Editorial

Good Morning Mr. President: The second wave of COVID-19 is at neighbour’s
Dec 14, 2020, 11:54 AM

Mr. President, our next door neighbour, Senegal is now facing the second wave of COVID-19 which should draw our attention here in The Gambia.

On police sacking of two staff for sleeping while on duty!
Dec 11, 2020, 10:02 AM

Values such as patriotism, commitment, hard work, and so on, are fundamental elements in any nation’s development. They are echoed for a purpose, and the ultimate aim is national development.

Achieving universal access to energy by 2030!
Dec 10, 2020, 11:18 AM

For almost 1 billion people without access to electricity, the day ends when the sun sets. And it results in a staggering loss of economic and social potential, as well as disillusionment with governments that are viewed as incapable of providing basic public utilities, which contributes to political and security instability.

It’s time to build trust as COVID-19 vaccines roll out!
Dec 9, 2020, 3:38 PM

A recent poll finds that only 14% of African Americans and 24% of Hispanics trust that a COVID-19 vaccination will be safe and effective. The remainder, who constitute more than 20% of the U.S. population, harbor uncertainty or distrust about the shots.

Alarming VDC crisis in Gambia!
Dec 8, 2020, 10:55 AM

The recent rise in the number of disputes over Village Development Committees (VDCs) in many communities in The Gambia calls for a concern. It is high time authorities act on the matter before it gets out of hand.

Good Morning Mr. President: Listen to farmers
Dec 7, 2020, 1:34 PM

Mr. President, today marks the first day of nationwide tour dubbed: ‘Meet the People’s Tour’ which could last for two weeks as required by constitution.

Promoting ecotourism!
Dec 4, 2020, 10:23 AM

Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism.

Let’s talk about taxi fares?
Dec 3, 2020, 11:49 AM

The advent of coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic affected almost all sectors including the transport sector. When the pandemic hit the country in March 2020, one sector that officials believed could also contribute to surge in the number of coronavirus cases was our commercial transport sector.

We must change to save climate!
Dec 2, 2020, 9:42 AM

The effects of climate change are becoming unavoidable and potentially “catastrophic,” according to a report produced by the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel on Climate Change.

On rural electrification project!
Dec 1, 2020, 11:41 AM

It was an all smiles affair for the people Kiang when the president of Republic visited the area on Saturday to officially inaugurate the area electricity supply, ending more than five decade’s long quest for efficient and affordable electricity.

Good Morning Mr. President: On burning issues of the day
Nov 30, 2020, 9:37 AM

Mr President, it is a fact that your government is doing well in maintaining the democratic order and civil liberties under a climate of peace and tranquility.

On groundnut marketing season!
Nov 27, 2020, 9:46 AM

Agriculture is an integral component in the development of any nation. In essence it is the foundation on which all other components stand on.

Using smart agriculture system to make commercial and home farming easier
Nov 26, 2020, 12:10 PM

In about 30 years, the world’s population is expected to exceed nine billion people — a growth of more than 30%. In other words, there will be 2.3 billion more mouths to feed.

Climate dialogues seeks to increase momentum for greater climate ambition
Nov 25, 2020, 11:43 AM

An important series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (23 November to 4 December), are designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition.

Youths and crime!
Nov 24, 2020, 10:49 AM

The biggest resource that any country has is its people, and it will be through wise investment in its people that the country could make meaningful headway as far as development is concern.

Good Morning Mr. President: Too much salary sit-down strikes
Nov 23, 2020, 9:10 AM

Mr. President, it is gratifying to note that Gambia scored high in controlling corruption and maintaining democratic rights, according to the U.S. based Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The fight against money laundering – an African perspective!
Nov 20, 2020, 9:36 AM

Despite estimates from organizations such as the IMF and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it is impossible to know exactly how much money is “legalised” every year.

AMR: race against time!
Nov 19, 2020, 10:48 AM

AMR is one of the biggest threats to modern medicine and the global economy, yet millions of people are unaware of its potentially catastrophic implications.

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