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Hosted by Gen- Z Jamaicans, Checkmate explores the political and social climate of the Caribbean from the youths point of view Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkment-politics/support

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Hosted by Gen- Z Jamaicans, Checkmate explores the political and social climate of the Caribbean from the youths point of view Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkment-politics/support

    Caribbean Debt Default and The EU Hypocrisy

    Caribbean Debt Default and The EU Hypocrisy

    On this episode, The Yaad speak to Trinidad and Tobago's economist Marla Dukharan. Ms. Dukharan is a point of reference for monitoring regional developments and country-level economic performance, and is known for leading discussions and publishing reports on the Caribbean implications of global geopolitical developments. On this episode, she spoke to The Yaad about her predictions of debt default that some Caribbean economies will resort to and how other countries who were in the same predicament, handled debt dafault. She also went into details behind her 2020 statements, "The EU as an institution has adopted a discriminatory stance against some of the world’s smallest and most disadvantaged countries”.

    Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer



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    • 22 min
    The 211 Helpline

    The 211 Helpline

    On this episode, The Yaad spoke with Minister of State in the Jamaica Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Robert Nesta Morgan. On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the ministry launched the 211 Helpline which is to provide an avenue for children to report cases of child abuse. The State Minister went details about the program and its difference with the other helpline programs that exist. Mr. Morgan also gave an update of repealing Section 24 of the Children Care and Protection Act which labels children as "uncontrollable"; and an update on the Adoption Act of 1958 which was last amended in 1982. The Minister was also given the opportunity to speak on the government's drive to get more children between the age of 12 to 18 vaccinated and how the ministry is engaging with youths organisations. 

    Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer



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    • 27 min
    The Bahamians Election, 2021

    The Bahamians Election, 2021

    On this episode, The Yaad speaks to Kristoff Ayala-Strachan, a current student at Old Dominion University studying Political Science and History, as well as the one of the analyst on The Bahamian Political Podcast, Spectrum Politics.  On the 16th of September, Bahamians will have their general election and Kristoff spoke on the manifesto of the major political parties: the Arinthia S. Komolafe led - Democratic National Alliance (DNA); the Hubert Minnis led - Free National Movement(FNM); and the Philip Davis led - Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). He also spoke on the current political mood in the country and the different factors, including Covid - 19 and tourism, that has the potential to impact the election outcome.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Cockpit Country & Climate Change

    Cockpit Country & Climate Change

    On this episode, The Yaad spoke to Eleanor Terrelonge, executive director and founder of the Jamaica Climate Change Youth Council (JCCYC) about the ongoing issue of mining in the Cockpit Country. Throughout the episode, she expound on the repercussions that mining in the vulnerable area will have on the entire Jamaica. The Yaad also spoke to her about the recent IPCC report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations mandated to provide objective scientific information relevant to understanding human-induced climate change, its natural, political, and economic impacts and risks, and possible response options. Their recent report spoke on the catastrophic reality the world is in, as it regards to the current and future effects of climate change. Eleanor went into details of how this reality will impact Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. 



    Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer



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    • 33 min
    Cuba in 2021

    Cuba in 2021

    On this episode, we speak to Ulises Calvo Borges, an official at the Cuban Embassy in Jamaica. In this episode, Mr. Borges, spoke on how the US sanctioned embargo on Cuba has hindered the country's development and has affected the island's response to Covid - 19; that is, reagents necessary for their development and the raw materials used for their manufacturing. He also went into details on the incidents of the 11th of July which led to a social disturbance in the country. Borges also gave context on the series of protests that took place in front of the Cuban Embassy in Jamaica.

    Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer



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    • 17 min
    St. Lucia - Election 2021

    St. Lucia - Election 2021

    On this episode, The Yaad speaks to Rahym Augustin- Joseph, a current student at UWI Cave Hill studying for a BSc in Politics and Law, and the chair of St. Lucia Youth Parliament, on St. Lucia’s upcoming election. On the 26th of July, St. Lucians will go to polls and Rahym spoke on the manifesto of the major political parties: the Allen Chastanet - led United Workers Party (UWP) and  the Philip J. Pierre - led St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP). Rahym also spoke on the current political mood in the country and the different factors, including Covid - 19, that has the potential to impact the election outcome.



    Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer



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    • 38 min

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