I just got a phone call from Rebecca! I was the fitst she was able to contact. She had to go up to munro area to get service.
She reports that no one has been killed in the TB area!!! No mention of any one injured either!
However, there are other reports of a drowning in Great Bay Also, she heard that 20 fishermen stayed on the Keys and no word from them. Also, Some fishermen in Black river anchored out to sea and no word from them either.
Rebecca is shaken up but is OK.
There is massive damage though...
Most roofs on houses are gone, including hers.
Most trees have been knocked down, including lignum vitaes! For the trees that are standing ,therre are no leaves on the branches
There is water from the sea at Woddy's Shop at the end of fisherman's lane!
Sea water went through Golden Sands to the Cashah tree
If you want to send aid, send it to the US Embassy or to the Peace Corps. I will get addresses after posting this initial report.
If you want to send something to an indicudual, send it to the person care of rebecca Wiersma
Miss Ruby lost half of her roof but is OK.
More very soon!
Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. We still have to rebuild, but worst is over!
Thankyou so much for putting our minds at rest...thank God everyone is ok and there are no reported injuries.
Please let us know what we can do...even though we are thousands of miles away in England we will do whatever we are able.
Best wishes to everyone...what a massive relief.
Love Barbara and Steve xx
How is Mandeville?
Any word from Southfield, Top Hill, Junction, and those areas? Haven't been able to hear from them by phone. Thanks
Rebecca wanted to make it clear that while the area is devastated, the people are in good spirits, hugging each others, helping each other, and talking about how to rebuild already.
She was shocked to hear of the reports of looting around the country as there has been NONE of that in TB.
She has only been able to get to Calabash and Frenchmans's Bay and up through southfield to munro area.
She hasn't been to Great bay, Billy's Bay, or Fort Charles or beyond.
Some messages she wants to get out:
-Guilty's house has been destroyed
-Miss Ruby's house has lost half its roof, but she and Cida (sp?) are safe
-Miss Clem's house is OK, no flooding or other damage.
-The Treasure Beach Womens' Group's building has been destroyed.
The immediate need is for money, then food. She and Jason are meeting soon to talk about how TBNet and Breds can start to get relief supplies/money down there. More soon.
Thanks so much!!
I've been sick over this...
If you speak to Rebecca again, give her my best.
To Rebecca from Mom & Dad
Just so glad you are okay. Prayers have been answered. Love you very much!
I too want to here about Southfield, Top Hill, Junction, and those areas? Most of my family is there. Please let me know.
To Rebecca from Ri & Deb
What a relief to hear from you. Our prayers have been answered as well!
Let us know what you need.
Love you very much.
hi rebbeca could you please go to lewis town and check on my mother and other members of the community i would be very greatful thanks for the information. if you have a contact number could you please email it to me. i would be very greatful. thanks cherry b
Is there any news of Southfield? Has anyone heard from Micheal or Denny Soares of the Soares Bakery? Any news about Carla Parchment and her family? Those are my father, brother, and cousin. Also any news about anyone in Southfield at all would be appreciated. I got through this morning to Mandeville and there is a lot of roof damage and homes being flooded. I have been trying to get through again, but can't. Also has anyone heard from Ms. Carrie Forrest and her family in particular, we are hearing here that Mas Johnny, her husband is missing. Her son Doane was my brother-in-law and we are very worried about all of St. Elizabeth and the people there. Please is any news please email me at Soareslong@aol.com. Thank you and please everyone stay safe. We are praying for you all.
Iam barbary hall . Could u please inform me about those that are missing.
Message from all at Bubala's in Provincetown: everyone wanting to know how it goes with all their families: Anthony, Demaine, Speyer and Robin, Jenny, Romaine, Omar, Oneil, Rayon, Joseph and Paula, Winsome and Mark, etc? anyone out there, please repond, thanks Tom C from Bubalas
Now that I've made a few phone calls on Rebecca's behalf and have had time to take a deep breathe, here's more on what she's reported.
She rode out the storm with her good friends Esther, Lisa and Joslyn from Calabash House along with a whole heap of dogs and cats in her house. They remained safe through out the storm, even though her concrete house was shaking during the worst of it. She told the joke that the only thing louder than the sound of the hurricane was Lisa's snoring (sorry Lisa :-). At least someone was able to sleep through it!
She's got standing water in her house and the water heater is broken, which may be the reason for the water in the house. Its unclear. The roof is gone, as are most of the roofs in the area.
She is safe and will be staying with Lisa in her wood board house that is was not damaged. I lived in that house for a few months and while I know its incredibly well constructed, it amazes me that its still standing. To the builder (German Mark, I think, good job!)
It is still raining down there, and she was very happy to hear that Ivan is moving away which should give them some better weather.
More damage reports:
Calabash House is destroyed
Miss Mary of Ital Rest/Vikings is OK as is everyone else there. But the roof of her house is gone.
Mar Blue fared very well, and the guests have moved back in (what a vacation!)
Villa JaJa has some water in it, but is still standing and seems to have fared pretty good as well.
Cacona Beach Cottage has flooding damage (I think she said 6 feet of water) and the sand berm by the sea has 10 vertical feet gone.
She is only able to get a cell signal by Munro area. She said the road is passable but pretty mashed up. She saw a gas station open (at Corssroads?) and assumes they have gas.
