Finally, a world without nuclear weapons is in sight

For the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war, a global treaty has been negotiated that proponents say would, if successful,...

What we’re watching at this year’s UN General Assembly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
When the 193-member United Nations convenes this week for the annual General Assembly speeches and high-level meetings, world leaders will be paying...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - As schools are opening, there are issues that need to be addressed in the education sector

Monday, September 18, 2017
The education ministry should try and conduct a tour to all the schools in the county so as to familiarise themselves with the situation and to...

The falling standard of written English

Friday, September 15, 2017
The escalating problem of English language ineptitude among most Gambian journalists, particularly those with the newspapers, has and continues to...

Security for the people

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Our president has just launched a national security initiativecalled Security Sector Reform Project to get a well organised and disciplined force in...

Let’s give a helping hand

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Since the announcement of the death of fivepeople and 8000 victims caused bythe recent flash floodsand windstormthat struck thecountry, especially in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! Urgent attention needed from Nawec!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
(Monday, 11 September 2017 Issue) Mr President we would like to welcome you and all pilgrims from the holy land of Mecca and may Allah the Almighty...

A show of condolence and love

Friday, September 08, 2017
The Gambia Government has demonstrated concern and love for the people and Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, following the catastrophic...

8000 flood victims: a cause for concern

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The rains have intensified, and we have started hearing news of heavy downpours destroying homes and properties across the country, especially in the...

Crisis of good governance

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Governance is the exercise of authority to address public affairs. This authority can be political, economic or administrative. The use of this...

Kenya’s historic verdict a lesson for all

Monday, September 04, 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017, was a historic day in the annals of African democracy when the Kenyan Chief Justice, Justice David Maraga,...

Eid Mubarak!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Tomorrow is Tobaski. Muslims in The Gambia and many parts of the world will tomorrow celebrate, Eid-al Adha, commonly known as Tobaski. Since...

Gambia a veritable ground for investment

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
About 10 companies in Belgium are reported to be eyeing The Gambia for investment in various sectors of national development. The Belgian...

Editorial: Spend judiciously

Monday, August 28, 2017
The spending spree that has been triggered by the momentum and euphoria surrounding the Tobaski or Eid-ul Adzha should be treated with care and...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!!Matters arising

Monday, August 28, 2017
We want to commend the government and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure for the fares reduction in the country due to the decrease...

Let’s maintain regular communication

Friday, August 25, 2017
We are moved by the communication channel promised by the Minister of Information at his maiden press briefing held yesterday at his office in...

Security, a cornerstone of development

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
We have had to add our voice to the strategic moves being taken by the government authorities to ensure our nation thrives peacefully under a safe...

Why the unruly behaviour?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A week or so ago the whole nation was widely informed about the agreement reached between the government authorities and transport unions covering...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - Some concerns to address

Monday, August 21, 2017
Your Excellency, while the whole country is still reeling with happiness and gratitude for the freedom and respect for human rights ushered in by...

Uphold fair prices for livestock

Monday, August 21, 2017
We are faced again with the huge challenge of buying rams to observe the all-important feast of Eid ul-Adha locally known as Tobaski, which is just...

Fighting irregular migration

Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Italian government has continued to lend a helping hand to the Gambian government to fight the lingering problem of irregular migration, as it...

Kudos to transport ministry

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It has been announced that with effect from 21 August 2017, all transport tariffs and fares will be reduced. The reduction in transport fares and...

The Dalasi is depreciating

Monday, August 14, 2017
Over the last few months and weeks, we have noticed the depreciation of the Gambian dalasi, which is presently affecting the daily life of people,...

The Agric Minister has a task at hand

Thursday, August 10, 2017
The alarm bells as regards the state of food insecurity and malnutrition in the country have been rung, with dire tunes that call for serious and...

Fighting irregular migration

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Italian government has continued to lend a helping hand to the Gambian government to fight the lingering problem of irregular migration, as it...

Put the spokes in the wheels of corruption

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Gambian anti–corruption bill is being discussed by stakeholders such as the Ministry of Justice, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! - Plight of the youths is paramount to national development

Monday, August 07, 2017
Mr President, latest figures indicate that 12,000 Gambian migrants had arrived in Europe. This calls for alarm though the figure has dropped after...

