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GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The security of the country

Monday, August 19, 2019
Mr. President, we want to remind your government of the need to tighten the security of the country. There is need for the religious leaders,...

Regulating Africa’s Urban Livestock sector

Friday, August 16, 2019
A large number of African cities are characterized by the constant presence of livestock. From Khartoum in Sudan to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and from...

Revisiting ultimate sacrifice: Thanking the Creator on Eid Al Adha

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
This day I have perfected your deen for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your deen.” (Quran, 5:3). Yes! The favour...

Happy Eid Adha!

Friday, August 09, 2019
Muslims around the world are preparing to observe Eid Al Adha, which is one of the two festivals of Islam. This important religious festival...

Municipalities, councils and waste management

Thursday, August 08, 2019
One of the biggest problems facing our municipalities and councils today is waste management and it needs urgent and maximum attention. What even...

Money laundering!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Money laundering has become one of the biggest problems facing the international economy. Money laundering is the process of transforming the...

Combat against money laundering

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Despite estimates from organizations such as the IMF and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it is impossible to know exactly how...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The coincidences

Monday, August 05, 2019
Last week had been very busy for you as you were trying to kill two birds with one stone – i.e., the historic visit of the Indian President to The...

Gambia among major transit point for cocaine

Friday, August 02, 2019
Since the mid-2000s, West Africa has emerged as an important transit point for the trafficking of cocaine from South America to Europe. In fact, the...

UN Climate Change: Momentum for Change releases online report

Thursday, August 01, 2019
The UN Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative has released an interactive, online report, showcasing shining examples of diverse...

Stop denying the risks of air pollution!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Air pollution kills. Fine particles produced by cars, industrial plants and numerous other sources are particularly dangerous to human health. That...

Preparing to go for hajj!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Hajj or the journey to the Holy Land of Makah is one of the most revered among the Islamic pillars. For Muslims, it is the fifth and final pillar of...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Unbelievable startling revelations by TRRC witness

Monday, July 29, 2019
Last week has been a very sad and scary one in the country. It is our view that such scenarios should be avoided in all possible ways in the future. ...

Land degradation, threat in Africa

Friday, July 26, 2019
Sustainability, stability, and security—the three overlapping issues are an increasing concern among many especially in Africa where land degradation...

Editorial: Another killing!

Thursday, July 25, 2019
The alarming spate of killing involving members of the country’s security apparatus is a cause for concern. On Wednesday, one Ousman Darboe, 36...

Editorial:Will Africa’s free-trade area live up to the hype?

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Africa is moving towards a more integrated, rules-based trade regime, but this is unlikely to transform the continent’s economic prospects. ...

On UN Urban Agenda

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
At the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Rainy Season

Monday, July 22, 2019
Mr. President, the rainy season is here, and it is a very difficult period in our country. Taking into consideration the state of our roads in the...

Let’s prepare for disasters!

Friday, July 19, 2019
The coming months have been predicted to have heavy rainfall and weather-related disasters as the rainy season intensifies. Few weeks ago, deaths...

Editorial: Promoting horticulture in Gambia!

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Horticulture is an integral component and a sector that continues to be a major and important contributor to Gambia’s economic growth and...

On fertilizer!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It is an undisputable fact that agriculture is the backbone of most national economies in Africa. Many technocrats believe that a country making...

Waste management

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Waste management is a serious problem in many developing countries including The Gambia. People should also change their attitude towards proper...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Africa Free Trade Zone

Monday, July 15, 2019
Mr. President, recently you attended the AU Summit in Niger on the Africa Free Trade Zone which we believed The Gambia can benefit from to boost its...

On global heating!

Friday, July 12, 2019
Nearly 80% of cities around the globe are expected to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds. London will have a similar...

Let’s make a crime-free nation!

Thursday, July 11, 2019
The recent surge in violent crime in the country such as armed robbery and murder is a cause of concern. It also calls for rethink and not to allow...

