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Guyana 2015 election voting patterns crossed ethnic lines. 

The evidence shows that Guyana’s ethnic voting pattern has remained constant with each passing election. This recent election was no different. I have come to the conclusion that the over-emphasis on the need for cross-over voting as the solution to our ethnic polarization is not a very sound approach. When parties talk about cross- over voting, they mean voters crossing over to them from the opposite group, but not the other way around.

Those of us who work in education reform realize getting young people into better schools is one way to improve lives and change communities. We fight tirelessly to increase the educational options families have, and raise the quality of education students receive. The smoke rising in Baltimore serves as yet another reminder that America’s legacy of injustice and racism continues.

The APNU-AFC Coalition’s victory in Guyana was made possible by the priceless contributions of Guyanese of all ethnicities and social class. Women and men voted and gave moral and practical support. The elderly, the not so old and the very young came forward in their numbers. In the end it was a Guyanese victory for all Guyanese.

It’s a terrible thing when a man is battered. He feels not only fear and trepidation, but he is withdrawn, reticent and subjugated. It’s not a pretty sight. But you have battered and you have battered. Some men are beaten down by life itself, as they just can’t seem to get a break. That can be a sad. But there are men who are also battered by women, men who live under the rule of thumb of a woman who not only whips him emotionally, but also beats him physically whenever and wherever and at every opportunity, even in public.

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