She had not heard anything from the rest of the island and didn't even know where they eye had passed. They are only able to get one radio station out of Sav-la-mar and says it doesn't have much news. I'm trying to keep her posted on what I know. She was happy to hear the storm is moving away
The area does not have current (electricity) or land lines, so she is not able to check this web site, so she can't see any messages left for her. When I speak to her, I will relay them.
She is able to charge her cell phone from her bus and thinks she has enough phone cards to hold out. When I hear more, I'll post it here immediately.
She also wanted me to tell everyone how much the people of TB are thankful for your prayers and messages of hope.
Everyone she's seen in the area has come up and given her a hug and asked how to help. They are walking around and grateful to be alive and are laughing at times about the situation.
In fact as she and Darin James were talking, a group of men walked by in the distance. When Darin waved to them to say Hi, they came running over because they thought Darin was calling them to help her.
Positive vibes, Positive Treasure Beach!
Thanks soi much for that litle but very informative peace of news. We have been worried sick, not being able to talk to anyone or seen anythng on he news overhere, everything is about kingston, but we know e can always count on Rebeca to give usevn a little glimpse into our area people. So everybody you ae in our thoughts nd praers ans stay strong.
Love from New York.
Jean and family, Vee and family, Nesta and family & david and Jenine
Eric next time you speak please ask Rebecca how Tojo Hill is doing, was his house Okay? So glad for this report Thank You Thank You Thank You.
Many thanks for the info. Please someone tell Miss Ruby we are sorry to hear this about her roof, but are so pleased to hear that she is physically OK. Jackie at Golden Sands - hope the damage is not to severe. If anybody is able to supply, information please on Sharon Williams and all her family up at Sandy Bank. Linda Campbell at the shop, Jean Campbell, Omar Peart, Zeberdee & Preston & all the family(so we can let Tim & Severine know) - Taneesha and also Marsha James, both at Flagaman - Coot's sister Rose and all her family. Annette & Pastor. Please also let these people know that we are asking for them & thinking of them. Gill & Jean
This is Rebecca's family in Canton,Mass. Please pass on to Rebecca our love. We have been so worried. We of course want to help in any way possible so let us know how to help. Our thoughts are with all of the wonderful people in Treasure Beach.
Ya Mon! Right on! Have been on this internet constantly since Saturday morning. So has Eric, fantastic job! Thank you Eric, from the bottom of our hearts!!
Someone up there has answered ALL the prayers, and there were many!!
I read somewhere that the man who drowned was trying to save his boat. Not sure where I read this, as I've been to every website all last night and this morning, so has been kind of a weary start to the day. Anyway, time to rebuild, as long as we have each other, everything is going to be OK. We'll be there in February, wish we could be there now . . . . . . . . . .
We Love Treasure Beach, and take good care of each other!!
Thank you for the report on Treasure Beach. Can someone PLEASE check on Celeste and David at Siwind. I have been trying to reach them but I can get though to them. Please post a message about Siwind, Ms. Avril, Lucia & Ms. Imogene & Family down in that lane. We have been really worried about mudsides from the hill behind their houses.
Thank you and we will keep Treasure Beach in our prayers and send money and supplies ASAP.
Dee Dee Murray - Atlanta GA
Hallo jamaica ( Treasure Beach)
It is a reliefe to hear that there are no casualities in the TB area.
Thank you Rebecca to keep us updated,we really appreciate it,as we are so far away and no news because the phones are down.
We hope everyone is fine down there.
Our only source of information is TB.net
Thanks again Rebecca,
Ralf and Merline as well Paula and Andy in Germany
we are sorry to hear about your house,also Miss Ruby's.
But thank God your lives are spared.
please let us know whats going on in billy's bay we are very worried and havent herd anything from them.
Any word would be appreciated, Thank you.
Ellonia and Tony Ebanks.
Glad to hear that the resident of TB are in good spirit. Glad there are no deaths. However, how are the Swabys doing and the James family near Tabernacle church.
I need to hear if there was ant damages at Little Park and Cross Roads (Pedro Cross) Beacon
cant get any call through to down there and thats where my family is.
If anyone hears anything about the people in Billy's Bay, PLEASE let me know.
Eric, when you next speak to Rebecca, please give her my love. She is an amazingly strong woman, and a great member of the community. We are all grateful -- and proud -- to have her there. I have been speaking to her Mom in Florida over the past few days, and we've been doing our best to convey any news to each other.
And, Eric, thank you for all you are doing to keep this site up-to-date. Scores of people are counting on you for news.
Rebecca, thank you for providing us with all this helpful information. It has helped to put many minds at ease. I would like to find out how my family in Great Bay is. My sister Ann Forrest and her family, my grandmother-in-law Beulah Clarke (the twins, Ryan and Deron's grandmother), Ruby Parchment, Zane Ebanks and the Rochester Family (Marie, Kareen, Stacey and Neville). Many of us here in Florida have lots of family in Great Bay and are anxious to know they are well. Thanks again for going above and beyond as you always do. Keep your spirits high.
Any word on how Jake's is????
A previously mentioned by tom from Bubala's, all the staff here from the TB area are anxiously awaiting news of their families, since few have been able to get through by phone. We are all so glad to hear that most of you were spared the worst. How did Jakes,Jack Sprats and the surrounding cottages make out? All of us in Ptown are thinking about you
Rebecca mentioned that the new cottages by the sea at Jakes did not do well, but gave no more details.
