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‘Too much ingratitude’ festering & growing in VI - Patsy C. Lake

Businesswoman and community activist, Ms Patsy C. Lake said within the Virgin Island (VI) Community, there is too much ingratitude being allowed to fester and grow even as the Andrew A. Fahie Government has tried to do its best. Photo: VINO/File
On a recent July 22, 2021, edition of Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s Honestly Speaking radio show, Mr Lake drew comparisons to some backlash over the Church as an institution being recipients of grant monies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Facebook/File
On a recent July 22, 2021, edition of Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s Honestly Speaking radio show, Mr Lake drew comparisons to some backlash over the Church as an institution being recipients of grant monies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Facebook/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Businesswoman and community activist, Ms Patsy C. Lake said there is too much ingratitude being allowed to fester and grow in the Virgin Islands community even as the Andrew A. Fahie Government has tried to do its best during this very challenging time.

While appearing as a guest on Honestly Speaking with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline on July 22, 2021, Ms Lake drew comparisons to some backlash over the church as an institution being recipients of grant monies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ingratitude & silence in VI

‘As hard as the government has tried, in every avenue,” she said some in the VI are showing ingratitude amidst the silence of persons not speaking out against critics of the Government.

“I can tell you something else that I was just shocked out of my mind [was] when I heard one person on the radio where they were talking about the distribution of the grant… and the way it was distributed,” she said.

The VI icon said one person questioned monies being given to the churches.

According to Ms Lake, the church is comprised of people of the territory and not of strangers.

“You would think it was a nightclub that they had given this money to… I just couldn’t believe it, looking down on a gift from the church.. who is praying for all of us?” she questioned.   

Ingratitude bearing fruit - Ms Lake 

Ms Lake said the scenario was one of ‘too much ingratitude” festering and being allowed to grow in the territory.

She said the ingratitude is so much, that some of it is now starting to bear fruit.

“To stay quiet and to do nothing is as big as a sin,” Ms Lake underscored, regarding the silence of those- including herself- who do not speak up for the Government.

26 Responses to “‘Too much ingratitude’ festering & growing in VI - Patsy C. Lake”

  • Local (04/08/2021, 21:01) Like (39) Dislike (8) Reply
    Just can't wait for COI to finish...I can't see why people of such a Christian faith is running when they haven't done anything are running from COI but could you run from god???take to survive but don't take to deprive others..BVI survive not because of the government,we survive because of the faith in don't pay for the air you breathe be thankful..
  • Rubber Duck (04/08/2021, 21:10) Like (99) Dislike (88) Reply
    I agree with ms lake too much hate and jealousy
    • You always blogging! (05/08/2021, 05:28) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
      Don’t you have a life? You in every ‘pan knock’ commenting here, there and every where. Every time I open a news article there you are. Is like you have such a boring life to sit and comment on everything posted whether in the news blog or on Facebook. Sheesh man give it a rest.
      • Guest (05/08/2021, 08:05) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
        he has a right; why are you commenting? don't you have a life? how does is comment hurt u? stop reading if it bothers u
      • Rubber Duck (05/08/2021, 13:29) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
        Not of my wannabe fans.
        • @rubber duck (05/08/2021, 16:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          You have many! The government supporters hate anyone with a reasoned position. It blows their mind so they mkae up lots of nicknames and post crap then keep hitting their own like buttons. It's quite transparent.
    • Will say this (05/08/2021, 08:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are the fake Rubber Duck. Get your own screen name and stop using other people’s screen name. FAKE DUCK WOULD SUIT YOU JUST FINE. YOU ARE SO BUSTED.
    • @Rubber Duck (fake) (05/08/2021, 16:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You just set your eyes on that vision of beauty and she lured you in. She is like a Siren to you and your poor shrivelled manhood.
  • The more you gave to the greedy bunch are the more the greedy want you to give them (04/08/2021, 21:24) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
    The money should have been given in the hands if the poor, not the hands of the greedy money monggering pastors. Did the pastors ensured the vip victory Feb. 20, 2019? No. The majority poor did.
    I tell you, some of these are robbing neded norishment from fetus in the wombs of many pregnant women, and use Jesus unjustly. This is a known practical fact that happening in some church circle here in the B.V.I, regularly. You are not ignorant of this fact, neither do many others and me.
    • Be Honest with the COI. (05/08/2021, 05:02) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have one request for the COI and the Governor "Look into the residents and belonger status process and address the victimisation", it's a lot going on,. Once they don't hide the Files like they usually do..Too many Innocent poor people are suffering when you have vindictive, spiteful, hateful people incharge of deciding other people's future... This issue ain't no secret. Even some immigration officers with good hearts speak out against it, they know it's going on.. In everything they are always a few real good people with Godly hearts....
  • There you go again rubber duck (04/08/2021, 21:33) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Don't know what to agree to, and who to agree with.
    In spite of, Jesus loves you dearly, as much as He loves others and me.
    • jah (04/08/2021, 22:11) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
      Jesus didn't die for No one..he was crucified.. his words interpret from a disciple..the bible was re-writing too many time with different pastor's own interpretations which never studied at a bible school..prove me wrong when I could speak on behalf of my creator..god didn't give man the opportunity to do miracle..he give them the are fighting to be on top when you are only grateful to be below the earth where your name only exists while your deeds follow in the after life.
    • @There you go again (05/08/2021, 06:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't want to make you feel stupid but you should know that many persons are using the Rubber Duck name. You can tell because of the rudimentary spelling and grammar, let alone the farcical pro government simpering.
  • Wellllll (04/08/2021, 22:52) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about if we start with you. Another episode of wanting to be both wrong and strong at the same time.
  • WOW (05/08/2021, 00:13) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    So exactly what are you trying to say when you are comparing a Night Club to a Church for free money. Let us speake the truth and shame the Devil.

