May 16, 2013, 11:41 AM
As part of their execution to institutions and organizations of interest in the country, students of SBEC International School yesterday visited The Point Newspaper offices along Garba Jahumpa Road in Bakau.
The delegation of 66 students and five teachers was led by Madam Adelle M. Sock, Head of SBEC High School.
They were received on behalf of The Point Management by Mr Nfamara Jawneh, Acting-Deputy Editor-in-Chief 1.
Mr Jawneh welcomed the students and their teachers to The Point and commended them for the visit.
He gave a brief history of the paper, which according to him, was established by the late Deyda Hydara, the late Babucarr Gaye and Alhagie Pap Saine on 16 December 1991.
“The paper used to come out every Monday for the first two years of its existence, and then started coming out every Mondays and Thursdays,” he said. “In 1995, the paper was coming out thrice every week and increased to four times in 2001 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.”
According to him, since early 2006, the paper has gone daily from Monday to Friday. “The Point has been on line since August 2005 with its website address:www.thepoint.gm and you can send us any comments and contribution through the contact box on the right,” he added.
He also said The Point is an independent newspaper that promotes divergent views, and issues on democracy and human rights. “The paper also covers national issues on politics, economics, business and development, as well as world affairs among others,” he noted.
Mr Jawneh, together with Mary Kanu Thomas, Chief Layout Editor and Web Manageress, and Marie Ellen Chery Web Assistant, took the students on a conducted tour of The Point offices.
At the end of the visit, Mansita Njie, on behalf of the students, thanked the management of The Point for opening up their doors to them.