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Disabled Braeton resident ‘blown away’ by improved house


This is a king and a queen palace!”

Those were the words Hopie Greensword used to describe her improved house in Braeton, St Catherine, when it was handed over to her on Monday.

The 57-year-old told the Jamaica Observer that she was “blown away” by the new-look house, which was refurbished and handed over by J Wray & Nephew, through its Magnum Tonic Wine brand, and the Portmore Municipal Corporation.

During a tour to hand out COVID-19 relief packages in St Catherine last month, the team from Magnum and the municipal corporation met Greensword, a resident with a physical disability who was living in a dilapidated house in Braeton.

Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas committed to helping Greensword to move out of the house that was without a proper roof and had no indoor plumbing.

Magnum also committed to the project and added that it would provide Greensword with groceries for at least one year.

A grateful Greensword on Monday thanked everyone who played a part in her getting the improved house.

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