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A New Year of Opportunities for Peace

Dec 31, 2008, 4:56 AM

The New Year is now upon us so we have a ready made opportunity both as individuals and as a nation to reflect on how we have behaved towards friends, family colleagues throughout the last year.

We are obliged by our various faiths to treat each other with respect, love one another and help our fellow man. Have we done this?

If we have made enemies during the year we must seek to make a truce with these people and start afresh for the coming year.

The New Year celebration will be an opportunity for a new leaf to be turned over by all of us and we must seize the opportunity.

All of us here at The Point wish to extend an enormous 'thank you' to all those who have advertised with us during the year or worked with us in any way. Media is a difficult business and we could not survive were it not for your support.

For the coming year we pray for peace, love and prosperity for all the people of The Gambia.

We hope that the press will enjoy a year of increased freedom and that repressive media laws will be a thing of the past. We pray for co-operation between people's of all political and religious convictions and hope that all can share in the fruits of their wonderful union.

May almighty Allah bring happiness health and prosperity to all in this coming year.

"The most important thing in life is not the winning but the taking part; the essential thing is not conquering but fighting well."[if supportFields]>tc ""The most important thing in life is not the winning but the taking part ; the essential thing is not conquering but fighting well." "

Pierre de Coubertin