GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Meet the people tour

Mr President, it is a constitutional requirement for you to tour the country every year to meet the people and listen to them, despite your heavy...
Editorial

Adieu Sise Janha Sawaneh!

Friday, October 11, 2019
A renowned U.S. poet and essayist -Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that ‘death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure...

Agriculture and food security!

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Agriculture is key to sustaining any national economy. It is the perfect channel towards achieving food security and food self-sufficiency. This...

Corruption is not just an African thing!

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gambia’s deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh, was fabulously corrupt. A new investigation by the...

Respond to a Warming World!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
As energy demand rises around the globe, so does concern about climate change. The science seems clear: Ninety-seven percent or more of scientists...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The German government rescue

Monday, October 07, 2019
Mr. President, we would like to thank the German government for coming to rescue our perpetuating energy crisis, which can be traced from November...

Protecting the coastline!

Friday, October 04, 2019
Climate change in The Gambia is a critical problem which is adversely affecting the structure and functional integrity of the country’s ecosystem....

On SSHFC new web portal!

Thursday, October 03, 2019
It is true that in this era of global tech, no sound institutions can afford to ignore the economic challenges and opportunities presented by modern...

Life as We Know It!

Wednesday, October 02, 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...

It’s time to stop murder by counterfeit medicine!

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Annually, more than 250,000 children with malaria and pneumonia, common illnesses in poor countries, do not survive after treatment with fake and...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Coalition decides

Monday, September 30, 2019
Mr. President, last Friday, the chairperson of the Coalition and former Vice President Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang told the State House press...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Coalition decides

Monday, September 30, 2019
Mr. President, last Friday, the chairperson of the Coalition and former Vice President Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang told the State House press...

Importance of tourism!

Friday, September 27, 2019
Tourism is a multi-million dollar worldwide business and accounts for 30% of global trade revenues in services. Some of these services include...

On disaster preparedness!

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Disaster preparedness is one critical aspect that people have to adapt in mitigating the impact of disasters when it strikes. It is a common...

Let’s protect our natural resources!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Extractive activities such as mining are causing profound ecological and social damage in Africa. Governments must ensure that nature is protected...

Our drainage system!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sound and effective drainage system is paramount in any development initiative. This is because it ensures that water flows effectively to the...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Janneh Commission

Monday, September 23, 2019
Mr. President, there are mixed feelings about the recommendations of Janneh Commission amongst Gambians. The decision of banning some former...

Water scarcity in Sub-Sharan Africa

Friday, September 20, 2019
Not only countries from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing water security challenges, other developing countries in the world are also facing...

Let’s promote intra-African trade!

Thursday, September 19, 2019
It is an undisputable fact that African countries do not trade enough among themselves. To make any meaningful headway and register economic growth,...

Back to school !

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The long summer academic vacation is finally over. Almost all schools across the country have opened in all the regions. As we look forward to new...

It’s our business to promote responsible tourism!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tourism is a multi-million dollar worldwide business and accounts for 30% of global trade revenues in services. Some of these services include...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Janneh Commission and diplomatic passport saga

Monday, September 16, 2019
Mr. President we would like to commend your government for publishing the White Paper on the Janneh commission which investigated the financial...

World Bank and developing countries

Friday, September 13, 2019
The World Bank Group (WBG) works closely with client countries to ensure that their debt burdens do not overwhelm their ability to reduce poverty or...

Let’s prepare before disasters strike!

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Disaster preparedness is one critical aspect that people have to adapt in mitigating the impact of disasters when it strikes. It is a common...

Let’s do more to fight corruption!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
In January last year, African leaders gathered for their annual retreat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, committed themselves, once again, to combating...

Right to education worldwide

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Today, education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age are...

Climate change and its impact!

Friday, September 06, 2019
Nearly 80% cities around the globe are expected to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous climate changes, study finds. London will have a...

Xenophobia – Call it by its name!

Thursday, September 05, 2019
Xenophobia. Yes, that is what it is and we should use the word to describe the attacks that South Africans mete out to foreign nationals who are in...

Health and retention of staff!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
The health and wealth of a nation are fundamentally linked. There is this widely belief or notion that healthier populations live longer, more...

Agricultural policy; Monitoring and evaluation

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Efficient agricultural policies are essential to meeting increasing demand for safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way. While growth in demand...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: ENGRAVING SIR DAWDA’S LEGACY

Monday, September 02, 2019
Mr. President, as Gambians continue to mourn the passing away of the founding father of the nation, Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, who left this...

Adieu Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara!

Friday, August 30, 2019
It is an inevitable fact that every soul must one day or the other exit our world. It is also a stark truth that each and everyone will be remembered...

On TICAD confab!

Thursday, August 29, 2019
For many ordinary Japanese, Africa is still a distant continent on the other side of the world. On Tuesday, the eve of the Seventh Tokyo...

The nation in mourning!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Every soul must taste death! The death has been announced of the former president and independence hero Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara. He died at his...

It’s time to develop irrigation system in Gambia!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The long dry spell observed from July through to mid August will adversely affect major crops production in the country. This is testimony that The...

Time for action

Monday, August 26, 2019
Mr. President, the debate on whether you will assume the three years or five years tenure in office is still going on and getting hotter as the...

Stop denying the risks of air pollution!

Friday, August 23, 2019
Air pollution kills. Fine particles produced by cars, industrial plants and numerous other sources are particularly dangerous to human health. That...

Attitudinal change towards waste management!

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Waste management is a central issue in any urban settlement. Just like Kanifing Municipality and other metropolis, the issue is a thematic issue not...

Let’s act now against climate change!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The erratic rains in The Gambia and parts of West Africa are a clear reminder that climate change is indeed real. With almost months into the start...

On the GPU investigative training!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Crimes such as corruption and money laundering are an increasing enterprise affecting many economies in developing countries. Therefore, it takes a...

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....
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