Last week Belize celebrated 30 years of being independent. Before then it was a British colony named British Honduras. Today I am taking a moment to remember the father of this Belizean nation, Rt. Hon. George Price. He died last week monday, 2 days before the Independence Day on the 21st of September, which he has helped bring about. The present prime minister has announced that today, the day of his funeral, will become a national holiday in honor of Price.
He was our first prime minister.He has set a great example of what a prime minister should be, and has perhaps contributed the most to Belizean politics. People will remember him as a very humble and unselfish leader, one who was willing to sacrifice everything for his country. What other prime minster would be content to live in a one room house and drive a beaten up old truck as prime minister?... He was not too proud to walk along the street picking up other people's trash. We Belizeans have a lot to learn from him.
At 92, we are happy that he is finally relieved of all the earthly burdens and is able to get his much needed rest.