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Elton Georges
(1 May 1943 - 5 April 2018)
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M. Elton Georges, CMG, OBE
Former Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands

M. Elton Georges was a former Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands.

Early life and education

M. Elton Georges was born on 1 May 1943 in Tortola. He received his undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University, Canada in Mathematics (1965); a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica (1969); and a postgraduate diploma in Public Administration from Carleton University, Ottawa (1974).

Career

Georges served as a graduate teacher from 1965 to 1971 and Assistant Principal from 1969 to 1971. He was Permanent Secretary in the Chief Minister's Office from 1971 to 1979 and again from 1981 to 1983. He was Manage fo the Tortola Branch of First Pennsylvania Bank from 1979 to 19981 and Clerk of the Executive Council from 1981 to 1983. 

George was appointed Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 1983 to 2003, and then again more briefly from 2007 to 2008.

He has also served as the Complaints Commissioner of the British Virgin Islands from 2009 to 2015. He has also been recognised as one of the founding figures in relation to the Territory's Department of Disaster Management in the 1970s. As a senior public figure, Georges has often spoken out in relation to sensitive political issues.

He also served as Chairman of the BVI's Health and Wellness Advisory Council.

In business, he was a director of Seven Seas Water, a division of AquaVenture Holdings. He also acted as a mediator and consultant.

Personal life

Georges was married to wife Rita Frett and was the father of two children, Noni and Kamau.

He is an active member and lay preacher of the British Virgin Islands Methodist Church. Member of the Rotary Club of Tortola (1980-present); Member, Board of Directors Caribbean Center for Development Administration (1986-present), and a Past President of the BVI Chess Federation.

Honours and awards

He was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Death

Georges died on 5 April 2018 after a short illness at the government-run Peebles Hospital in Road Town, Tortola. He was 74.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_the_Virgin_Islands
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Occupation Businessman
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Date of Birth 1 May 1943
Place of Birth Tortola
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Date of Death 5 April 2018, aged 74
Place of Death Tortola
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Notable Accomplishments
Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands: 1983 - 2003; 1 Apr 2007 - 15 Sep 2008
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