Tribute to Ransford Cline Thomas“

Monday, May 4, 2020
INNA LILLAAHI wa INNA ILAIHI RAJEOON [We Belong to ALLAH and onto ALLAH We Shall Return]. I am truly Devastated, Saddened! It is, indeed, with a...

There is no better time to invest in diverse independent media

Monday, May 4, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, journalism around the world seems to face increasing difficulties. In my country, Denmark, local media outlets...
Punitive measures needed for C...

Punitive measures needed for COVID-19 control

Monday, May 4, 2020
It appears that there is no secondary way out for The Gambia and other countries battling the global pandemic, without imposing stricter and more...
Managing our differences – 2

Managing our differences – 2

Monday, May 4, 2020
We have suggested elsewhere that three of the major causes of public fighting in our society are politics, ethnicity, and religion. Of these,...

Rash Movements Across the Civil Service

Monday, May 4, 2020
I was left bemused by recent press release issued by government as to reasons advanced for rash redeployments of civil service personnel. A big...

CHINA SHAMES AFRICA

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Of all the foreign nationals living in China, it is the Africans who have become victims of COVID-19 racial attacks. The complaints of Africans in...

Energy-Shift, A Sure Panacea for Sustainable Electricity Supply in the Gambia

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Decades have gone by, time has elapsed, and yet the same problem continues and for as long as we do not shift our energy outlook; affordable,...

Letter to the editor: Intensive misinformation about CHINA

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Dear editor, As press officer of the Chinese Embassy, I noticed in the past month or so a new round of intensive misinformation about my home...

Tribute : In honor of Mr. Carr, may his soul be blessed

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
To God we belong and to Him we return. And so we are asked to take the passing of loved ones with as much understanding and acceptance as possible....
OPINION :Managing our differen...

OPINION :Managing our differences

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
In a recent article we suggested that while our search for answers to national challenges must necessarily be anchored in our love of country, it...
OPINION: Used, Abused and Dump...

OPINION: Used, Abused and Dumped : the New Gambia Project is disaster for Youths

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
When I started the series with the above title (on my blog, Sabally Public Square) a fortnight ago; I thought I would just be dwelling on the past...

OPINION: Religiosity and Failed African States

Monday, April 27, 2020
The greatest tragedy of all African states is the introduction of foreign gods and languages, cemented by tribes, decimated by education without...
OPINION:Investing in social se...

OPINION:Investing in social services and climate actions to prepare better for pandemics

Monday, April 27, 2020
The world’s economy is predicted to suffer a significant decline because of COVID-19. Some hard-hit economies will experience a negative growth rate....

Life in the era of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has shared few thoughts on Linkedin, which would interest youngsters and professionals. Following is the...
Rising wave of critical thinke...

Rising wave of critical thinkers from a new generation in Africa

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A rising wave of critical thinkers from a new generation in Africaincluding African leaders, is poking the geo political and geo strategic sphere of...
THOUGHTS OF THE KNIGHTS OF SAI...

THOUGHTS OF THE KNIGHTS OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Monday, April 20, 2020
The coronavirus is dominating wall-to-wall media coverage. The virus originated from the city of Wuhan in China and now it has reached every corner...
Corruption cycle  in the sprea...

Corruption cycle in the spread of covid-19

Monday, April 20, 2020
Covid-19 is a pandemic that is deemed by some as an opportunity to take advantage of the emergency to abuse their trusted authority for private...
OPINION: Towards a happy socie...

OPINION: Towards a happy society

Friday, April 17, 2020
The Gambia, like many countries around the world, has been in an unhappy state of economic hardships and political discontent for a long time. Like...

UK leads global fight to prevent 2nd wave of coronavirus

Friday, April 17, 2020
Press release UK aid will protect the British public and help prevent a second wave of coronavirus coming to the UK by slowing its spread in the...
Feature :My thoughts on suppor...

Feature :My thoughts on supporting rural women during COVID-19, using a gender lens

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Governments all over are asking people to stay at home, and The Gambia is no exception. Whilst this is to curb movements to limit the transmission of...

Coronavirus:EU global response to fight the pandemic

Thursday, April 16, 2020
The European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in...

Decongestion of Banjul and KMC

Thursday, April 16, 2020
The environment of Greater Banjul has become eyesore in recent years with no national plan or municipal plan to redress environmental degradation. ...

Upholding the Sino-African Solidarity in the face of covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Recent reports from social and some mainstream media outlets have reported discrimination against Africans living in the commercial city of Guangzhou...
Can we turn a sad event into a...