Any word on the whereabouts of Joslyn Byfield, and Dawn and her family?
Rebecca, so glad to hear you are safe and well! As well as all the other residents of Treasure Beach! So very sorry to hear about the damage to your home and all the damage to the homes and businesses in Treasure Beach. We continue to think of you all and will keep you in our prayers.
So glad to hear news from TB finally! Many thanks to Rebecca and Eric, without you I would certainly have had another sleepless night...
Oh, Joslyn, I'm so glad your safe!!!I didn't realize that you were with Rebecca until I read further. There are so many posts on here! What about Dawn and her family?
I want to add my thanks for the info from Rebecca. I have been so worried. It's so hard to be so far away and out of touch. The news on CNN has shown some flim from Jamaica but no ID of where it was filmed.
It's miraculous that the eye of Ivan didn't actually come onto the island! There really was someone looking out for the people of Jamaica!
We again want to send our prayers and let Rebecca and all in TB know how glad we are that all are are alive. Let's all pray for the fishermen, too. Miracles do happen!
We want to know how Lancel and Polly held out and what shape Lyric are in. Please ask Rebecca to ask them both what we can send them to help!
Margie & Don
Rebecca, God bless you and Eric for so dilgently keeping us informed.
I know that you are busy, but I just wanted Zebedee and Kareen to know that Karen in the US is thankful that they and Treasure Beach are safe. If they need anything can you let me know via email?
"Please keep us informed of how we can get our donations directly to Treasure Beach. You are an angel.
Does anyone know about Villa Hikaru (T.B.) and the owner Don Noel?
I am also trying to get info about Negril? I can't find anything on the internet.
Any information would be helpful
Any word on Villa Elegance or the people inside?
Any word on Lyttleton Pedro Plains Police Station
or Lyttleton in Southfiled. Help!!!!!!
Let me Know
I have not read much from Negril, but it seems to have been spared much of what the south coast got.
Try jamaicans.com for more info.
Best of luck to eveyone in Negril!
Thank you for putting our minds at ease. I have been watching the news and on the phone steady with my sisters-in-law, Pat(Miami) and Miriam(Brooklyn)as well as friends, wondering if anyone has heard news from Treasure Beach. Just by reading your report, I now know that my husband, Oriel Hill a.k.a "Tojo" is going to be O.K. Blowing you a kiss from across the sea. God bless all of you!
Hi. We are trying very hard to find out about Millie J. from Villa Arcadia, and her girls. So far there is no news anywhere from that area. Thank you all very much.
Hi Rebecca and Eric,
Thank you both for all your efforts in keeping us on the Mainland...Los Angeles...informed. I am very concerned for my sister, Celeste and David Anderson at Siwind Villa. Please let us know if you hear of any word at all from them and their safety. I sent a long message, but don't know if it got through. I know GOD has answered all our prayers to keep you safe and bypass Treasure Beach...and all of Jamaica. Please let us know too of Ms. Avril and her family...in this difficult time they're having with the loss of her father this past week. Keep up the constant vigilance and your strength...and give a big hug to Celeste and David when you see them. Let them know that we're still praying and waiting to hear what we can do here to help. We love Treasure Beach and all the folks there. GOD BLESS YOU ALL and keep the faith.
There is information about Negril at www.miyard.com - A few reports have been posted.
Rebecca, You don't even know me but we,ve been in prayer for your safety! We are cousins to your Mom and Auntie Marie, In fact they will be staying with us in Goshen, N.Y. Talked to your mom today and will let cousin Kevin know of your safety!Praise the Lord. Love Anna Mae and Mart
Has anyone heard from Rainbow Tree. We are concerned. The Parchment family has been in our prayers.
The Haas Family
Special greetings from London, and more power to your elbow in the grand work of keeping us all informed about the state of play in your part of Jamaica. Shows the power of prayer and the internet, because I am sure we are all glad, even if the news does not include our family or area, to share the typical Jamaica contact in the face of adversity.
God Bless...peace and love
The Burke house in Malvern lost the roof, but everybody well after relocating downstairs.
This is such a great site & the updates have been wonderful! Glad to know everyone is sticking together & moving forward. Treasure Beach & the people there are very special to me!
Any word from Cory at Sunset & how Sunset did thru all this? Garthe & Mitty Clarke? Anyone know Preacher? Rhema?
I wish I were closer to do something. Know that you are all in my prayers there!
Thanks to you and Rebecca for keeping those of us from Treasure Beach inform of the damage there.
Your hard work and effort will not go unnotice. We all appreciate the time you both have put in to have these reports send to us.
My husband and in laws live in St. Elizabeth. There last name is Farquharson. I spoke with my husband on Friday at midnight and have not heard from them. I was told from his family in Canada and the States that there was severe dammage done in Barbary Hall amny roof tops were lifted and people have lost there homes. Tremendous flooding in Shrimp County as well. If anyone knows of the Farquharson family in Barbary Hall St. Elizabeth please give me a shout I am worried sick, I have not slept eversince Thursday. God bless Everyone in Jamaica
C from Canada
FIRST I MUST SAY THANKS FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED SO WE CAN HEAR WHAT IS GOING ON IN TB.COULD YOU PLEASE GET SOME INFO ON NOXY AND SHARON FOR ME.MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
For Rebecca from cousin Ed and Linda - Sending love and prayers; so glad to hear you are all safe despite the major damage from Ivan. Your mom just called us to let us know how you were, and how to find this website. Thanks to Eric for posting updates. We'll be asking for prayers at church tonight for everyone in Jamaica. Sending our love, and may God bless you all!
