National Development Starts With Politicians That Stand For The Rights Of Girls And Women

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    By Haddijatou Misandry.   After 22 years of dictatorial rule, Gambians will go to the polls once again in April, but this time to elect members of the National Assembly....

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  The Chinese Company Saga... I have already written about the damage the Chinese Company, Golden Lead Factory is doing in Gunjur and its surrounding towns and villages. But...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….Say No to Sycophancy

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I am flabbergasted by the number of adverts on the newspapers seeking to wish you a Happy Eid. In itself, , it is not bad. Indeed it...

We Want A System Change. What is System Change?

  For the first time in the political life of Gambians, change of government through elections took place on 1 December 2016. Until then the governance system of...

Pres. Barrow’s Statement about the Media is Concerning!

  On July 14 a public statement appeared on Pres. Barrow’s Facebook page entitled ‘Democracy cannot celebrate Autocracy’, part of which says, “While my government promotes media freedom, we...

Roadmap Developed To Solve Electricity Problems

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By Yunus S Saliu The government of the Gambia and its partners, World Bank and African Development Bank have developed a roadmap to address the electricity challenges...

THE MACHINE CALLED GOVERNMENT VS. THE PEOPLE & THEIR CONSCIENCE: (Part 2)

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By Jamal Drammeh Polarity is the natural law that unites the ‘opposing’ forces or elements of nature to allow existence, and to maintain creation. It is the regenerative...

National Security Concerns, Former NIA DG Is Yet To Be Interrogated On Past Activities

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  By Abdou Taal   The former Director General of the State Intelligence Agency (SIS), formerly named the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Yankuba Badjie has not been interrogated yet...

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...

GTB is Abusing Workers’ Rights. Stop GTB!

  About 100 staffs of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) are facing severe exploitation and unfair treatment from the company in total disregard of our labour laws and...

Free Bubacarr Badgie and Investigate the NIA!

  The arbitrary arrest of the NIA Legal Adviser Bubacarr Badgie apparently on the orders of the Director General of the NIA Ousman Sowe on Friday June 9...

Political Patronage A ‘Political Heritage’ In the Gambia “KU BOKA C GETA GEE NAN...

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Part One. Alagi Yorro Jallow Anyone who has grown up in or around the Gambia’s electoral politics knows that when it comes to party politics, there is a dirty...

Democracy Has Now Started in the Gambia!

  April 6 shall go down in our history as the beginning of democracy even with the sadness that only three women have been elected. For the first...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

  Wait a minute. Who is doing you a favour here, Mr President? The unwitting fixers or the genuine sceptics? In all honesty, you are seemingly a consummate...

Justice Minister Gives Hope and Confidence!

  By Madi Jobarteh   The press conference by the Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou on the measures the government is taking about the assets and financial transactions of the...

Building The New Gambia: ECOWAS Is On Track! No Change

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By Madi Jobarteh: First of all, it is important for all Gambians to realize that the aim of ECOWAS is not to wage war on the Gambia....

Building A Modern Democratic State

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  By Madi Jobarteh   Follow Up on Njundu Drammeh’s Conversation with Pres. Adama Barrow   Introduction   I refer all to read the great conversation Njundu Drammeh has opened with Chief Servant Adama...

Dangerous stalemate in Gambia’s crisis

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The London newspaper this morning, The Guardian, brings news of the dangerous situation developing in The Gambia. Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Francois Hollande of France...

HERE COMES THE RAINY SEASON AND SO ALSO IS THE “POTO-POTO”

  By Famara Fofana   The rains are here again and the famerfolk are naturally brimming with optimism like a poised to receive manna from heaven. For them, this marks...

GRA and The Daily Observer: Is There No Better Way?

  By the provisions of the Income and VAT Act 2012, GRA is probably the most powerful law enforcement agency and that is why it could close down...