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Sep 19, 2011

George Cadle Price

The Right Hon. George Price led the nationalist movement and the country to self-government and then to Independence on September 21st, 1981. He is considered the Father of the Nation and National Hero and is the Leader Emeritus of the People’s United Party. His life was dedicated to service to country.


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24 Responses for “George Cadle Price”

  1. Coro Gial says:

    Rest in peace our father of the nation. Our hero. Through him we are free. Thanks today now and forever. He will always live in our hearts.

  2. KIKA says:

    MY CONDOLENCES TO THE HON. GEORGE PRICE . HIS JOUNEY HERE ON EARTH IS DONE BUT HIS LEGACY LIVES FOREVER. HIS LEGACY WILL BE PASSED ON FROM GENEREATION TO GENERATION. HE HAD SET A STRNG LEADERSHIP ROLE FOR THOSE YET TO FOLLOW AND YET TO COME. HE IS VERY HUMBLE, KIND LOVING AND HAD TAKEN THIS COUNTRY FOR LAND OF THE FREE BY THE CARIB SEA. REST IN PEACE HONORABLE GEORGE CADLE PRICE WITH LOVE. THE TRIBUTE IN THE EARLY MORNING OF HIS DEATH MAKE SOME OF US SHED TEARS OF LOVE FOR HIM.

  3. ruby says:

    R.I.P HON. GEORGE C. PRICE U WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART & MIND.U WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE & ONLY FATHER OF OUR NATION. THE ONLY PM THAT WAS HONEST & ,RESPECTFUL.GOD BLESS U & U R IN PARADISE

  4. phyllis griffith, new york says:

    Rest in Peace Honorable George C. Price, Belize’s only true leader. Mr. Price was a man of great character, charisma and leadership. I remember him fondly as a child in Monkey River when he used to sit, eat and talk with my aunt Minda Vansen in her home. He always had time to talk with us, the children and he always visited the school and give us a day off!!! I tell my children stories of him especially when he visited the school. They have never met him but they know him as much as i do. A true gentleman, a great lost to our country. My condolences to his family.

  5. Irene Vernon says:

    Mr. Price was a great man.I grew up in a family where he was talked of with very high respect and integrity. I was told by my father that he even came to my house once. I personally admired him a lot. Let his legacy live on. Rest in peace Mr. Price. We love u

  6. Barry White says:

    PRESS RELEASE

    The Belize Student Association of Jamaica, UWI in collaboration with the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic and Methodist Church would like to express its deepest condolences to the Price family and to all Belizeans. To show our support at this time we have organized a Service of Remembrance for the late Hon. George Cadle Price on Monday the 26th September. Invited to share in this occasion are Belizean students along with the Consular General of Belize to Jamaica. An open invitation has been extended to the wider Jamaican community to participate in this memorial tribute to the father of the Belizean nation.

    Presiding at the service will be an all Belizean clergy, which include: Barry White of the Anglican Church, Pastor Shaw of the Baptist Church, Fr. Panton of the Catholic Church and Rev. Benguche of the Methodist Church. We assure you that his memory will live on, because Mr. Price not only participated in history, he made history. May his soul Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory!

  7. Jan says:

    May he rest in peace. For a true leader for a true hero for a true father of the nation. I may have not known him personally but my grandparents knew him, they used to tell stories about him. That he knew everyone’s name he had met, I was thought it was impossible to remember so much people. But to a great human being like the Rt. Hon George Price it was possible. Thank you Sir for your dedication to this beautiful jewel for giving us our freedom for give us our independence. We will surely miss you. And we should always remember your legacy for you showed us that with the help of God everything can be possible. Thank you…

  8. Veronica says:

    On behalf of the Esquiliano family from Orange Walk Town, I would like to convey our most sincerest condolences to Mr. Price’s immediate family and to the nation of Belize on a whole. God needed a hero in heaven so he looked down on earth and saw him. Rest in peace Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price. You will be gone but never forgotten by your children of Belize.

  9. rodolfo aldana jr says:

    on behalf of r aldana jr and family i would like to express my condolences to the price family and to the whole nation of BELIZE.Mr price in our minds and hearts you are not dead you are resting.Rest in peace father of the nation

  10. Mount Zion S.D.A. Church says:

    The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

    The nation of Belize is a better place today because of the selfless efforts of Hon. George Cadle Price. His flesh and heart may fail, but Mr. Price’s contribution to nationhood will forever be etched in the history of Belize.

    The Mount Zion S.D.A. Church joins those at home and abroad in acknowledging Mr. Price’s contribution to this our beloved country and in expressing our deepest condolences.

    We pray that the family will experience peace, comfort and strength in this their time of bereavement.

