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Tributes flow for Brian George

Published:Monday | October 24, 2016 | 10:23 AM
Brian George, late CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited.
George (right) speaks with a ward of Mustard Seed Communities during a SVL Treat at Hope Zoo, Old Hope Road, Kingston earlier this year.
George and his wife, Keneea Linton George.
George (right) with his sons Christopher (left) and Matthew.
George (left) greets Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sport, while Carlo Redwood (second left), vice-president, marketing of Flow, and Mike Fennell, president, Jamaica Olympic Association, look on at a JAAA-Supreme Ventures press briefing for the 2016 National Senior Championships in June.
2015: George (left), chairman of the selection committee for the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence, listens to a point being made by Natalie Neita Headley, minister with responsibility for sports, at the opening of nominations for the award, held at the Cuddy'z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston. Looking on is Wilford 'Billy' Heaven, chief executive officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, administrators of the award.
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Fitzgerald Jeffrey

High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the high commission wishes to express its deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family and colleagues of the late Brian George, one of our most decorated and monumental men of the soil.

Gone too soon but will not be forgotten, his memory and legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those he has left behind, as well as the people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

To his wife and sons and extended family, we say, let not your hearts be troubled, Brian George believed in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In his Father's house, there are many mansions, and God has now taken him to the mansion that was designed for him, to an inheritance that is unperishable, undefiled and unfading and guarded by the power of God. His soul will rest in eternal peace for he is with his Father and the Father with him.

Protoje

Recording artiste

Deeply saddened by the passing of Brian George. He was a mentor and, dare I say, friend. This man did so much for my career and life! Also paid for my video for Dread! When I had no support, he made me believe I would make it still, regardless, meant a lot!

Portia Simpson Miller

Opposition Leader

I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Brian George. Condolences to his family and friends.

Andrew Holness

Prime Minister

The Government joins with the Supreme Ventures family in mourning the loss of a great businessman, Brian George.

Peter Phillips

Opposition Spokesperson on Finance

My most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Brian George, president and CEO of Supreme Ventures. Deeply saddened by your loss.

Adam Epstein

CEO, IslandBet

I knew Brian George from the gaming commission that we set up. He was a great man, and he did a lot for the gaming industry. He will be missed.

Carla Gullotta

Italian consul and executive director of Stand Up for Jamaica

I met him when he decided to get married in Venice, Italy, and he came to me for help with the arrangements for the wedding. He was a very pleasant person, very kind and always smiling. He also supported Stand Up for Jamaica financially. He will truly be missed for the energetic way he lived life.

Dennis Chung

CEO, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica

I knew Brian very well. We used to talk about exercising because I used to see him a lot when he was walking and I was cycling, and it's really very sad. Certainly at the PSOJ, we are sad to hear of his passing because it is really a tremendous loss and our condolences go out to his family.