Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 3rd 2015 Contents A poll of the marginal con-
stituency of Toco/Sangre Grande
shows voters will likely return the
People s National Movement can-
didate to the seat in Monday s gen-
Asked who they intended to vote
for come Monday, 55 per cent of the
respondents said the PNM, while 33
per cent said the United National
Some 11 per cent of the respon-
dents said they were still undecided
about who to vote for while the Inde-
pendent Liberal Party (ILP) polled
one per cent.
The PNM s candidate is Glenda
Jennings-Smith while the UNC can-
didate is Brent Sancho.
The strata were based on the per-
centage victory of the winning party
over its nearest rival in each polling
division (PD) and resulted in the PDs
being classified as "strong PNM,"
"marginal" and "strong PP." The
proportion of the sample selected
in each stratum was proportional to
the percentage of the total votes cast.
Those who were undecided or
refused to respond were still asked
to indicate which party they were
inclined to support in the election.
These were then reallocated to the
parties where this was indicated.
This still resulted in 11 per cent being
undecided or refusing to respond.
Some 19 per cent of those who
voted for the People s Partnership
in 2010 now report that they intend
to vote for the PNM in 2015. This
compares with only four per cent of
previous PNM voters who now
intend to vote for the UNC/PP.
The margin of error associated
with the question was nine per cent
but even if all of the undecided are
allocated to the UNC/PP results
indicate a PNM victory.
The PNM was also considered the
"best" party in looking after the
interests of people; having the best
policies for the country as a whole
and having the best team of leaders
to deal with the country s problems.
PNM leader Dr Keith Rowley has
overtaken Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar as being the best prime
ministerial among people in the con-
Rowley received 55 per cent of the
votes while Persad-Bissessar got 39
per cent. Warner received two per
cent of the support.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Police in New Jersey are investigating
the possibility that a fire which claimed
the lives of a family of four with Trinida-
dian roots on Tuesday morning was in
fact a murder suicide.
According to a report on Fox News yes-
terday, the bodies of Lyndon Beharry, 35,
Amanda Morris, 29, and their children
Brandon and Brian Beharry, ages seven
and four, were discovered unconscious
after firefighters extinguished a fire at their
home at Joline Avenue, Long Branch, New
Jersey, around midnight on Tuesday.
They were taken to hospital where they
eventually succumbed to their injuries.
While police initially believed that the fire
was accidental, forensic evidence gathered
afterwards revealed the possibility of a
more sinister cause.
First Assistant Monmouth County Pros-
ecutor Marc LeMieux, in an interview with
the news network yesterday said the vic-
tims showed signs of injuries unrelated to
The police s suspicions are reportedly
being bolstered by the fact that the fire
was confined to the second story and that
there was no external damage to the house.
"This fire does not appear to be acci-
dental. We are not ruling out the potential
that this was a homicide and a potential
suicide," Marc LeMieux said.
Beharry, a mechanic with the city s Pub-
lic Works Department, was described as
"an excellent mechanic and a very good-
natured person" by his boss Fred Migli-
While this newspaper understands that
the family are originally from Trinidad, it
could not confirm how long ago they
migrated to the United States.
Investigations are continuing.
Amanda Morris and Brandon Beharry share a
moment in a pool. The two died in a mystery fire in
New Jersey, United States, on Tuesday.
Officials fear sinister plot
4 Trinis die in mystery fire but...
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