GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Let’s dialogue

Mr. President, the recent price reduction of fuel in The Gambia is very welcoming as oil price has reduced globally. Production of oil in Saudi...

Let’s not be complacent in battle against Covid-19!

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Creating more community and border awareness on the prevention of covid-19 is critical in stemming the spread of coronavirus in the country. The more...

COVID-19 vaccine is vital, but will take time!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The person credited with saving the most lives ever is Edward Jenner, inventor of the smallpox vaccine. The disease had a much higher mortality rate...

On gov’t food relief package!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
It’s better late than never. The president of the Republic of The Gaambia, Adama Barrow on Sunday launched an ambitious food support package that...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, April 27, 2020
Mr. President, first of all, we take this opportunity to wish you, your family, government and the entire Muslim population a Ramadan Mubarak. May...

Covid-19 and transport: walk to the future!

Friday, April 24, 2020
It is clear that the ways we travel, and use transport, will not be the same after the coronavirus outbreak as they were before. What we don’t know...

Ramadan amid Covid-19 pandemic!

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Muslims across the world will commence observing Ramadan, one of the fundamental pillars in the Islamic faith this weekend. The month-long period...

Press freedom in Gambia!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Freedom of expression is a fundamental pillar in any vibrant democracy. Thus, the ability to be well informed is the foundation of a healthy and...

Youth and crime!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Youths are cream of any nation. It is an indisputable fact that when young people are not employed they resort to anything to make a living. News...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Coronovirus is ravaging the world

Monday, April 20, 2020
Mr. President, the coronavirus is still ravaging the world with 2,340,539 affected and 160,890 deaths. The last time this kind of pandemic was...

Let’s show compassion!

Friday, April 17, 2020
It is an unarguable fact that compassion is critical in any human endeavour and without it; the world would be a worst wild zone. Many scholars have...

Kudos to security forces!

Thursday, April 16, 2020
The president of the Republic last month approved the closure of all borders including sea, air and land between The Gambia and Senegal as part of...

Ensuring food security in the era of Covid-19!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID-19 has been slowly creeping into our communities. As we seek to ensure our families’ health and safety, to many people, food has never seemed...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: 5 more cases of Covid-19

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Mr. President, we have registered five more cases, prompting the question if we need to do many more tests. Have we started making use of the test...

AI needs regulation and connectivity to tackle poverty!

Thursday, April 9, 2020
The sight of smallholder farmers using smartphones to access bespoke information on pesticides, or diagnose crop disease, would once have been...

To landlords, let’s exercise empathy and sympathy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
In the wake up of the fast spreading nature of the global pandemic, covid-19 has posed difficult challenge to not only nations around the globe but...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Relief plan needed

Monday, April 6, 2020
Mr. President, last week, the state of public health emergency was extended by 45 days by the National Assembly instead of the 90 days that was...

Covid-19 pandemic could drive new developments in robotics!

Friday, April 3, 2020
The covid-19 pandemic is pushing human bodies- and human ingenuity - to their limits. As patients flood emergency departments and health-care workers...

On GRA new measures amid Covid-19 lockdown!

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Tax is an integral component in any nation’s development. It is more than just a source of revenue and growth. In a nutshell, it plays a key role...

Our lives after the coronavirus pandemic!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The new coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it. More than one-quarter of the world’s 7.8 billion people are now largely confined to...

A trying moment for communities!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, AC a French naval officer, explorer and conservationist once famously states that -“It takes generosity to discover the whole...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The effects of coronavirus

Monday, March 30, 2020
Mr. President, we welcome the additional measures taken by your government in the fight against the coronavirus. The declaration of State of...

The impact of Covid-19!

Friday, March 27, 2020
The spread of the coronavirus across the world has resulted in a great deal of change to the way we interact with each other and how we do business....

Trade: Let’s exercise honesty and empathy!

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Business is an essential human activity that people engage in to earn their living. It is also a fundamental means of promoting the economic...

Covid-19: Gambia needs to take a cue from neighbours!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, global response from countries goes to show the gravity and seriousness the virus pose to human...

