By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Benque House of Culture NICH will offer a Mass in honour of George Price on the first George Price Day, Saturday, January 15.
According to the Benque House of Culture coordinator Nalleli Yacab, they have planned a Tribute Mass in honor of the ‘Father of the Nation’, the late Right Honourable George Cadle Price.
The present Government dedicated January 15, the birthday of the late Prime Minister, as a national holiday. George Price was born on January 15, 1919.
Price was First Minister and then Premier before Independence and Prime Minister after Independence. He was the head of government from 1961 to 1984 and from 1989 to 1993.
“No other political leader has had a greater impact and influence on our identity and sense of being Belizean than George Price,” said Prime Minister John Briceño in his message on the occasion of the first George Price Day.
“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,” said former Prime Minister Said Musa.
The Tribute Mass will be officiated at 6:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Benque Viejo del Carmen.
Ian Yacab and Los Hijos del West Marimba Ensemble will be accompanying the Mass.