Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement about an issue which has arisen in the UK Parliament. This relates to the legislative progress of a UK Parliamentary Bill, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill.
It is no secret that in 2017 the BVI experienced a cascading of catastrophic natural events, all in the space of about six weeks, giving its people, its socio-economic and physical infrastructure little to no time for recovery between these events.
It is with much sadness that I recall the fact that Mr. Elton Georges, CMG, OBE was the first Complaints Commissioner (Ombudsman) of the Virgin Islands, having single-handedly set up the office in February 2009 .
Last evening, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Elton Georges, CMG, OBE, a man of great strength, courage and conviction who I have had the pleasure of knowing for many decades as he dedicated his entire life to Public Service.