Can we turn a sad event into a Positive National, Continental, or Worldwide Project to help Millions?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
A blind petty trader was allegedly ‘robbed’ by a taxi driver in the Gambia and you bet something similar happens in many countries? Are you ready to...
My Perspective on the Public F...

My Perspective on the Public Finance Chapter of the Draft Final Constitution

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Constitution is probably the most important national document in the governance of a country and therefore must be relevant and stand the test of...
United We Will Defeat COVID-19

United We Will Defeat COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and...
The Future Of Africa Has Been ...

The Future Of Africa Has Been Raped By Her Leaders

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
It could be recalled that during the recent World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting held in Davos, from 20–24 January 2020 African leaders said...
TRIBUTE: Daddy Ousman Bassi“OB...

TRIBUTE: Daddy Ousman Bassi“OB” Conateh AKA “Fisco” -The man who lived and taught kindness.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
“Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe”. The death of our beloved father, Alagie Ousman Bassi Conateh, to many Gambians...
Tribute to O.B. Conateh

Tribute to O.B. Conateh

Thursday, April 9, 2020
“INNA LILLAAHI wa INNA ILAIHI RAJEOON [We Belong to ALLAH and onto ALLAH We Shall Return]. Our beloved Gambia has lost an Illustrious Son! Alhaj O.B....

LETTER: Darboe writes to Justice minister

Friday, February 7, 2020
The leader f the United Democratic Party (UDP) has written to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou as a ‘brother and...

OPINION: TIME FOR ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY

Thursday, February 6, 2020
A country that is endowed with mineral resources can attract business and investment opportunities from overseas. Such a country can also be inclined...

OPINION: Political transition in The Gambia in 2016

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A reflection on the political transition in The Gambia in 2016 is important because it has a direct bearing on the administration and governance of...

Opinion: Rebranding the roots festival the way forward

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
It is refreshing to learn that the National Organizing Committee of the International Roots Festival has been rolled out by the Honourable Minister...
OPINION: risk to national fisc...

OPINION: risk to national fiscal policies

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Loss of valuable development funds occurs because too much of the national scarce resources are being used in a way that is not effective and at...
Opinion :Final comments on crc...

Opinion :Final comments on crc draft constitution

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
1. I wish to end my contribution to the draft constitution firstly by expressing profound gratitude to the Commission for providing this opportunity...
OPINION: Further Comments on t...

OPINION: Further Comments on the Draft Constitution by Charles Sarr-Thomas

Thursday, December 19, 2019
To:Hon. CHAIRPERSON Members Constitutional Review Commission Bertil Harding Highway Kotu From the CRC Public Consultation Meeting for KMC...
OPINION: Rambo Jatta: A victim...

OPINION: Rambo Jatta: A victim turned ‘Jammeh supporter’ who refused to accept the former dictator’s rights violations

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
If there is anyone with an experience of Jammeh’s brutality on an entire family, it is no other than Ousman Rambo Jatta, a former local government...

Opinion: Permit issued to operation 3 Years Jotna should not be restricted

Monday, December 16, 2019
The right to protest is fundamental human rights arising out of number of recognised human rights organizations. Protesting however is not necessary...
OPINION: “ Is Development sust...

OPINION: “ Is Development sustainable after Jammeh’s 22 Years of Rule”

Monday, December 16, 2019
The issue of development and Sustainable Development is an issue which occupies a centre stage in every country’s development agenda. However,...

OPINION: CORRUPTION IS AN OBSTACLE TO ACHIEVING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2018/21

Friday, December 13, 2019
Anti Corruption Coalition (Gambia) The Gambia National Development Plan (2018 – 2021) was adopted in January, 2018 by the Cabinet of HE Adama...
OPINION: VOICE OF THE VETERANS...

OPINION: VOICE OF THE VETERANS (VV)

Friday, December 13, 2019
We open this National Dialogue by a brief interview with Charles Sarr Thomas a retired Civil Servant of The Gambia. Q. Brieflytell us your...
OPINION:  comments on the cons...

OPINION: comments on the constitutional review commission (crc) process

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Having carefully gone through the CRC process thus far, allow me to share my thoughts and advice. What the CRC is presenting the country at this...
OPINION: From Ya Kumba Jaiteh ...

OPINION: From Ya Kumba Jaiteh to Fatoumata Jawara: Why are young Parliamentarians problematic in New Gambia; Indiscipline or inexperience?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Many youths want to be in public office and ran on a campaign of “Not Too Young To Run.” However, those given the opportunity are now putting into...