Is there any news of the Blair's in Sandy Bank beside the basic school.
Please let me know if they are ok.
How did Jake's standup to Ivan?
Just got off the phone with my husband Tojo Hill:
Jake's doesn't look the same. The sea broke the door in Mussles guest cottage in two pieces. Several verandahs on the guesty cottages are gone. The sea was breaking over the swimming pool. The sea took the doors off the front and back of the guest cottages and threw them near the road. Jack Sprat is damaged but they plan to rebuild starting tomorrow. The sea was hitting the back of the car wash located beside the entry to Jack Sprat.
Treasure Beach does not look the same so hold tight to any good memories you had of the landscape.
80% of the people have lost their roof. You could have surfed on the sea right at Irie Vibes. There are no fruit or leaves on the trees. Several trees are fallen across the road. Lots fo tlight poles are down. They have no light, no water...but just got back telephone. The roads are not badly damaged and they did not get as 1/2 as much rain as they did in hurricane Charley so the roads are not flooded. They are still having rain though.
Golden Sands has 2 guest houses that are mashed up. Winford's roof is gone. Half of Sparling Waters is gone.
Two houses came down in Billy's Bay (older homes). 2 board houses in Bluntas overturned.
Hikaru is safe (Don, Noel and the guests there are all safe).
Dawn is O.K. Calabash House lost its roof.
Celeste and David at Siwind are O.K. No mudslides there to report at all.
Denny Soares of the Soares Bakery lost part of his roof but he is o.k.
In response to Cherry B.'s posting....lots of roofs on houses are gone in Lewis Town, but your family is o.k.
All of this news comes from Tojo Hill who called me in Canada at 7:30 p.m. Sincerely, Allison
Thank you for all of the updates. All of us here in the U.S. feel very helpless. But our thoughts and prayers are with all of Jamaica!
PLEASE IF ANYBODY HERE ANYN NEWS ABOUT SISLYN,JUNIE,DUGIE IN FAIRFIELD ST ELIZABETH.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THEY OK.
Hi Auntie Rebecca, I'm so glad you are ok. I love you, and I hope I can see you soon. Love, Rachael
Hi Rebecca, This is Mr. & Mrs. Ward
We are in the U.S. and would love to know about our house and Barbara Blair and Jeffery Ward. Also please let us mknow about Martel Clark in Billy's Bay and Kathleen Ford, Glenda Parchment in Great Bay.
We are sorry to hear about your roof and thank God your life was spared and keep up the good work.
whats going on in santa cruz is every thing ok we can;t get through
For all of those wanting or having information on family members and friends in the area, please post them at the bottom of this page. If you do, there's a better chance that we will be able to respond to them.
If they're posted here they may get lost.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
I am releived to hear everyone is banding together for encouragement and support.
How are the students and staff at Tranquility Bay?
Are they safe?
Did the school buildings sustain much damage?
Where can donations be sent to help the people in Treasure Beach?
Thank you so much for the up date, It is so good to hear that friends and family are alright. Could anyone tell me how Tranquility Bay came through. I know that Jay and the staff are ok, but does anyone know how the building held up!
Is there any news on Treasure Beach Hotel?
Allison Hill- Thank you so much for the detailed report via your husband Tojo Hill. It sounds awful but at least we have a better idea of the damage-- Love to all in this great community- Jason Henzell--I am so sorry Jakes--- We will still be there in Feb., no matter what state it is in--- Liz(from Ptown)
The only thing I've heard about Santa Cruz is at http://stormcarib.com/reports/2004/jamaica.shtml
Looks like the same as TB...damage but no deaths.
Best of luck!
Does any body out there hear any thing from Flagaman in ST Elizabeth we are worried sick not knowing what happening . I heard that calls can now go out from cell phone can some please tell Jason Parchment in Flagaman to call his aunt in Toronto .thank you and God bless you.
Hello. I am grateful for the news from people so caring about the need of everyone for up to date info. If anyone has info about the Siloah area in St. Elizabeth, please post here. I am concerned about Dezrene and her children, and Mr. Cerease, father to Dezrene's brothers, among them Wayde and Dane. Thank you. Sister Diana
Everyone in Canada is relieved to hear of no deaths.
We've tried phoning but with no luck yet.
What supplies are needed most?
Any word of Vannie, Viv, Dennis, Bebe etc?
Does Folichon still exist? have a roof?
Any news would be appreciated.
Thank you for keeping those of us around the globe plugged in to the place where we leave our hearts.
From the frozen North
How is Daddy (Ralph, Bounca) auntie Jenny and famil, auntie Ida and family, auntie Sharon and family, Lorretta and family, Verona and family
Ms. B and everyone else in Billy's bay.
Love and Prayers fron NY..
Jean and Vee andth rest of the crew
glad to hear everyone is safe at least.
i have a ticket down for Sept. 21 and still plan on coming.
question: what would be the most useful thing for me to bring down from the states?
i'm prepared to try for anything i can carry.
and hope to help out with anything i can when i get there.
we're scheduled to come to jakes on sept 16th? is that even thinkable now? if so, are the roads from MO Bay passable? what should we bring to help???
