Editorial

Good Morning Mr. President: On compensation of Jabang victims, subvention to media houses among others
Sep 12, 2022, 11:57 AM

Mr. President, the recent demolition exercise that was conducted in August this year at Jabang and led by the Department of Physical Planning and Housing leaving many affected families homeless with no shelter is worrisome and that there is urgent need for government intervention.

Let’s show compassion to disaster victims!
Sep 9, 2022, 11:57 AM

There is a popular saying that ‘knowledge is a tree and sharing is the water element necessary for the growth of the tree. The more you share, the more the tree increases!

What is the Paris Agreement?
Sep 8, 2022, 11:15 AM

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

Climate Change and the Global South: The Case of Africa!
Sep 7, 2022, 10:32 AM

The unprecedented impact of climate change is already being felt across the world and is disproportionately burdening developing countries of the Global South.

What is gov’t doing to combat aflatoxin presence in our groundnut?
Sep 6, 2022, 11:12 AM

Looking for a better market for our local agric produce is key in this day and age.

Good Morning Mr. President: On fuel crisis, CBG & airport levy
Sep 5, 2022, 2:47 PM

Mr. President, the government and oil marketing companies should be applauded for reaching a solution which will pave the way for the populace.

Let's eliminate obstacles along our borders!
Sep 2, 2022, 12:29 PM

For far too long, our traders along the Senegambia borders have cried over numerous and stringent obstacles they encounter. 

Rare mysterious weather predicted in 2022!
Sep 1, 2022, 10:26 AM

The United Nations weather agency predicts the phenomenon known as La Nina is poised to last through the end of this year, a mysterious “triple dip” – the first this century – caused by three straight years of its effect on climate patterns such as drought and flooding worldwide.

Let's fight against rape!
Aug 31, 2022, 10:50 AM

Rape is a societal issue that needs to be uprooted for the safety of our citizens. It is part of a broader Gender-Based Violence stereotype that is wreaking havoc in communities.

Effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the markets: EU response
Aug 30, 2022, 11:08 AM

On 26 July 2022, EU energy ministers reached a political agreement on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by 15% this winter.

Good Morning Mr. President: On demolition of compounds at Jabang, coups in Africa and others
Aug 29, 2022, 12:18 PM

Mr. President, ensuring housing for the populace is key in any meaningful development. And ensuring that everyone owns a compound or piece of land to call a home is even part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Paying a price: On monkeypox outbreak!
Aug 26, 2022, 11:50 AM

Vaccines and anti-virals for monkeypox must be made available in endemic countries in Africa. In three weeks since the first case of monkeypox infection was confirmed on May 7 in the U.K. in a person who had just arrived from Nigeria (where the outbreak has been continuing since September 2017) the virus has spread to at least 21 countries and infected 226 people, mainly in Europe and North America.

Let's safeguard our national documents!
Aug 25, 2022, 12:34 PM

Statelessness is becoming an increasing concern to authorities in Africa. Everyday, thousands of people are on the move and some of these people are without  required proper national documents.

Soaring e-waste affects the health of millions of children
Aug 24, 2022, 11:04 AM

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized by the informal processing of discarded electrical or electronic devices according to a new ground-breaking report from the World Health Organization.

Corruption threatens democracy, good governance!
Aug 23, 2022, 10:31 AM

Former Mexican economist and diplomat, who once served as Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),  José Ángel Gurría Treviño once said that integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption have to be part of the culture.

Good Morning Mr. President: On appointments in the foreign services, corruption and WASSCE results
Aug 22, 2022, 11:26 AM

Mr. President, the appointment of Gambians in the foreign services should be based on competency, academic qualifications among others.

What is wrong with our education system?
Aug 19, 2022, 11:24 AM

Quality education is the cornerstone of any modern society. Quality education enables people to realise their full potential, thereby contributing significantly in any active and productive society.

Pollution made COVID-19 worse!
Aug 18, 2022, 11:19 AM

As the novel coronavirus tears around the world, it’s exploiting our biggest weaknesses, from creaking health care systems to extreme social inequality. Its relationship with one pervasive and neglected problem, however, is more tangled: Air pollution has intensified the pandemic, but the pandemic has—temporarily—cleaned the skies.

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