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Aspirant PLP Candidate dies in Florida hospital

Aspirant Progressive Liberal Party candidate and Central Abaco Chief Councillor George Cornish, who had applied to run for the party in the North Abaco constituency against incumbent Darren Henfield in the 2022 General Election, has died.

Family members tell the Gallery that Cornish was ailing and had been admitted to Doctors Hospital before being airlifted to a Florida hospital.

He died in hospital on Thursday morning.

Cornish has been hailed as one of Abaco's community leaders and prominent local politicians.

“George was greatly committed to the advancement of Abaco and made his remarkable contributions through public service and in particular elected office in local government,” according to PLP Leader Philip “Brave” Davis.

“In his official capacity as Chief Councillor, he impacted the lives of the residents in his district and influenced every aspect of community life in Abaco,” according to Davis who released a statement following his death on Thursday morning.

Davis said his sudden passing has left a significant leadership void in Abaco and huge shoes to be filled.

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