Searching for The Lost Book Policy of The Gambia

Monday, December 9, 2019
From post-independance to date, the system of education in The Gambia mainly focus on only academics and not much has been done to harness the huge...
OPINION: COMMENTS TO CONSTITUT...

OPINION: COMMENTS TO CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMISSION

Friday, December 6, 2019
Observations on 1st Draft of the Constitutional Review Commission (By Charles Sarr-Thomas) 1) The Term ‘Secular’ omitted from the 1st Draft: a)...
OPINION: Inclusion of “Secular...

OPINION: Inclusion of “Secular” in The new constitution

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Lu ñep bokka, kenna warukoo moomale boppam. (Whatever is publicly owned cannot be usurped by an individual). Mr Chairman, thank you very much for...
Closing the Gap in Social Ineq...

Closing the Gap in Social Inequality with Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

Friday, November 8, 2019
For most developed countries, the youths remain an important focus in areas such as economic development, sustainability and nation building. When...

TRIBUTE: TRIBUTE (EULOGY) TO SIR DAWDA KAIRABA JAWARA FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA AT A MEMORIAL PRAYER MEETING IN FOREST GATE LONDON ON SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
It was with profound shock and sadness that I learned the passing of His Excellency Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, first president of the Republic of The...

OPINION: IMPROVING TRAVEL FACILITATION AT THE BANJUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dear Editor, Please allow me space in your widely read newspaper to express my concern about recent reports in the pages of newspapers about...

OPINION: Russia - Africa Summit: What it means for The Gambia

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
It is with great delight that I took due cognizance of the fact that Russia- one of the greatest world powers in terms of sheer size, military might...
OPINION:The Gambia political d...

OPINION:The Gambia political democratic rule ended in 1994

Monday, October 28, 2019
Since he was ushered onto The Gambia’s political scene in the tense and waning days of the interregnum between the colonial administration and...

Opinion: Understanding the Strategy and Tactics of Edward Singhateh

Monday, October 28, 2019
The strategy and tactics of Edward’s testimony is rooted in the philosophy of military training that he himself beautifully explained to the lead...
Opinion: No Beautiful Feathers

Opinion: No Beautiful Feathers

Thursday, August 17, 2017
In a reaction to “Gambia on the Move - II” on the Community of Gambianist Scholars listserv, an anonymous member wrote: “This is truly a very...
Gambia on the Move – II

Gambia on the Move – II

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
There is no doubt that the new Gambia is faced with a myriad of complex problems. Our economy is broken. Our civil service is broken. Our educational...
OPINION: CASSAMANCE THE UNTOLD...

OPINION: CASSAMANCE THE UNTOLD STORY (Part.7)

Friday, July 28, 2017
Throughout 2002, MFDC gunmen or suspected MFDC gunmen committed numerous killings. For example, in March 2002 suspected MFDC insurgents attacked a...

Interior Minister. Who are you?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
I must admit that I am one of your fans who followed your actions and utterances with keen interest and defended almost all of them. I supported your...

Gambia Tethering On The Brink Of, Democratic Political Despair

Monday, July 17, 2017
(Thursday, 13th July 2017 issue) Dear Editor. Over the past month’s, the democratic Political system in the country has ever more becomes...
IGP, WHO ARE YOU?

IGP, WHO ARE YOU?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Many will probably agree with me that the police force in The Gambia has never had a good public rating for a number of reasons and I will not be...
A TRIBUTE: DR RALPHINA D’ALMEI...

A TRIBUTE: DR RALPHINA D’ALMEIDA, NEE PHILOTT

Friday, July 7, 2017
It is announced the passing away at the Medical Research Council, on Tuesday, 4th July 2017, of Mrs D’Almeida. The great Lady was popularly known as...
OPINION:A letter from Kuntaur ...

OPINION:A letter from Kuntaur Fullakunda

Monday, June 19, 2017
Alhagie Jaiteh 56 Watson Green Road Dudley DY2 7LF West Midlands United Kingdom 5Th, April, 2017 His Excellency Adama Barrow,...
GPU/UTG MoU institutionalised ...

GPU/UTG MoU institutionalised negative discrimination

Monday, June 19, 2017
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) purportedly signed between the Gambia Press Union and the School of Journalism and Digital Media, University of...

OPINION: Gambia’s democracy survives political turbulence

Friday, June 16, 2017
Peaceful transfer of power trending on the continent As the results of The Gambia’s presidential election trickled in last December, incumbent...

