Parliamentarians Raise Critical Issues on the Revised Budget

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  The presentation of the revised budget by Finance Minster Amadou Sanneh is not only long overdue but also utterly urgent and necessary given the gross financial indiscipline...

Yahya Jammeh insists he will not step down

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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...

Jammeh opts to lean on Amnesty to end political standoff, softens position at last

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By Alhagie Jobe: Gambia’s outgoing President Yahya Jammeh who has been defiant of not handing over power since he lost the December President election has finally soften...

FTJ: Whether Jammeh comes or not APRC is here

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  Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the former majority leader and current chairman of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has said as a party the APRC...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

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  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...

‘No more executive directives to do what is unlawful’- Interior Minister Fatty

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Gambia’s Interior Minister has said that there will be no more executive directives asking the police to do what is unlawful. Mai Ahmed Fatty was speaking on Wednesday...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

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  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...

Supreme Court adjourns Jammeh’s petition case, urges him to embrace ECOWAS negotiation

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By Alhagie Jobe: Emmanuel Fagbenle, the Chief Justice of The Gambia has adjourned the bogus election results petition case of Yahya Jammeh and his APRC party saying there...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

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  Disaster Relief.... In the Wolof Language they say, 'xoddeeku balaa ngai laka le', a crude translation of this will be 'prevention is better than cure'. Every year, when...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

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  Sulayman Jeng, Birmingham, UK   Your leadership partiality has lately become a much discussed subject. As such many conclude given the current NAM electioneering, it is appropriate if you can...

On Africa Liberation Day…Celebration or Reflection….

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  After more than half a century of independence, we are still largely dependant on the west. We do not have proper and established democratic institutions which will...

Democracy is a Daily Battle: To Win or Lose

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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….

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  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...

“The Gambia and the Kingdom of Spain has long standing bilateral relationship” Gov’t...

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PRESS RELEASE    The Government of The Gambia would like to express its utter dismay  the fake news circulating in the social media purportedly reporting that the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia has recognized  the declaration of independence by Catalonia. This report is not only untrue but misleading and a misrepresentation of the official position of the Government and people of The Gambia.    The Gambia and the Kingdom of Spain has long standing bilateral  relationship and friendship based on mutual respect. This relationship,  which is based on respect for each other’s sovereignty, continues to grow  from strength to strength.     Therefore, the Government of The Gambia strongly disassociates itself  from this misleading information. We hereby renew our committment to a  united Spain and hope that the Spanish people will find an amicable  solution to this unfortunate impasse.    Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure  GRTS Building, MDI Road  Kanifing   

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…. Love of Self….

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  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...

Gambian President addresses the media

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By Journalist Famara Fofana Gambian President Adama Saturday morning briefed local and international journalists at his residence in what was his maiden press conference on home soil since...

ECOWAS says to continue diplomatic mediation in Gambia

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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...

New Gambia can only see it happen

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  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...

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

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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...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

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  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...