Category: Editor’s Choice

Having watched His Excellency President Adama Barrow address the world leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, Gambians can say with absolute certainty that every genuine citizen of this country is/should be proud of him.   Gambians who stood and strove to liberate their country from the shackles of dictatorship have witnessed the first…

Rape

One of the most despicable crimes in the modern world is rape. Rape violates the most basic right of a human being. This may be a man or a woman, but mostly children. Many a time people view rape as a sex crime and that alone. But, rape goes beyond that. Rape has to do…

Suicide

Of late, there have been reports on a spate of suicides in the country. Last week, it was reported that a police officer committed suicide, and again this week we are hearing of another person taking his own life. While the causes of these suicides have not been made public, it certainly is a cause…

Why donating  57 pick-up trucks  to Parliament  violates principle  of separation  of powers

Last week Gambians were once again reminded of how our nation was unilaterally controlled by the executive branch of government under Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years rule. Jammeh effectively neutralized the other two equal branches of government by making sure that the legislative and the judiciary were stripped of their independence and powers to check on…

Flood  victims

The first duty of a government, it is said, is the protection of its citizens. Whether this protection is of life or property, a government is duty bound to protect its citizens. Thus when something happens to the people of a country, the government must be seen to be doing something to help the victims.…

PURA and GSM  operators

We live in a world of technology. This is the age of the Internet and computers and innovation. These provide people the fastest way to attain success and development. Everything we do has now been transformed by the computer and the Internet. Every government in the world is investing hugely in the advancement of technology.…

Torrential rains

Again the rainy season has come and with it the torrential rains which sometimes sweep away many valuable properties of people. On rare occasions even lives are lost. Over the weekend, there has been a heavy downpour of rain which is reported to have caused some damages in the country.   The question one may…