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Stop misleading the public! I’m not the only director of Pier Park

Patsy Lake

Local businesswoman Patsy Lake has called on talk show personality Ray George to stop misleading the public regarding recent statements he made during the Hot Seat radio programme.

Among other things, George publicly claimed that Lake is the only director on the board of the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park.

But while responding on ZBVI radio this week, Lake said George’s statements were “incorrect”.

“Mr Ray George needs to get his information correct rather than misleading the public with false information. I am not the only director of the park … There are three directors of Pier Park,” said Lake who did not disclose the names of the other two.

George had singled out Lake as the so-called sole director while raising concerns about transparency considering that Lake also sits on the Social Security Board (SSB) which is a major investor of the Pier Park.

Lake, however, made it clear that the SSB also has a representative on the Pier Park board who she says is also a director.

She then accused the hosts of the Hot Seat programme of “finding faults of every government”, regardless of the administration. She then challenged them to engage in more nation-building.

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37 Comments

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  1. HMM says:

    YOU DONT DESERVE TO BE A BOARD MEMBER PERIOD. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS FAST MOVING ABLED BODIES WITH INNOVATIVE THINKERS. YOUR TENURES ON ALL THESE BOARDS ARE QUESTIONABLE AND LACKS DEPTH FOR REASONING BUT WO-BEYOND-TO-MAN.

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    • Hobbit says:

      I agree with you,but because of who she IS and because her pockets deeper than others, she’s all over with her dinosaur thinking

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    • YOUTH says:

      I wannnnn know whereeeeee she goinggggg!!! boarddd??? um nooo maam!

      FIND A YOUTH TO FILL THAT POSITION PLEASE! and now!

      this country here mesonnnn !

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  2. Why says:

    Every time the BVI AIRPORT has to do something, they have to call Ms. Lake, why? It’s like the Ag. managing director doesn’t have a say and he has to call his mother for permission.

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  3. Careful ......... says:

    Best you stay silent and keep your forked tongue behind your teeth Ma’am!

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  4. Awwww says:

    Patsy, Patsy, Patsy, GOOD OLE PATSY. YOU ARE NOT *** TO BE SITTING ON ANY BOARD. I SAID IT AND MEANS EVERY WORD OF IT. WHY ARE YOU BEING ALLOWED TO PLAY MUSICAL CHAIRS SKIPPING FROM ONE BOARD SEAT TO ANOTHER? VY, VY, VY. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS OR IS IT SIMPLY THE NORM GOOD OLE MS. PATSY?

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  5. Townhall says:

    Best she had kept her mouth shut. She’s one of them who got the place effed the h**l up. Her and the other Beavis and Butthead fellow. The Miss should have honourably declined her positions if she had the best interest of this country in mind. But sometimes G***D becomes a NEED!

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  6. Taxpayer says:

    It is not like anybody else have any say. so he is correct.

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  7. Where is a registry of Director positions says:

    DEAR VIP – where can we find out who you have placed as Directors on public boards with salaries?

    AND YOU WONDER WHY THERE IS A COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY?

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    • Registry NOT says:

      Just check all his family members and family and friends of all VIP heavy hitters and you will find your answer.

      Many of them don’t know jack and so VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

    • Very much appreciated says:

      Yes VIP, we would very much appreciate a list of who the Directors are that is getting a salary for sitting on PUBLIC BOARDS.

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  8. Shame on VIP says:

    We have a lot of young bright entrepreneurs, give them the opportunity..

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  9. Hmm says:

    Look like somebody don’t want the spotlight on their many conflicts of interest.

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  10. heckler says:

    Her cousin fahie put she in charge of alot of stuff and rented her buildings for 5 plus years

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  11. Rubber Duck says:

    Let’s hope the COI are looking closely at the relationship between Ms Lake and the government. In particular government rental and lease contracts, the support money that allegedly went to hotels but that no hotel received and various other aspects of this very close and lucrative relationship.

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  12. HE GOT BALLZ says:

    THE BVI NEED PLENTY MORE WHISTLE BLOWERS LIKE RAY TO EXPOSE ALL THE DUTTINESS

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  13. Deh Watcha says:

    Other than the interviewing entity receiving payment, this interview was a waste of time.

    But when you sitting on multiple boards, money isn’t a problem.

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  14. Ask questions says:

    Mr. Hickinbottom please look into the BVI airport board. A lot of interesting things will be found especially with the provision of materials for the new quarantine building. Ask about who provided the material for the building. Ask which board member would fly in and out of the airport without quarantining. Ask about which company getting paid for these covid wrist bands and device that don’t work at all. You will find a lot of things of you look deep.

