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United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda United Caribbean Trust Hurricane Irma relief aid to Antigua and Barbuda

United Caribbean Trust (UCT) is a Barbadian registered charity #842, UCT is managed by a board of Trustees, an Executive board and a Management/Advisory board all our accounts are Audited by a Charter Accountant Firm in Barbados and we pride ourselves on the fact that 90% of our donations get on the ground, quickly and to the most needy.

Special thanks to The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust (SLCT) for sponsoring the shipping of this first container to leave for Antigua.

In the wake of Hurricane Irma who just weeks ago intensified into a Category 5 hurricane when it made landfall and tore into the 62-square-mile island of Barbuda on the night of September 5 – 6 creating a national disaster of epic proportions. Once again UCT has stepped up to the plate and will be shipping out a 40 foot container on Monday Sept 18th the first leaving Barbados for Antigua.

Hurricane Irma pummeled St. Maarten/St. Martin and other northern Caribbean including BVI so it is our vision to quickly follow this container with three containers filled with all that is needed to establish Community Sawyer PointOne Water filters to Antigua, St. Maarten /St Martin and BVI.

UCT began as a faith-based organization to help the victims of hurricane Ivan in the tri island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique during September 2004.

What started as a primary concern to help render relief after damage assessment and consultation with community leaders has swiftly grown into an initiative fueled by a ‘vision’. A vision that seeks not only to help the Caribbean but other countries in establishing a series of Empowerment programs that will bring socioeconomic changes to those who reside in impoverished countries focusing especially on women and children.

Utilizing the medium of net-working its Founder, Jenny Tryhane, has met and instituted partnerships and working alliances with several NGO’S, churches and individuals in various Caribbean islands and countries This was seen especially as UCT became involved in helping Guyana following the floods in 2005 and during the Haiti earthquake in 2010 when Ms. Tryhane was in Haiti during the earthquake and remained for over 3 months to ensure safe and transparent distribution of three 40 foot containers sent up by UCT from Barbados.

The Haiti cholera epidemic has rocked the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation with another emergency to deal with following the catastrophic earthquake. UCT was in an excellent position to distribute the Sawyer PointOne filters because we have an excellent network of pastors and teachers within Haiti to assist with distribution. Following the earthquake United Caribbean Trust distributed over 250 Sawyer PointOne Community water filters.

Last year Haiti was impacted not only by another outbreak of cholera but hurricane Matthew with 140 mph winds and 20 inches of rain. Les Cayes, where UCT has its main headquarters, was one of the hardest-hit towns in the southwest

Our focus following Hurricane Matthew was:
The Sawyer PointOne Water filtration system

Luci® inflatable solar lights

Reforestation through our Moringa Reforestation School Program

Alternative Hurricane resistant housing

The Homes for Hope Caribbean Disaster Mitigation programme hopes to provided temporary Modular Housing assistance to eligible victims of natural disasters anywhere within the Caribbean


Contact UCT


United Caribbean Trust

At any branch of CIBC First Caribbean


Account number 1001092544



United Caribbean Trust

P O Box 5123


St. Michael



Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

The storm was following a path that could take it on Tuesday near many of the islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma and then head toward a possible direct strike on Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Fierce winds and driving rain lashed the mountainous island for hours, causing flooding and tearing roofs from homes.

A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit captured the fury of the storm as it made landfall.

"The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God," Skerrit wrote at the start of a series of increasingly harrowing posts.

A few minutes later, he messaged he could hear the sound of galvanized steel roofs tearing off houses on the small rugged island.

He then wrote that he thought his home had been damaged. And three words: "Rough! Rough! Rough!"

A half hour later, he said: "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding." Seven minutes later he posted that he had been rescued.

Late Monday, a police official, Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said there were no immediate reports of casualties but it was still too dangerous for officers to do a full assessment as the storm raged outside.

"Where we are, we can't move," he said in a brief phone interview.

Dominica authorities had closed schools and government offices and urged people to move from dangerous areas to shelters.

"We should treat the approaching hurricane very, very seriously," the prime minister warned as the storm approached. "This much water in Dominica is dangerous."

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