GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

 Peace and security are the fundamental pillars on which any sustainable development is desk. I don't really know what it is about this new government and the...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…. Love of Self….

 There is a Mandinka proverb which says 'Wandi kunku sene itaa be ñankaring'. Roughly, this can be rendered thus: Weeding someone's farm while neglecting your own. This...

Jammeh wants it his way, we must not let him

By Jaw Manneh: Weeks preceding January 19 will be defining for The Gambia on many fronts. The string of familiar abuses of power this week is...

Benin President Talon confirms will attend Barrow’s inauguration with Ivorian Ouattara

By Alhagie Jobe: Benin President Patrice Talon has announced he will attend the inauguration of Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow on the 19th, January, in Banjul. The...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 Language of Peace….One of the reasons I am in a hurry for the beginning of the Constitution is so that the new Constitution will not only change...

We Need a Truth and Justice Commission

 So far the common post-conflict practice in Africa is to create a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as we saw in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia following...

Gambian Students Association in Cyprus condemns Jammeh’s actions

PRESS RELEASE – DEC. 20th: Without any pressure or force after conceding defeat and congratulating the President elect, and also confirm that the Gambia election is...

New Gambia can only see it happen

 There will be challenges. Our hope, for the security and sanctity of our Republic, that President Barrow will respond to the challenges with circumspection and wisdom. Our democracy...

Polls closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, counting underway

Polls have closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections and counting is underway throughout the country.   Voting officially began as early as 07:00am GMT and closed at 17hrs GMT throughout...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 Perception Is Important in Politics....There is a lot of talk in town, and on social media on the issue of the distribution of key positions in your...

President Barrow swears in two new Judicial Service commissioners

Fajara 17 August 2017 President Adama Barrow has sworn in two new members of The Gambia’s Judicial Service Commission. Former National Assembly member Lamin Ceesay of Jarumeh Koto and veteran agronomist Bolong L.K. Jatta of Busumbala both took the oath at a swearing-in ceremony in the Office of the President today.  Constituting the membership of the commission and getting it fully operational is part of the institutional reforms underway to improve efficiency in the Gambian Judiciary.  Messrs Jatta and Ceesay told journalists after the ceremony that they would work diligently along with other members to contribute to sound reform of the Gambian Judiciary.  They expressed their appreciation for the trust bestowed on them, and optimism that the appointment of qualified Gambian judges would restore confidence in the country’s judicial system.  Chief Justice Hassan Abubacarr Jallow said the new members of the Judicial Service Commission brought a wealth of community experience to the work of the body, and strengthened it immensely.  He expressed confidence in their ability to discharge their responsibilities with professionalism and integrity.  The Judiciary Service Commission is responsible for recommending appointments of judges and magistrates. It also advises the President and the government on measures to improve efficiency.  The appointments were based on section 145(1)(e) and section 145(1)(f) of The Gambia’s  1997 Constitution.  The Secretary General and head of the Gambian Civil Service, Mr Dawda Fadera, and senior officials from the Judiciary and the Office of the President witnessed the ceremony.     

Gambians in Belgium insist Jammeh must go!

The Gambian community in Belgium on Tuesday handed over a petition to H.E Tenneng Mba Jaiteh, Head of Mission in Brussels, calling on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 We Are Not Sheep....Mr President, I cannot help but applaud your government through your minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe for the Gambia's stance on the...

Democracy is a Daily Battle: To Win or Lose

There is a widespread misconception in Africa and the Gambia in particular that after election, citizens should forget about politics and work together for national development. It...

EU confirms full support to President Barrow

The European Union has renewed its fullest support to Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow two days after been sworn-in at the Gambian embassy in Senegal.   This was contained...

Yahya Jammeh insists he will not step down

Disgraced outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has again come out clearly to repeat his position that he will not step down when his term ends insisting that...

Why the level of “Hasidiya” and “Wakk Bu Seew” on Social Media?

 Alagi Yorro Jallow When has the Gambia changed? What has happened to our values; our virtues; respect for ourselves and elders;( “Ngorr, Joom and Koleeray”): Politics always divides...

Gambia: Opposition Spokesman Responds To Jammeh

Halifa Sallah, spokesman of the Gambia’s opposition coalition has again reminded President Yahya Jammeh that he has got no power under the 1997 Constitution of the...

ECOWAS says to continue diplomatic mediation in Gambia

By Alhagie Jobe: The sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, say they are still pursuing mediation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia where longtime ruler Yahya...