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Lake, Crabbe & Forbes to be honoured by League of 'BVIslanders'

- trio among 5 to be honoured @ 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon in USVI on November 6, 2016
From left: Virgin Islanders Ms Patsy C. Lake, Ms Keturah Crabbe and Ms Sylvia M. Forbes are to be honoured on November 6, 2016 by the League of British Virgin Islanders. Photo: VINO/facebook
The 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon is slated for Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Antilles School Mark C. Marin Center, located at 16-1 Frenchman’s Bay, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
The 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon is slated for Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Antilles School Mark C. Marin Center, located at 16-1 Frenchman’s Bay, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands icon Ms Patsy C. Lake is among three [British] Virgin Islanders to be honoured by the League of British Virgin Islanders in November.

According to information reaching our newsroom, Ms Lake will be honoured along with fellow Virgin Islanders Ms Keturah Crabbe and Ms Sylvia M. Forbes, at the 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon slated for Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Antilles School Mark C. Marin Center, located at 16-1 Frenchman’s Bay, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Ms Lake, the President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association, is a longstanding Virgin Islands business woman and horse racing enthusiast. She is also remembered as one of the persons that stood alongside Mr Noel Lloyd in a successful movement to force the termination of the Bates-Hill agreement in 1971.

Ms Crabbe is a former civil servant and community organiser, while Ms Forbes is a community organiser and community leader.

Two persons from the US Virgin Islands will be honoured this year: Mr Samuel Lettesome, a businessman and long-time affiliate with Native Son Ferry Service; and, Dr Eleanor P. Blyden, a community stalwart and retired university professor.

They are being honoured as persons who have greatly contributed to the advancement of the [British] and US Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, Ms Lake told Virgin Islands News Online she was notified by the organisers of the luncheon but is still to receive an official letter as well as confirmation of the date of the event.

23 Responses to “Lake, Crabbe & Forbes to be honoured by League of 'BVIslanders'”

  • wize up (03/10/2016, 12:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank God for BVI-Women
  • just asking.. (03/10/2016, 13:08) Like (42) Dislike (22) Reply
    Ms Forbes what has she done again outside of run behind mw and the ndp?
    • @just asking (03/10/2016, 14:29) Like (34) Dislike (6) Reply
      If nothing else, Ms. Forbes has been a faithful leader for Brownies and Rangers in the Guide Association for many years. She works hard, using her own resources to buy supplies and to provide treats for the girls and young women. She has helped guide generations of young women, teaching them to cook and do other things. What have you done? Let's stop tearing down each other and, instead, give the deserved kudos when people do good. Stop using politics to tear our community apart. Proud of you. Wise Owl!
      • long time (03/10/2016, 20:49) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        But majority of them is BANG TIGHT now but I'll pass you can see the evidence in front your eyes.
      • Expat (08/10/2016, 09:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @just asking...Sylvia goes beyond the call of duty for her country when it comes to motivating and molding our girls. Very helpful lady. Proud of you Wise Owl. Love you to the moon and Back. Everything does not have to be politics. She deserves this honor. So please just give "Jane her Jacket." It is good they are getting honoured because in the BVI we have a tendency to wait till people die to honor them. That's just wrong.. give me my flowers why I am alive. Look when I read this I said about time.
    • Yes (03/10/2016, 14:36) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
      and feed her father pigs at the same place where her brother built his Bar.
  • Well Sah (03/10/2016, 14:31) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    The NDP is branding their female soldiers?
  • HMMM (03/10/2016, 14:33) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
    All that lady did for Noel Lloyd was to make some lemonade for he and his followers during the night of the riot.
    • @strupes (03/10/2016, 15:21) Like (17) Dislike (14) Reply
      Well, she did very well..Tell me, what did you do or what have you done for your country so far?
  • fish (03/10/2016, 15:54) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ms Lake is well deserving bottom line and she did a lot of good works while on PSC
  • Ashamed and Disgusted (03/10/2016, 16:31) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    @strupes, well sah, lol - where the hell you people from? I really hope you are not Virgin Islanders. These people have worked in this community but are being honored in St. Thomas! What have you done in the community in which you were born and raised? I'll bet all of you sit up in the mouth of the church every Sunday praising God but come time to say well done to a fellow human being and all you can do is trash talk. Sylvia Forbes has done more for young girls in this community than most of them parents ever did for them. You people need to get a life or just find something positive to do with yourself instead of coming on here showing your ignorance. Having an opinion is one thing, but comments like these prove you all need to get some brains before you try to engage them. If you are Virgin Islanders I'm ashamed and disgusted by all of you.
    • ....... (04/10/2016, 09:34) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well said Ashamed and Disgusted. I swear these people don't feel good unless they say something negative.
  • Name Sake (03/10/2016, 16:54) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    Congratulations ladies! Well deserving honour. Sylvia Forbes kudos to you I know you love to hard and you are very committed.
    Keep up the excellent work and continue to make a difference.
    Be Bless!
  • karrunt (03/10/2016, 19:12) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    NDP has already given her a house and now this????
  • insider (04/10/2016, 13:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    how the NDP get in this I heard the esteem one had a hand in recommending some of these ladies
  • White Jesus (04/10/2016, 14:31) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Dem say she is a community leader hmmm BUT COULDN'T GET LISP OJ ELECTED CAN'T BEAT FRASER BUT TAKE YOUR FAKE AWARD IN ST.THOMAS NOBODY WAS ATTENDING HERE. THey don't know any better on ST.Thomas.
    • Youth (05/10/2016, 09:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Very interesting post, this is why we are were we are today, I wish we would grow up and uplift each other instead of breaking each other down.What do you gain from this White Jesus, why are you so miserable? Why do we have to come behind computer to be so salty. I wish you nothing but the best. I hope all the persons being honored have a grand time and continue to do go for the people of the virgin islands. God is your only judge
  • tola (04/10/2016, 16:08) Like (65) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats to all and miss Crabbe very nice lady.
  • Well Sah (04/10/2016, 17:33) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dog and cat getting honoured..

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