Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2022. 5:24 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Today, Belize lost a politician, statesman, leader, and Belizean patriot, former two-time Prime Minister Sir Manuel Esquivel.
Sir Manuel, who had been battling health issues for a while, reportedly died at a local hospital around 4:30 p.m. today.
The Right Honourable Sir Manuel Esquivel served as Prime Minister of Belize from 1984-1989 and from 1993-1998.
Sir Manuel was appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council by Queen Elizabeth II which is a life-time appointment conferring the title “Right Honourable”. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate degree from Loyola University, among many other accolades.
Breaking Belize News expresses its sincerest condolences to his loved ones during this time of bereavement.
May he rest in peace
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