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Local Shero Patsy C. Lake celebrates 75th Birthday in grand style!

-No expense spared @ lavish red & white affair that brought out the political, business & social elites
Son Alex V. Lake and relatives at the 75th Birthday Celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Hailed as one of the Virgin Islands (VI) most astute entrepreneurs, along with being one of the most influential women currently in the Territory, and a fighter for the Wickhams Cay lands, Mrs Patsy C. Lake celebrated her 75th birthday anniversary with a lavish, no expense spared party with friends and family. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Attorney General Lewis S. Hunte QC & Mrs Hunte. Guests were encouraged to record a special video message as they entered the venue before taking individual photos with the woman of the night. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Attorney General Lewis S. Hunte QC & Mrs Hunte. Guests were encouraged to record a special video message as they entered the venue before taking individual photos with the woman of the night. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (also a family member) and First Lady Mrs Shelia E. Fahie–Forbes. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (also a family member) and First Lady Mrs Shelia E. Fahie–Forbes. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
From left: Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr, Mrs Patsy C. Lake and Dr Allison C. Flax-Archer. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
From left: Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr, Mrs Patsy C. Lake and Dr Allison C. Flax-Archer. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), right, and Mrs Malone, right, with Mrs Patsy C. Lake, centre, at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), right, and Mrs Malone, right, with Mrs Patsy C. Lake, centre, at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr John M. Samuel, acting Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr John M. Samuel, acting Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Deputy Premier and attorney, Mrs R. Dancia Penn-Sallah, QC, right, and husband Baboucar Sallah at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Deputy Premier and attorney, Mrs R. Dancia Penn-Sallah, QC, right, and husband Baboucar Sallah at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian B. Penn and Mrs Penn at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian B. Penn and Mrs Penn at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr Lemuel L. Smith aka ‘Chi Chi,’ and Mrs Smith at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr Lemuel L. Smith aka ‘Chi Chi,’ and Mrs Smith at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Myron V. Walwyn and Mrs Walwyn at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Myron V. Walwyn and Mrs Walwyn at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Mrs Irene Penn-O'Neal, right, and husband at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Mrs Irene Penn-O'Neal, right, and husband at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Mr Archibald C. Christian and Mrs Christian at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former legislator Mr Archibald C. Christian and Mrs Christian at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Lynette Harrigan of the BVI Tourist Board along with Ryan R. E. Geluk at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Lynette Harrigan of the BVI Tourist Board along with Ryan R. E. Geluk at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Legislator Mr E. Walwyn Brewley at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Former Legislator Mr E. Walwyn Brewley at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Dr. Vincent G. Scatliffe and Mrs Scatliffe at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Dr. Vincent G. Scatliffe and Mrs Scatliffe at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Scenes from the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr Vance M. Lewis and companion at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Mr Vance M. Lewis and companion at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Jamaican Barber employed by Mrs Lake at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Jamaican Barber employed by Mrs Lake at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Banker Kenneth Thompson at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Banker Kenneth Thompson at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Virgin Islands House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Virgin Islands House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Cecil Alex Jeffrey
Virgin Island Legislators, Hons Carvin Malone, Kye M. Rymer and Natalio D. Wheatley at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Facebook
Virgin Island Legislators, Hons Carvin Malone, Kye M. Rymer and Natalio D. Wheatley at the 75th birthday celebration of Mrs Patsy C. Lake. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park which sits in the heart of Road Town, Tortola was last evening Friday, January 17, 2020, transformed beyond one's imagination for the 75th birthday party celebration for one of the territory's female freedoms fighters.

Hailed as one of the Virgin Islands (VI) most astute entrepreneurs, along with being one of the most influential women currently in the Territory, and a fighter for the Wickhams Cay lands, Mrs Patsy C. Lake celebrated her 75th birthday anniversary with a lavish, no expense spared party.

It was a who’s who?

At the same park that has a plaque where her name is listed, a massive tent was erected with chairs and fully decorated in red and with the food and drinks flowing. In attendance were her family, including her two children Alex V. Lake and Suzanne K. Lake-Rymer, and others who flew in from overseas.

