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In The Hot Seat

In The Hot Seat is a political show created and hosted by Vernaire Bass, and broadcasted on 664Connect TV on Facebook. The weekly hour-long show made its debut on April 8, 2020 and reviews political events in Montserrat, the Caribbean and further afield, through live interviews, discussions and debates with key political figures or persons of influence.

Tune into In The Hot Seat every Wednesday at 5pm on Facebook or play catchup by watching past episodes here on this page.

Episode 12 – José Vanterpool 
Date: 8 July 2020       Duration: 60 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with JOSÈ VANTERPOOL

IN THE HOT SEAT with JOSÈ VANTERPOOL
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In the Hot Seat is a weekly political show where we review political events in Montserrat, the Caribbean region and further afield, and arrange live interviews, discussions and debates with key political figures or persons of influence.
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On this episode our host Vernaire Bass sat down with the youngest parliamentarian in Anguilla’s history, the Hon. Josè Vanterpool.
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They discussed his Political Career, The Impact of COVID-19, Anguilla’s General Elections 2020, Being The Island Wide Winner and His Future in Politics.
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Thank you very much for tuning in…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

On this episode of Talk Tuesdays, our host Vernaire Bass sat down with Hon. José Vanterpool the youngest Parliamentarian in Anguilla’s history. He is also the former Deputy Speaker of the Anguilla Legislative Assembly and he was victorious in Anguilla’s General Elections 2020, by securing himself a seat in the opposition.

Episode 11 – The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Panel
Date: 1 July 2020       Duration: 67 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with THE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER PANEL – 1 JULY 2020

IN THE HOT SEAT with THE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER PANEL – 1 JULY 2020

On this week’s episode of In The Hot Seat we had a panel discussion about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after natural disasters.

To shed some light on the issue and to highlight possible solutions to the issue our host Vernaire Bass sat down with a panel of experts, which included Ms. Jennifer Joseph, Dr. Gail-Ann Guy-Cupid, Dr. Stacey-Ann Nicely and Mr. Adegboyega Bamisile.

They covered the following topics during the discussion:
– What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
– How does PTSD manifest itself?
– What causes PTSD?
– The Prevalence of PTSD from natural disasters.
– How can we help someone affected by PTSD following a natural disaster?

Thank you very much for tuning in…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

On this episode of Talk Tuesdays, our host Vernaire Bass sat down with a panel of experts to discuss ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’. They are Ms. Jennifer Joseph, Dr. Gail-Ann Guy-Cupid, Dr. Stacey Ann Nicely and Mr. Bamisile.

Episode 10 – Racism in the Caribbean Panel
Date: 24 June 2020       Duration: 52 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with THE RACISM PANEL

🚨🚨NB: Please note that this is the audio only version of episode 10 of our weekly political show – In The Hot Seat.

We experienced a lot of technical difficulties with this episode, including losing the actual live video footage. So, we apologise for the quality of the audio, which was kindly provided by Montserrat Radio Echo.

On this episode we had a panel discussion about Racism in the Caribbean. The panel included (from left to right): Mr. Craig Brewin, Dr. Maria DeLongoria and Dr. Ken Irish-Bramble.

We covered the following topics during the discussion:
– What is race?
– What is racism?
– Racism in the Caribbean
– Cultural Racism
– Racism vs Classism
– The Solutions to Racism in the Caribbean

Thank you very much for tuning in…

Posted by 664Connect on Sunday, 5 July 2020

On this episode of Talk Tuesdays, our host Vernaire Bass sat down with a panel of experts to discuss ‘Racism in the Caribbean’. They are Mr. Craig Brewin, Dr. Ken Irish-Bramble and Dr. Maria Delongoria.

Episode 9 – The Xenophobia In The Caribbean Panel
Date: 17 June 2020       Duration: 82 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with THE XENOPHOBIA IN THE CARIBBEAN PANEL

“IN THE HOT SEAT” is a weekly 664Connect Show where we sit down with key persons and politicians in Montserrat and the Caribbean, to discuss topics and issues that affect the region.

For the past two weeks we have been discussing issues pertaining to equality, diversity and inclusion. On this week’s episode of In The Hot Seat we had a panel discussion about Xenophobia (the dislike or prejudice against people from another country) in the Caribbean.

To shed some light on the issue and to highlight possible solutions to the issue, out panel of experts included (from left to right): Ms. Deonne Semple, Dr. Gail-Ann Guy-Cupid Mrs. Penny Maloney and Mr. Jaymie Pottinger.

We covered the following topics during the discussion:
* What is xenophobia?
* What causes xenophobia?
* The role of slavery and colonialism in perpetuating xenophobia
* The push and pull factors influencing intra-Caribbean migration
* State sovereignty and responsibility
* The socio-economic impact of migration * Social perception, acceptance and discrimination against intraregional migrants
* The solutions to Xenophobia

Thank you very much for tuning in…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 17 June 2020

On this episode of Talk Tuesdays, our host Vernaire Bass sat down with a panel of experts to discuss ‘XENOPHOBIA’. They are Ms. Deonne Semple, Dr Gail-Ann Guy-Cupid, Mrs. Penny Maloney and Mr. Jaymie Pottinger.

Episode 8 – Martin A. Parlett
Date: 10 June 2020       Duration: 63 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with MR. MARTIN A. PARLETT – 10 JUNE 2020

“IN THE HOT SEAT” is a weekly 664Connect Show where we sit down with key persons and politicians in Montserrat and the Caribbean region, to ask them all of the public’s BURNING QUESTIONS.

On this episode we sat down with the Head of Montserrat’s Programme Management Office – Mr. Martin A. Parlett. We discussed the capital projects that are currently taking place in Montserrat and they include the Fibre Optics Project, The Little Bay Port Project, The Airport Runway Resurfacing Project, The New National Hospital Project and the MSS Remediation Project.