To Lucy and everyone who wants to go to Jamaica at this time:
As Rebecca told me when I said I'm ready to go down there to help, with all the houses that have been damaged and the supplies that will be dwindling, they can't take care of themselves right now, let alone visitors.
My advice is to donate money/goods when appropriate, and wait to go down there until there is a system in place to handle visitors/aid workers.
As for donating, there are links to several here and in other messages on this site.
We'll be working with Breds to create a plan for direct donations to TB in the near future.
Stay tuned and thanks to eveyone for your offeres of help.
A blessing that all seem to have made it through. People are more important than belongings. Concerned about the food and water situation and look forward to hearing how we might help. Glad to hear Mar Blue made it out pretty well but have not heard about SPARKLING WATERS and the GANG so are a little concerned. We'll have lots of work to do when we get there in October!! LOVE and PRAYERS to all. Susan & David
Hello everybody. I'm glad you are all safe. I am hoping for info about damages in Big Ground and Lewis Town. How are Doewn and Dennis Abraham's family, Barris and Darica Taylor and Miss Sheila Hamilton and family? Did Diners Delite survive? Morris in Q-en You rock. Keep up the good work. Skip and Janice
My mind is at ease tonight...Thank God for TB.net with out this website we would have no idea about the state of things in St Elizabeth. Thank God for also spearing Jamaica a direct hit. I need to know about the situation in Great Bay...Has any heard any news from Margaret Deleon, Wayne (Bongo), Simone, Donovan Deleon? My Aunt Doris Richie? Any new from Great Bay would be helpful. Lets keep this positive vibes going. Kingston would do well to learn a lesson from the folks in TB. God bless you all.
Thank you all for the posts and updates. I have been glued to the tv for weather updates and they only show scenes from Kingston. My daughter goes to school in TB and I am glad to hear that the community has come together to check on each other and that there was not major damage or lives lost.
TB has been the one place in the world that I have ever felt real peace. I look forward to coming back soon and look forward to helping however the Lord allows me to.
God bless everyone in TB.
Elsewhere on the board there are reports that either the roof is missing at Sparkling Waters or one of the waterside villas "fell into the sea".
I assume PEOPLE are OK there, only heard of property damage.
I wonder too, as we are to go there in 2 weeks, guess we'll find out more soon.
Thank God this storm seems to have spared lives.
Rebecca, you are a wonderful person. Do you have any news about Polly and Lancel? people first but is Lyric still there. I know you can't possibly answer all these messages, but your info is amazing. T.Beach seems to have got the worst battering. My love and prayers to all.
Thanks a million for the news. Rebecca, Joslyn & Dawn, we are especially glad to hear you are safe. We have so many requests: St. Peter's Church, The Tullochs, Henrys, Blairs, Ebanks, and on and on. Give them all our love. What about the Diabetic Clinic at Pedro Plains? Our love to Miss Ruby.
Do you have anymore news regarding Black River, Barbary Hall or any of the other Anglican or Methodist Churches in St. Elizabeth?
We are so sorry to hear about Calabash House. Will communicate later about it.
I was scheduled to arrive in Jamaica, Sept. 15, but have cancelled based on probably no roads and being more in the way than a help. I don't even know if the flight will be going.
If anyone has contact with Black River, please let Mrs. Joyce Frances, Allison & David Morris, and Father & Mrs. Wint know that we have written.
Love and prayers to you all.
tom & Mary Ellen and all of the rest of our Indiana Team
I AM TRYING TO REACH MY PARENTS PAT AND SISSY BROMFIELD. I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THEM SINCE FRIDAY NIGHT. IF ANY ONE HAS HEARD FROM THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. MOMMY IS MRS. BROMFIELD WHO WORKS AT TRANQUILITY BAY.
Hello Rebecca, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT HAUGHTON , LACAVOIA ,IN ST ELIZABETH. My two children Sansianna, Sheldon and their grandparents are there. I have not heard anything or news on that parish i don't know if they are ok. You are doing a great job, God bless you. You may not get specific information but just for lacovia or st Elizabeth on a whole would be great be ok.GOD BLESS.
Any word on Jasper Bent & Delroy Bent at Yardley Chase?
Glad to hear everyone is safe. I have been glued to my computer for days. Listening to Power 106 when the network would allow, listening for news of Treasue Beach. Does anyone have any information on Lyric? Or Polly and Lancel?
Thank you for the links to where donations can be sent. In our thoughts from Westwood MA.
Any news on Alfred James house in Sandy Bank.....hope all is well with everyone...take care be safe and strong
Do you know what is going on in Munro?
Any news on Bob Vassall and Victor Ebanks's house in Munro. (Daly Top)
Checking to see if you can give us some news on Tyndale and Senior's. Please let us know if you have heard anything about Nerica Tyndale and Julie Freckleton's Family and houses.. Nerica is MArjorie's Mom. Please advise
Thank you, Mrs. Allison Hill and whenever you get to speak to your husband again, please also thank him for me. I am so grateful to both of you for the news. To all those who made it through Ivan, I thank God that you all made it. It warms my heart to hear that everyone is concerned about each other and is looking out for each other. This will make the rebuilding of St. Bess much easier. Please stay safe and look out for each other. To TBnet and Rebecca, thank you for helping to get information to all of us who are abroad. You are a blessing to us all.
