About Us

The triumvirate - Late Babucarr Gaye, Late Deyda Hydara and Pap Saine established The Point Newspaper on 16 December 1991. Mr Gaye quit after four months.

Initially the Point was bi-weekly Newspaper published on Mondays and Thursdays. In 1995, due to increase in readership of the Paper, the publishers decided to increase publication by additional issue. There was Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays publication.
This production programme remained uninterrupted until 2001 when production was again increased to four issues weekly, notably Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


Since early 2006, the paper has gone daily.

One of the founding members, Mr Deyda Hydara, was assassinated on 16 December 2004, on the night of The Point's 13th anniversary.
He has been replaced in the paper's management team by his wife, Mrs Maria Hydara.

The Point has been on line since August 2005 with its web site address: www.thepoint.gm and you can send us any comments through the contact box on the right. You can advertise with us, it pays. Please contact the Marketing Manager, Saul Njie on (00220) 9917501 or 7799100.

The Point Newspaper has contributed a lot in terms of Press Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights in The Gambia and beyond.
In December 2006 in Germany, the paper got an International Press Freedom Award (John Philip Palm), which was received by Mr Pap Saine in Germany.

The Point is an independent newspaper that promotes divergent views, and issues on democracy and human rights. The Paper  covers national issues on politics, economics, business and development, as well as world affairs. 

 

Pap Saine
(Co-Publisher)

Baba Hydara
(Co-Publisher)

Philip Kotey
General Manager

Bekai Njie 
(Editor-in-Chief)

Mary Banky Njie
(Head - Layout/Website)

Ebrima Gillen 
(Layout Editor)

Marie Ellen Chery Gomez
(Web Manager )

Saul Njie
(Marketing Manager)

Bintou Trawally Jarjusey
(Assistant Marketing Manager)

Kumba Willan 
(Accounts Admin)

Rohey Cham
(Accounts Admin)