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League of BVIslanders’ honourees get VI ‘dignitary’ support

From left: President of the League of British Virgin Islanders, Moleto A. Smith Jr; 2016 Honouree - Keturah Crabbe, 2016 Honouree - Patsy C. Lake; Hon Myron V. Walwyn; 2016 Honouree - Samuel Lettsome; 2016 Honouree- Dr Eleanor R. Penn Blyden; 2016 Honouree - Sylvia M. Forbes; Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams, Acting Premier Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering; Mr Norwell E. Harrigan, son of Dr Norwell E. Harrigan. Photo: Facebook
Some of the awards given out at the 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon on November 6, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some of the awards given out at the 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon on November 6, 2016. Photo: Provided
2016 honourees Dr Eleanor P. Blyden and Keturah Crabbe. Photo: Facebook
2016 honourees Dr Eleanor P. Blyden and Keturah Crabbe. Photo: Facebook
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The three Virgin Islanders honoured by the League of British Virgin Islanders on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on November 6, 2016 would have been even more honoured to know that a number of persons from the VI, including Government officials, were present to give their support.

Virgin Islands icon Ms Patsy C. Lake, Ms Keturah Crabbe and Ms Sylvia M. Forbes were honoured at the 17th Annual Dr Norwell E. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship Luncheon 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.

“It was an overwhelming success,” commented President of the League of British Virgin Islanders Mr Moleto A. Smith Jr, who added that the event received more than 230 attendees.

More than 70 persons from the Virgin Islands attended, including Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams, her husband, Lorry Adams, Acting Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and his wife Alice Pickering, and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn.

Dignitaries from the USVI included Honourable Myron Jackson, Senator, 31st Legislature; Hon Marvin A. Blyden, Senator, 31st Legislature; Senator At-Large Candidate Brian A. Smith; and Senatorial Candidate Kevin Rodriguez.

Noble cause

Although not present, Members of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) expressed their congratulations to all the honourees, including the honourees from the USVI- 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.

“Congratulations to the League for their dedication and commitment to the development of the people of the Virgin Islands through what I consider a most noble cause,” Hon Fraser stated on Facebook.

Success is in our DNA

Hon Fahie also sent his congratulations to the honourees and organisors of the luncheon via Facebook.

“As Virgin Islanders success is in our DNA so it is fitting to always recognize the efforts of the many hard working and successful Virgin Islanders... Together we will carve a rich legacy as Virgin Islanders for present and future generations in the same way that our forefathers did for us,” Hon Fahie stated.

9 Responses to “League of BVIslanders’ honourees get VI ‘dignitary’ support”

  • Xxx (07/11/2016, 21:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Music (07/11/2016, 21:39) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    look myrun had to get himself in the photo...congrats to all who were honored
  • wize up (08/11/2016, 05:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron understands politics however look at the timing of this event because elections in USVI is the 8 November....BVI run things
    • @ wize up (08/11/2016, 08:13) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
      understands how and what? to divide people and buy people vote?...we not fool fool any more
      • wize up (08/11/2016, 09:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@ wize up: buying electoral votes will never stop:pass out the white envelopes with cash might have slowed down but political influences are global(a favor for a favour)
  • Positive Vibes (08/11/2016, 09:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ah say stop dividing our people. We are one. We are quick to praise others and always cussing our own people. Fire bun allyo. Jah Rastafari!
  • 911 (08/11/2016, 13:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big ups ms lake
  • Well (08/11/2016, 15:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why you all do not have anything better to do than to point out Myron all the time. Myron you are quite mighty. They cannot help themselves! lol

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