The current political class was also in attendance including Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (also a family member) and First Lady Mrs Shelia E. Fahie–Forbes, Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Marlon (AL) and Mrs Malone, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) and Mrs Rymer (daughter of Ms Lake), Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) along with Jr. Minister for Tourism Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL).

The social class was out & well dressed

There were also former members of the legislature, and civil servants at the gala event including Deputy Governor, David D. Archer Jr. and Mrs Archer, Heads of Departments and the Financial Secretary, Glenroy A. Forbes.

Also in attendance was a large turnout of private sector personalities along with Captain of Industries, the clergy including Bishop of the New Life Baptiste Church at Duff’s Bottom, John I Cline and Government Consultant and Social Commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline and Mrs Cline.

The celebration was one that was void of the usual speeches outside of Bishop Cline and Daughter Suzanne but instead was filled with praise and worship led by Minister Stephen Hurd.

There were hundreds in attendance and all decked out for the most part in the red and white theme for the night. Persons were encouraged to record a special video message as they entered the venue before taking individual photos with the woman of the night.

A National Treasure

Ms Lake, one of many in the Positive Action Movement at the forefront in the late 60s fought to retake the Wickhams Cay lands after a bad deal was signed taking it out of the hands of locals for 99 years.

She is currently the Director of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pair Park and serves on two Statuary Boards. Ms Lake is also a former President of the BVI Horse Owners Association and a former commissioner of the Public Service Commission.

Ms Lake is regarded as a national Shero in the Virgin Islands and is known for her kindness to many in all walks of life.

24 Responses to “Local Shero Patsy C. Lake celebrates 75th Birthday in grand style!”

  • oh yes (18/01/2020, 19:50) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    What a lovely event
  • Fancy (18/01/2020, 20:12) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Many more birthdays to you Mrs Lake!
  • ccc (18/01/2020, 22:24) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Happy birthday day lady p
  • ausar (18/01/2020, 23:03) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    What a night only pattie can make that happen and bring so many enemies together
  • Good life. (19/01/2020, 07:11) Like (17) Dislike (16) Reply
    This is great. This is good life. You know what will be greater if she keep a birthday party for someone who makes 75 who can't afford it as their b-day gift. That would even better and nicer. We all know that Patsy can afford it. Doing for ourselves when we can afford it is nice. Doing for others is nicer... Happy Earth Day Patsy..keep living up and looking up..
  • lodger (19/01/2020, 07:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Happy Birthday Patsy. Auntie Alice will be disappointed to have missed the party, and you forfot to ask me!
  • fashion police (19/01/2020, 09:39) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Everyone was well put together and looked great. But, I have to give it to the First Lady. she looked elegant in her white dress. Patsy, you look great at 75.
    • I agree (19/01/2020, 14:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Fashion Police, I agree. Simple, classy, sexy chic. She is creating her own fashion statement. She looks great.
      • Another Agreement (19/01/2020, 17:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        The First Lady look great in her white dress, great hair, accessories and makeup to complement dress. For sure, she is creating her own fashion statement.
  • Wow (19/01/2020, 09:40) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    all the tola mobsters one place
  • Fam (19/01/2020, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    She will live for another 75
  • asking for a friend (19/01/2020, 11:19) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    So who was the best dress and who was the worst?
  • i from here (19/01/2020, 12:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Patsy is indeed a powerful woman clap clap and happy 75
  • Dulce (19/01/2020, 12:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Happy 85th birthday Ms Lake.
  • lol (19/01/2020, 13:51) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I didn't see the esteemed one or was it that he was the paparazzi ??
    • @ lol (20/01/2020, 07:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who cares? It was not a House of Assembly event so he did not have to be there
  • Wha Exactly (19/01/2020, 16:22) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Exactly what did she do in the Positive Action Movement ?
    • @ wha exactly (19/01/2020, 18:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      She did much of the same thing that Noel Lloyd did you hater we not going to allow some of you to rewrite history
  • pat (19/01/2020, 21:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I did not see the boys on the block there, what happened no one remember them anymore since NDP is history???
  • BVI love (19/01/2020, 23:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like lady patsy invited the whole of the bvi along with some what to bees

    But happy birthday lady Lake only you could do this...WE LOVE YOU


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