Monday, June 17, 2024

‘Energy sector disappointing but bright future ahead’

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The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has said that the performance of the energy sector has been disappointing, adding that with the generation capacity below the...

My take on The Standard’s news story captioned “Police brokers Tallingding cemetery standoff”

  In the Standard issue of 8 May 2017, a statement by the police was published. Unfortunately, the statement by the police leaves much to be desired. The police...

The Supreme Islamic Council Must Stop Perpetrating Religious Bigotry!

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The Supreme Islamic Council poses a clear and present danger to the Gambia because of the bigoted belligerence they have consistently directed at a group of Gambians...

Senegal’s World Cup defender Kara Mbodji has joined French top-flight side Nantes on a...

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By Omar Jarju The 28-year-old, a product of the Diambars academy co-founded by Patrick Vieira, joined the national team from Belgian giants Anderlecht. The French club announced: "Physically impressive and...

An open letter to Gambian voters!

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For 22 years, Gambians were forced into a nightmarish marathon. Along the way many were tortured, maimed, killed and disappeared. Many made sacrifices that stripped them of...

APRC Crimes: The Enforced Disappearance of Chief Ebrima Manneh

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  By Madi Jobarteh     Soon after the Gambia hosted the AU Summit in July 2006 thugs from the NIA arrested Daily Observer reporter Chief Ebrima Manneh. Since then the...

Could ‘KANILAI’ be Transformed into a Film Studio?

  A young Gambian film maker studying Arts and film-making at a prestigious London university has come up with a novelty idea - To transform former Gambian dictator...

Truth and Irreconcilables – Part II

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    Recent pronouncements from President Barrow and the Coalition leaders should be encouraging to people seeking justice and accountability for the April 10 and 11, 2000 Massacre. Although the new...

Corruption and Indiscipline: Two Cancers Blighting the Gambia!!!

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Alagi Yorro Jallow Mamudu: This country has lost so much to corruption and indiscipline that huge sums of money meant for infrastructural projects have lined up private pockets...

The Security Situation Needs Attention…

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The current security situation in the country needs urgent attention. There have been a series of incidents which have portrayed your government as one lacking either the...

APRC Spokesperson Questioned

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By Omar Wally Hon Seedy Njie, the spokesperson for the Opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party, was on Friday, January 19, 2018, questioned by officials...

Deyda Hydara – 12 years on! Tell us the truth!

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Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh met religious leaders yesterday December 15 and urged them to go and talk to Gambians about peace and forgiveness because he wants peace...

CRC Set to Commence Public Consultations on Monday

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October 24, 2018 CRC Set to Commence Public Consultations on Monday Kotu, The Gambia- The Constitutional Review Commissions (CRC) is set to commence its public consultations in the...

FABB And The $752,000: How Long Will The Investigation Take?

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The Fatou Bah Barrow Foundation (FABB) is still tight lipped on the state of investigation board members say they are currently engaged in over the $752,592.42 paid...

Voice of Tyranny. Time to Stop Adama Barrow

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By Madi Jobarteh It is not only ignorant but equally arrogant for a sitting President to claim that there is a time when politics should end. It is...

Stand Against Authoritarianism Before It Gets Stronger and Bigger! The President Cannot Sack a...

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 Section 88 establishes the National Assembly as comprising 53 elected members and five nominated members who are nominated by the President. Section 91 specifies the grounds upon...

We Need A Cabinet With Integrity!

By: Madi Jobarteh In the swearing ceremony of the new Cabinet members, both the President and Vice President made very good speeches. They condemned corruption and malfeasance and...

A REBUTTAL OF BB SANNEH’’S ALLEGATIONS— PART 1

  By: Tahir Ahmad Touray   On Thursday 25 May 2017, an article by one BB Sanneh captioned Fundamental beliefs of the Ahmadiyya or Qadianiyyah was published on the Fatu...

On the UDP and Its Inexorable Rise to Supra-National Dominance: Can’t Cage Us (Part...

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The Gambia’s finest rapper, ST, once  asserted in one of his hit tracks, “we’re bigger than all these stars when shall I become a galaxy?” And from...

Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission – Putting an End to Impunity – Part II

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  The preliminary terms of reference for the planned Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission are quite encouraging. The government has set out some laudable goals. The commission might not be...