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February 28, 2013
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Sisters handed keys to new house
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

Peter Davis, councillor for the Old Harbour South Division, presents the keys to their new home to sisters Natalee Tyrell (centre) and Lotoya Jackson.

The building where the sisters used to live in Old Harbour Bay. - Ricardo Makyn photos

Smiles swept across the faces of sisters Latoya Jackson and Natalee Tyrell after they were handed keys to a house after been without one since 2004.

Both women were occupants of the Old Harbour Bay market house in St Catherine up until Tuesday. They had been dislocated because of Hurricane Ivan.

"We are very proud to be given a new house after Hurricane Ivan flattened our home. We were forced to use the market house. Whenever time it rains we used to get wet," Tyrell said.

Her sister said she too was pleased with the donation that was made possible through good faith.

"Thank the Food For the Poor (FFP) and our councillor Peter Davis and also some community members who helped," Jackson said.

Davis, who represents the Old Harbour South division, said getting the home for the sisters was a collaborative effort that resulted in the two-room dwelling.

"I am pleased that the women and their children can rest better in the new facility," Davis said.

He thanked FFP for its continued assistance in the housing industry. The house was built along Station Lane in the fishing community.

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