Category: Opinion

Gambia: Why I am impressed by the new Interior minister?

By Gibril Saine Reading through the lines of The Standard newspaper in Banjul, something refreshing struck me about the man in charge of The Gambia’s internal security, Habib Drammeh. In his swearing-in remarks after taking the oaths of office, Minister Drammeh made it known that the desired goal of his tenure will be ”to achieve…

My article ‘Disciplinary Actions Against Dirty Dancing Students’ published in The Standard last week sparked a healthy communication channel and debate as to what should and what should not be in our society. I received calls from well-meaning people with further contributions and suggestions for which I am very grateful. I am definitely not a…

By Ousman Jassey The expulsion of the Gambia High School students for having fun shows how moral policing has seemingly turned The Gambia from God’s own country into Goofs’ own country. Their expulsion from school and jeopardizing their lives and future base on morality reason tells a lot about Gambian society’s Stone Age belief system.…

Young people inspiring a generation Speech delivered by Rohey Samba at Young Citizens For Development (YC4D) Conference

By Rohey Samba Young people, inspiring a generation is today’s topic of deliberation. How can young people inspire a generation and what can I relate to this group about my life’s journey that would be an inspiration to them? As a result of this reflection, I have divided my speech into two parts. To begin…

By Madi Jobarteh At the outset, I wish to declare my disagreement with the Supreme Court that the Public Order Act is in line with the Gambia Constitution 1997. I hold the view that certain key provisions of the Public Order Act are directly and unequivocally in contravention to the Constitution and inimical to democratic…

Hands off #OccupyWestfield comradesIGP poses the greatest “national threat”

By Ousainou Mbenga Despite the adoption of the word “Occupy” likening their action to “Occupy Wall Street” in the USA, I still maintain my unwavering support and utmost admiration for these young comrades for having the audacity to make DEMANDS of the regime for the basic need of water and electricity. This service to provide…