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Patsy C. Lake fails in alleged bid to lease SCB land for horses

-agreement reportedly fell through between Lake & principals of Ellis Thomas Downs
Controversy seems to be brewing regarding the leasing of land around the territory’s lone racetrack Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the grazing of horses from Family Affair Racing Stables as a deal that was being negotiated reportedly fell through. Photo: VINO/File
This news site has received reliable reports suggesting that the popular businesswoman was seeking an arrangement where she would be facilitated with land near the track. Photo: VINO/File
This news site has received reliable reports suggesting that the popular businesswoman was seeking an arrangement where she would be facilitated with land near the track. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversy seems to be brewing regarding the leasing of land around the territory’s lone racetrack, Ellis Thomas Downs, in Sea Cows Bay for the grazing of horses from Family Affair Racing Stables as a deal that was allegedly being negotiated fell through.

It has been reported that Virgin Islands’ business and cultural icon Patsy C. Lake, the matriarch of Family Affair Racing Stables, has been speaking to the principals of the racetrack with a view to leasing some of their property.

However, when contacted Mrs Lake denied reports that she is seeking land around the area of Ellis Thomas Downs to allow her horses to recreate.

This news site has received reports suggesting that the popular businesswoman was seeking an arrangement where she would be facilitated with the land.

No knowledge of any deal

“I don’t know anything about that. I’m hearing those reports too but they are not true... not to my knowledge,” Mrs Lake said.

We even spoke to Patsy C. Lake’s son Alex V. Lake who denied any knowledge of the issue.

“I don’t know anything about that. I’m lost.”

Negotiations happened but nothing was finalised

However, we spoke to one of the persons concerned with the racetrack regarding the deal and this person shed light on the situation.

“There is no such arrangement. I know she came to me concerning leasing a portion or property for the releasing of two of her animals. I tried to enter into a deal with them and that didn’t go through and there is no other deal on the table that I know of,” said the person who declined to be named.

According to the source, Mrs Lake wanted to lease a portion of some personal property near to the track and not land encompassing the track facilities themselves.

Asked why nothing had been finalised, the source said, “We just didn’t come to a stable agreement. That’s all.”

Attempts to reach both Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn and his Permanent Secretary Dr Marcia Potter for a comment on the issue proved futile.

36 Responses to “Patsy C. Lake fails in alleged bid to lease SCB land for horses ”

  • bob marley (09/11/2015, 09:36) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    "you never see smoke without fire"
  • want all gets none (09/11/2015, 09:45) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wha mo she warnt buddy?
  • school children (09/11/2015, 09:47) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    We thought she always could've gotten her way?
    • @ schol children (09/11/2015, 11:35) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
      When the white people come in and get a certain politician to give away lands on Virgin Gorda where were some of you crab in a barrel people. I just sick of the jealousy and silly comments
  • How (09/11/2015, 09:57) Like (66) Dislike (10) Reply
    How is this news we need news that affects people livfe this is people personal business bring real news to the table
  • vip (09/11/2015, 10:50) Like (21) Dislike (13) Reply
    leave lady P, she is our hero and she can live in her country BAM
  • farmer brown (09/11/2015, 11:26) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ms. Lake you looking like a spring chicken..love that red dress!
  • Teddy (09/11/2015, 12:07) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    Only want want want..I never see a person so greed for material things..
  • No News (09/11/2015, 13:39) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Don't we have better news. When we have good news they disappear so quickly.when you have 50 plus blogs thats good news. When you have less than 10 blogs. Thats not interesting news. Keep the good news longer please.
  • pats (09/11/2015, 13:46) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Perhaps the government can facilitate it. Didn't her new buildings get facilitated?
  • 5th district (09/11/2015, 13:49) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Patsy is a hero and kind lady she has helped many people but we not going talk all...
    • LOL (09/11/2015, 14:34) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      All she did for the POSITIVE ACTION group, was making of a few jugs of lemonade for Noel Lloyd and Brushy them..
      • @ lol (09/11/2015, 15:38) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
        Some hater fool trying to rewrite history this is not right!
      • Hail Mary (10/11/2015, 11:28) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
        You are soooo right. She did not a thing of substance except quench thirst lmao for PAM, but somehow gets all the glory. Those who know, knows. Opportunistic buzzard.
        • something (10/11/2015, 11:46) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
          She did something. All can't go in Cell 5, but she was a helping hand while others sat on their fat backsides and now talking.
      • Rat (11/11/2015, 07:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        When you talk what you don't know, those are called lies. I don't think you'll be surprised to know the truth.
  • Fam (09/11/2015, 15:38) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Long live patsy lake
  • wize up (09/11/2015, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Patsy fails, that is a big joke...keep your eyes open on this story
    • one eye (09/11/2015, 16:56) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yea her eyes on the race track it self
      • Clearly (09/11/2015, 17:15) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply

        Some of you got no respect for our national sherow Ms. Lake it’s because of her many of us can drive through Wickhams Cay and owe business there today!. Set of ungrateful a$$ h*les

        • mary j (09/11/2015, 18:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          BAM BAM
        • unfair (09/11/2015, 23:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          She was the only out of the positive action gang to get land on the cay...All the rest an dem went crazy with out getting any.
        • wize up (10/11/2015, 07:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ clearly: the man who did most of the fighting and took the beatings got nothing on that same cay( just a statute) while others who we help in background got most of the land( talk that as well)
          • Just saying.... (10/11/2015, 11:06) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
            ayo to dam hateful of our own people success
            • Edom (10/11/2015, 11:49) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
              Oh shut up Jus saying, you must be a close fam or someone in her craw. You telling me that woman went and bought horses and don't have no land to put them on? What's the plan? To use other people land for nothing? I say charge her tail good. Patsy if all else fails, you can put them up Horse Path or on one of your other properties. You don't study regulations and laws anyway. Chuspes
              • born here (10/11/2015, 19:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
                Mrs. Lake we thank you for your service to the BVI Keep your head high!
      • BET (10/11/2015, 18:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Track and betting money. BAM There it is!


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