Editorial

Life after lockdown: Rebuilding tourism globally, sustainably!
Dec 29, 2020, 10:05 AM

The global tourism standstill due to COVID-19 has cost the sector dearly, especially in countries heavily reliant on it, like small island nations. A new UN report maps how tourism could be rebuilt.

Good Morning Mr. President: The worrying new variant of the coronavirus and what we need to do?
Dec 28, 2020, 11:52 AM

Mr. President, some parts of the United Kingdom appear to be heading towards their third lockdown since the coronavirus pandemic hit that country. The new measures expected to take place will cover London and most parts of South East England.

Happy Christmas in advance!
Dec 24, 2020, 12:37 PM

It’s another year, another fest. It's once again time to celebrate one of the most important events of the year. December 25th around the globe is celebrated as Christmas; the birth of Jesus Christ.

Ecotourism at a glance!
Dec 23, 2020, 11:01 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.

On COVID-19 vaccine!
Dec 22, 2020, 11:18 AM

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.

Good morning Mr. President; Let's respect term limits! 
Dec 21, 2020, 12:38 PM

 Mr.President, : It was good and refreshing to hear from your current Meet The People Tour that you will not overstay in power like your predecessors did.

On NCCE’s outreach in Foni!
Dec 18, 2020, 11:27 AM

The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) recently sensitised communities in the Foni Jarrol District on democratic governance, civic rights and duties of a citizen.

Desert locust threat continues!
Dec 17, 2020, 11:11 AM

Desert locusts continue to be a serious threat to food security and agriculture in parts of Africa and India and Pakistan as a result of favourable climate and environmental conditions, according to new updates.

On press freedom!
Dec 16, 2020, 1:04 PM

Annually, hundreds of journalists around the world continue to face threats and even imprisonment for not giving in to government censorship.

It’s time to reclaim our wetlands from salt water intrusion!
Dec 15, 2020, 11:20 AM

Saltwater intrusion is one of the most important water quality problems in coastal aquifers, especially in areas with increased water demands.

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.

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