Climate change is just as real as COVID-19!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is the crisis of the moment, and a terribly serious one at that, threatening not only human lives but...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: More precautions needed

Monday, March 23, 2020
Mr. President, it’s been a week since the country registered it first Covid-19 case and health authorities have reported that the patient was in a...

Let’s embrace waste recycling!

Friday, March 20, 2020
Most African countries lack the resources needed to process the growing amount of solid waste it produced. Nearly 20 of the world’s 50 biggest...

What next after first case of COVID-19?

Thursday, March 19, 2020
As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to upend daily life, China has shown that while it may not be stopped, it can be controlled. The...

On banning of ads for traditional medicine!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Having regard for high professional ethics and codes to ensure public safety is key, the safety of the general public needs to be given utmost and...

Covid-19- how prepared are we?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The outbreak of the deadly corona virus is dominating local and international headlines as the number of reported cases grows by the day. Governments...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Let’s prevent the coronavirus (covid-19)

Monday, March 16, 2020
Mr. President, it’s very sad that our next door neighbour, Senegal has registered 26 cases so far, with 71 people under quarantine and increasing by...

The dangers of social media addiction!

Friday, March 13, 2020
With the increase of technology and social platforms, more teens are getting connected, which leads to an alarming increase of time spent online. The...

Race against time: Let’s save Kunta Kinteh Island!

Friday, March 13, 2020
(Thursday, 12th March 2020 Issue) Kunta Kinteh Island is one of the most visited tourist attractions in The Gambia. The island which sits on the...

On recent Kantora shooting!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Peace is of paramount importance to any country’s prosperity and that whatever one wants to achieve, can only be achieved if peace prevails....

Teachers on strike again!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
It is being reported in the news on The Point today that about 700 teachers have begun a sit down strike over allegation of deduction of about seven...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The coronavirus

Monday, March 9, 2020
Mr. President, the corona virusshould be taken very seriously as it continues spreading and killing more people in the world. Reports state that...

Renewing driving licences, road safety!

Friday, March 6, 2020
The Office of the Inspector General of Police has issued a notice calling on vehicle owners to renew their vehicle licences on or before Sunday 15...

No, a trillion more trees, baby-step oil company reforms won’t fix global warming

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Scientists at an Antarctic research station recently recorded a one-day air temperature of just under 70 degrees, a balmy afternoon in a region of...

On COVID 19!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The global economy appears headed for uncharted and troubled territory thanks to the new infectious Coronavirus that has now spread to countries far...

It’s time to remove trade barriers!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The free movement of people, goods and services are critical cornerstone in any development crusade. Africa is gifted with an abundance of natural...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Basse market fire incident

Monday, March 2, 2020
Mr. President, since Saturday you have been in URR and CRR to inaugurate some valuable projects which are very timely. We hope that you have the...

Basse market inferno!

Friday, February 28, 2020
Fire outbreaks in commercial areas seem to be becoming an increasingly regular part of our lives, especially in congested urban spaces. It is in the...

Towards rice value chain!

Thursday, February 27, 2020
It is great news to learn that our lawmakers approved a financing agreement to the tune of US$29, 800,000.00 signed between The Gambia government,...

Christians begin 40 days of Lent!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 has been marked as Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Christians during this season, devote themselves...

On GRTS awards!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A former American football player, athletic director and coach -Joseph Vincent Paterno has once said that- success without honor is an unseasoned...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Gambia- Senegal relationship

Monday, February 24, 2020
Mr. President, the past two months have been very difficult for travellers going to and from Senegal as the Senegalese drivers refused Gambian...

Private schools must operate legally!

Friday, February 21, 2020
Quality education is an integral component in any country’s development. Considering that quality education can make immense contribution, therefore...

Climate Change threatens future of all children: UN report!

Thursday, February 20, 2020
The future of every single child in the world is at risk as nations across the world fail to curb the effects of climate change and provide a clean...

