Category: View Point

The untold story: post-modern genocide  of the invisible fragile migrants

By Alagie Jinkang While most of us are insensitive of the Mediterranean tragedy, some are doggedly ignorant about it, others use it for marketing purposes, and an invisible few continue to tell the bitter stories of those who (will) never make it out of the deadlock. In a rather very obnoxious way, the Western Media…

Silent echoes of President Barrow’s  address to the National Assembly

Remo R Jones The National Assembly is in recess, but the Executive continues with its day-to-day business of public administration. Constantly unfolding events momentarily capture public attention and fade from memory to the effect that we often lose track of major issues.   Three weeks ago, President Barrow delivered a formal address (on the state…

On the bad laws

By Nyundu Drammeh To go piecemeal or the whole hog in the legal reform exercise; that is not the only Question…. Age Discrimination for political posts too is ‘Until the bad teeth are removed, the mouth must chew with caution ‘, a parody of a saying in ‘gods are not to blame. So is it…

A hug of love and respect: Barrow and Sallah put surrogates to shame

For their surrogates, President Adama Barrow and MP Halifa Sallah are names that cannot be in the same sentence but what has been repeatedly evident is the respect and love the two men have for each other. Sallah is a fierce politician, a firebrand who will not easily compromise his position and Barrow, a humble…

Response to Salieu Ebou John’s letter on full-face veil

Please allow me space in your widely read newspaper to refute remarks made by Salieu Ebou John concerning the Islamic religious practice of Hijab (covering of one’s whole body except the hands up to the wrist, a compulsory Islamic religious injunction) and the Nikab (covering of one’s entire body including the face, an optional practice)…

What should the government do to  help small businesses to survive?

By Basiru Cham Government play many key roles in the Gambian economy, and these role impacts business activities in so many ways. Government is one principal customers to business in the country, government buys thousands of different products from business organizations, say, office supplies, office buildings, management and engineering consultancy services etc. many business in…

The Gambia National Think Tank (TT):  Formation, gaps and the propositions

By Lamin Nyangado Preamble According to literature, Think Tanks exist across the globe and are presented in variant forms and shapes. Although government type Think tanks are common, generally TTs emerge spontaneously and often outside government establishments and without government influence or protection. Even if they are within government calls, they are assigned specific tasks…