Jinelle, I don't have any info on Munro/Potsdam area, but its on the top of my list for when I talk to Rebecca next.
I'm worried about all my friends up there...Buzz and Ann and Jerry and Daniel and Ricky and Shirley and Errol and Arden (Rose hall) and Singer and Briggie and Dragon and all the teachers and students at Sandy Bank and Munro Prep and College.
Got the good news that you're ok. So glad God answered our prayers to keep you safe. We'll keep checking this website to find out how we can help. Big brother wants to come down! Lotsa love,
Hoss & Donna
Just recieved a quick text from a friend in Great Bay... (from a digicel phone)
Says he's ok, so I'm guessing our group of friends/family is ok or there would have been more.
It's amazing what a few words will do for the soul!!
lyttleton and janine are o.k. also lee and his family. phones are barely giving signal.
Hi Rebecca. My mother in law is Nerica Tyndale, she said that you know her and MArjorie, her daughter that is in Germany. Do you have any info on her family. she is here in Florida with us and is quite worried. Her house is in Frenchman. Also could you tell me if you have information on Velma Senior, Julie Freckleton, Veronica Tyndale and teh rst of the family. Thank you all fo rkeeping us updated.. God's Blessing
Any word on Sherene,Granny and Miss Joyce and Family.Cannot get through on the cell. I'm worried.Try me on my cell.
Wondering about Ital Rest and the Genus family. We're thinking of all of you. Thanks for all the info. Morland Family, Oregon, USA
Just got an actual phone call!!
The battery cut out, but I did get word that Everyone is alright!!
Nothing about damage, but that's ok everyone I know is unharmed!!
Have you heard any thing about the Fishermen missing fron Black River. They could be our cousin Moises Moxam and his son they are from Calabash Bay area we are very worried here in Naples Fla and his sister Patsy at New York.
Udene M. & Howard Oliver Moxam.
I believe the Genus family have all been accounted for.
Rebecca told me that Miss Mary and family are safe, though some of her rood is gone.
any news about the fishermen in Black river who anchored out to sea any info tell me
To all that had family on the Keys i just got off the phone with Jamaica no one have yet to hear any thing from the guys that stayed on all we can do is pray that they are all ok. My aunt in Flagaman said like every where else, lots of house are missing there roofs but everyone is ok and they hope to have the land lines back up as soon as Tuesday. There was more wind than rain this time around, so there isnt alot of flooding, will post any thing else as soon as i know more.
Tojo called Canada again at 11:00 p.m. via (Cable and Wireless) and said that: Gillian's house in Great Bay is gone, Miss Ketty's housetop is gone, just a few people still have a roof over their heads. Lots of houses in Southfield are without roofs. Alfred James' house in Sandy Bank is o.k. but Alvin's roof is gone. Tojo's been helping people from morning till night and sounds exhausted. I conveyed all the well wishes and messages from his friends and family. He wants people to know that everyone in the community is alright and doing what they can to help each other. They are just dealing with a lot of damage to houses, etc.
Thanks for the update Allison (and everyone else).
Tell Tojo hi from me and tell him I'm buying next time we meet.
Thank you for the only link that I have been able to find with info on Treasure Beach.
We give all praises to God for his mercy on Jamaica. You are such a Blessing to us in TB and beyond.
Please help me to get some information on Rockvilla and Crystalei Manor, The Gayle, and James Family across from the Assembly of God Church.(Taba Church)God Bless everyone in TB.
Thank you in advance.
One last tidbit from Rebecca's phone call today...when I jokingly asked how many of the 4 vodka bottles were still full from Thursday, she said they hadn't opened even one because things had been so intense and scary.
But she thought that tonight she'd be able to relax enough to sit down and have a V&T with her friends.
You deserve it, partner. So glad you made it through OK. Can't wai to hear what tomorrow has to bring.
Love and Respect,
WOW! I thought when I left Jamaica back in June, I would not witness the support and love of human beings toward each other, like I did then, until next visit. Thanks to TBNet and everyone's posts here, it's comforting to know that special Jamaican vibe is still going...around the world at that! I am truely thankful for God's graces that so many lives were spared. Good luck to the people of Jamaica as they rebuild their gracious homes and thanks to everyone here that keep us all informed. Neither wind nor rain can wash away the heart of Jamaica!
Almost forgot (was so inspired after reading all the posts!) Any word on The Buccaneer Villa? How are Susie, Garfield, Siebert, Gloria? Any info is much appreciated.
Does anyone know if Mr. Bill Campbell is all right? We stayed with him a year ago last January. Our prayers are with all of you. We are Chuck and Shirley Johnson with the work team led by Tom and Mary Ellen Frost.
My mother and father in-law live at lot 10 Bellview Southfield. They live just up the hill behind Kincaids. There names are Noel and Inez Cole. We last spoke to them on Friday and my father in-law is ill. If anyone has info we would be very greatful. How are they , do they need help and how did their house fair . Kathy Cole
My prayers go out to all Jamaician. I would like
to hear about NANNY, the owner of the Bird's Nest
Bar lacated in Kingfisher Plaza, Calabash Bay.
I am praying for her and her family. I would also
love to hear more about Black River, and Mountainside Thank you.