Living with dirt in the city centre

Friday, August 04, 2017
The heartbeat of our environment has become an eyesore these days as most of the street junctions and outlets in town are inundated with dirt and all...

A friend indeed!

Thursday, August 03, 2017
The EU has been making true its promises of giving a full scale of helping hand to The Gambia government and people under the Barrow regime. It...

Nip the strike in the bud

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We have heard and experienced the sit down strike being carried out by taxi drivers in the country, as there are hardly enough taxis in town these...

Prevention is better than cure

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The rains have intensified, and we have started hearing news of heavy downpours destroying homes and foodstuffs in various communities across the...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT!!! - Sport should be taken seriously

Monday, July 31, 2017
Mr President during the State Opening of parliament last Monday, sport enthusiasts were surprised that you did not make any comment about sport on...

Set-settal should be revisited

Monday, July 31, 2017
After 8 months of absence, set-settal, which is the national cleansing exercise, resumed last Saturday 29 July 2017. For many, the notice was very...

Keep it up Gambia High!

Friday, July 28, 2017
Although one swallow does not make a summer, it is but essential that we commend the Gambia Senior Secondary School (GSSS or better still Gambia...

Translating words into action is the game

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The State Opening address by the President on Monday 24 July 2017 has given some hope that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Many good...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!! Tobaski 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017
According to the Islamic calendar, the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, locally known as Tobaski, will be celebrated on Saturday, 2nd September 2017. ...

Better luck next time

Monday, July 24, 2017
Our home-based Darling Scorpions have been eliminated from the CHAN qualifying campaign after a costly defeat in Mali over the weekend. Though...

Why the Guidelines in the Broadcasting Sector

Friday, July 21, 2017
Some guidelines on Ownership and Cross-ownership in the broadcasting sector in The Gambia have been validated by stakeholders in the media industry. ...

PEACE, PEACE, PEACE!

Thursday, July 20, 2017
We have been hearing rumours of insurgence, especially within the rank and file of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF). Indeed things have come to light...

Hope for the better

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
We are trying to be hopeful that the energy validation workshop underway at the Kairaba Beach Hotel will bring us some improvement in the electricity...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT !!!: Economic outlook and way forward

Monday, July 17, 2017
There is no doubt that the economy of the Gambia is in bad shape. But there are not many roads to recovery given the known reasons that brought us...

We mourn with our people in Senegal

Monday, July 17, 2017
The sad news about the deaths and injuries that emanated from a stampede that took place at the national stadium of Senegal is shocking and...

Good progress but…

Friday, July 14, 2017
It is good news that The Gambia is today celebrating progress made towards malaria elimination in the country, as declared in a recent collaborative...

How reforming is our economic reform?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
We are alarmed at the fact that our government and, by extension, our economy and nation, is treading on a lame foot. The poor state of affairs in...

Sports Minister’s Initiative welcomed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
We welcome the initiative of the Minister of Sports Hon. Henry Gomez not to dissolve the Gambia Football Federation. Dissolving the federation will...

Battle of perspectives over Africa’s 2050 population boom

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
No one doubts that Africa’s population will grow meteorically in the next decades. The continent is expected to go from being home to 15 percent...

A solution urgently needed

Monday, July 10, 2017
There are about 35,000 compounds in KMC. Hence it is absurd to see hundreds of good meaning people (some of whom are unemployed) in “tesito”,...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 10, 2017
Mr President, It is not an exaggeration to say that nowadays, Gambians are not going about their business in peace and tranquility nor are they...

AU Sir Jawara recognition: Better late than never

Friday, July 07, 2017
The recognition of The Gambia’s first president, Dawda Kairaba Jawara, as part of great African leaders by the African Union at its 29th summit of...

Good news, our killer is going

Thursday, July 06, 2017
Even though The Gambia missed the target of the Abuja Declaration to halve the burden of malaria by 2010, it is finally set to be the first country...

Celebrating the Peace Corps @50

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
As the Peace Corps marked 50th anniversary of engagement in The Gambia, it is difficult to quantify the effect that it has on the country, but...

