The Government-Created Cement Crisis

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Dr. Ousman Gajigo It has been almost three weeks since the government starting enforcing an additional import duty on bagged imported cement. The predictable consequences for this misguided...

H. E. President Adama Barrow Appoints Government Spokesperson

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Acting on the powers vested in him by the Gambian Constitution, H. E. Adama Barrow has appointed veteran Gambian journalist and publisher of the American-based online journal,...

The True Story Behind Ansumana Jammeh’s Arrest and Subsequent Trial

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Ansumana Jammeh and Co were first arraigned before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on two counts offence of conspiracy to commit a felony and official corruption. They all...

President Barrow: ‘I am happy to return home safely’

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Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has expressed delight and happiness upon his return to The Gambia after almost two weeks in Senegal following the political impasse that engulfed...

Finance Minister Delivers Budget Amendment Bill

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  The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Amadou Sanneh has today moved the ‘Appropriation Act (Amendment) Bill 2017’which is a presentation of The Government's budget to the...

MAI BREAKS SILENCE

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Exactly a month today of his sacking, The Gambia’s former Interior minister has broken his silence by granting an exclusive interview to The Standard. In a marathon interview...

‘Work in unison to advance your associations’- GYIN Gambia chief urges

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The Executive Director of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia (GYIN Gambia) has told the people of Foni Bulock to work together to advance their association. Mamadou ...

China “60 Billion Dollars” Strategic Financing in Africa:

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Alagi Yorro Jallow  What constitutes a loan, debt or strategic partnership? Does China adopt an affable and respectable stance towards its partners, promoting friendship and win-win cooperation with commercial...

In Search of The Gambian Character

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By Cherno M. Njie, Austin, Texas October 27, 2018 From where I sit, the acceptance of an anonymous donation of fifty-seven pickup trucks by members of the National Assembly,...

Police Say ‘Occupy Westfield’ Likely To Cause Breach Of Peace, Warns All To Stay...

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PRESS RELEASE FROM GPF It has come to the notice of the office of the Inspector General of Police that certain individuals are posting on the social media,...

“Halifa Sallah Is No Longer Coalition Spokesperson “- Mai Fatty

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By Lamin Sanyang - The Minister of Interior, Mai Ahmed Fatty has denounced Halifa Sallah as the official spokesperson of the coalition on Sunday, March 5, 2017. "Halifa...

President Barrow sends message of peace to Gambian pilgrims

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Jeddah, Sunday, 4 September 2017 Gambian President, His Excellency, Adama Barrow was amongst the over two million Muslims from around the world who converged on the Holy land...

POLITICS IS NOT THE SOLUTION BUT UNITY IS

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Since the so called “new Gambia” came into existence, we as Gambians have now allowed politics to swallow our humanity and togetherness. Lately, we have become so...

Extending the Depression of Gambia with Yaya Jammeh

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Society and conventional wisdom tells us buying something without knowledge of the price is foolish. Yaya Jammeh sold himself to Gambia through coup d’etat by hiding the...

‘UDP Is A Gambian Party Built By Gambians’ Lawyer Ousainou Darboe

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By Omar Wally Ousainou Darboe, Secretary General of The United Democratic Party, has said that The United Democratic Pary (UDP) is a Gambian party built by Gambians. Darboe made...

Switzerland extends Ousman Sonko’s detention

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  Swiss authorities on Wednesday extended the detention of Gambia’s former Interior minister for another three months amid an investigation into accusations he committed crimes against humanity while...

THE CHALLENGE TO BAKARY B SANNEH (BB SANNEH)

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  Recently, in the past two weeks, I have written two essays in response to BB Sanneh’s allegations against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. These essays, like BB Sanneh’s,...

“I Was Very Helpless”– Former Petroleum Minister

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Mrs Sira Wally Ndow Njie, former Minister of Petroleum has said that she was helpless towards directives given to her by former President Yahya Jammeh. The former Petroleum...

Can Jammeh Rig this Elections?

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Another interesting topic of debate on Gambian political issues is the possibility of Jammeh rigging the Dec elections with some people going as far as to claim...

Nationwide consultation on proposed TRRC starts

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The countrywide consultation on the proposed Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission began on Monday with first meeting in North Bank region's capital, Kerewan. The purpose of the consultation...