Sep 7, 2012, 9:59 AM
It's exactly 18 years today when this paper was founded by the late Deyda Hydara, late Babucarr Gaye and Pap Saine.
Since its establishment in 1991, the paper has undergone a series of transformations with an increased in production, both in number and size.
For instance, five years ago the paper started coming out four times a week, and became a daily paper in 2005.
In 2007, the paper won an international award in Germany.
Despite the fact that it had undergone a series of challenges, which obviously undermines our work, the paper remains committed to its traditional role of informing, educating and entertaining the Gambian people and non-Gambians alike.
The Point no doubt has grown in size and quality, while providing employment for many young Gambians.
The credit of the quality and quantity of our work was as a result of the commitment of our dedicated staff under distinguished and firm leadership of our Managing Director and co-founder, Mr. Pap Saine.
Mr. Saine, just like the late Deyda is a role model who motivates many young journalists, some of whom are found in almost all media outfits in the country. His diverse experience in the field continues to give us strength.
We also recognise the enormous support and loyalty of our valuable advertisers, subscribers and esteemed readers.
As an independent newspaper, we would continue to give every Gambian the opportunity to express their views, irrespective of their political affiliations, religion, status, etc.
We would continue to serve as an alternative source of quality, reliable and authoritative information for our readers.
As Gambians you can always rely on us for publication of divergent views without fear or favour. Despite many constraints, we would give our best in the interest of Freedom of Expression.
While we mark this day, we use the time to remember our Co-founder the late Deyda Hydara for the selfless sacrifice he made for this country until his death.
We pray that God reward him for what he had done for this country.