Category: Editor’s Choice

In praise of the  Tambadou brothers

Last week was tumultuous along Marina Parade Boulevard in Banjul. Earlier in the week, a tape surfaced online of a surreptitiously recorded conversation between special prosecutor Sheriff Tambadou and the cunning wife of President Jammeh’s former spy chief and head of the discarded NIA.   Her husband along with several of his former operatives, are…

Transparency

It has become a norm – an unwritten law, if you like – for government appointees to declare their assets before, or shortly after taking office. In the Gambia, this has never happened before though the public has long desired this. When the new government made it known that one of their priority areas will…

Transparency

It has become a norm – an unwritten law, if you like – for government appointees to declare their assets before, or shortly after taking office. In the Gambia, this has never happened before though the public has long desired this. When the new government made it known that one of their priority areas will…

The Standard ran a front page lead on Thursday with the caption ‘APRC WILL CELEBRATE JULY 22’, quoting Amul Nyassi, the National Assembly member for Foni Kansala. This story caused an unprecedented reaction both from within and outside; with many instead condemning us for simply carrying APRC’s wish of marking the 23rd anniversary of July…

Salaries!

The economic condition of a country is said to be good if and when the labour force has a fairly high (standard) spending power. This can only happen when there is a good salary scale; where the workers will receive an emolument that can make them live a comfortable, if not luxurious, life. For far…

On Jammeh loyalists in military:  restructuring the national army is vital

It is unfortunate that until now, almost half a year after the defenestration of Yahya Jammeh, there is still talk of Jammeh loyalists within the ranks of the Gambia National Army. This would not have been worrisome had it been only civilians complaining but the fact that it is the soldiers that still feel that…