Keep up the good work.
Sheryl in Canada
Did anyone hear about munro college being destroyed by the hurricane. I lived in the Munro/Potsdam area and I cant get a hold of my grandmother (the Wilson's and Mullings). If anyone have any information about the Corby-Potsdam/Munro area, please contact me by email.. firstname.lastname@example.org Blessings and protection to everyone that had to go through this hurricane, may God bless you and keep you safe...
Please post any news about Malvern and Fairmount
in St Elizabeth especially the Wint families
still unable to make phone contact since last
thursday...... graciously awaiting your reports
Thanking God for his mercies.....God bless you all
Vil & Mish.....Canada.
Rebecca I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Information that you have provide for all of us.We were scared,worried and at time speechless when we were not able to get news of Treasurebeach and the rest of "Our" country,(as we sey God sen u come )you have provide us with Information that has relieved us of some of the burden when we were unable to make contact with the Island.God speed go with you.As for Eric you are the second half of the circle.Your dedication and hard work in keeping the web site updated is appreciated.
I am very worried and anxious to hear from my husband Dale Rochester(Rootsie) of Great Bay.Just to know if he and his son Bimbo are okay.Please, any information will be appreciated.
Thank you so much,
i have not heard anything from great bay corner, i just know that a lot of roofs are gone no one hurt thank God , not too sure how true the news is about Jonny Forest being missing, but i hope all is well. Ma is fine. chino lost part of her roof.
I just managed to call my friend from Great Bay, but all the information I could get was that - again - noone is hurt and that there are no deaths. My friend also reported me, that the area is really devastated, no water and no current is available. So far nothing new...
Unfortunately the connection was very bad, so I could not find out more...
My boyfriend and I stayed in Jakes in June of this year. We've been watching the news all weekend and praying for all the wonderful people in Treasure Beach as it looked liked that was where Ivan was heading. Thank god from these messages its seems that everyone is ok. Our thoughts and love are with all the people there and we will definatly be back to see you all again.
is there ant news from Elgintown,Luce Hannover. We lost all our contact since thursday night, please if anyone has info, let us know thanks and God bless, Josy,Edmonton Alberta Canada
Love and positive vibes to Vincent and Glenda Parchment, the Parchment family and all the community in Great Bay, Calabash Bay. If anyone has any news it would great to know how they are. Itís wonderful to hear that everyone is pulling together and showing the good side of human nature, our thoughts are with you.
so happy to now everone is ok.
however i would like to now how the seniors,moxam,james and hills are.
Monday 7:305am EST
Fort Charles to Billy's Bay:
Ann Vassell and Rambo ok/ditto Unforgettable which has a broken hot water heater pipe
Bev Elliott, Len Parchment ok/ditto La Casa Duna which lost a small piece roof over the entry outbuilding
Suzie and Garfield Buchanan and Cebert ok/ditto The Buccaneer which lost 2 windows, the ball off the dome and some gates.
Roof on Rainbow Point reported gone.
In Bluefields Bay/Belmont:
Brad, Krisi, Hopie, Clive, Laga, Trevor and Oral OK/ditto main house and cottages; thatch house at end of jetty gone but steel and jetty intact so rebuildable. Trees and roofs gone in area.
No word in yet from Caledonia
HI. Glad everyone is OK, very sorry for the damage of property. Does anyone know if the TBERU ambulance is OK ans still working. Please let me know.
James form New York/Bellevue Hospital
Thanks Eric for for all of your energy to keep this going. It helps so much.
Has anyone heard from Busta & Dieta Campbell and the MayDay cottages? Is there word about Sunset Resort, Cory & staff? The Santa Cruz site is really helpful.
Mary Ellen Frost
It is wonderful to hear that you are well. Sad about Jake's but no loss of life in TB is wonderful news. Any word from Ann & Rambo at Unforgettable? Send our regards. All of Jamaica is in our prayers, especially the wonderful friends we made while at Unforgettable in May-June 2003.
Ann & Steve Seymour
any information about flagaman st elizabeth, enid and joslin barnett? No news desparate for info.
I am glad that everyone was able to pull together and be together through this wicked storm... please let Grandma Dova and Grandpa Keith in Billy's Bay know that their grand daughter Clara and I called their names in prayers all weekend and hoped they were okay...along with the rest of our family...please know that we are pulling together donations of goods and money to help with the relief... We will contact Rebecca and Jason as soon as we are able to help any way we can. Keep the faith in Treasure Beach we will all pull together from all places to help re-build this great, strong and and loving community.
Thank you very much for all information concerning Treasure Beach. We are still unable to have members of our family on the phone. Please let us know if you have any news from Tim, Sev and Matt's family ( SANDERSON family, Miss Imo, Preston, Zeb, Sherna, Keith etc... down in Fisherman's district)
Anyone getting infos can email us at:
THANKS AND LOVE FROM TIM , SEV AND MATT
THANKS FOR THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF TB AND THE FAMILIES THAT LIVE OVERSEAS GIVING US THE INFO WE NEEDED SO BADLY.
I HEARD THERE ARE NO DEATHS IN AND AROUND THE TB AREA SO THAT IS THE BEST NEWS.WITH THE HELP OF GOD AND THE COMMUNITY PULLING TOGETHER EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO REPLACE THE LOST ROOFS.
