Governor Bryan Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Virgin Islands Senator George E. Goodwin

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement Wednesday on the passing of former Virgin Islands Senator George E. Goodwin: “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I join our Virgin Islands community in mourning the passing of former Senator George E. Goodwin. “Senator Goodwin’s contributions to our community, his dedication to public service, and his commitment to the betterment of the Virgin Islands will be forever remembered and cherished. “During his time as a Senator, George Goodwin left an indelible mark on our islands, working tirelessly to address the needs and concerns of our residents and played a crucial role in advocating for the rights of marginalized individuals during a challenging period in our territory’s history. “Through his tireless efforts as part of the Alien Interest Movement, he brought about significant changes in the status of many immigrants, granting them the recognition and respect they deserved as permanent residents. His advocacy work was invaluable, creating a positive shift in our society. “I extend my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, former staff, and the people of the Virgin Islands. We are forever grateful for his exemplary service and will always remember his invaluable contributions to our beloved Territory. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”