Friday, May 24, 2019

Editorial

The Aftermath Of The Recent Cabinet Reshuffle

Though the removal of three UDP Cabinet Ministers from their cabinet positions did not come as a surprise to many, it has its ramifications....

The Barrow Administration And The Traditional Appointees

Many Chiefs and Alkalolu have been removed. One expected that the new administration would show a difference by introducing elections to fill the vacant...

Lessons Of Gunjur/Berending: A Small Cut When Untreated Can Become A...

Land disputes are common in the country and is causing serious rifts between communities. Many of these disputes have been to courts or tribunal...

The Executive Presidency In Full Gear

When members of the Coalition accepted to negotiate with the incoming President either on an individual or partisan basis to be appointed to Ministerial...

The Immunities Of Elected Representatives

The immunities given to elected representatives are not absolute. They are not also meant to put them above the law. They are meant to...

The Independence Of The Judiciary

The fact that the Executive and the National Assembly are before the Courts confirms the importance of the checks and balances in the administration...

The Historic Role Of The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has the duty to interpret the law and establish judicial precedence. The Supreme Court is a maker of the law. The...

Why “Pdois’ Sidia Jatta” In The Standard Report?

In the Friday 8 March Issue of The Standard the lead story was captioned, “Lawyers in Support of President Take NAMS to Supreme Court” In...

How Checks And Balances Work In A Democracy

Laws do not make or interpret themselves. They are made and interpreted by organs of the state. Those who implement the law may violate...

Women And The Barrow Administration: One Step Forward, One Step Backward

When the Barrow administration created a ministry for women’s affairs, children and social welfare and appointed a woman to head it, most observers considered...

Today The Returnees Have Their Say

After weeks of speculation and rumours that the returnees had given ultimatum to the police that they would demonstrate if not granted permit, the...

The Government And The Returnees: Confrontation Or Dialogue

The media campaign launched by the Gambia Refugee Association – Europe branch, linking media houses, parliamentarians, ministers and other concerned Gambians to websites reporting...

Why The Separation Of Powers

Absolute monarchs have absolute power to make laws, indict subjects, pass judgment on them and punish them at will. To restrain monarchs, due process...

Is The TRRC A Special Criminal Court Or A Truth Commission?...

The TRRC is established by an Act of Parliament by Gazette No. 2 of 24th January 2018. The Commission is a body corporate which should...

Blood! Blood! Blood! Repent! Repent! Repent! Forgive! Forgive! Forgive! Support! Support!...

Having heard acknowledgement of killing in the most honest testimonies all those who committed human rights violation should honestly follow the example. The truth...

The Chief Justice And The Transition

A Land commission is established to look into land disputes that are not before the courts. Some disputes however have gone through District Tribunals...

Will A Good Government Stand Idly By And Allow People To...

Frightening developments are beginning to emerge as the Kombo area moves towards development where small land owners are being threatened with eviction under the...

The Insecurity Of Tenure Of Nominated Members Of The National Assembly

The removal of one nominated member of the National Assembly means that any nominated member could also be removed. What then is the use...

Are We Achieving The Goal Of National Reconciliation?

GAMBIA went to the polls on 1st December 2016 and results came out on 2nd December 2016. A person who came to power through...

Democracy Defeated, Coups And Counter Coups

Can one imagine what would have happened to The Gambia by now if all the attempts at military takeover succeeded? By now The Gambia...