RT. HON. GEORGE CADLE PRICE
A Birthday visit from photographer, Richard Holder
(L) Hon. John Briceno, RT. Hon. George Cadle Price, (R) Hon, Said Musa
Tomorrow, Jan 15th, The Father of Our Nation, Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price will be celebrating his 92nd birthday.
George Cadle Price was the first Prime Minister of Belize and is considered the architect of
’s independence in 1981. The former prime minister is well respected by many Belizeans for his visionary and arduous contributions to Belize ’s history. Belize
He was born the eldest of ten children on January 15, 1919 in
. Mr. Price attended Belize City St. John’s College and studied briefly for the priesthood at a seminary in . Guatemala
In 1944 Mr. Price entered municipal politics in
and by 1947 he was elected to the Belize City Town Board. He was the mayor of Belize City from 1958 to 1962 and a founding member of the People's United Party. Belize City
Belize was granted internal self-government from and Mr. Price became Premier of Belize. London
On September 21st, 1981 Mr. Price became the first Prime Minister of an Independent Belize.
Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price was awarded The Order of the Caribbean Community by CARICOM and became the first National Hero of Belize on September 19, 2000. Because of his life of service to Belize, five stamps were issued in his honor.
I would like to wish Leader Emeritus of the People's United Party and the Father of our Nation, the Rt. Honorable George Cadle Price a Happy Birthday.
You can read more here: http://www.villageviewpost.com/2010/09/belizean-spotlight-september-2010_6104.html
Belize National Anthem sung by Rt. Hon. George Price.
Photo #1 from Yasser Musa, #2 by Richard Holder, and # 3 from John Briceno