Editorial

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.

Thanks GSIC for coming to the aid of 12 prisoners!
Sep 30, 2020, 1:01 PM

It was all smiles for these 12 convicted prisoners, who on Tuesday walked away as freemen. These 12 inmates were earlier convicted and ordered to pay a fine but were unable to do so.

Social, environmental factors seen behind Africa’s low COVID-19 cases!
Sep 29, 2020, 11:49 AM

COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region.

President: What a waste of money! 
Sep 28, 2020, 11:04 AM

Mr. President, Gambians both within and outside were disappointed to see the National Assembly Members throw away the draft constitution.

African descendants in Gambia put forward their case!
Sep 25, 2020, 12:33 PM

Between the 15th and 19th centuries, millions of our African ancestors were kidnapped and forcedly taken away to the Caribbean and the New World in conditions of great cruelty. This is what makes the infamous tri-angular slave trade the greatest atrocity and greatest violation of human rights to this date.

No woman should die giving life!
Sep 24, 2020, 12:11 PM

Maternal mortality is becoming a major problem in The Gambia these days. The rate at which our young pregnant mothers are dying calls for quick and urgent response to halt the situation. Until appropriate and urgent actions are taken, the alarming rate of maternal mortality will always be a talking point in the coming years.

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