HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 Who Are We....?Mr President, I sometimes wonder about our identity. It is hard to differentiate between us and the westerners on the one side, or the Arabs...

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...

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...

Only Two Things Barrow Should Focus On: Roads and Electricity!

The two major ingredients that are indispensable prerequisites for socio-economic development of any modern nation are electricity and roads. Hence if there is anything that Barrow needs...

Gambia Press Union unveils US$220, 000 UNDEF funding

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Saturday, April 1st, launched a two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project titled ‘Enhancing Government-Media Relations to Improve the Legal...

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...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 Criminals Let Loose....About ten days ago, I read in the newspapers that a man had been arrested, accused of raping an-eight-year-old girl. I was gobsmacked. What type...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

 Wait a minute. Watching reality unveils in Banjul, I am charged to observe with an eagle's eye, listen keenly, analyse impartially and share honestly and adequately. Like...

Whistleblowers should never be prosecuted!

 Alagi Yorro Jallow Democracy in the digital era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…Electricity Supply and Potable Water

No form of development can take place in the absence of a constant, clean and uninterrupted supply of potable water.Even the United Nations recognises this as a...

Reflections on Gunjur’s environmental situation

By Tukulor SeyIn recognition of World Ocean Day, environmental activists in Gunjur, Kombo South came together and embarked on a mission to clean up our beaches. The...

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...

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.     

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...

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...

Sallah: ‘Election petition outcome is peripheral issue & cannot hamper Barrow’s inauguration’

The Office of the Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has issued a statement after today’s unsuccessful Supreme Court proceeding insisting that the status and outcome of the Election...

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...

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...