Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018. 11:59 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Whenever one thinks about the credit union movement in Belize, the name Jane Usher comes to mind. Figuratively speaking, it is almost synonymous.
At one hundred years old, Usher is the longest serving Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in the country and in the region.
Every morning she reports to work at the Holy Redeemer Credit Union (HRCU) which is the largest credit union in the country.
And so for her commitment to nation building we celebrate her as our person of the week.
On September 5th 1917, she was born on Pickstock Street in Belize city to parents to William Cadle Price and Irene Cecelia Escalante.
In 1942 she married the late Henry Charles Usher and the two went on to have 12 children.
Two years later, HRCU was established and Usher was employed as a clerk.
By 1956 she was appointed as HRCU’s CEO and continues in that capacity to today.
We note that she has received numerous awards and accolades for her development of the credit union movement in Belize.
It was because of her efforts that legislation was introduced to establish a league for credit unions.
While she added to the advancement of the credit union movement, she also added to the advancement of the nation’s people.
Usher, the older sister of the the nation’s father, Rt. Hon. George Price, was also involved in politics.
She served as a Cabinet Minister for Health and Cooperatives from 1979-1984.
She served as a member of the Opposition in the House of Representatives.
Additionally, she served as the president of the Senate from 1989-1993.
Our newsroom honors Usher and calls on other Belizeans to display the commitment, dedication and humility that she has shown while serving her people and country.
BBN wishes for a thousand more Jane Ushers and would like to thank her for all her tireless efforts!
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