Former Deputy Governor Elton Georges has died.
Relatives said he died Wednesday night, April 4.
The retired public servant was recently in hospital battling an unspecified illness.
“We thank everyone for the love, kindness, prayers and support during his short illness,” family members said in a media release Thursday morning.
Besides being a Deputy Governor, Georges served in several other capacities such as an educator, Complaints Commissioner for the British Virgin Islands (the territory’s first ombudsman), and as a Permanent Secretary.
“Mr Georges embodied public service,” said Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr today, April 5.
“We extend our deepest sympathy, love, comfort and prayers to his immediate and extended family,” he added.
Following news of the death, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie also paid tribute to Georges in a media release.
He described Georges as a contributor to the BVI’s ‘solid foundation’.
“We witnessed his tenure as a public servant and as Deputy Governor to be one where he served with distinction and integrity. The BVI also was made stronger from his many positive contributions socially,” Fahie said.
“No one could have questioned his deep faith and commitment to God. He served his Lord and Saviour faithfully. We will miss him dearly but may his legacy live on forever in our hearts,” added Fahie while offering condolences to the family.
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