Mama Kandeh Delivering As Promised

The leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress Mama kandeh has been in Foni Bintang to revive the Party’s spirit and strengthen the support he has in the area. The GDC received a rousing welcome from what observers regard as a massive show of moral and political support expressed by the people of Katakorr village in […]

Stakeholders’ Hold Validation To Reform Defunct Crab Island Upper Basic School Buildings

Following the official Launch, on 14 June 2017, towards the establishment and operation of the Banjul North Technical and vocational training Centre at the former Crab Island, a series of consultation between and among Stakeholders and other related activities have taken place culminating in the development of working documents. The validation was held at the […]

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, passed away on Saturday morning. He was 80. Kofi Atta Annan was born April 8, 1938, into an elite family in Kumasi, Ghana, the son of […]

Towards A Brighter Continent

As Africa must lose its subjectivism, the omnipresence of certain forces of evil, like sorcery, making its population afraid to dare to face up to real social difficulties. Many African societies function based on fear and find it difficult to introduce initiatives that may bring progress. This is the same for its profound religious beliefs, […]

What ‘Technical Capacity” Does A President Require?

It was with some bemusement that I read Madi Jobarteh’s newspaper piece, Requirements for President require the highest qualification, in The Standard newspaper, published on 8 August 2018. Mr. Jobarteh’s thesis is that the current educational threshold for presidential candidates, a WASSCE certificate, is too low, given the intellectual demands of the office, therefore the […]

Tobaski Nostalga

Growing up, Tobaski has been one feast I had always looked up to. Knowing that I would be having a new Haftan, Laaka Yappa (Roast meat) but also the fun of going around the village (Mbanta) pretending to be visiting family but on the whole what took us there was nothing but saliboo… lol. Over […]

Tailor Gets Two Years Imprisonment

Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 13th August, 2018, convicted and sentenced one Ebrima Jawara, a tailor, to a fine of D5000 in default to serve two years imprisonment on both counts of willful damage to property and threatening violence. He was also ordered to compensate his boss, and also the […]

Marabout Allegedly Obtains Money By False Pretences

Amadou Jobe, a marabout, was earlier arraigned before Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence, an allegation he denied. To prove the case beyond reasonable doubt, Prosecutor Ahmed Touray called his first witness, Sainabou Kebbeh, to tell the court what transpired between her and the marabout. Testifying […]