Daily Archives: February 19, 2016

WHERE THE VALENTINES DIFFER – by Dave Martins + video

February 14 at 12:02am · Toronto, ON, Canada ·

WHERE THE VALENTINES DIFFER – by Dave Martins.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

With Valentine’s Day in the air and personal relationships under the microscope, it’s appropriate to note (as my Bajan columnist friend Vic Fernandes did recently) that if you see no difference between the male and the female brain, either you haven’t spent much time around women or you haven’t been paying attention. That best-selling book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, from some years back, had it right – seemingly a matched pair, men and women are wired differently in many respects and to live together is to learn the difference.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 19, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 19 February 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

In graphics: a political and economic guide to Venezuela

In graphics: a political and economic guide to Venezuela

Venezuela: a nation in a state

OF ALL the unflattering words used to describe the state of the country he governs, “disaster” is the one Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, dislikes the most. Perhaps that is because it is so apt. Under his watch, the nation has entered a steep decline. Mr Maduro has restricted the publication of official economic figures. Those that have been divulged confirm that 2015 was a very bad year. And 2016 is going to be worse.

A global oil boom, which provided Hugo Chávez, Mr Maduro’s populist predecessor, money to lavish on Venezuela’s once neglected poor, is over. Mr Maduro has failed to persuade voters that he is a worthy heir.  Continue reading

“Certainly Sanders’ Moment”: Poll Shows Bernie Beating All GOP Hopefuls

 “Certainly Sanders’ Moment”: Poll Shows Bernie Beating All GOP Hopefuls

Hillary Clinton merely ties—or in some cases, trails—leading Republicans

by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer – Common Dreams – Thursday, February 18, 2016
For example, when asked whether Bernie Sanders “cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not,” 61 percent of respondents said Yes. (Photo: Reuters)

A day after a poll showed Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to be in a dead heat nationwide, survey responses revealed that U.S. voters back Sanders over Republican candidates by margins of 4 to 10 percentage points in head-to-head presidential contests.  Continue reading

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