Our hearts go to Jarra

Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Our hearts go out to the people of Jarra Bureng who have become the latest victims of blessing, rainfall. It is no doubt that the at least 40...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT

Monday, July 03, 2017
Mr President, the last week was one of the worst weeks we had for some time in terms of accidents. Three accidents, within a week, occurred at the...

Garbage conundrum: The end is here

Monday, July 03, 2017
The Gambia government on Friday signed an agreement with Continental Africa LLC to collect garbage from across the country and recycle it. Given...

Explaining the role of a think tank

Friday, June 30, 2017
One of the most peculiar, and least understood, features of the American policy process is the extraordinary dependence of policymakers on the work...

Improving criminal investigation

Thursday, June 29, 2017
There are shows on cable TV that feature scientific crime investigation in the United States. American forensic experts can lift fingerprints even...

The rainy season is here

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Finally, the Greater Banjul Area and the Kanifing Municipality also have had their first drop of this year’s rainy season. After the last heat waves...

Road accidents, a major concern

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Notwithstanding its numerous problems and hardships, which have crippled and slowed the development of Africa as a whole, road accidents remain a...

Energy Crises: The way forward

Friday, June 23, 2017
Africa is indeed blessed with vast and untapped sources of energy that if taken into consideration by so called government and leaders will help...

We stand together #WithRefugees

Thursday, June 22, 2017
As The Gambia joined the global community on 20 June in commemorating World Refugee Day, it is important to highlight the plight of about 8,000...

Violent attack on Muslims is a fresh cause for despair

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Waking to the news of another violent incident on the streets of London, UK, will make many of us despair for the UK, a country which seems to know...

Why We Need to Value Midwives

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Each year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during...

Rape must not be tolerated!

Monday, June 19, 2017
The crime of forcefully having sex with someone against his or her wishes is getting rampant in The Gambia and it must not tolerated; it must be...

The plight of college lecturers should be considered

Friday, June 16, 2017
It is disheartening to know that the staff of the Gambia College, the biggest source of human capital for the education sector, are the least paid...

At last Barrow will talk to us

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Finally, the new government is to put in place a communication that would outline ways and means that the government and the president, himself,...

Let justice take its course

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The arrests, detentions and subsequent deaths of many people under the Jammeh regime are there for all to note. Whilst some lost their lives in the...

Energy Crises: The way forward

Monday, June 12, 2017
Africa is indeed blessed with vast and untapped sources of energy that if taken into consideration by so called government and leaders will help...

Reform in the right form

Friday, June 09, 2017
The commencement of works to comprehensively reform the media sector, led by the Gambia Press Union and the Ministry of Information, heralds a new...

Reform in the right form

Thursday, June 08, 2017
The commencement of works to comprehensively reform the media sector, led by the Gambia Press Union and the Ministry of Information, heralds a new...

He Called Himself An ‘Honorary Woman’: Remembering A U.N. Crusader

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
He was a world leader who was not a household name. But he definitely made an impact as an advocate for the sexual and reproductive rights of women...

Kanilai protest: No time for blame game

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
In the aftermath of the riot in Kanilai on Friday which led to the death of one Haruna Jatta and several others sustaining injuries, views both on...

Trek carefully, Instability is a hallmark after dictatorship

Monday, June 05, 2017
Excerpt from research reports: Forcefully removing autocrats from power rarely results in stable democracy. Overthrowing dictators usually leads...

Commercial agriculture: tips

Friday, June 02, 2017
The importance of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be underestimated. Over 70% of the arable land is under smallholder agriculture. The...

African leaders’ way: ‘Constitutional coups’

Thursday, June 01, 2017
On Sept. 17, 2016, the United States commemorates the 229th anniversary of its Constitution, a document that provides a model for countries around...

Harmonising Civil Service salaries the way to go

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The present sharp disparity in the salaries and allowances for public servants is immoral and only works to injure the quality of service delivery. ...

Road accidents, a major concern

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Notwithstanding its numerous problems and hardships, which have crippled and slowed the development of Africa as a whole, road accidents remain a...

Why India wants to arrest Zakir Naik

Monday, May 29, 2017
Indian authorities have accused the popular Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism and declared him wanted. Problems arose for the...

Africa Day: It is time to take stock

Friday, May 26, 2017
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...
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