Category: Feature

By Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang Global efforts have been undertaken in order to reduce and eliminate the presences of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other hazardous chemical and waste in gearing towards protecting human health and the environment.  POPs are chemicals substances that persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web, and pose a risk…

Justice Minister Tambadou’s statement on thefreezing of Jammeh’s assets

I start today’s briefing by introducing three new additions to the Ministry. First, I would like to introduce Mr Hussein Thomasi as the Special Adviser to the Attorney General. Mr Thomasi comes with over 25 years as counsel. He had served the Ministry since 1987 in various capacities including as State Counsel, Senior State Counsel,…

“Reforming The Gambia media to better  Contribute to democratic governance”

(A Law lecture, delivered by Dr. Henry D.R. Carrol – M.R.G. As the guest speaker at the official opening ceremony of the Observer Company (Gambia) Ltd weeklong media capacity building programme, on Thursday 4th May 2017, at the Daily Observer conference room.) Let me first of all place on record my mammoth gratitude to Mr…

Laye y Laye:

Hanging out with the Layene in Dakar By Mcmel Starafrica Camberene is a village next to Parcelles Assainies on the northern coast of Dakar, right by the sea. It is completely autonomous and you cannot drink alcohol, smoke or dance or play the drums there apart from zikr (religious chant). The Layene people reside in…

Two Gambian Cabinet Ministers in James Furmose Gomez of Fisheries and Lamin Dibba of Enviroment have netted a “big catch” that will “go a long way in augmenting the Health Sector”, as Health Director Modou Njie put it. What they achieved is a total validator for how serious this Government takes the welfare of Gambians…

Mummy in the bush

Old and New Islam in Gambia In Gambia, the place of women has become a battleground for the fight about the future direction of Islam. The place women will have in an increasingly Islamic society, and the kinds of social and religious roles they will play, have assumed supreme importance. As different forms of Islam…

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This Easter greeting reminds us of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. There are many people who saw Jesus Christ after his resurrection, but one of the most intriguing stories of the resurrection is the encounter on the Road to Emmaus, a small town seven miles North-West from Jerusalem.…