  11. Dhyllis Waight Gentle says:

    On Behalf of Mrs. Mary Ann Hope de Waight widow of the late Roy A. Waight Sr and family. I Dhyllis Waight -Gentle wish to extend our condolences to the Family of the Right Honorable George Cadle Price, The father of our beloved Belize. Special condolence extended to DR. John Waight . May he Rest in Peace. And his memories lives on forever. May God continue to bless his family, our nation and the entire Belizean population.

  12. Eric Henderson says:

    On behalf of my family , I forward my heartfelt condolences to his family and to the nation of Belize. The Rt Hon George Price was a man of great character and led by example. We should teach his words and ways ot our schools to make our nation a better place like he envisioned.
    He will be present in the Belizean consciousness forever. May he Rest In Peace.

  13. Eric Henderson says:

    On behalf of my family, I forward my heartfelt condolences to his family and the nation of Belize. He was a man of great character and led by example. His ways and words should be taught in our schools across this great independent country to ensure that we better our country as he had envisioned. The Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price met with Presidents, Queens, Prime Ministers, Popes, etc. but had the versatility to relate to the common man. He made our country an example to the world, the way he took diverse ethnicities and made us Belizean, while promoting unity. May he Rest In Peace.

  14. Rebecca McFadzean says:

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Price and the nation of Belize.
    Mr. Price will be missed by all Belizeans. Please pass along my sincere condolences to the Price, Craig, Usher and Waight Family. I wish I could be there with the rest of my Belizeans to pay my respect. I will keep the Father of the Nation and his family close to my heart during this time of bereavement. Mr. Price was a true leader that was always for the people. He always had a big heart and treated all as one. He always felt that everyone should be treated equally. I will keep his memories as a Leader as long as I live and pray for the Nation and the family. I hope that our Nation can continue his legacy in his honor. May his soul rest in peace and may he never be forgotten.

  15. Beck McFadzean says:

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Price and the nation of Belize.
    Mr. Price will be missed by all Belizeans. Please pass along my sincere condolences to the Price, Craig, Usher and Waight Family. I wish I could be there with the rest of my Belizeans to pay my respect. I will keep the Father of the Nation and his family close to my heart during this time of bereavement. Mr. Price was a true leader that was always for the people. He always had a big heart and treated all as one. He always felt that everyone should be treated equally. I will keep his memories as a Leader as long as I live and pray for the Nation and the family. I hope that our Nation can continue his legacy in his honor and may he live happily in heaven with our LOrd

  16. Beck McFadzean says:

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Price and the nation of Belize.
    Mr. Price will be missed by all Belizeans. Please pass along my sincere condolences to the Price, Craig, Usher and Waight Family. I wish I could be there with the rest of my Belizeans to pay my respect. I will keep our Father and his family close to my heart during this time of bereavement. Mr. Price was a true leader that was always for the people. He always had a big heart and treated all as one. He always felt that everyone should be treated equally. I will keep his memories as a Leader as long as I live and pray for the Nation and the family. I hope that our Nation can continue his legacy in his honor and may he live happily in heaven with our Lord

  17. Collet Montejo says:

    On behalf of my family and our larger Cayo Central family, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the Rt. Hon. George Price, the PUP family and the nation of Belize on such a great loss. George Price was a giant of a man and his impact on us in Cayo Central was profound. Georgeville is where it is today and what it is today because of George Price. Thanks George. Rest in Peace and rise in Glory.

  18. Eric Rodriguez says:

    the rodriguez family from progresso will always remember Mr. Price as the father of the nation who took care of this nation like his son. he is a true father. may his soul resty in peace.

  19. Dr. Errol Vanzie says:

    On behalf of the Vanzie/Montano family, I express our condolences to the family of the Rt Hon George C. Price. We were blessed and honored as a family to have known and interact with such great and humble soul. To Mr. Price, people were more that numbers; to him people had names, faces and a story. He believed in the in the equality of man and justice for all. May his soul rest in peace.

  20. Jean Burn Yates, British Columbia says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of The Right Honorable Mr. George Cadle Price “Father of Belize”–such a deserving honor for a gentleman who dedicated his life to the service of his country. I left Belize in 1961 but have always remembered his most gracious greeting as we met on the streets of Belize. I wish I had the privilege to have known him–especially that I learned later that he is on the Burn family tree. I will remember him proudly. Well done, Sir. Rest in peace!

