Veteran former media worker Harold George died Sunday morning about 3.30 am at Victoria Hospital after a brief illness, his family has confirmed.

Harold, known affectionately to his colleagues in the media as ‘Georgie’, was 70 years old.

Harold George at book launching ceremony in 2018

He was the second of thirteen children and the brother of well known Saint Lucian broadcaster and journalist, Jerry George.

Jerry was a former General Manager of Radio Saint Lucia and President of the then Saint Lucia Media Workers Association.

Harold himself started in the media as a technician at Windward Islands Broadcasting Service (WIBS) in 1969.

But for most of his life he worked at the now defunct Radio Saint Lucia, retiring in 2014.

Harold is survived by his wife, Priscilla.

The couple had no children.

Harold’s death has been an emotional blow for the George family.

Harold George captured in this Richmond Felix photo in September 2014

The eldest sister, Christine, was buried about a month ago.

Tributes have been pouring in following news of Harold’s death.

Members of the media fraternity remember him as an extremely pleasant, calm individual who had an ‘extra special temperament for hard work and long hours.

‘Others described the veteran former media worker as a gentle soul, a ‘special friend’ and a ‘genuinely nice man’ who had decades of media experience and a wealth of knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. My Deepest condolences to Jerry and the entire George Family on the passing of Harold Jr. You fought a good fight, you won the race. Farewell my friend until we meet again.

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  3. Condolences, to the George’s family. It’s really sad when some fools and political mendicants don’t know when to draw the line like, “Strict”. The families are in mourning, instead of sending condolences, you chose to bring politics there. There’s a place and time everything, it appears to me that you’re reading but doesn’t understand what you’re reading, because you only sees politics. You fool.

  4. Special condolences from the Manmay La Kay Folk Band to the family of the late Georgie one who have made a mark and also left a mark .may his soul rest in perfect peace .

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