Gambia @55!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Gambians on Tuesday celebrated the 55th anniversary of Independence. On this day in 1965, the country attained its independence from Great Britain. ...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT

Monday, February 17, 2020
Mr. President, The Gambia will tomorrow 18 February celebrate 55 years of independence. It is a time for all Gambians to reflect on the country’s...

UTG Convocation: another plus in National development!

Thursday, February 13, 2020
It is widely accepted that education is the most important weapon that one can use to change the world. It is also believed that education carries...

As coronavirus spreads, the time to think about the next epidemic is now!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
As the 2019 novel coronavirus continues its deadly rampage, the World Health Organization (WHO) is rightly drawing attention to the risks the virus...

On spelling bee contest!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Spelling is crucial in helping students improve reading skills, expand vocabularies and build English skills. Quality education remains a major...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:Recruitment of senior civil servants

Monday, February 10, 2020
Mr. President, the appointment of senior officials into your government should be given a high degree of consideration to procedures laid down for...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Recruitment of senior civil servants

Monday, February 10, 2020
Mr. President, the appointment of senior officials into your government should be given a high degree of consideration to procedures laid down for...

Boosting regional integration!

Friday, February 7, 2020
The role of integration as a catalyst for economic growth, development and insulation from global shocks has made the concept of regional integration...

Hippos on rampage again!

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Rice fields being invaded by marauding herds of hippos are not a new case in parts of Central River and Upper River Regions. Farmers and rice...

Why are people in Africa facing chronic hunger?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Recurring drought, conflict, and instability have led to severe food shortages. Many countries have struggled with extreme poverty for decades, so...

Let’s utilize the farm implement judiciously!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Empowering farmers through the use of labour-saving devices such as farm implements enhances agric productivity and by extension will result in...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT:

Monday, February 3, 2020
Mr. President, the game is over; it’s time for reconciliation and action. The Gambian population was distracted last week by violence that erupted...

On Fisheries Information System!

Friday, January 31, 2020
Fisheries Information Systems play a central role in providing support to better management aimed at ensuring a correct balance between fishery...

Sexual harassment is no joke

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Sexual harassment is a societal problem that needs to be addressed and uprooted in our society. Reports of women being harassed in work places and...

On Gambia COHA report!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Nutrition is an integral part of human existence and scientific research in the field of nutrition has made great strides in recent years. Despite...

Alkaloship crisis in Tallinding!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Disputes over alkaloship are a major problem and one fundamental component besetting the development of the Gambia. Alkalolu play an integral role...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: On Gambia’s absence at UK-Africa Summit

Monday, January 27, 2020
Mr. President, last week on 20 January, The United Kingdom hosted its first Africa Summit with about 22 countries and 16 heads of state in London...

Revisiting our cultural heritage!

Friday, January 24, 2020
As the world evolves and new and more sophisticated items are developed, technological advancement is having a great impact on world’s cultural...

Let’s give back to our country!

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Different philanthropists have different views about what makes society better off. And there is nothing more rewarding than giving back to your...

Climate Change talks in Davos

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Even before catastrophic fires broke out in Australia in late fall, climate change was at the top of the list of priorities at the 50th anniversary...

Cybercrime and businesses!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
(Issued Monday 21 January 2020) It is an undisputable fact that no matter where one lives around the globe, people are immensely harnessing the...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Time to work; enough of protests

Monday, January 20, 2020
Mr. President, first of all we appreciate the sense of maturity demonstrated by the security chiefs, civil society and executive members of the 3...

Police and protest!

Friday, January 17, 2020
The right to protest is a human right arising out of a number of recognized human rights. While no human rights instrument or national constitution...

On GTSC new buses!

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Sustainable public transport is at the heart of United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

A glance at small ruminant enhancement project!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Rearing small ruminants (livestock) is an old traditional and closely linked to rural culture, indicative of the fact that many rural families have...

Africa’s renewal energy potential!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
An energy deficit has effectively stunted Africa’s development, with an estimated 70 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africans without reliable...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: More vigilance is needed

Monday, January 13, 2020
Good Morning Mr. President, security personnel and government in particular should be more vigilant about state security. We heard through social...

Time to fix city’s traffic jams!