West Africa’s eco: What difference would a single currency make?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Fifteen countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency next year called the eco. Experts are divided on the impact it would have on...

Armed robbers strike in CRR!

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Armed robbery is in the news. In our yesterday’s edition, we ran a story in which armed robbers attacked a shop in Demfai, a small community in Sami...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Tobaski is approaching

Monday, July 08, 2019
Mr. President, according to most calendars, August 10th 2019 will be Tobaski, which is barely one month to go. Your Government should start...

Africa must stop selling its nature short

Friday, July 05, 2019
Extractive activities such as mining are causing profound ecological and social damage in Africa. Governments must ensure that nature is protected...

Cybercrime; a fast-rising enterprise!

Thursday, July 04, 2019
It is an undisputable fact that no matter where one lives around the globe, people are immensely harnessing the benefits of fast internet in real...

Climate change: More call to fully deliver Paris Agreement

Wednesday, July 03, 2019
The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up last week after having considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN...

The dangers of social media addiction

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
With the increase of technology and social platforms, more teens are getting connected, which leads to an alarming increase of time spent online. The...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT our country’s securiaty forces

Monday, July 01, 2019
Mr. President, our country’s security forces should double up their efforts to curb criminality in the country. Recently, an alleged kidnapping of...

On migrationand displacement!

Friday, June 28, 2019
Crowds of people on the move with their bundles of possessions, young men frantically scaling fences, boatloads of women and children pummelled by...

World Refugee Day: Aid hungry, displaced victims

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Even on June 20, World Refugee Day, people are being displaced by war or other disasters. The UN Refugee Agency says there are “30 people who are...

On Promotion!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
It is a famous saying that people are not promoted for doing their jobs really well. They get promoted by demonstrating their potentials to do more....

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:Threatening Gambians

Monday, June 24, 2019
Mr. President, the recent threats made by your Interior Minister and Youth Adviser at a political rally in Brikama is the least we expected from...

Disaster preparedness

Friday, June 21, 2019
Disaster preparedness is one critical thing that people have to adapt to in mitigating the impact of disasters when it strikes. It is a common...

Murder again!

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Another murder is again in the news. In our yesterday’s edition, we ran a story in which one Saidou Barry, a 65-year-old man and a native of...

More actions needed on ‘Climate Emergency’

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, sent out very clear signals for more ambitious climate action at the start of the UN...

Let’s build the nation and move on

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The much-talked about issue of whether Barrow would serve three or five years, has now been put to rest when he publicly made it clear that he would...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:The forfeiture of Jammeh Assets

Monday, June 17, 2019
Mr. President, we welcome the move taken by the government to forfeit and sell all assets belonging to former President Jammeh and his close...

Govts set to respond to calls for greater climate ambition

Friday, June 14, 2019
Set at the mid-point of a crucial year during which accelerated global climate action is both urgent and essential, governments are meeting in Bonn...

Using tech to improve Africa’s logistics industry

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Poor infrastructure is currently holding back the growth of Africa’s logistics markets. Industries can make a variety of goods, but they struggle...

Cybercrime, a threat to national security

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The threat of cybercrime to businesses around the globe is rising fast. According to one estimate, by McAfee, the damages associated with cybercrime...

Accidents on our roads!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The recent fatal automobile accident between Faraba and Pirang in Kombo East has since stirred-up public debate on social media as to the methods The...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:Teacher motivation

Monday, June 10, 2019
Teacher motivation must be given high priority in achieving education goals Mr. President, we wish to take this opportunity to wish you, your...

Let's empower fisheries officials

Friday, June 07, 2019
Illegal fishing which includes juvenile fishing is a serious issue affecting many developing countries. It is virtually found in all types and...

Making the war on drugs trafficking tougher

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons to support...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The issue of caste in Gambia

Monday, June 03, 2019
Mr. President, the ongoing fight over caste in the Upper River Region (URR), (Koina village) needs urgent attention. Last week Saturday incident...

