Editorial

‘Green recovery from covid-19 can slow climate change can’
Jan 27, 2021, 12:01 PM

Despite a brief dip in global carbon dioxide emissions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the planet is still heading for a global temperature rise in excess of 3 degrees Celsius this century, a new United Nations report has revealed.

COVID-19 crisis puts migration and progress on integration at risk
Jan 26, 2021, 12:30 PM

Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.

Good Morning Mr President: Tackle major problems that the nation faces
Jan 25, 2021, 11:45 AM

Mr. President, on the 19th of January 2021, you celebrated four years in office but there are major challenges that need immediate attention. The recent mass deportations of Gambians from Germany, which is making rounds on social media, is of great concern, with illicit drug trafficking becoming so rampant in the country.

On Fisheries Dept largesse!
Jan 22, 2021, 11:05 AM

Amid rise in illegal fishing in both national and international waters, there is need for staff working in the Fisheries and Water Resources sector to be fully equipped to be able to do their jobs as expected. We all know that illegal fishing is a widespread phenomenon with broad socio-environmental impacts and transnational criminal dimensions.

Root for President Biden - and for America!
Jan 21, 2021, 11:27 AM

 Sometimes it seems America doesn’t need a president right now so much as a messiah.

Africa to suffer severe impacts of environmental risks!
Jan 20, 2021, 12:16 PM

Climate change could lead to drying trends in Africa with the Sahel region encroaching further south and triggering the migration of animals and plants, experts say.

Focus on bushfires!
Jan 19, 2021, 10:51 AM

Bushfires is a perennial problem in The Gambia especially in rural areas. Annually, the country has suffered a great deal with regards to bushfires, because when it occurs, it burns through hundreds of thousands of hectares and destroys hundreds of properties with the recent ones recording loss of six lives.

Good Morning Mr. President: Covid-19 requires special attention
Jan 18, 2021, 10:36 AM

Mr. President, we are delighted that the country’s number of covid-19 cases has been in single digits for several weeks. In fact, many of us believed we were beginning to see the back of the pandemic in The Gambia. However, recent developments point to the contrary.

EDITORIAL: The second coming of West Africa’s cocaine trade?
Jan 15, 2021, 9:43 AM

A large seizure of cocaine in Guinea-Bissau, the first in over a decade in that country, opens up speculation as to the West African country’s role in the regional drug trade.

On outbreak of Bird Flu in Senegal!
Jan 14, 2021, 1:17 PM

An alert bell has been sounded in what appears to be the reported outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (Bird Flu) of the type H5N1 in the Republic of Senegal. 

EDITORIAL: Decentralization and service delivery in African cities!
Jan 13, 2021, 10:12 AM

Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the fastest urbanizing region of the world; by 2030, a majority of Africans will be living in urban areas.

EDITORIAL: On URR reconciliation!
Jan 12, 2021, 12:31 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador once said that  faith does not mean shying away or hiding from the challenges of the world, but rather it means being responsive, compassionate and understanding in the front-line challenges of human life.

Good Morning Mr. President: It's a New Year 2021
Jan 11, 2021, 10:14 AM

Mr. President, it's New Year 2021 and there are very important issues to be addressed.

Another prison break at Jeshwang!
Jan 8, 2021, 10:57 AM

It is reported in the local news that 17 inmates most of them at remand wing of Jeshwang Prison have managed to escape.

What Is Brexit? And What Happens Next?
Jan 7, 2021, 11:38 AM

Britain broke from the European Union’s regulatory orbit on Jan. 1, casting off nearly half a century inside the bloc.

The world’s largest free trade area starts up on Jan. 1, 2021!
Jan 6, 2021, 11:18 AM

Jan. 1, 2021 will be a historic day for free trade agreements—but not only because it’s the day the UK and the EU are finally breaking up.

Water scarcity in Brikama and its environs!
Jan 5, 2021, 12:38 PM

Water is a basic necessity in life. In simple terms ‘no water, no life.’ Therefore, access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation is vital to human health.

Good Morning Mr. President: “A word for a wise is quite sufficient” 
Jan 4, 2021, 11:39 AM

Mr. President – Mr. Bus Driver. The year 2020 was a turbulent and challenging one straddled with the advent of the Covid-19 Pandemic which greatly impacted the economy, with the icing on the cake as governance and constitutional crisis that derailed The Gambia’s reform agenda.

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