need to support and encourage the children of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite
Martinique in the time leading up to and including Christmas was vital
for their ability to cope with the life changing challenges that hurricane
Ivan has inflicted on these little people. United Caribbean walked in
over 400 toys to the pre school children of Carriacou from the children
The opportunity for a global outreach was available at the World Travel
World Travel Market also provided an opportunity to promote Carriacou
as an alternative tourism destination to those who were planning to travel
to Grenada, or who may be interested in visiting Carriacou to help within
the 'Working Holiday Village'
at Cassada Bay.
Enabling them to visit Grenada to help with either 'The Pomme Rose Eco
Project' involving clearing, planting and hiking. "The La Mode Experience"
allows the potential to immerse yourself into village life, rub
shoulders with the locals, get involved with the schools, the sports team
events, the churches and the general restoration of the area. Or if neither
of these Grenada incentives encourage you to visit on a 'Working Holiday'
maybe water is the pull.
Come and live aboard a genuine 'Tall Ship', work as a crew member, teach
the youngsters to sail, to work together as a team. Be involved in character
building experiences and know that 10% of your holiday costs will be tithed
to United Caribbean Trust for use in its Empowerment Programmes.
Caribzones Barbados Ltd has for years promoted tourism throughout the
Caribbean. Great emphasis has been placed on the concept of twin island
destinations with Barbados/Carriacou as one of the initial duos promoted
within the sports and watersports arena. Caribzones has always been pleased
to be associated with any form of conservation and sustainable tourism.
FUND RAISING EVENT 2004
fund raising events have been organised both in Carriacou and Barbados.
Carriacou held a combined church's evening of 'Praise' and GetBak Barbados'
retro group donated the proceeds of their most recent concert to 3 Grenada
charities, one of which was the 'Baby
Survival Kit'. Bds $3000 was raised for this worthy cause and the
kits traveled to Carriacou within less than a week of the concert.
United Caribbean base
Caribbean's Carriacou base headquarters Cassada Bay appears to to be the
perfect retreat location to be utilised not only as a base of operations
for United Caribbean but Cassada Bay would provide serene and adequate
accommodation for relief workers, councilors and any local or Grenadian
professional administration staff that require a safe retreat with professional
back up. The tranquil, peace- filled setting can also house the teachers
who may accompany displaced students who are projected to relocate to
Grenada to continue schooling that has been interrupted by the storm.
is a tremendous opportunity here to create not only a safe, peaceful
base for United Caribbean but also a great retreat for professionals traumatised
by Ivan, those still having to shoulder the responsibility for the continued
health and educational sectors wellness of the Grenadian community. Cassada
Bay is also an ideal place for a children's weekend activity area, with
netball, basketball, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing, hiking and other
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Special Baby Survival
are crucial supplies that are needed in all of the areas that we are monitoring.
In Carriacou there are approximately 25 out of 174 babies that fall into
the vulnerable and 'high risk' category. Packs have already been delivered
and on-going needs must be met.
Gouyave the Public Health Nurse has identified another 20 and in Soubise,
following a very brief assessment, there appears to be close to that same
number. We also saw a few heavily pregnant mothers, due to give birth
within the next few months. For further information contact
with the principals of the schools, it was agreed that the concept of
Barbados and Trinidad schools twinning or adopting a school in Carriacou
and Grenada was an excellent idea.
With that in mind, the United Caribbean team documented the pupils, their
schools and the damages sustained, in order to set a framework on which
we could build. Lists of schools' needs for supplies to be donated will
be posted on www.UnitedCaribbean.com. Schools may be helped by their counterparts
throughout the Caribbean.
Some schools are linked to local churches,(ie. Anglican, Roman Catholic
and Methodist). These organisations will be approached to encourage the
youth in Barbadian churches to become involved in this very special 'School
Chat rooms between the twinned schools could produce a modern day 'pen
pal' arrangement as teachers felt this exercise could be integral to students'
Click on the 'school challenges' on the side bar to learn about the schools
on the island and how your school can help.
WISH LIST- BISHOP'S COLLEGE
1. Furniture for students and teachers
2. Three (3) tents for classrooms
3. No water in tank because of leaking roof, damage spouting and guttering
4. Windows for original building
(110 sets of Aluminum) size: Length - 54` 5`` Width - 30` 7``
5. Rebuilding of Tuck Shop
6. Equipment for Tuck Shop
7. Electronic Projector, Lap Top (Computer) and educational software,
tape recorder, CD player.
8. Sewing Machines and materials for Clothing and Textiles
9. Technical Drawing and Construction room, tools and equipment.
10. Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology Apparatus, Chemicals for
Chemistry, light microscope etc.).
Some problems were further compounded after the passage of Hurricane
WISH LIST- HARVEY VALE
1. Furniture - 50 chairs and tables
2. Chalk board paint
3. Food items for our School Feeding Program
4. Bristol board and markers -all colours
5. Sponges for bed - foam
6. Used toys
Our intermediate List
1. Refurbishment of school building
2. Proper toilet facilities
Our long term list
1. Fencing of school property
2. Computer lab with about 10 computers
WISH LIST- DOVER GOVERNMENT
1. Sporting equipments
2. Markers & crayons
3. Posters & charts
4. Maps of the Caribbean
5. Educational games & CD's
6. Educational puzzles
7. Story books
9. Paper Scissors
10. Glue & tape
As a disaster shelter
4. First Aid Kit
Things in need of repair
4. Electrical wiring
Click on the 'School twinning' dropdown below to visit other schools
Schools Feeding Programme
Over 30 acres have been identified that are farmed by the local Rastafarian
community. These fields have been destroyed by Ivan and their tractor
is not working. With the help of chain saws and manual tools in addition
to tractor parts or a new tractor, these hard working and passionate individuals
who are willing and able to restart, could recover their fields, and contribute
fresh fruit and vegetables to the 'Schools Feeding Programme'
The Princess Royal Hospital
facility is currently servicing the needs of Carriacou and some of the
spillover from Grenadian residents. The hospital and it satellite Health
centres are responsible for community wellness and play a large role in
the recovery process. There is a great need for repairs to the roof of
the main building which was damaged and is sited on a windy hillside.
Secondly, there appears to be some damages to the hospital's cisterns
and water capability is impaired to some degree, with supplies of bottled
water ferried over from the mainland.
There is a dire need for Oxygen ( 100lb cylinders) Pharmaceutical stock
and supplies, and they lack diagnostic equipment and lab services.
Additional needs include:
CAT Scan Machine
Twinning of the Princess Royal Hospital with UK organizations will be
explored later this year to upgrade the hospital's capacity for services.
The Health Centres staff are responsible for community wellness and follow
patients in their homes, as needed. The six Health Clinics are staffed
by Public health Nurses and monitor pregnancies, well-babies, diabetics
and hypertensives on both Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Residential Geriatric Facilities
Nursing Homes, located at Top Hill and Hermitage, service approximately
16-20 residents each. These are very basic facilities and are in need
of much, but residents are clean and well-cared-for, by a caring and dedicated
staff. Among geriatric needs we include:
ensure, nutriment, supligen,
pressure relieving over-matresses
lifting equipment and rails
There is a need for a matron at Top Hill. This position is available
with accommodation and basic salary. Please apply to: Hospital Administrator,
Princess Royal Hospital, Carriacou, Grenada.