A Quick Q&A…

• When was Mr. Price born?

Mr. Price, son of William Cadle Price and Irene Cecilia Escalante was born on January 15, 1919.  He was the third of eleven children.

• What is Mr. Price’s educational background?

His early schooling was at Holy Redeemer and St. John’s College in Belize.  Later, he attended the St. Augustine Minor Seminary in Mississippi, USA and the Mayor Seminario Conciliar in Guatemala.

• What about Mr. Price’s political career?

George Price entered into politics in 1944.  With three days of preparation, he lost his first election. In 1947 however, he was elected to the Belize City Council and from 1958 to 1962 he was the Mayor of that Capital.  In protest against the devaluation of the British Honduran dollar in 1949, a few citizens, George Price included, formed the People’s Committee. Here was the start of the Peaceful, Constructive, Belizean Revolution. It was the forerunner of the Peoples United Party, officially established on September 29, 1950. 6 Years later, George Price was elected Party Leader. After leading the PUP to unprecedented 9 out of 11 electoral victories, being appointed First Minister, Premier (1964) and Prime Minister (1981) George Price stepped aside as party leader in 1996.

 


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