Leaping Forward into the Political Renaissance of the Post-Jammeh Regime: The Missing Instrument in our Toolbox

Thursday, June 15, 2017
The twenty-two years of the Jammeh regime and its aftermath have provided the perfect theater for the study of the impact of political literacy and...

Opinion: Building The New Gambia

Monday, June 12, 2017
So Far, Is The National Assembly Failing Us? In our democracy the most powerful institution with the greatest responsibility by law is the...

TRIBUNE: 2024 Games: a strategic choice for the future of the African sports

Friday, May 5, 2017
As sport representatives from 54 African countries are gathering this week in Djibouti for the General Assembly of the Association of National...
HOME AFFAIRS: VGI hits another...

HOME AFFAIRS: VGI hits another milestone in improving healthcare services

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Village Girl Initiative (VGI) is a non-profitable charity organization registered both in the United States of Ohio and in The Gambia, West...
HOME AFFAIRS: Activists speak ...

HOME AFFAIRS: Activists speak on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Activists and Journalists active in the service of women and girls and issues affecting them, yesterday spoke to this reporter on the occasion of...

Marlborough’s 34-year partnership with Gunjur in The Gambia praised by the newly inaugurated President Barrow

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
I am writing this from Marlborough’s link community of Gunjur in The Gambia to which I have travelled to share with Gambian friends the return to...
HOME AFFAIRS: The surprising b...

HOME AFFAIRS: The surprising benefits of marrying young

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Marriage has become a basic necessity of life. A person would feel he/she is complete, only when they get married. Some people get married at an...
HOME AFFAIRS: Congratulations ...

HOME AFFAIRS: Congratulations and happy Independence Mr President

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
After twenty-two years of tyranny, torture, injustice and human rights abuse, The Gambia is now free from all of that. Congratulations and happy 52...
HOME AFFAIRS: Solution Bay: Sp...

HOME AFFAIRS: Solution Bay: Spirituality welcomes new Gambia

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Solution Bay: Spirituality movement over the weekend held a press conference to welcome the new government of the Third Republic of The Gambia. ...
HOME AFFAIRS: CPA calls for ch...

HOME AFFAIRS: CPA calls for child protection policy in schools

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) yesterday called for a child protection policy in schools, at the education stakeholders training session held at...

ST. JUDE THADDEUS

Monday, February 6, 2017
Pray to St. Jude Thaddeus in Your Difficult Times or Bad Situations, And See the Wonders of God’s Power! Introduction Many pilgrims who visited...
HOME AFFAIRS: Are the GSM oper...

HOME AFFAIRS: Are the GSM operators fair to us?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The current state of internet services provided by our GSM operators has left many customers dump-founded. What should have been an atmosphere of...

OPEN LETTER TO HON. HALIFA SALLAH AND HON. MAI FATTY (THE ENTIRE COALITION MEMB ERS) BECOMING AN ACTIVE CITIZENRY The Roadmap Towards Sustainable and Active Development

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dr Demba K. Darboe, Development Consultant Now is the time to deepen our active participation in democratic process. But it’ll require active...
HOME AFFAIRS: How in-laws impa...

HOME AFFAIRS: How in-laws impact your marriage

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Men who are on good terms with their wife’s parents are more likely to enjoy a long-lasting marriage. You are a grown up woman; it is perfectly...

History corner ARMITAGE High School, Georgetown, clocks 90 years: A BRIEF HISTORY Hassoum Ceesay (1983-1988 batch)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Lest we forget, in these times of political uncertainty and worry, this famous school located in Georgetown, is 90 years old this month. Before we...
Multiculturalism is the way wh...

Multiculturalism is the way which leads to the world’s culture

Monday, January 9, 2017
issued 06January2017 Most of our words which are using by our society every day for expressing different emotions, news, and impressions are related...
Tribute to Isatou Mboge (Neneh...

Tribute to Isatou Mboge (Neneh Girl) on the 1st anniversary of her death

Monday, January 9, 2017
Living with the loss of a loved one is always hard, and the feeling of grief is made more acute around certain events in the year; such as birthdays,...
On why Barrow’s inauguration s...

On why Barrow’s inauguration should holdThe petition can proceed but the life of the country should not stop, the inauguration should take place

Thursday, January 5, 2017
In the spirit of Christmas and the New Year, I wish to convey great tidings of peace, love, joy and happiness to all my friends and family,...

Call on President Jammeh to accept election result

Thursday, January 5, 2017
In every situation, there could be a positive outcome. May Allah bring that positive outcome to resolve our political nightmare very soon? On the...
HOME AFFAIRS: My vision was cl...