TB WILL BE READY FOR US ALL TO ENJOY THE XMAS HOLIDAYS TOGETHER. GOD BLESS.
Does anyone have news of leaford trenchfield or bernice, carlton and paul campbell at crossroads? they live next door to each other across from the gas station and slightly up the hill towards flagaman.
Thank you so much for the information that is on this website.
My father, Leaford Trenchfield, lives very near to the petrol (gas) station at Pedro Cross (Crossroads) on the road that goes up to Southfield, so Rebecca must have driven past his house. I would love to hear any news of him, we last spoke to him on Friday and have not been able to get through since then. We have been praying since last week for the people in Jamaica and are continuing to do so.
Has anyone else been able to get power 106 streaming on the internet since Saturday night. I have not been able to and was wondering if it was just me and my machine, or are they down.
Please advise, if you have other suggestions for Jamaican radio stations that stream over the internet, that would be great.
Old Wharf/Treasure Beach:
Rhema, Jonathan, Preacher at MAR BLUE all-ok/ditto all buildings with only 5 roof tiles off/even the thatch hut survived.
Thank you Rebecca and Eric for all the critical updates. It's difficult being so far away from all the people you've grown to love and worrying how everyone is holding up in the storm. It's devastating to hear all the reports of damage in the area, but comforting to learn that noone was hurt.
Please send my love to Miss Ruby, who just had a birthday.
I'm looking into creative ways to get money to Treasure Beach. I'd love to help Miss Ruby build back her roof!
Stay safe and strong! And I thank all of you for keeping us informed.
I just tried calling Rebecca on her CWJ and Digicell cell phones and, for laughs, the land line.
Land line gave a busy signal, digicell rang a few times and then went dead (yesterday it gave some 'circuits are busy' message'), and CWJ call I was able to leave a voice mail.
Sounds like they're able to call out but not have us call in. I'll have to wait until Rebecca calls to give more updates from here.
A million thanks to all who are leaving information here. In addition to the hundreds of people coming to this site for info, its providing some to me as well, so I'm grateful.
When info about Souhtfield and other parts of St Bess come in, I'm trying to post it to Jamaicans.com to spread the word.
Thank you for the update.
Anyone in contact with Linwal Owens of Billys Bay, or Gairy Brooks, please let them know that their friends in Toronto are thinking of them.
We will be there in December (even if Folichon isn't).
I have heard from friends in Negril and they say every building is damaged. Tensing Pen on the west end has pretty much fallen into the sea. Jaba's is standing in a lake of water. They were hit hard hard, twenty foot waves riding on top of the surf. No reports of injuries.
Does anyone have word of Dawn (Donna) Mahoney in Black River?
I've been able to get several calls thru this morning, Seems the service is improving slowly.'
Spoke to a Sharleen who has a bar/shop in Flagaman near club amazon. She says lots of housetops gone, the bar is ok. they had to drink off all the beer in her shop as the power was down!
Only in Jamaica!!
My girlfriend Tanesha Evans and here daughter Tonoshae are lifeing in Junction Dunder Hill and I want to know whats happen there , please give anyone a answer.
Has anyone heard anything about Couples at Ocho Rios? I met and made friends with some wonderful people there and hope to return and find them well.
Millie Clarke and Teddy ok/ditto Villa Arcadia tho some trees down.
Rebecca, thank you for providing us with all this helpful information. It has helped to put many minds at ease. I would like to find out how my mother Miss Espie from Beacon (who was very sick recently) is, also my sister Polly Campbell and her family ---Pol if you can get a call out call me please, uncle Selvin, Aunt Ivy, Aunt Mervie, Uncle Halvin, Miss Lin, Uncle Ambie house, Aunty Daisy and Aunty Vildise from Bluntas. Glen and Zel Henry and family, The knight family in May Pen Clarendon, Mrs. Thomas, Aunt Sis, And the Kenney's and Winston, Len my brother. What about Newell/Watchwell. My friend Lasmine Lewis and my sister May. God bless eveyone. The Jamaican Embasy In New York has set up a place where you can make donations Here is a phone #212-935-9000 Fax 212-935-7507
Thanks again Rebecca
Thank you for the update on south St. Elizabeth but I have heard from Pastor Oliver Bent and the members of Bethel Gospel Chapel ,Vinice Taylor my aunt Esseline and the rest of folks in southfield cousin Kevin and wife please let me know.we are only hearing about Kingston .From Toronto
Any news of the state of
1. Hampton School &
2. Southfield and Yardley Chase area Especially the Dixon Family, I would appreciate any news
Thanks and God Bless you for all your information.
So glad to hear everyone is o.k. Send my love and prayers to everyone. It fills my heart to hear how everyone is helping eachother. Times like these make you remember the good things in life, the things that really matter: health, family, community.
Any word on how people in "lover's lane" are doing? The Sanderson family?
Be safe everyone!
Its time to close this thread down due to length.
Please go to Rebecca's Second Update to read about people mentioned in this post and how TB is doing as of Monday noon EST. There is a lot of information about how people are doing in the new message. Overall, still no loss of life reported, but lots of damage.
If you'd like information on donating, see this thread or this one as well as others.
Click here to view all new posts in the last 24 hours.
Thank you for the update. TB has been on my mind and in my prayers for the last few days. Happy to hear there have been no injuries.
I will keep an eye on the postings to see how I may be of assistance.