Let’s embrace proper waste management

Friday, May 31, 2019
Waste management is a serious problem in many developing countries including The Gambia. People should also change their attitude towards proper...

Let’s tackle irregular migration!

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Irregular migration is a topical issue in many developing countries including The Gambia. Lack of limited prospects and job opportunities is the main...

Tolerance is crucial in ensuring lasting peace!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
A renowned American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet -Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can...

This Treaty Is Good for the Environment!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Climate change is adversely affecting ecosystems and livelihoods on planet earth. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol of 1987 is,...

The row on land disputes

Monday, May 27, 2019
Mr. President, it is time to put an end to the row on land disputes and put good mechanism to avoid them. There are many cases involving land at the...

Let’s embrace community Service!

Friday, May 24, 2019
Renowned Indian statesman, activist and philosopher- Mahatma Gandhi once said that ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service...

Life as We Know It!

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Plant and animal species are disappearing faster than at any time in recorded history. We know who is to blame. Our planet has suffered five mass...

Agriculture: Africa’s ‘engine for growth’

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
After decades of economic stagnation and with the number of chronically malnourished people now reaching 200 million, Africa’s leaders are...

Let’s ensure professionalism at work!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Men and women in uniform are seen as peaceful and friendly and should not act otherwise. Therefore, as a security officer, they have an obligation to...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: On new sports levy on GSM operators

Monday, May 20, 2019
Mr. President, news of a new sports levy on the GSM operators is welcome as a progressive one. Effective 10th June 2019, the sports levy will be...

Rainy season is here!

Friday, May 17, 2019
Farmers in the country are busy clearing their farms and making last minutes burnings ahead of what is expected to be another successful season....

Importance of vegetable gardening

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Joel Karsten, an expert in vegetable gardening for over 40 years once said: “Vegetable gardening is as important as other essential life giving...

Let’s promote responsible tourism!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Responsibility comes in many forms – from the principles of how we interact with each other, to influencing behaviour within our surroundings. The...

GAF and agriculture

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Agriculture is indispensable and a key component in the development of any nation. It is a sector widely seen by many as an avenue for investment to...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Ramadan Kareem

Monday, May 13, 2019
Mr. President, today is the 8th day of Ramadan and as we continue seeking for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, may all our prayers be accepted and...

African art needs to come home!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The absence of artistic treasures is a huge loss to African countries’ economies and contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. ...

The global body for biodiversity science and policy must heal rifts

Thursday, May 09, 2019
Most scientists and conservationists agree that the planet is on the edge of an extinction crisis. But the best way to address that crisis is still...

On good governance

Thursday, May 09, 2019
There is no single and exhaustive definition of “good governance,” nor is there a delimitation of its scope, that commands universal acceptance. The...

Ramadan is a time to show compassion!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The Holy Month of Ramadan is here again. This week, Muslims in The Gambia join their colleagues around the world to observe this important month in...

Good morning Mr. President

Monday, May 06, 2019
Mr. President Ramadan Mubarak Mr. President, Ramadan begins today and we wish you, your family, your government and all Muslims residing in The...

World Press Freedom Day!

Friday, May 03, 2019
The Gambia will today join the rest of the world to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The day provides a perfect opportunity to assess achievements...

Good Morning Mr. President

Thursday, May 02, 2019
Mr. President, with the recent TRRC startling revelations made by Sanna Sabally, the ex-vice chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council...

Human rights in Gambia

Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Gambia’s history has been marred by serious human rights violations especially since ex-president Yahya Jammeh led a military coup in July 1994,...

Editorial: Tomorrow is May Day!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
May 1 is celebrated in The Gambia, as in many countries around the world, as National Labour Day. Each year, countries around the globe join the...

Gambia’s efforts to mainstream Climate change

Friday, April 26, 2019
In 2016, The Gambia’s National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) was validated. The policy was aimed at mainstreaming climate change into all development...

