President Barrow pledges to restore honor to the office of district chief

State House, Banjul, 28thOctober 2018 His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has promised to restore the dignity, independence and powers of the Office of the District Chief in...

‘Deyda Hydara Was Killed For Two Reasons’ Pap Saine

By Omar Wally: Pap Saine co-founder and publisher of The Point Newspaper, has disclosed that his colleague, brother and companion Deyda Hydara, was killed for two reasons. Deyda...

Lethargy of corruption in The Gambia and SSHFC Decades of Institutional Decay:

Alagi Yorro Jallow For Gambians living through these times, asking which is better between the past and the present is like asking one of the most sacred, functional...

Gambia’s national women’s football team goalkeeper dies trying to reach Europe

  By Alhagie Jobe   Gambia's national women's football team goalkeeper has died last week in a tragic boat accident while trying to take the dangerous route to reach Europe...

UDP Peaceful Protesters Denied Access to Prison Mosque

The Fatu Network has confirmed that peaceful protesters detained at Janjjanbureh Prisons are not allowed to perform prayers at the prisons mosque. Directives are said to have...

The Irony of the WhatsApp tool that gave us our freedom

WhatsApp became the tool that galvanized us as a people, and the final nail in the coffin of the Jammeh tyranny. The WhatsApp tool became the nexus...

GAMBIA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CANADA FADERA PRESENTS LETTER OF CREDENCE

His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera, High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to Canada, on 13thNovember 2018 presented the letter of recall of his predecessor and...

EU Ambassador Calls On Government To Engage Diaspora Gambians

Attila Lajos, the EU Ambassador to The Gambia has called on the Barrow government to engage diaspora Gambians who have very successful careers. It would be recalled that diaspora...

JAMMEH LEFT WITH ABOUT 20 TO 30 SOLDIERS

  Outgoing president Yahya Jammeh left with about 20 to 30 officials of the Gambia Armed Forces, the army spokesman told The Standard Wednesday. He made this disclosure when...

Mai Fatty to contest for leadership in GMC’s forthcoming congress

Mai Ahmed Fatty has announced he will contest for leadership in the Gambia Moral Congress’s (GMC) forthcoming congress scheduled for Dec. 31, at Friendship Hotel, in Bakau....

German Minister vows to increase deportations

The new German Interior Minister Mr. Horst Lorenz Seehofer has vowed that his office will increase deportations of rejected asylum-seekers from Germany. Mr. Seehofer was speaking to the...

A Visit to Mile 2

By Mariam Dainty Njie, Guest Writer It was a hot Friday afternoon, bordering on 38 degrees Celsius when the taxi I was in, finally pulled to a stop....

Barrow’s development plan completed

  The much awaited National Development Plan of the new government has finally been completed, according to the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Sait Drammeh said The...

Emerging Trends on Complementarity: Consultation with West African Stakeholders

In cooperation with the Attorney General's Chambers and Ministry of Justice of the Gambia, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), will convene a West African stakeholders’ meeting on 'EmergingTrendsonComplementarity'in...

Birmingham books advancing academic research in The Gambia

Birmingham City University has donated more than 350 books to a new research institute in The Gambia which is hoping to advance education and academic research in...

Lessons from July 22…

The importance of studying history is to learn from mistakes and not repeat them. In fact, the best history lesson is to learn not from your mistakes...

UN Human Rights Office concerned over harsh prison sentences for Gambia’s opposition members

By Alhagie Jobe   The United Nations human rights office Friday expressed concern over the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the Gambia’s main...

My first Analysis Of The Local Gov’t Elections 2018

Dear Editor, My first analysis of the results are: 1.The winner for me is GDC, a party less than three years but doing well although unfortunately too on tribal...

The Appointment of Alagie Barrow in the TRRC is Legal and Legitimate!

The Appointment of Alagie Barrow in the TRRC is Legal and Legitimate! The fact that ECOMIG forces entered the Gambia on 19 January 2017 and still maintain bases...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT..Defending The Indefensible

Many a time, African governments have been known to be on the defensive. Sometimes, they even try to defend the indefensible. When governments falter, the best thing...

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