Category: View Point

How much poverty is too much to live a dignified life?

To roughly analyse our present national status, poverty makes more sense if we are to seriously consider redefining our paradigms for achieving a progressive society. Culture matters of course, yet, it is poverty we should eliminate to give an impressive culture a breeding ground. We need a Copernican revolution against poverty to rejuvenate a proud…

“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…

Researchers at the University of Southern California have announced that fasting for as little as three days, can regenerate the entire human immune system for a very healthy living. The researchers described their study as “remarkable and a major breakthrough” in finding natural methods to boost the immune system. In the past, fasting diets have…

Cost of living….

Mr President… the Ramadan is just around the corner and many have begun preparations for this sacred, but expensive month. It is clear that when Ramadan comes the daily expenses for Muslims doubles, or should I say triples? This is because their needs increase very much. It is likely that this year’s Ramadan will even…

Alagi Yorro Jallow For a country to have an efficient civil service, it must have a limited number of appointed ministers. The civil service needs huge numbers of staff to provide effective services because it must implement all the policies a government formulates. If we wish to accelerate development at the country level, civil servants…

Job Creation….

It is heartening to read in the local newspapers and online media that you successfully held your first work retreat with the various ministers in the country. Indeed this is a step in the right direction. It is clear that the expectations are very high and that the citizens want to see results. Thus, having…

Our republic and its press will rise or fall together

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day. This Day was delivered to the world by African journalists when they met in Windhoek, Namibia from 29 April to 3 May 1991 in a groundbreaking seminar on promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. At the end of the seminar they issued the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent…

Is the appointment of Chief Justice Hassan Jallow constitutional?

By Bubacarr Drammeh In recent weeks, there appears a consensus amongst Gambians that the 1997 Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land to which all activities of the government must derive their authority or be consistent. As this intensive scrutiny of executive power is unprecedented; it is nonetheless, one of the great products of…