Editorial

Let’s motivate our security forces!
Feb 23, 2021, 11:32 AM

Promoting security sector reform (SSR) in countries emerging from conflicts or where gross human rights violations have occurred is a move in the direction. In fact, it is a critical mission embraced by many international bodies amid rights violation.

Good Morning Mr. President: The interest of the people comes first 
Feb 22, 2021, 9:37 AM

Mr. President, with the advent of the 2nd and possible 3rd wave of COVID-19 and its accompanying strain that poses great health hazard to the public, the government has now taken limited steps to avoid the spread of this monstrous pandemic.

Coronavirus and its impact!
Feb 19, 2021, 1:10 PM

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.

Happy 56th Independence in advance!
Feb 17, 2021, 12:09 PM

Gambia will celebrate its 56th independence anniversary tomorrow 18th February. It was on 18th February back in 1965, when the country officially attained its sovereignty.

Solid Waste Management in Africa: Governance Failure or Development Opportunity?
Feb 16, 2021, 12:05 PM

 Waste management is a social, economic, and environmental problem facing all African countries. If the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is to be achieved, sustainable waste management approaches must be an environmental and public health imperative deserving political priority.

Mr. President: The Gambia clocks 56 on Thursday
Feb 15, 2021, 12:19 PM

Mr. President, as The Gambia will clock 56 on Thursday 18th February; it should be celebrated low key because of the COVID-19pandemic.  Since last month the number of positive cases and deaths has increased and majority of the people don't comply with WHO rules specially on social gatherings and physical distancing.

When will IEC conduct voter registrations exercise?
Feb 12, 2021, 9:48 AM

The country is preparing towards the much anticipated 2021 presidential election on December 4th. However, the question that many Gambians are asking is: when shall the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) conduct nationwide voter registration exercise after it postponed the first scheduled date for the registration which would have started on 14 January 2021?

On GRA staff motivation!
Feb 11, 2021, 11:10 AM

Creating a good working environment is an integral component in the development and success of any institution. This also enables staff to give out their best in yielding positive results.

Climate change is real!
Feb 10, 2021, 12:51 PM

The world is drifting steadily toward a climate catastrophe. For many of us, that’s been clear for a few years or maybe a decade or even a few decades.

On URR cattle farmers’ plea for water!
Feb 10, 2021, 10:39 AM

Cattle farmers in the country have longed complain about lack of water for their animals for far too long. Many a times, government and ministry concern turned deaf ears to calls and plead lodged by these farmers.

Good Morning Mr. President: Cause of concern over COVID-19
Feb 8, 2021, 11:15 AM

Mr. President, the155 persons who violated the COVID-19 testing and isolation protocols, and evaded last month are a great concern to the public because it poses great health risk. This mistake of COVID-19 patients escaping quarantine should never be repeated again.

Need for religious unity!
Feb 5, 2021, 12:41 PM

There is a popular saying that unity is strength. And the biggest strength of mankind lies in our unwavering unity and togetherness. Thus, promoting unity and togetherness should be our moral duty as Muslims and believers of one of the largest religions in the world.

The impact of COVID-19 on environmental migration in the Sahel!
Feb 4, 2021, 11:16 AM

The Sahel region has been described as a hotspot for human-made climate change, facing both slow-onset temperature warming and a rise in sudden, extreme weather shocks, such as floodings and droughts.

Traditional Communicators join forces in fight against Covid-19!
Feb 3, 2021, 11:40 AM

Disseminating key messages in any disease outbreak is key. And for far too long, traditional communicators, one of the oldest methods of spreading key messages in communities have been active in such exercises.

How to redesign COVID vaccines so they protect against variants!
Feb 2, 2021, 11:34 AM

As evidence grows that new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can evade immunity produced by vaccines or previous infections, scientists are exploring the idea of redesigning the vaccines currently being rolled out worldwide.

Good Morning Mr. President: We must put measures against 2nd wave
Feb 1, 2021, 12:14 PM

Mr. President, the number of coronavirus cases on Friday was worrisome with 71 cases, bringing the total number since March to date to 4,090 cases and 128 deaths. Three UK variant COVID-19 cases were also discovered lately in the country.

NPP launching amid Covid-19 pandemic!
Jan 29, 2021, 10:12 AM

Since the first reported case of Covid-19 in Wuhan, China, what health experts across the globe have been encouraging and elaborating all this while, is avoiding public gatherings and always adhere to World Health Organisation and Ministry of Health guidelines.

A look at market food prices these days!
Jan 28, 2021, 3:06 PM

The recent sharp increase in food prices over the past months has raised serious concerns about the price of basic food and nutrition in the country. We all know that higher food prices have radically different effects across.

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