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    • Thanks says:

      The COI NEED TO CHECK INTO THAT BVI AIPORT BOARD FOR REAL. A WHOLE LOT OF ROCKING AND SHAKING GOING ON UP IN THAT PIECE.

      • Expose All of Them! says:

        I hope that persons who know whats happening up at the airport contact the COI office immediately. Do not waste time in blowing the whistle on them. This is exactly how we stop such wickedness in this place.

        They know why they dont want the COI. People will now see what all bad deeds they have been doing on taxpayers backs. We work and pay taxes so that they and their cronies can have it all with no questions asked!!

  15. JUST ASKING says:

    EXACTLY WHO THE HECK IS THIS WOMAN AGAIN? OHHHH, THE LADY WITH THE LINED AND OVERSTUFFED HERMÈS DESIGNER BAG.

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  16. Transparent, Younger Generation says:

    IT IS TIME FOR ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS TO STEP ASIDE, IT IS TIME FOR FORWARDING THINKING PEOPLE TO SIT ON BOARDS. YOU OLD FOOGEY BOARD MEMBERS IS KEEPING THE YOUNGER GENERATION WHO NEED AND DESERVE A CHANCE TO SIT ON A BOARD IN A CHOKE HOLD.

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  17. QUESTIONS says:

    How much money is her building on the road side with no parking across from the Moorings is being rented to BVIAA for per month. I heard its a ridiculous figure. She was a board member at the time when the agreement was done. Could this possibly be a conflict of interest? Did she use her influence as a board member to get the BVIAA to rent her building? Can the rent amount be justified? How is it that BVIAA didn’t need space before but as soon as the VIP got in all of a sudden they rent her building which was unoccupied for years? AND THE BUILDING HAS NO PARKING. PEOPLE ARE PARKING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MORE QUESTIONS THAN AMSWERS

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  18. Look at that building says:

    What about her shameful building across from the Moorings. Its a disgrace and guess what rented by tax payer dollars!

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  19. LILIS says:

    VIP AGAIN CALLED FOR THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS REALLY! ALL MESS IS COMING FROM NDP NOT VIP. IF LAKE MRS. LAKE DONT WANT TO FALL ALONE AND THERES MORE SHE IS DOING THE RIGHT THINGS! APEAK OUT LOUD PLEASE!

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  20. Tola says:

    She need to hush and give other people a chance

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  21. @ some people says:

    They are so greedy that even though they are well off and old and should be enjoying their last days on this earth thanking god for their life / they are still grabbing at EVERYTHING in sight / but they will grab and grab untill they grab a ⚰ and would want to have all their $$$$ gold and silver buried with them

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  22. Looted says:

    Her lot so bad we would have been better off with that c*+*k Ken Bates. The irony.

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  23. Heat says:

    Listen half of all theses monies could of paid port staff for working so hard. After irma and durung covid. They use theses staff like donkeys as if they have no life an no families. Imagine working like ants an biulding. Rain thunder lightening Ports staff working. Imagine water an sewage run some pioes the other day an they tell them they deserve a oarty but port staff who them claim keep the bvi moving gets nothing than cut their salaries. Port staff especailly the operations staff. They work like donkies none stop. Evertime i go port for my supplies my heart grieve for them. Party or incement lmao. Nothing but cut salaries for thoses poor individual. That money that renting her places can pay the staff back them hours that was wronfully cut and all them boards she on can give to the staff. The richer u is the more u get. But the bible dont lie. Its court its richer for a carmel to go throw the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Pray pasty and repent.

  24. Facts says:

    It hurts every time i think on board memebers salaries raise and the BVIPAA STAFF SALARIES CUT FOR OVER 7 MONTHS. put them an they families in deeper wholes. And theses people has no one to fight for them. But lawyers going get involves in this whole salary cut thing. Cause when u higher a employee in goverment. The first contract is binding. Betwwen employees and BVIPAA Ñ. Every min is another contrat change. Salaries been tamper with by people who already got money. Give them people back they money. Theives. Robbing d system. Lawyers coming in this now.

  25. Usvi says:

    She need move from them boards and all them board members don’t need no salary unfair.

  26. Voting says:

    I so glad all of the Bvi ports staff can vote. Lmao.waiting on election day. An the staff families are big so continue doing ehat alu want to them. Waiting on election like happy birthday.

  27. VI gyal says:

    how no one comment on this.

    Lake, however, made it clear that the SSB also has a representative on the Pier Park board who she says is also a director.

    I think all need to go.

  28. Hmm says:

    The time has come. Watch this.

  29. :) says:

    is the same SB Board that she is on, saw it fit not to give employees of the BVIPAA stimulus checks. So they need to get paid their money. Sad case.

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