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Prime Minister offers condolences on passing of Belize’s first Governor General Dame Minita Gordon

Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2021. 2:04 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The office of the Prime Minister today announced the death of former Governor General Dame Elmira Minita Gordon, GCMG, GCVO.

Gordon died yesterday, January 1, 2021, in Inglewood, California.

Gordon served as Belize’s first Governor General from 1981 to 1993, the first woman in the Commonwealth to assume the role.

Prime Minister John Briceño and the Government of Belize extended condolences to the family and friends of Dame Minita Gordon.

Details of her burial will be shared at a later date.


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