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The Point at 22

Dec 17, 2013, 10:15 AM

It was exactly 22 years yesterday 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, ten 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 and in 2010 it won another award in Australia.

Despite the fact that it had undergone a series of challenges, which obviously undermined 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.

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, and so on.

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 faced, 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 supreme sacrifice - his martyrdom.

We pray that God reward him for what he had done for this country.

‘‘We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.’’
W. Somerset Maugham

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