Editorial

Inclusion of victims & women in transitional justice!
Oct 27, 2020, 11:25 AM

The inclusion of women especially victims of rights violation in transitional justice processes is critical to a society’s ability to achieve sustainable peace.

Good Morning Mr. President: West Africa in trouble
Oct 26, 2020, 10:12 AM

Mr. President, the West African region is in serious trouble with some leaders wanting to overstay and manipulate the electoral process to win elections which is causing a lot of their people to lose precious lives. This is not fair to our democracy and rule of law.

Attitudinal change after Covid-19!
Oct 23, 2020, 10:52 AM

Counting the costs of COVID-19 far transcends head-count of fatalities. As a matter of fact, fatalities, if it will be rightly counted, should include, not only the numerical value of human lives lost; but also, losses in economic, industrial, vocational, educational aspects, among others.

Ahead of Kerr Jarga Ward by-election!
Oct 22, 2020, 11:22 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced that it will conduct by-election in Kerr Jarga Ward to fill a vacant seat in the Kerewan Area Council. The vacancy follows the notification from the Kerewan Area Council of the resignation of the Councilor for Kerr Jarga Ward.

Drug policy: rethink it without taboos!
Oct 21, 2020, 10:49 AM

Much of the harm caused by illegal drugs is caused by their illegality. Prohibition helps to turn users into criminals, and the justice system is poorly equipped to help addicts recover.

Team Europe has done it again!
Oct 20, 2020, 10:47 AM

Strengthening democratic principles is sine-qua non in any country’s socio-economic development. Team Europe yesterday disbursed a staggering sum of €25 million of budget support for The Gambia's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Good Morning Mr. President: Mandatory facemask wearing
Oct 19, 2020, 11:17 AM

Mr. President, now that your government has decided to relax almost all the restrictions that were put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now left for the populace to follow the WHO preventive measures and health protocols, by compulsory wearing of face mask, cleaning of hands and environments.

Corruption threatens democracy!
Oct 15, 2020, 10:48 AM

Corruption without a doubt is a worldwide, disastrous phenomenon.

Reopening of land borders!
Oct 14, 2020, 10:42 AM

The closure of borders between The Gambia and Senegal has impacted negatively thus amounting to huge economic losses in both countries economies.

On NAFA second cash transfer!
Oct 13, 2020, 12:23 PM

On 27 August, The Gambia Government launched the NAFA Quick Cash Transfer project designed to mitigate the social and economic impact of the people.

Good Morning Mr. President: A need for swift reform
Oct 12, 2020, 10:56 AM

Mr. President, your government's commitment to renewing institutional reform presupposes that there have not been serious and adequate efforts in the implementation of the transitional agenda.

On inauguration of D14M LK Sabiji market!
Oct 9, 2020, 10:46 AM

Expanding market stalls in a bustling municipality like KM will significantly boost business, thereby opening up avenues for many local dwellers. Walking through the busy markets in KM, one would notice that the overcrowded nature needs to be addressed.

Covid-19: A plan for tourism to survive, revive, thrive!
Oct 8, 2020, 10:39 AM

Covid-19 is the biggest challenge that the global tourism sector has faced till date. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates a reduction of 58% to 78% in tourist traffic across the world.

Access to cold storage facilities!
Oct 7, 2020, 1:02 PM

Lack of storage facilities is one of the main challenges confronting agric development in most developing countries. Every year, post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables alone due to lack of proper storage, inability to move food produce accounts for a significant loss in the agric business.

How ready is gov’t to reopen schools?
Oct 6, 2020, 11:53 AM

Education is an integral pillar as it determines the future not only of our community, state and nation, but the world. It also opens up the mind, expands it and allows one to improve his or her life in so many ways.

Good Morning Mr. President: Cabinet vs Draft Constitution
Oct 5, 2020, 11:36 AM

Mr. President, Gambians are disappointed to hear from the Information Minister that the Cabinet dismissed the recommendation of term limit in the Draft Constitution and also disagreed with 22 other clauses.

EU Member States show mixed reactions to New Migration Pact!
Oct 2, 2020, 12:07 PM

The new package of the European Union Commission on Migration and Asylum has not been as welcomed and applauded as the Commission might have excepted.

What happens to media covid-19 fund?
Oct 1, 2020, 12:29 PM

It was in July when lawmakers unanimously approved a D15 million support package for the Gambia media amid coronavirus pandemic.

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