    Church- most own there own buildings.
    Night Club- mojority paus rent.
    Church- has exemption for Everything.
    Night Club- no Exemptions.
    Church-net work of other churches worldwide for Assistance.
    Night Club- none
    Church- exemp from Taxes
    Night Club- pays all Taxes
    Church- no staff payment Only Pastor with big wages
    Night Club- payroll for Staff.
    Church- get most work done free from Church Members
    Night Club- pay for everything.

    So who deserving of the Money Church or Night Club PATSY?.
    • Lucifer (05/08/2021, 10:57) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      100% correct - Not sure how anyone can make arguments against this. Rather than giving the money to churches and by extension the wealthy pastors, the money would have been better used to provide food packages and utilities reductions for the everyday people that have suffered during these difficult times. How much of the money paid to the churches has actually been used for the benefit of the congregations? I would suggest that the church be made to account for every cent it receives in government aid although as we know from the reaction to the COI, accountability is not a popular stance to have...
  • Honestly Rubber Duck, i didn't realized that others were using the your chosen nick name for deceptful purposes. (05/08/2021, 08:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So to you, I humble appologize. You have a righr to your own opinions, as do other and me.
    • Rubber Duck (05/08/2021, 18:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      No worries. I am thinking of having shirts made with RubberDuck on the back like Lionel Messi does.
  • My girl (05/08/2021, 10:45) Like (1) Dislike (26) Reply
    Ms. Lake our hero we thank you for speaking up
  • Imagine that, nigt clubs likes 20, church likes 0, as of 11:52 am. This nothing short . This is nothing less than madness. (05/08/2021, 12:09) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    There are good pastors among the many money monggering ones. It is wrong to judge them all as money snatching thieves. However, where there ia money, there are thieves, excluding righteous pastors, and righteous church members. In this world, there is not as much as one righteous night club.
    Night clubs opperations are the work of the devil.
  • REAPING TIME (05/08/2021, 12:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This world is so corrupt and twisted no wonder we are facing what we are right now.
  • ingredients (05/08/2021, 12:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can talk about ingratitude because you
  • The future? (05/08/2021, 21:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a poor example of Humanity.

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