Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Editorial

The 54 Million Dalasi Allocation To Parliament And Elections

The Independent Electoral Commission is experiencing shortfalls in the allocation of resources. Donors are questioning why Gambia needs help to finance its own elections. The...

Could A Bill To Amend, Promulgate Or Repeal The Constitution Be...

QUESTION OF THE DAY          The answer is in the negative. A Bill on the promulgation or repeal of a constitutional provision can never be...

The Power To Amend Or Repeal Constitutions Lies In The...

The  1997 Constitution has explained  how it should be amended. It reads: "(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, an Act of the National...

Is Covid-19 A Fetter To Democratic Elections?

March is just round the corner. A quarter of a year would soon elapse. The Year 2021 was going to be a year of...

The Time To Take Stock

On the 18th February 1965 the flag of the United Kingdom and colonies was lowered and was followed by the red-white-blue-white-green flag hoisted to mark the...

Celebrating Independence Amid Covid-19 Surge

The state is thinking of filling a stadium to commemorate Independence Day. Politicians are contracting musicians to fill the stadium to raise funds or...

Why Prolong Politically Motivated Actions That Are Behind Us?

Three years have already elapsed. The actions of persons who wanted to pin President Barrow to three years have already been overtaken by events. The...

Is Independence To Be Celebrated As Usual?

State responsibility for quarantine of visitors has shifted and the borders are open between Gambia and Senegal. Restriction in Senegal is leading to movements...

The Senegalese Leadership Should Rethink

The coincidence of military onslaught against MFDC near the Guinea Bissau border and the current tension in mainstream Senegalese political landscape which emanates from...

The Need For Scholarship For Tertiary Education

Girl students are increasingly steering away   from early marriage in order to attain higher education to earn more income as mothers in the future to...

Did People Come From Cassamance To Torture Gambians As Alleged?

During the Jammeh administration many allegations used to be made to claim that rebels from Casamance were recruited and used as thugs to impose...

The Announcement Of Presidential Candidature Must Be Accompanied By A Manifesto

Section 46 of the 1997 Constitution states:   “There shall be an election for the office of President in the three months before the expiration...

The Hidden Economy And The Dangers

The Gambia has a hidden economy which does not depend on exports alone to ensure foreign exchange earnings for the country. The sum in...

The NPP Launches Party At The Stadium

The NPP has one National Assembly member and one councillor. Its first major National Contest would be the Presidential election of 2021 when President Barrow would...

The Minister Of Finance And Accountant General Should Listen To The...

Pensioners say that information circulating is that the authorities want to make it a condition for them to receive their small pension entitlements from...

The Legal Year And The 2016 Change

Democracy is inconceivable without the rule of law. Rule of law is enforced by a robust judiciary that is independent and impartial. This requires...

One Giant Step Against Covid-19 By Ida Bass Foundation

MS SAILEY JALLOW BRINGS 1.6 MILLION MASKS TO THE GAMBIA The Ministries of Health, Basic and Secondary Education and Higher Education Research, Science and Technology...

What did Biden promise ?

QUESTION OF THE DAY At the last part of his inaugural address Biden indicated and promised as follows: “ It is a time for boldness, for...

Companies That Expect Government To Twist The Arm Of The IEC...

Any company that goes to a Ministry to get any form of support for the IEC to be influenced to be given contract would...

The Independence Of The IEC Is At Stake

Political figures are busy raising doubts because the IEC has failed to carry out registration of voters. Even though the IEC has raised its...