Friday, January 10, 2020
Traffic jam in urban Gambia is becoming a growing nightmare to commuters, who travel long distances to and from work on daily basis. Commuters could...

It’s time to change attitude towards waste management!

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Waste management is a central issue in any urban settlement. Just like Kanifing Municipality and other metropolis, the issue is a thematic issue not...

Cultural diversity and economic growth in Africa

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
In an era of globalisation and liberalisation of goods and services, there has been surge inflows of the population in the form of temporary and...

Kodus to Health ministry!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Health is indispensable in any national development endeavour. And nation building efforts cannot be successful if adequate attention is not paid to...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Let’s solve SIC leadership row

Monday, January 6, 2020
Good morning Mr. President, once again we take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year and also to congratulate you on the formation of your...

Well done GPA on your new master plan!

Friday, January 3, 2020
The Gambia Ports Authority is a government agency responsible for the governance and maintenance of the ports facilities of The Gambia. It is being...

Let’s fight against armed robbery!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Armed robbery is in the news. In our today’s edition, we ran a story in which armed robbers attacked a bank in Farafenni and made away with over...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The Visa Issue

Monday, December 30, 2019
Mr. President, as the year 2019 is coming to an end, we would like to bring to your attention, some of the difficulties Gambians face when it comes...

Sub-Saharan Africa’s dependence on child labour affects development

Friday, December 27, 2019
As Sub-Saharan Africa strives to break the shackles of poverty, its population of nearly one billion people is hard at work. A 2014 report by the...

Health is link to wealth!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Health and wealth of a nation are fundamentally linked. And there is this popular saying that healthier populations live longer, more productive...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: Dialogue is key

Monday, December 23, 2019
Mr. President, the ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State ended yesterday in Abuja. It’s very important that the 15 member states including Mauritania which...

Madarassas should be included in SIG!

Friday, December 20, 2019
School Improvement Grant (SIG) is critical to the overall development of pupils’ performance in schools. It also helps in ensuring education for all...

How Africa will be affected by climate change!

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Africa is more vulnerable than any other region to the world’s changing weather patterns, explains climate specialist Richard Washington. African...

African countries commit to roadmap to shape the future of work on the continent

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Representatives from 49 African countries have issued a call for a human-centred approach to the future of work, to unleash Africa’s potential for...

Bravo Gambians!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Gambians demonstrated political maturity yesterday when thousands took to the streets on protest between Sting Corner and Denton Bridge. The protest...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: We celebrate Deyda!

Monday, December 16, 2019
Mr. President today, December 16, 2019, marks the 15th anniversary of the assassination of the late Deyda Hydara, co-founder of The Point Newspaper,...

Strengthening fight against trafficking in persons!

Friday, December 13, 2019
Trafficking In Persons (TIP) is a form of modern day slavery. It involves the trading of human beings for the purposes of exploitation. This...

Youths and social media!

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Today the planet has the largest-ever youth generation. Youth empowerment, the UN said, is essential for a sustainable future. Youths account for...

On sexual harassment in workplaces!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Sexual harassment is a growing phenomenon in many developing countries and even developed countries. Many offenders sometime commit harassment...

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
International migration from countries in sub-Saharan Africa has grown dramatically over the past decade, including to Europe and the United States....

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT On Illigal Migration

Monday, December 9, 2019
Mr. President, we join the rest of Gambians in mourning the death of over 60 Gambians youths who lost their lives whilst trying to reach Europe and...

Let’s all learn from recent boat mishap!

Friday, December 6, 2019
It has been reported in both the international and local media on Thursday that at least 58 people, including children, were killed after a boat...

Globalization not to blame for rise inequality!

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Globalisation has stalled over the past decade so it should not be blamed for the rise in inequality seen since the financial crisis, according to...

On Appointment of Alkalolu!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
A famous Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho de Souza has once said that ‘culture makes people understand each other better. And if they...

GOOD MORNING MR. PRESIDENT: The security should be vigilant.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Mr. President, we welcome you back to the State House after completing your Meet the People’s Tour for almost 18 days. Once again it’s important...
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