Thursday, April 25, 2019

Burning Issues

Gunjur/Berending Communal Clashes lead to one death

By Hatab Nyang / Louise Jobe Gunjur, The Gambia - Clashes over the weekend between Gunjur and Berending in Kombo South, West Coast Region, involving...

Ousainou Darboe, Others Removed From Cabinet Positions

By MUHAMMED S. BAH Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and two other prominent members of the United Democratic Party have been removed from their ministerial positions with...

What Is Meant By The Separation Of Powers?

QUESTION OF THE DAY It means that it is the duty of the legislature or Parliament to make the laws, the Executive to execute the...

What Will The Nation Gain From The Current Trend?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The transition was meant to put all minds together in order to carry out constitutional, institutional, administrative and managerial reforms in...

Have National Assembly Members Been Served With Summonses?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The answer is in the positive. On Monday when members of the National Assembly learnt from rumours that 31 of them...

The Extent Of Damage At Nyambai/Bamba Forest Park

By Madiba Singhateh The fire that engulfed Nyambai and Bamba Forest Park in West Coast region on Thursday 07th December destroyed 23 plots/compartments. The forest was...

Is The Executive Capable Of Revising Wrong Decisions?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The record will tell. There is no doubt that Foroyaa will engage the executive on its decision to retire the Seyfo...

From Losing 15 Players to Sea Voyage, then Demotion to Returning...

By Sulayman Bah Every club in the game with a success story have got their low moments too. Wallidan Football Club is no different. One...

Open Letter To The Legal Fraternity/Sorority And The Nation

Part 2 Section 88 of the Constitution states among other things that the National Assembly shall comprise five members nominated by the President “The National Assembly...

Was Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay Put In Cell After Presenting Herself To...

QUESTION OF THE DAY This paper has been reliably informed that the former Speaker of the National Assembly, Fatourmata Jahumpa Ceesay voluntarily reported at the...

Open Letter To The Legal Fraternity/Sorority And The Nation

As I leave the shores of the Gambia for the ACP –EU Parliamentary Assembly I am unsure what type of Gambia I will return...

Fire Consumes Nyambai Forest

By Nelson Manneh Part of ‘Nyambai' Forest was on Thursday, 7th March 2019, consumed by fire. Eye witnesses say the fire began around 3 pm. The...

Does Listening Pay Dividend?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Demonstrations by people with grievances help to make their concerns known to all. Demonstrations amplify the common concerns of citizens. Governments...

Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay in Police Custody

The former Speaker of the National Assembly and staunch member of the APRC is currently in police custody at Kairaba Police Station. According to...

Protesters Urge Government to Reject Deportation of Gambians

By Yankuba Jallow / Mustapha Jallow A large crowd of youth on Thursday March 7th 2019 held a demonstration against the massive deportation of Gambians...

Is The Government Listening?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The question of citizenship is a burning issue. People are being denied ID cards and are being reduced into stateless persons...

Government Assures Communities of Their Co-equal Status in Gambia

The Government of The Gambia has strongly assured the Manjajo language speaking group that they are co-equal and very significant players in Gambian society...

What Should Be The Tone Of The Government In Speaking To...

QUESTION OF THE DAY A government should know that the people are the owners of power. They put the government in office. Hence they should...

BOAT Owners Association Call For Compensation

Abdoulai G. Dibba Boat owners and operators’ association at the Senegambia Bridge, have called on Government to compensate them for the economic loss they have...

Are The Courts Being Used To Protect Fundamental Rights?

QUESTION OF THE DAY There are many cases hanging which should be taken to court for a decision to interpret laws in order to safeguard...