Category: View Point

Know your product

Great speech at the parliamentary Question and Answer session Mr Honourable Minister. You raised some laudable initiatives but before you sell a destination, you must first understand your product and value proposition. The Gambia Tourism Board spends so much money travelling to Europe to sell the destination but do they know what they are selling?…

The Gambia: An ideal case for prevention in practice

  Policymakers continuing to wrestle with issue of how sustaining peace, prevention and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development work together, could look no further than The Gambia as a case study. The country’s fragile transition since national elections in January this year provide considerable room for studying and responding to the root causes of…

REAL GEM Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible stats revealed as he marks his  400th appearance for Real Madrid by scoring his 69th double

Portuguese superstar has scored a phenomenal 411 times, including 285 goals in just 267 La Liga games for Los Blancos. Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 400th game for Real Madrid in typical style. The Portuguese star, 32, netted his 69th double of his Galacticos career in the 3-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund. In doing so,…

The role of media in good governance

It is not a strange thing that my passion for “making head or tail” of issues surrounding development keeps escalating, for I am reading development at the Gambia’s highest academic institution, University of The Gambia (UTG). I attended an hour-long lecture at the American Corner on Kairaba Avenue with Gibairu Janneh, a development and communications…

English Language is not a mark of intelligence:  our vernacular languages going extinct?

By Alagi Yorro Jallow Inspired by the work of Lewis Gordon and other existential philosophers, this is the basic premise: our experience as Africans matters. This philosophy focuses primarily on African migrants and economic refugees in the Diaspora, which resulted in the extinction of our native languages and the emergence of the English language’s dominance…

MOICI, PURA, GSM companies: High time citizens took them to court!

By Madi Jobarteh The population of The Gambia is approximately two million with a land size of 11 thousand square kilometers. The country is a largely flat terrain with limited adverse weather conditions that cannot severely affect GSM and Internet connectivity. Based on the geography of the country, it is therefore expected that GSM and…