Gambia-EU relations

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...
Editorial

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...

Disaster Risk Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The number of reported disasters in Africa has significantly increased in recent decades, putting at risk its recent development gains. Disaster risk...

Africa and its climate

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In Africa, climate change will bring about an increased incidence of extreme weather events (droughts, floods, mudslides, etc.), as well as a rise in...

Waste Management is a concern

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Waste management is serious concern in this country and therefore another serious concern regarding liquid waste management that needs to be...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Thanking Allah for another peaceful elections

Monday, May 14, 2018
Mr. President, we thank Allah for having had another peaceful elections countrywide for the Mayoral and Chairpersonship. Once again, we commend the...

Malnutrition should be collectively combated

Friday, May 11, 2018
Fighting malnutrition is serious business and requires collaborative efforts to ensure a world malnutrition free. In The Gambia, a lot of progress...

A case for Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Agriculture in practical terms is the most important source of food and feed. WHO regards poor nutrition as the single most important threat to world...

Empowering farmers to grow sustainably

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Gambia is an agrarian country of which rice remains the staple food. Supporting and empowering farmers to increase agricultural production and...

Congrats U-20 for the victory

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
We wish to congratulate the U-20 National team for their brilliant performance in the just concluded WAFU U-20 Tournament last Saturday in which they...

Peace is what we cherish

Monday, May 07, 2018
Mr. President, the Mayoral and Chairperson Elections are slated for May 12, 2018, and all necessary arrangements particularly security should be in...

The role of media in our society

Friday, May 04, 2018
The word ‘media’ is derived from the word medium, signifying mode or carrier. Media is intended to reach and address a large target group or...

“On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth.” — António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.

Thursday, May 03, 2018
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference....

Importance of science and technology

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Before understanding the importance of science and technology, it is important for us to understand that science and technology are closely...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Revisiting May Day Sports, plight of journalists

Monday, April 30, 2018
Mr. President, the May Day Sports should be revisited by introducing affordable fee for participation for government departments, parastatals and...

Historical insight about Gambia’s Tourism

Thursday, April 26, 2018
The tourism industry in The Gambia started when a party of 300 Swedish tourists arrived in 1965. That pioneering trip was organised by a Swede named...

Agriculture remains the most important sector of our economy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Although the lion share of the nation’s budget is invested in our national education, however, agriculture continues to be the most important sector...

A need for professionalism in our security

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves” - Abraham Lincoln. One of the most important things that must be safeguarded in...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT - Strengthening Gambian civil society: The case of The Gambia Transition Brain Trust (GTBT)

Monday, April 23, 2018
The Gambia’s transition from tyranny to full democracy happened so quickly that it is a miracle that as a country we are coming out of it unscathed....

Self-help project is essential for communities

Friday, April 20, 2018
One of the most important things one can be proud of; is to essentially empower your own people. The execution of self-help projects at one’s own...

Cannabis and its effects on young people

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The long-term study which followed a group of over 1,000 people from birth to the age of 38 has produced the first convincing evidence, say...

Young people and unemployment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The year 2015 represented an opportunity for transformation; the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the young people who gathered in the...

IEC again?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It is totally disappointing to hear that the IEC has had another error in the just concluded Local Government Elections. On Friday its Chairman,...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Thanking Allah for another peaceful election

Monday, April 16, 2018
Mr. President, we first thank the Almighty Allah for having witness another peaceful, free and fair election. Elections are a periodical events and...

Let’s preach peace throughout the election

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
“Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent - a...

The need to fulfil election promises

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are,” Carl Thomas, America journalist...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Security is the life blood of any nation

Monday, April 09, 2018
Mr. President, the security of the country still remains at stake. The security personnel of the country need to redouble their efforts. The check...

White Paper - The One-China Principle and the Taiwan Issue

Friday, April 06, 2018
On October 1, 1949, the Central People’s Government of the PRC was proclaimed, replacing the government of the Republic of China to become the only...

Towards a new Gambia National Troupe

Thursday, April 05, 2018
On Thursday last week, the minister of Tourism and Culture inaugurated a technical committee to advise on the formation of another Gambia National...

Good news for Gambian artists

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The Ministry of Justice and that of Tourism and Culture deserve commendation for having worked hard to have the Copyright Regulations, 2018...

Using agriculture to stem migration flow

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Agriculture is the backbone or the mainstay of The Gambian economy- this is evidenced by numerous factors. It is estimated that about 75% of the...

White Paper The One China Principle and the Taiwan Issue

Thursday, March 29, 2018
On October 1, 1949, the Chinese people won a great victory in the new democratic revolution and founded the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The...

Water is the most essential element in life

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Without water, there is no life, no food, no development. In light of this reality, the World Water Council, together with the Korea Water Forum...

Let doctors end the strike

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Issued: Tuesday 27 March 2018 It’s is self defeating to put personal interest before national interest. The doctors’ strike would be historic...

The Extra-ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State in Rwanda

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Issued: Monday 26 March 2018 Mr. President, last week you were amongst the African Heads of State who attended the Extra-ordinary Summit of African...

Authorities act stubborn after warning from Wuli

Friday, March 23, 2018
After several media reports over disputes over rice fields in Wuli, the authorities have shown negligence by failing to act, resulting to severe...

The importance of science and technology

Thursday, March 22, 2018
For every nation to get developed, the application of both science and technology has to go hand in hand. Villages are developed into towns and towns...

Benefits of commonwealth countries for their citizens?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The British Commonwealth is a voluntary, intergovernmental organization that seeks to promote mutual understanding, friendship and trade. Therefore,...

No one can stop migration

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
No one can stop immigration because it’s a natural phenomenon. Every country does her efforts to dent it or deport migrants but it has to be done...

GOOD MORNING MR PRESIDENT: Diplomacy on its core

Monday, March 19, 2018
Mr. President, during the first Presidential Council meeting held in Banjul from the 11th to the 13th March, 2018, your government and the government...
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