It is with tremendous sadness that the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) has learned of the passing of Mr Elton Georges, former Complaints Commissioner of British Virgin Islands.
Mr Georges was an outstanding Ombudsman, passionately dedicated to his work and fully committed to the principles of a fair and transparent administration. He devoted himself to the Ombudsman concept and has been a pillar among colleagues, who highly valued his open and friendly nature as well as his professional presence.
IOI President Tyndall and IOI Secretary General Kräuter had the pleasure of last meeting Ombudsman Georges at the Bonaire Conference of the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA), where he was honoured with CAROA lifetime membership in June 2017.
The IOI is indeed saddened and wishes to extend its heartfelt and sincere condolences. His passing is an enormous loss for the international Ombudsman community. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his colleagues at this very difficult time.