Category: Editor’s Choice

Many African governments fail in the area of employment and its opportunities because there is a concept people have – both the government and the governed – that the government has to provide employment for everyone. Obviously, this is a fallacy. It is practically impossible for the government to employ everyone. Of course, government is…

Elephant in the room

There is one contested topic today: Gambia. When Fangbili was around, he zipped everyone’s lips on pressing national issues and dominated the narrative until he decided to go. No, until we flushed him out. But a marked distinction between Fangbili’s supporters and those of Ado/Fatandingo is the way each react to a dissenting expression. The…

Ex-students remember Armitage

Ex-students of the class of 2009 of Armitage Senior Secondary School returned recently to give back to the school that helped prepare them become responsible persons in society, with a donation of materials worth around D50,000. The school, located in Janjanbureh, Central River Region, received household items such as plates, refrigerator and sports materials. The…

ALHGIE DARBOE  CHAIRS SELECT  COMMITTEE FOR  SPORTS

Alhagie Darboe, the National Assembly Member for Brikama North, is the chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, sources told The standard yesterday. According to our resources, there are about dozen other members of the committee.  Select committees matters brought parliament on the issues under the lined ministries of…

Momodou Cadi Cham

Former Minister, Tumana politician In this edition of Bantaba, firebrand politician and former Tumana Member of Parliament in the PPP government, talks to Ebrima Baldeh in an exclusive interview on pre-and post independence Gambia, and how a certain Western journalist, Berkeley Rice, wrote a damning book which prompted the Gambian authorities to expel him. Can…