Thanks for watching…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Mr. Martin A. Parlett is the current Head of the Programme Management Office in Montserrat. During his interview we discussed the Fibre Optics Project, The Little Bay Project, The Airport Runway Project, The New National Hospital Project and the MSS Remediation Project.

Episode 7 – Hon. Joseph E. Farrell
Date: 3 June 2020       Duration: 78 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT – HON. JOSEPH E. FARRELL – 3 JUNE 2020

“IN THE HOT SEAT” is a weekly 664Connect Show where we sit down with key persons and politicians in Montserrat and the Caribbean region, to ask them all of the public’s BURNING QUESTIONS.

On this episode we sat down with the Premier of Montserrt and the Minister of Finance and Economic Management – Hon. Joseph E. Farrell. We discussed his political journey, his role as the Premier, his role as the Minister of Finance and Economic Management and his vision for the future of Montserrat.

Thanks for watching…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Hon. Joseph E. Farrell is the current Premier of Montserrat and Minister of Finance and Economic Management. During his interview we discussed his political career, his role as the Premier and the Minister of Finance and his plans for the future of Montserrat post COVID-19.

Episode 6 – Mr. Nigel Harris
Date: 27 May 2020       Duration: 114 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with MR. NIGEL HARRIS

IN THE HOT SEAT – MR. NIGEL HARRIS – WEDNESDAY, 27TH MAY AT 5PM

“IN THE HOT SEAT” is a weekly 664Connect Show where we sit down with key persons and politicians in Montserrat and the Caribbean region, to ask them all of the public’s BURNING QUESTIONS.

Today we sat down with the CEO of FlyMontserrat to discuss his airline, the incident which took place in Montserrat on the 23rd September 2019, the incident that took place in Antigua on the 17th May 2020 and the future of the airline.

Thanks for watching…

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Nigel Harris is the CEO of FlyMontserrat to discuss his airline, the incident which took place in Montserrat on the 23rd September 2019, the incident that took place in Antigua on the 17th May 2020 and the future of the airline.

Episode 5 – Hon. Gaston Browne
Date: 20 May 2020       Duration: 66 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with HON. GASTON BROWNE

In The Hot Seat with Gaston Browne

Introducing the fifth episode of “IN THE HOT SEAT” our weekly political show where we review events in Montserrat, the region and further afield with interviews, discussions and debates.
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The third person to sit IN THE HOT SEAT is the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne.
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We discussed the economic impact of COVID-19 on Antigua & Barbuda, the future of Antigua & Barbuda and Antigua & Barbuda’s relationship with Montserrat.

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Hon. Gaston Browne is the current Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda and Minister of Finance and Corporate Governance. During his interview we discussed the economic impact of COVID-19 on Antigua & Barbuda, the future of Antigua & Barbuda and their relationship with Montserrat.

Episode 4 – Mr. Peter Queeley
Date: 6 May 2020       Duration: 61 mins
 

IN THE HOT SEAT with MR. PETER QUEELEY – 6 MAY 2020_
Introducing the fourth episode of “IN THE HOT SEAT” our weekly political show where we review events in Montserrat, the region and further afield with interviews, discussions and debates.
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The fourth person to sit in the hot seat is Mr. Peter Queeley the Manager of St. Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union.
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We discussed the future of banking in Montserrat and the economic impact of COVID-19.

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Mr Peter Queeley is currently the Manager of the St. Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union in Montserrat. During his interview we discussed the future of banking in Montserrat and the economic impact of the global pandemic COVID-19.

Episode 3 – His Excellency Andrew Pearce
Date: 29 April 2020       Duration: 74 mins
 

 

IN THE HOT SEAT with HIS EXCELLENCY ANDREW PEARCE
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Introducing the third episode of “IN THE HOT SEAT” our weekly political show where we review events in Montserrat, the region and further afield with interviews, discussions and debates.
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The third person to sit IN THE HOT SEAT is the Governor of Montserrat, His Excellency Andrew Pearce.
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We discussed his role as the Governor of Montserrat , COVID-19 and UK Aid.
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Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

His Excellency Andrew Pearce is currently the Governor of Montserrat and during his interview we discussed his role as the Governor of Montserrat, the COVID-19 global pandemic and UK Aid to Montserrat.

Episode 2 – Hon. Claude Hogan
Date: 22 April 2020       Duration: 59 mins
 

🛋 🔥 IN THE HOT SEAT with THE HON. CLAUDE HOGAN🔥 🛋

Introducing the second episode of “IN THE HOT SEAT” our weekly political show where we review events in Montserrat, the region and further afield with interviews, discussions and debates.
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The second person to sit in the hot seat is the Trade Economist and Member of Montserrat’s Parliament the Hon. Claude Hogan.
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We discussed the fallout from the global pandemic Coronavirus COVID-19, the aftermath of COVID-19 and MCAP vs PDM.

Posted by 664Connect on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Hon. Claude Hogan is a Trade Economist and a Member of Montserrat’s Parliament. During his interview we discussed the fallout from the global pandemic COVID-19, the aftermath of COVID-19 and Movement for Change And Prosperity (MCAP) vs People’s Democratic Movement (PDM).

Episode 1 – Dr. The Hon. Samuel J. Joseph
Date: 8 April 2020       Duration: 60 mins
 
Dr. The Hon. Samuel. Joseph

Dr. The Hon. Samuel J. Joseph is the Deputy Premier of Montserrat and the Minister of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy. During his interview we discussed the fallout out from the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, COVID-19, the aftermath of COVID-19 and its impact on the future of Montserrat.

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