Statement by GB News Editor Fred Sturrup
George Curtis, yet another of the fabled and meaningful characters from the St. James Road/Kemp Road/St. Margaret Road (New Providence) vicinity, has died. I knew him all of my life, lost contact with him for years when he moved to Grand Bahama, but renewed our relationship when I made the Second City my home a decade ago. He was class personified, an exceptional and engaging human being. Condolences go out to Ann Stevenson-Curtis and the rest of George’s dear family.
Press Statement by Peter Adderley, President of Creative Works
The death of prominent Grand Bahama businessman George Curtis serves as a blow to our island’s courageous and colourful past. George Curtis’ journey to Grand Bahama from New Providence decades ago was one that demonstrated a belief in the Bahamian dream of ownership and Freeport’s promise of opportunity.
His work ethic, business savvy and flamboyant love for life inspired those of my generation. He unselfishly fought for a level playing field for Bahamian businesses in Freeport.
George Curtis was an unsung political and community activist. He was a family man and he valued true friendships. His legacy marks our national progress, Grand Bahama’s best days and Freeport’s rich potential. He will be missed.
I extend condolences to his soul mate and wife, Ann, as well as his entire family and friends