|EDITORIAL - Unemployed and unemployable
The significant number of young Jamaican men who are unemployed and/or lacking the needed skills for the marketplace, at some point, will have to ditch the false pride that is getting them nowhere and begin to assume greater responsibility for themselves and their families.
Opening of historic Parliament
Last Thursday's opening of the new Parliament was of greater historic significance than the ladies' fashion, Mr. Ian Hayles' 'forgetting' to shake hands, and the 'attack' on him in the corridors of Gordon House. In the history of parliaments, those are pretty regular and normal things and, therefore, hardly news. (Henry)
International pressure continues to build on the Burmese regime. When monks took to the streets to join popular protests against the rising cost of living, the military cracked down. But not before the images we have all seen made it from cellphones to the world's televisions. (Rapley)
'Mummy' dearest (or 'Mums the word')
In Jamaica, 'Mother', 'Mama' and 'Mummy' ('Mums' for short) are similar terms of address, yet with the subtle and not so subtle variations in context that make a world of a difference. (Cooke)