Friday, September 29, 2023

OPINION: Hypocrisy is shaming the regression of this country at all levels

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By: Matida Jallow There is no doubt that if Mayor Talib Bensouda had failed woefully they would have associated this failure with the party, as UDP is still...

There’s Only One False News Offender, Baa: The Government

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By Lamin Njie I think Ba Tambadou was bluffing when he said people found wanting of spreading false news will be prosecuted. He said ‘people’ of which my...

Has our National Assembly failed to meet basic expectations?

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By Zakaria Kemo Konteh 'Rubber Stamp' National Assembly was among the most common phrases used by activists to describe Members of the National Assembly during Yahya Jammeh's presidency....

Ambition Denied: It Was An Electoral Avalanche of Monumental Proportions

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[email protected] The Gambian president Adama Barrow, who won re-election made it seem so easy against his opponents, including his fiercest and former ‘’political god-father’’ Ousainou Darboe of the...

The Gambia: towards a one-stop media regulator

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The Point was not on point. Two girls, raped and sexually molested, were in the pages of the newspaper. This breach was gross - ethically and legally....

My Perspective on the Increment in Electricity Tariff: The Woes and Possible Improvisation and...

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OPINION It is better to manifest frustrations and concerns over the recent hike in electricity tariff than keep mute to unintentionally, unwittingly or deliberately rationalise this policy shift. Energy...

Jammeh’s Rejection of NPP/APRC Alliance Is Good News for President Barrow

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By Muhammed W. Touray When Alagie Kijera, The Netherlands-based former president of Barrow Fans Club rejected the NPP/APRC alliance on moral grounds and left NPP in protest, he...

SKEPTICAL TUESDAY: Why ‘Chef de Garage’ is the Ultimate Scam

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Welcome to Skeptical Tuesday, where we take a good, hard look at the ridiculous things that we encounter in our daily lives. Today's topic is the infamous...

THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNION IS A TOOTHLESS BULLDOG

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OPINION By: Nfansu Camara As we celebrate six decades of the African Union since its establishment, the organization has been at the forefront of disappointing Africans whose hopes and...

This is in response to a Weekend Edition Sunday story on NPR Story on...

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Opinion This is in response to a Weekend Edition Sunday story on NPR Story on March 25, 2023 “NPR's Miles Parks speaks with Ousmane Diallo, a researcher at Amnesty...

Journalists Cannot Assume All the Blame for Failing to Report Government

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By Alagi Yorro Jallow Part 1 I despair of the way in which commentators, especially (with a few exceptions) our resident economists, are not prepared to decry the illusion...

UK’s Illegal Migration Bill: The Gambia Classified As ‘Safe Country’

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As the United Kingdom implements its Illegal Migration Bill, concerns have been raised about the decision to classify The Gambia as a "safe country." The UK government's new...

And So We Voyage

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It’s been 625 days since President Barrow came to power. The man is a political VIP now. It’s remarkable really. His is that of a man who...

Spoken on the Moon: English as the Leading International Language

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OPINION/ESSAY By Musa Touray Sandu Kuwonku Africans who dwell on the torturous past of slavery and colonialism find it hard to recognise the essence of a language that has long...

A, B, C, Darboe Just Doesn’t Get It: A Commission is a Commission, Period.

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Why did Lawyer Ousainou Darboe refuse to become a novelist? Because he's already a master of fiction, creating his own tales to suit his political agenda. In...

He Was The Best Uncle

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APPRECIATION By: Cherno Baba Jallow My uncle Alhaji Yaya Jallow, who died early Saturday morning in Old Yundum, after a long battle with hypertension, was everything that uncles are...

The ‘Shameless’ ICC Fails to Hold Bush, Blair Accountable While Targeting Putin 20 Years...

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As the sun set on March 19th, 2003, Baghdad braced for the onslaught that was about to befall it. The bustling city, once a vibrant metropolis, resembled...

I Don’t Need Another Country’s Passport To Be Happy

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By: Modou Mboob 6 years ago today, I made a post on Facebook showing my commitment & willingness to serve my country at any front. In the same...

Amie’s been in it all

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First, let me say this: I think Amie Bojang-Sissoho is doing a fine job as President Barrow’s press secretary. Here is a woman whose job it is...

Happy May Day Gambia!

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By Juliana Twumwaa Obeng Happy May Day Gambia! It's that time of the year again when we come together to celebrate our hardworking and vibrant labour force. It's a...