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Jan 14, 2022

PM Briceño Reflects on George Price

John Briceño

He is called the Father of the Nation for taking Belize from a British colony to an independent country.  Since his death in 2011, the People’s United Party has been actively promoting his legacy.  In fact, the Briceño administration has declared January fifteenth, George Price’s birthday, to be a public and bank holiday.  Today, in honour of that occasion, Prime Minister John Briceño encouraged everyone to emulate Mister Price’s efforts to build the nation.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“No other political leader has had a greater impact and influence on our identity and sense of being Belizean than George Price. Said Musa, our former Prime Minister, wrote about Mr. Price saying that: “To think of George Price is to think of Belize, his life, beliefs, and values have been the guiding light in the destiny of Belize, taking it from a once backward colony of Britain to a young, dynamic, sovereign, democratic Central American state in the Caribbean region.” I agree with Said Musa. Today in Belize, many of our citizens are below the age of twenty, so it is important that we continue to build on our respect for our National Hero. His humility, dedication, insightfulness, and patriotism must thunder across this land. In doing so, we acknowledge the 1981 generation of Belizeans, who are determined to see an independent Belize. Despite the enormous, international geo-political obstacles, and territorial threats, on this George Price Day, let us continue to focus on our task of nation-building, so that together we can turn Belize into a socially and economically vibrant modern nation.  Let us be bold and determined, in the spirit of Mr. Price. Let us unite and get on with the task of nation-building.  Happy George Price Day!”

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