HOME AFFAIRS: My vision was clouded by Satan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Before I start, I just want to say I’m not very good at talking about myself, but I will try and try my best. Alhamdulillah, as I sat down and...
OPENION:OUR EYES ARE IN TEARS ...

OPENION:OUR EYES ARE IN TEARS 2Some Trading

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Following your U-turn in refusing to accept the December, 1st 2016 presidential election result, you have plunged the entire nation into a state of...
HOME AFFAIRS: NACCUG-trained b...

HOME AFFAIRS: NACCUG-trained board members on social performance management

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The National Association of Co-operative Credit Unions of The Gambia (NACCUG), with funding from the Irish Aid Foundation, recently held a two-day...
LETTER TO DEYDA HYDARA: Eulogy...

LETTER TO DEYDA HYDARA: Eulogy from a Kin

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Greetings Deyda! Shall I bow, with your permission, in honour of your legacy? I write this letter gazing upon the distant horizon with the sting of...

AU ECOSOCC Press Statement

Thursday, December 22, 2016
AU ECOSOCC calls for an expedient and peaceful transition of power in the Gambia Addis Ababa, 14 December 2016: African Union Economic, social and...

Rights of Children Accused of Crimes

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Is there a risk that a child might falsely confess to a crime while talking to police? Does the law reflect this risk? This article will discuss the...
HOME AFFAIRS: Child rights is ...

HOME AFFAIRS: Child rights is everybody’s business

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Looking at the general comment written by the UN Committee, on the rights and welfare of children, it stated that state parties should include...
AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT: Pri...

AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT: Prison Fellowship The Gambia Executive Director highlights achievements, strategic plans for 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016
The Executive Director of Prison Fellowship The Gambia, Dr Abee Abraham, has spoken about their existence as an organization while highlighting some...
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE POLITIC...

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE POLITICAL IMPASSE IN THE GAMBIA

Thursday, December 15, 2016
We are deeply concerned about the ongoing political impasse in The Gambia, following the result of the December 1, 2016 presidential elections. ...
UK Minister for Africa urges r...

UK Minister for Africa urges respect for Gambian election results

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Africa, calls on President Jammeh to respect the will of the Gambian people. Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Africa,...
Rejoiner: Lets say no to triba...

Rejoiner: Lets say no to tribalism in Gambia

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Adama Jobe (author of the original title) demonstrated good intentions when he calls us to reflect back on what it means to be a country, a nation...
AN APPEAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF...

AN APPEAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC TO INTERVENE

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It is with pleasure that I write to formally draw the attention of the Office of the President to a life threatening practice. Your Excellency, Mr...
HOME AFFAIRS: Motherhood in ch...

HOME AFFAIRS: Motherhood in childhood-teenage pregnancy devastates girls’ lives

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It is clear that when a girl becomes pregnant, her present and future change radically, and rarely for the better. Her education may end, her job...

The Smile Strikes Back – Gambia Nice Again

Friday, December 9, 2016
“The president-elect of the Republic of the Gambia, Adama Barrow.” Say it once more. “The president-elect of the Republic of the Gambia, Adama...

Roadmap for successThe Roadmap for success for the duly Elected Coalition Party of the Republic of The Gambia

Friday, December 9, 2016
The time for the Coalition is too short, Please do not try to bite more than you can chew. Please remember that that you have just signed a...

WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, ONE GAMBIAThe coalition have the support of the majority of the people and have worked hard which enabled them took power in a democratic way. Gambians thank God for peaceful election on 1st December 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
It is evident that many Gambians voted for the coalition because they have the hope that democracy will be promoted under their regime. Also by...
Thursday’s poll: Long-sufferin...

Thursday’s poll: Long-suffering opposition finally pulls it off

Thursday, December 8, 2016
They have a long history of underachievement. For over two decades, they rarely managed to successfully take on Yahya Jammeh – a man who was going to...

President-elect Barrow needs to be a strong leader in order to be successful

Thursday, December 8, 2016
President-elect Barrow needs to be a strong leader in order to be successful. The new president-elect of the coalition party has a rare opportunity...
Let’s say no to tribalism in G...

Let’s say no to tribalism in Gambia!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tribalism has been a talk in every corner in The Gambia before, during and after the election, which The Gambia was never known for. Tribalism can...
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF OUR TEACH...

TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF OUR TEACHER AND MENTOR : MRS DELPHINE CARROL

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It is an inevitable end but rather difficult to come to term with, especially for someone so dear to us. Sunday, 20th of November 2016 was a day we...
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