Monday, May 23, 2022

Burning Issues

Man Arrested With Prohibited Drugs

By Nelson Manneh Ousman Saidybah, the Public Relations Officer and Head of the Drug Demand Reduction of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Gambia (DLEAG),...

22 Year Old Seeks Financial Aid to Regain Normal Walking Condition

By: Kebba AF Touray Mariama Saho, a 22 year old resident of Serrekunda, seeks financial support for her medical bills. Mariama said she is suffering from...

What Type Of National Assembly In 2022?

QUESTION OF THE DAY There are eighteen political parties in the country but five participated in the presidential elections as standard bearers of coalitions. It...

TRRC Recommends Banning Interior Minister From Holding Public Offices for 10...

My Nelson Manneh The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has in its final report recommended the banning of Yankuba Sonko and Malamin Ceesay from...

GRA’s Board Chair calls Management to uphold Gov’t Programs

By: Aja Musu Bah-Daffeh The Board Chairperson of the Gambia Revenue Authority GRA, Madam Lucy Fye –Jagne has strongly challenged the staff and Management of...

Why does scarcity of fish still hit the country?

With Madiba Singhateh In this environmental column, we conducted a Vox-pop on the scarcity of fish in the country. We speak to fishermen/fishmongers (women and...

Gambians continue to lament price hike of basic commodities

By Makutu Manneh The surge in the prices of basic commodities is being chanted in every place, homes, markets, streets, commercial vehicles, ceremonies etc. in...

Are The People Going To Be Caught By Surprise By OIC...

QUESTION OF THE DAY The ministry of works and communication is fully aware that road and infrastructural construction for the OIC  conference will have to...

How Many Parties And Independent Candidates Will Participate In The National...

QUESTION OF THE DAY Contrary to what was expected only five parties and one independent candidate participated in the presidential election. It would be interesting...

What Is The Verdict Of The Supreme Court On The Election...

QUESTION OF THE DAY The battle on the election petition filed by the UDP was mainly a technical battle between the NPP and UDP. The...

What Tonnage Of Groundnuts Is Produced This Year?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Rainfall this year has been inconsistent, characterized by heavy down pours and long dry spells. The long dry spells seem to...

GGC Explains Attack on Secco, Says Money Stolen Not Significant

By Mustapha Jallow Muhammad Njie, the Managing Director of National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation formerly Gambia Groundnut Corporation (GGC), on Thursday said the...

Armed Robbers Attack ‘Secco’, Go Away With Cash

By Abdoulai G. Dibba Information reaching this medium has it that Armed Robbers on Tuesday night, 21 December, 2021 attacked Bakalaar buying centre (Secco) and...

Groundnut Purchases: How Safe Are Monies Kept At Seccos?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Monies are sometimes kept in seccos to facilitate the purchase of groundnuts but the armed robbery of the Bakalar secco has...

How Does The Court Intend To Handle The Election Petition?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The court appears to aim to finish the case within 30 days. It has therefore come to terms with the parties...

Gambians Prefer J&J COVID-19 Vaccines to Others

By Nelson Manneh Gambians who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and those anticipating to be vaccinated against the deadly diseases said they prefer to be vaccinated...

Babylon girl who was shot dead laid to rest

By Mustapha Jallow Isatou Nyabbally, a 10-year-old who was “accidentally” killed in a gunshot, was laid to rest at Babylon cemetery on Friday, 17th December...

Is Poor Harvest Harming Farmers’ Interest Despite Higher Price

QUESTION OF THE DAY The nation has been informed that a system has been put in place where an Agib Bank official will be in...

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO STAND FOR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The answer is simple. Section 89 of the Constitution establishes the requirements which an aspiring candidate must meet to be qualified...

Has Active Groudnut Buying Started?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Active buying of groundnuts could be said to have started if farmers are taking their groundnuts to the ‘seccos’ and getting...