National security demands tight cyber security

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
In a connected world, no government or company can perfectly protect all its data from hackers and rival states. Even so, it’s astonishing that, from...

Gambia gains recognition on press freedom

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Kudos to The Gambia on its remarkable performance on press freedom as this year marks a remarkable progress on press freedom in latest RSF index...

Rising in price of basic commodities ahead of Ramadan

Thursday, April 18, 2019
The recent rise in the price of basic commodities especially rice, sugar, flour and onion among a host of others, ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan...

Promoting year-round tourism

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Every year approximately 1.2 billion people travel abroad, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Many countries have turned...

Health is wealth

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The health and wealth of a nation are fundamentally linked. There is this widely believe notion that healthier populations live longer, more...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, April 15, 2019
Mr. President, the controversy surrounding the issue of bread in the country should be dealt with as soon as possible as about 90% of Gambians in the...

Gambia-China relations

Friday, April 12, 2019
On March 17th, 2016, the Republic of The Gambia and China resumed diplomatic ties. However, the two countries had first established diplomatic...

Cultural diversity and economic growth in Africa

Thursday, April 11, 2019
In an era of globalisation and liberalisation of goods and services, there has been surge inflows of the population in the form of temporary and...

Boasting agric production in Gambia

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It is an indisputablefact that agric development is key to promoting sustainable investment to achieve long-term food security, thereby reducing...

UN Climate Conference in Songdo

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
As a result of backdrop of increasing extreme weather disasters, world experts and leaders are meeting this week at the Korea Global Adaptation Week...

Good luck to Gamcoy 22!

Friday, April 05, 2019
For the last fifteen years, The Gambia has been sending troops to Darfur, which is a very good record in the history of the country’s contributions...

Let’s strictly control our guns

Thursday, April 04, 2019
In the wake of the recent unfortunate land dispute involving the communities of Gunjur and Berending, which led to the shooting to death of Buba...

Investment in Africa

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
China is not “moving relentlessly across Africa”. Despite what Peter Navarro, head of US President Donald Trump’s National Trade Council has written,...

A breakthrough for Gambian journalists

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Just last week, Gambian journalists received information that the Office of the president has announced that all journalists covering the State House...

Good Mr. President

Monday, April 01, 2019
Welcome Mr. President to yet another edition of Good Morning Mr. President. Mr. President, last week you appointed two ministers; Dr. A. L. Samateh...

Increasing land conflicts in Gambia

Friday, March 29, 2019
Effective land management is predicated on proper ownership. It is those with legitimate documentation for the land they claim to own who can...

Waste management education

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Despite its importance in terms of preserving a clean and healthy environment for citizens, waste management has historically suffered from a poor...

Impacts of rural-urban drift

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Rural-urban drift is a complex issue in many developing countries around the world and The Gambia is not an exception. Rural development initiatives...

On importance of EGRA

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
A renowned Indian philosopher- Mahatma Gandhi has once said that “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” This...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, March 25, 2019
Mr. President, how are you this Monday morning? Hope you are getting along very well. We wish you a very pleasant week ahead. Mr. President, we...

Africa Climate Week in Accra

Friday, March 22, 2019
Ghana, got firmly underway on Wednesday with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. The event takes place...

Gambia-France relations

Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Gambia’s official language is English; however, French has been an important partner in the country’s development endeavours. Since The Gambia...

On land issues in Gambia

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Conflicts over land is becoming a major problem in The Gambia and are widely recognised as ‘most serious’ in recent years. The growing pressure on...

Christchurch massacre: a wake up call

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Zealand was shaken to its core on Friday when at least 49 people were killed by a gunman in two mosques in Christchurch. Brenton Harrison...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, March 18, 2019
Mr. President, last week has been a very dramatic week for The Gambia as a lot of scenarios were unfolded. Ya Kumba Jaiteh who filed her petition...
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