Belize celebrates Philip Goldson’s 93rd birthday

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Posted Monday July 25th, 2016 at 6:49 p.m. CST


By BBN Staff: Today, July 25th is the 93rd birthday of national hero Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson and the IMG_3802National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Goldson House For
Democracy and Patriotism are celebrating the occasion.

The Goldson House, located on 82 Orange Street in Belmopan, is a research center honouring the life and contributions of Goldson, states a press release issued by government today. It features the life and times of Goldson, his life as a journalist, a family man, a man of faith, as a politician and his contributions to Belize.

IMG_3824 (1)The “Father of Democracy” was born on July 25, 1923 in Belize City to Florence Matilda Goldson and Peter Edward Goldson. Later in his life he became a leading figure during the Nationalist Movement and National Government and is “best known for his position in defence of Belize’s sovereignty with respect to the unfounded Guatemalan Claim” states the release.

Belizeans interested in learning more about him are welcome to visit the House on any day from Monday to Friday. The House opens from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoons.

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