like the continental body’s ambitions to silence Africa’s guns by 2020, having a summit in theAt the 31stAU SummitNouakchott (population one...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 02, 2018
Mr. President, last Friday, you reshuffled your Cabinet through powers vested on you by the Gambian Constitution, by relieving some ministers and...

Women in Politics

Friday, June 29, 2018
There is growing recognition of the untapped capacity and talents of women and women’s leadership. Over the last two decades, the rate of women’s...

Minister confirms appointment of gov’t spokesperson

Thursday, June 28, 2018
The minister of Information has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Ebrahim Sankareh as government’s spokesperson, saying; “as far as I am concern,...

Gambian Agriculture

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Republic of Gambia is one of the smallest countries in West Africa surrounded by the republic of Senegal on the northern, eastern and southern...

Turo is a true Samaritan

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The love of one’s country is part of belief that cannot be confined to emotional expressions alone; neither can the biblical edict to love one’s...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Let Peace Prevail

Monday, June 25, 2018
Mr. President, as the country is mourning the recent incident at Faraba village wherein the PIU clashed with the youths of Faraba village leaving...

Destructive fall armyworms

Friday, June 22, 2018
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...
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