Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Editorial

The Art Of Managing A Crisis

The change of government came along with a change of attitude towards government. The expectation of most is that a good government would always...

Budget Session

The budget session is near. It is just a matter of weeks before the National Assembly again convenes to look at the Estimates of...

President Barrow Should Exercise Good Judgment In Implementing Recommendations From Commissions

Committees or commissions of Inquiry should not be transformed into administrative courts that transform the executive into judge and jury handing down sentences with...

The CRC On The Move – Silent Voices Disappearing

Diverse opinions are being expressed as the CRC engages in dialogue with the sovereign people of The Gambia. The question of citizenship, independence of...

Political Parties Heading To Congresses

December 2018 is likely to register some of the biggest events regarding the evolution of political parties in The Gambia. Many parties if not...

Option To Settle Diabugu Dispute

There are knowledgeable people in Diabugu. Some are scholars who are exposed to the Constitution. Others are clerics who are exposed to the teachings...

ECOMIG FORCES: Accusations AND Denials

An incident occurred in Sibanor which shocked the Gambian security forces and some representatives of the people in the area. The rough and forceful...

Human Beings And Not Weapons Are The Foundation Of The Security...

Israel has all the weapons in the world, even nuclear weapons, but the kites and balloons in the hands of the Palestinian youth are...

The Diabugu Incident Calls For Special Truth And Reconciliation Process

The Barrow administration was initially crafted to be a transitional administration prior to the 2 December announcement of victory. The Gambia is full of antagonistic...

Two Inflationary Pressures

Fuel and bread are core commodities which could cause increase in prices. Those who produce fish, vegetable products would have to transport what they...

Cost Of Living Is Getting Is Getting Higher

The salaries remain stagnant but the cost of living is getting higher. The end result is poor diet which provokes other illnesses like hypertension...

Are Political Parties Getting Ready For Congress

The IEC has reminded political parties that were not scheduled for their biannual congresses to do as stipulated by law. One would have expected...

The Chief Justice And The Magistrates In New Gambia

It is often said that there are three arms of the state; the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. The executive has its ministers...

The Tide Is Turning In The Gambia

The days when a silent majority prevails in The Gambia are becoming a matter in the past. Interesting discussions are taking place everywhere. Unfortunately...

The CRC At A Cross-Roads

There can be no rule of law without a republican constitution that is a reflection of the democratic aspiration of a sovereign people. Only...

Are The Government And Its Development Partners Listening To The CRC?

The CRC leadership is not silent. They are telling the Gambian people and the world that they do not have the funds required to...

Frequent Changes Of Permanent Secretaries Is The Public Service Commission In...

Section 173 subsection (3) of the Constitution states: “The power to make an appointment to the office of permanent secretary of a department of the...

The Citizenship Question Still In Focus

The Government of the Gambia should come up with a cabinet paper on how it intends to address the question of citizenship. The media...

A Better Society Is Built By Guaranteeing Justice To All

There is a tendency for state agents to become the focus of hatred for alleged injustices perpetrated under the former government. In many cases...

What Is The State Of Investment In The Gambia?

The national development plan aims to rely on private sector investment to promote the development agenda in addition to overseas development assistance. Plans must...