Friday, July 19, 2019

Editorial

Mixing Religion With Land Dispute

Everybody claims that The Gambia is unique in terms of religious tolerance. Examples are given of how Muslims and Christians exchange gifts during the...

Saudi Arabia Hosting OIC, What Next?

The news that The Gambia will not host OIC 2019 raises more questions than answers. A government press release is being anxiously waited for...

What is the Limit of Dissent in a Democratic Society?

Dissent is about power relation. When two forces are equal under the law and none is capable of subjugating the other, those forces then...

The Honourable Thing to Do Mr President

The Gambian people are diverse in thinking. In 2016 they would have voted in different ways if we had different candidates contesting elections. The...

No Institutional Memory On Coalition! No Sensible Comment!

Those who appreciate truth when they see it must rely on institutional memory to recognise it. The current state of the Coalition could only...

Chaos In The Bread Market

A system is not overhauled overnight. It takes years to rebuild and must take tact to be changed without negative implications. The public is...

Coalition Blame Game

‘They are all to blame.’ This is the fashionable statement being made by those who claim to be representing civil society, some media practitioners...

Demand and Supply in the Bread Industry

Bread is an essential commodity. Hundreds of thousands of people consume it on a daily basis. This means that bakeries must produce and serve...

Claiming The Divine Right To Rule

In the past, when monarchs rule and pass on their throne to their children, their subjects accepted. The subjects were made to believe that...

May Day Under A Change Of Government

May Day is workers’ day. Section 107 of the Labour Act states: “Workers and employers have the right to establish and join workers’ and employers’...

Building a Nation or Preparing For Election?

The Gambian people were promised that the change of 2016 will bring about national cohesion and a national drive to build a nation that...

Debate On The Secular State And The Secular Republic

The Constitutional Review Commission is charged with the responsibility of engaging the population on their recommendation for constitutional reform. It has been brought to...

The Importance Of Transitional Politics

The principle of substantive justice hinges on the notion that only those who are capable of delivering justice to conceived enemies would deliver justice...

Indeed A High Profile Witness!

When it was announced at the TRRC that a high profile witness would appear before it yesterday, many people thought that it was just...

Are The Political Parties Campaigning For Elections Or Building The Foundation...

What type of constitution do the political parties want? What type of electoral system do they subscribe to? How should the political parties relate?...

Coalition Talks Without Conclusion So Far

Those who decided to follow developments after the announcement that Coalition talks have been convened at Kairaba Hotel were keenly waiting for the media...

The Deaths That Cannot Be Forgotten

The Death of Ebrima Solo Sandeng is before the courts. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission may have been the best place to conduct...

The Bakers, Flour Producers, Middlepersons And Consumers

Bread is a core driver of the informal sector in The Gambia. Food is an indispensable commodity. Each person must eat every day to...

What Should Happen When The Constitution Is Violated?

The Gambian people should know their rights and should know what they should do when their rights are violated. There are two sections of...

April 10/11 Revisited

Almost 20 years ago on April 10/11 2000, the nation went into a state of coma after live bullets took the lives of 14...