Statement by Hon. Dean Barrow on the passing of Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:00

PM Dean BarrowWith profound regret, the Government of Belize announces the death of the Rt. Hon. George Price, National Hero and Father of Belizean Independence.

Mr. Price died around 6:30am today, Monday September 19th, 2011.

A Diplomatic Note goes out this morning to inform the world of Mr. Price’s passing.

The Government of Belize in conjunction with Mr. Price’s family, is making arrangements for a state funeral to take place on Monday, September 26th.

As well, Books of Condolences in which tributes can be inscribed, will be opened today in Belmopan and Belize City.

An official period of mourning begins now, and flags will be flown at half-mast right through to September 26th, with the exception of Independence Day.

Additional details concerning the funeral ceremony and the burial of the National Hero, will be released as soon as they are finalized.

On behalf of a grateful Nation to which Mr. Price devoted his entire life, I offer condolences to his immediate and extended family and to the People’s United Party.

This was a giant of a man, the greatest architect of Belizean Nationalism and Belizean Sovereignty.

May he rest in peace.

P.M. Dean Barrow