Opinion

Journalists Cannot Assume All the Blame for Failing to Report Government:Part 1

Journalists Cannot Assume All the Blame for Failing to Report Government:Part 1

November 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm 0 comments

Alagi Yorro Jallow I despair of the way in which commentators, especially (with a few exceptions) our resident economists, are not prepared to decry the illusion of the emperor’s new clothes that is the applicability of Keynesian economics in the Gambia. Future generations, I am sure, will laugh at theRead More

Conditions At Mile 2 Prison Are Equal To Slave Conditions

Conditions At Mile 2 Prison Are Equal To Slave Conditions

October 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

By Madi Jobarteh I have no words to express my shock and anger at what I saw today at Mile 2 and Jeshwang prisons when I visited them as part of the Prison Reform Committee. I wish to report that the Committee has concluded its task with a visit toRead More

The Police Must Protect Rights And Not Damage Them

The Police Must Protect Rights And Not Damage Them

October 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

By Madi Jobarteh The IGP Must be held Responsible for the Pulling Down of the anti-Semlex Billboard. He must put it back or be sacked. It is with deep concern to learn that personnel of the Gambia Police Force have pulled down an anti-Semlex billboard which was put up byRead More

Is African Corruption Theough and Through

Is African Corruption Theough and Through

October 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

By Alagi Yorro Jallow In Chinua Achebe’s book ‘no longer at ease’, the main character is a young man called Obi Okonkwo. Obi is a UK trained graduate who returns to Nigeria at the dawn of independence and gets a job in the civil service as a scholarship processing officer.Read More

Why We Should Boycott The Semlex ID Card

Why We Should Boycott The Semlex ID Card

October 3, 2018 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

By Madi Jobarteh The Gambia is at a crossroads. After 22 years of brutal dictatorship that came on the back of 30 years of poverty and underdevelopment now is the time when Gambians must decide what kind of country we deserve and want. Since Independence we continue to live inRead More