Editorial

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.

A nation in mourning!
Sep 23, 2020, 11:05 AM

Gambian lawmakers have sent the entire nation into mourning after rejecting the draft constitution – Promulgation Bill 2020 which was highly anticipated by citizens here and abroad to be the country’s law for generations.

World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades!
Sep 22, 2020, 11:12 AM

The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower pace than before, a UN agency reported Tuesday.

Good Morning Mr. President: COVID is real
Sep 21, 2020, 11:13 AM

Mr. President, it was very heart warming to see that you take the coronavirus pandemic so seriously that you deemed it fit to dedicate your speech of the State Opening of the National Assembly to blame all your governments’ shortcomings in every sector on this most recent pandemic. 

On Gambia’s economy!
Sep 18, 2020, 10:39 AM

The outbreak of coronavirus or simply COVID-19 has disrupted the global economies and The Gambia is not an exception.

Disaster preparedness is key!
Sep 17, 2020, 11:01 AM

Country needs to evolve well-rounded protocols for managing disasters, not look at them as only administrative problems.

Journalists denied entry @ National Assembly!
Sep 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

Former American politician and attorney, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama has said that change will not come ‘if we wait for some other person or some other time.

Draft constitution before lawmakers!
Sep 15, 2020, 11:02 AM

The constitution of any country is the supreme law of that land and binds all persons and all state organs at both the national and local levels of government.

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