  21. olivia perera says:

    my sincerest condolences to the family of The Right Honorable Mr George Cadle Price Father of The Nation . He has been a very good man to my country of Belize ,even if he has died he is still living in my heart and in my mothers heart .her name is Mrs Elena Perera , i will always remember him .May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  22. Alice in Hollywood says:

    Along with the numerous offerings of condolences above, I certainly cannot replicate anything that has not already been said. However, I’d like to share just a few notable memories that I hold of this dear gentleman, leader, scholar, example and above all, Father of our Nation.

    As a child I so frequently heard his voice echo as he entered our yard on Freetown Road, came through the back gate and up the stairs to greet the family. “Miss Elliott, Miss Elliot,” his voice would reverberate to announce his arrival to my mom. In a word, that memory speaks of humility and a leader who was always willing to reach down to the grass roots.

    A similar memory that further exemplifies his humility is etched on my mind. On a trip I once took with Channel Five as we were filming a documentary in rural Belize, we came across the Prime Minister and his driver in a field that had a gate to gain entry to the premises. The Prime Minister (not his driver, or a “bodyguard”) got out of his blue Jeep, opened the gate and waited for the driver to pass through before getting back in, greeting us and heading on his way. Wow, I thought. What a leader by example!! One who hastened to serve rather than being served. Just like Christ said.

    One last anecdote. My mom’s husband once related an incident that had occurred shortly after hurricane Hattie amidst the relief efforts. He stated that he and a few others had been assisting in the clean up and happened to “fall into” an opportunity to avail themselves of some of the food items that had come in to distribute to those in need. Thinking they would be doing a service to the Leader, they took a portion of those items and brought them to him for his personal consumption. They were both humbled and ashamed when the honorable Prime Minister (Party Leader at the time) chided them for having even considered such a thing—-to take from folk that were in need. He refused the items and had them returned to the source for the distribution. It was from that moment, stated this gentleman, that he acquired the utmost respect for Mr. Price.

    Rest in peace, dear Father of our nation! Belize has lost its greatest treasure. Who will now take the torch and run with it?

  23. ALICE IN HOLLYWOOD says:

    Along with the numerous offerings of condolences above, I certainly cannot replicate anything that has not already been said. However, I’d like to share just a few notable memories that I hold of this dear gentleman, leader, scholar, example and above all, Father of our Nation.

    As a child I so frequently heard his voice echo as he entered our yard on Freetown Road, came through the back gate and up the stairs to greet the family. “Miss Elliott, Miss Elliot,” his voice would reverberate to announce his arrival to my mom. In a word, that memory speaks of humility and a leader who was always willing to reach down to the grass roots.

    A similar memory that further exemplifies his humility is etched on my mind. On a trip I once took with Channel Five as we were filming a documentary in rural Belize, we came across the Prime Minister and his driver in a field that had a gate to gain entry to the premises. The Prime Minister (not his driver, or a “bodyguard”) got out of his blue Jeep, opened the gate and waited for the driver to pass through before getting back in, greeting us and heading on his way. Wow, I thought. What a leader by example!! One who hastened to serve rather than being served. Just like Christ said.

    One last anecdote. My mom’s husband once related an incident that had occurred shortly after hurricane Hattie amidst the relief efforts. He stated that he and a few others had been assisting in the clean up and happened to “fall into” an opportunity to avail themselves of some of the food items that had come in to distribute to those in need. Thinking they would be doing a service to the Leader, they took a portion of those items and brought them to him for his personal consumption. They were both humbled and ashamed when the honorable Prime Minister (Party Leader at the time) chided them for having even considered such a thing—-to take from folk that were in need. He refused the items and had them returned to the source for the distribution. It was from that moment, stated this gentleman, that he acquired the utmost respect for Mr. Price.

    Rest in peace, dear Father of our nation! Belize has lost its greatest treasure. Who will now take the torch and run with it?

  24. Zeus says:

    Many years ago, there was an abandoned kid on the streets of Belize. This kid had lost his parents and was being raised by a horrible, mean, sadistic step mother. So instead of going home at night time, the kid slept under a church with a bunch of wild dogs. George Price found out about this situation and quietly intervened. The kid began working at the Belize Times and commenced to earn a living. George Price arranged for the kid to be taught how to read and write. Today, the kid is all grown up, and the story has a successful and happy ending. George Price was a very noble and ethical leader. I will remember him always and lay accolades on his character at all times. During this Belizean time of grief, lets remember his greatness and what he did for our nation. I am confident that today he sits alongside his comrades in Heaven.

  25. Marcel Perera says:

    I met this man one time personally. He gave me a letter of recommendation back when I was looking for a job in Belize. He was such a wonderful man and humble and intelligent and honest. I saw him a few times after as he liked to walk to work in the mornings and wave at his people. Wonderful man and absolutely the Father of Our Nation. Wish Belize would have more like him…

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