By Eulana Weekes
St.Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Miss Jaedee Caines, the Nevis Reformation Party political candidate for the St. Pauls district in Nevis was interviewed by her eight-year-old daughter, ChajNe Staharr Caines, live on Facebook on Wednesday night, January 12.
The mother-daughter duo had a dialogue, where Staharr sought to gather a better understanding of her mother’s political journey to date, as she prepares to contest the Local Election due in 2022.
Jaedee was asked to share why she chose to represent the Nevis Reformation Party, instead of another party.
She replied, “I have followed both political parties on Nevis and I have also followed the political parties on St.Kitts for quite some time and I have always been impressed with the values and the morals and the norms of the Nevis Reformation Party.”
Jaedee continued, “Obviously I have not agreed with everything that NRP has done in the past, but generally, I like their principles. I like what they stand for and when I look at some of the things that they stand for, I realize wow, it’s quite similar to what I stand for and what I am about; and I said, you know what, I want to be a part of that team. I want to be a part of the team that is about helping everybody; not just helping some people. I want to be a part of the team that is about helping everybody and that team is the Nevis Reformation Party.
Staharr also questioned her mother about how she balances both work and politics.
Jaedee said, “I’ll be honest. Sometimes it is a bit of a challenge because you know, I have a full-time job. I work at an institution where I am required to be there for about 8 hours per day and that is a demanding job; also, I’m a parent, and that in itself is a job as well, being a full-time parent. So, I admit that it is a bit of a challenge; but it’s one thing with me if it is something that I am passionate about, if it is something that I really want to do, I would do whatever it takes, to make it happen.”
With such intelligence and confidence, the young interviewer engaged her mother in dialogue for almost 30 minutes, asking 10 questions such as, “If you had a meeting for work and a meeting for NRP at the same time, what would you do?” and “If you win the election what are some of the things you will do after?”
WINN FM’s News Team contacted Miss Jaedee Caines who indicated that her daughter constructed all 10 questions without assistance. The interview can be found on the Facebook page of Jaedee Caines.