Retired Justice Ephraim Georges Dies

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Thursday 15th March, 2018 –Former High Court Judge Ephraim Georges has died.

The Dominican born Judge passed away on Wednesday afternoon his family confirmed, following a period of illness. He was 82 years old.

Justice Georges was known throughout the region as a prominent jurist who executed his duties without fear or favour.

Our News Department spoke to Justice Georges’ son Gregory Georges, the CEO of West Indies Oil Company Ltd. He reflected on the life of his father.

Justice Georges was also known for his charitable work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. His son also highlighted the importance of education to him and the need to assist young people in realizing their dreams.

Justice Ephraim Georges Georges was called to the bar of England and Wales at the Inner Temple in London in 1965. From 1966 to 1971 he was a legal officer at Friends Provident in London.

In 1971, Georges returned to Dominica and became the Registrar for the courts of Dominica, a position he held until he was appointed as a magistrate in 1974. He served in this capacity until 1976, eventually becoming Chief Magistrate of Dominica. In 1976, he became a magistrate in Barbados.

In 1981, Georges became the First Registrar of Titles in Barbados, then from 1984 to 1988 he was a magistrate in Bermuda. For three months in 1987, he was an acting justice on the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

From 1988 and 1989, Georges was a justice of the Supreme Court of Seychelles. In 1991, he was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Caribbean Community to be a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; he was assigned to reside in and hear cases from Antigua and Barbuda. He served on the court until 2003, including two years as an Acting Appeals Court Judge. He also served as a Judge of the High Court in Tortola, British Virgin Islands from 1994 until 1998. After retiring from the Court in 2003, he was appointed to be an Acting High Court Judge of the Court in 2008; as an Acting High Court Judge, he was assigned to reside in and hear cases from Saint Lucia.

Justice Ephraim Georges is survived by his wife Greta Georges and three children, grand children and other relatives.