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'People are still stuck in that Irma wind' - Patrick W. Williams

- said everyone should now focus on rebuilding the Virgin Islands
October 31st, 2017 | Tags: YEP Patrick W. Williams Norman Island Pirate Bites
Students at YEP having lunch that was provided by Patrick W. Williams, Executive Chef and his staff at Pirate Bites located on Norman Island. Photo: VINO
Patrick W. Williams disclosed to our newsroom that YEP which is a part of their company needed the assistance in providing meals for the children, so himself along with his staff decided to lend a hand in this time of devastation. Photo: VINO
Patrick W. Williams disclosed to our newsroom that YEP which is a part of their company needed the assistance in providing meals for the children, so himself along with his staff decided to lend a hand in this time of devastation. Photo: VINO
EAST END, Tortola, VI - Following the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Irma that destroyed the territory and most of the smaller outer islands, persons were left homeless and jobless.

Thankfully, many Good Samaritans began to volunteer their time and skills to assist persons in need.

Among the humanitarians were Executive Chef Patrick W. Wiliams and his kitchen staff who worked at Pirate Bites on Norman Island.

The Executive Chef disclosed to our newsroom that Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP), which has a relationship with their company, needed  assistance in providing meals for the children.

Williams, along with his staff, decided to lend a hand in this devastating time.

"The experience is totally different," he said while pointing to the kitchen. "As you can see we are just on one burner and we are trying to make the best of the situation."

He further explained that his team provides breakfast and lunch everyday for the children at YEP located in East End.

"People are still stuck in that Irma wind"

Mr Williams pointed out that everyone was affected one way or the other by Hurricane Irma but they should move on and focus on rebuilding the territory.

"I tell people, the sun is shining outside and everything will build back," the executive chef expressed, while noting that everyone should work together and focus on the future.

Patrick W. Williams lamented too that many persons across the territory need assistance and if persons focus too much on what happened, the territory will not bounce back as quickly as it should.

"I think a lot of people are still frozen or stuck in that Irma wind, you know that Irma circle, they need to come out of the Irma circle now. Irma gone. Irma died and we have to move on you know and rebuild back as fast as we can and try and help who really need the help.

"I understand that some people out there need help so you know we should just try and see if our neighbor needs help and try and help them...and that’s the only way we are going to get over it or get through it. That’s all I can say," expressed Mr Patrick W. Williams.

6 Responses to “'People are still stuck in that Irma wind' - Patrick W. Williams”

  • Much Respect (31/10/2017, 18:14) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are a good man Patrick.. Let them see that people still have good hearts..
  • Happy Larry (31/10/2017, 20:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good man Patrick !!!
    That shows passion for both the territory and the people !!
  • YEP Parents (01/11/2017, 07:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are truly great-full to Guana Islands, Patrick, his staff and the Board, Management and Staff at Yep for their continued dedication to our community. God Bless them all!!!
  • thank you (01/11/2017, 09:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    To Patrick.Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
  • Auris3795 (02/11/2017, 07:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still trying to get a message to Rolando Cole who resides in the BVIs after 2 months but still no word, Im not a religious person but my strongest thoughts are still for his safety.


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