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Have you met George Price?  Did you work with him?  Do you have a first-hand anecdote?  Let us know your story about the George Price you know by filling out the form below and we might share it on our website.  You can read other stories on the “Read Submitted Stories” page.

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The George Price Centre for Peace and Development has established a number of exciting projects and is preparing for more.

  • The Conflict Resolution Programme: “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Established in 2007, the Centre’s Reading Programme helps to improve children’s reading skills and ensures that they have fun doing this!
  • Proper research can be a powerful tool for social advocacy. With this in mind, the George Price Centre for Peace and Development is planning the establishment of a Research Project with the goal to cultivate scientific and critical thinking in students at secondary and tertiary level.

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The George Price Centre for Peace and Development is a not-for-profit NGO with a limited staff.  While small in scale, we aim to make a big impact in our community and our country.  We can only do that with the help of volunteers.  Here’s how you can be involved in making a difference:

  • You can simply visit us:  be it our museum, IT training centre, library or any of our activities: come and experience the Centre!
  • You can enroll in any of our awesome volunteer opportunities and contribute some of your time and talents to the peaceful development of our Nation

Browse through our site to find out more about how you can

be part of this exciting development!


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• Do I need to make an appointment to come and visit the museum?

No, you can come and visit us any time during regular opening hours:

Monday through Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Fridays 5.00 p.m.)
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: From 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

If you want to visit in a group or with a school, we ask you to give us a little call ahead so that we can better prepare for your visit. We also have special quizzes prepared for school visits, so call us at 822-1054!

• What is the entrance fee to the museum?

Visits are FREE! We want everyone to come and enjoy. You are always welcome however to leave a contribution in our donation box!


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•What are the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Centre?

Besides the obvious bonus of supporting the activities at the Centre, you will have full and free access to the Centre’s library and IT Training Centre, complete with internet access! In addition you will receive special invitations to our events, such as opening of exhibits and shows. Finally, you will also benefit from reduced rates to trainings and events. Need we say more?

• How can I become a Friend of the Centre?

It is easy! Just fill out this form and send it with your payment to the George Price Centre for Peace and Development, Price Centre Road, Belmopan. You can also make a payment directly to our account at the Holy Redeemer Credit Union – account number 50317 – and send the form together with the prove of deposit to us.

• How can I make a donation to the Centre?

We gladly accept your contribution here at the Centre. If you are not able to make it here, you can deposit your contribution to our account (details to be provided soon). If you want your donation to be placed in the Centre’s Endowment Fund, rather then in the Operational Fund, you can contact us for more information at 822-1054 or info@gpcbelize.com

• I would like to volunteer at the Centre. Is there an opportunity for me?

Definitely! The Centre’s staff is very small and we appreciate all the help in ensuring that are programmes are running well and that we can expand them to even better serve our community and our country. Have a look at the “Get Involved” section on this site and let us know where you would like to join in.

Creative Writing

Facilitator Kimberly Vasquez (Producer, Director and Script Writer) will encourage a basic appreciation for poetry and story writing as a form of creative expression. Imagination and ideas will be free-flowing as the children develop their own short stories and poetry!

Date:August 2 to 6

Time 7-10 year old: 9:00am – 11:30am

Time 11-14 year and older: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $30.00

For registration, please visit the Centre. We open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Brothers in Arms
The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder
by Gus Russo and Stephen Molton

Built on thirty years of intense research, Brothers in Arms is a vivid narration of a fascinating time, revealing stunning new information about Oswald’s motivations for the Kennedy murder, the clash of international spy apparatuses, and the secrets kept by Cuba, the USSR and the CIA for forty-five years. For the many readers fascinated by this story, it provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

Taiwan Youth Mini-Camp

In collaboration with the Embassy of Taiwan and Youth of the Future, the Centre will also be the venue for the “Taiwan Youth Mini-Camp”. Youths ages 14 to 20 will enjoy a cultural exchange with Taiwan, learning more about martial arts, lantern and stone painting and much, much more.

The Mini-Camp will be from July 19th to 23rd (Monday through Friday – all day). For more information and registration, please call any of the Youth for the Future offices – Rhetton Belisle of the Belmopan office can be reached at 627-1852

Reading is FUN

Let us prove to your children that reading is not only easy, it is also fun!

• July Session
– For Infant I and Infant II students
– July 5th to 16th – Monday through Friday from 2.00 to 4.00

• August Session
– For Infant I and Infant II students
– August 2 to 13th – Monday through Friday from 2.00 to 4.00

Please apply in person at the Centre, via telephone 822-1054 or e-mail to info@gpcbelize.com

This programme is offered free of cost.
However, contributions ($ or snacks) are appreciated!

Volunteer Reading Mentors are also welcome!

PEACE Camp – Preventing, Engaging and Addressing Conflict Effectively!

Children will participate in 10 half-day sessions that will serve as a foundation to useful, practical conflict resolution skills they can apply to their every day lives. PEACE Camp is part of our Conflict Resolution Programme, sponsored by the Belize Natural Energy Trust.

• July Session

- For students ages 8 to 11
– July 5th to 16th – Monday through Friday from 9.00 to 11.30

• August Session

- For students ages 12 to 16
– August 2 to 13th – Monday through Friday from 9.00 to 11.30

Space for this camp is limited.
Please apply in person at the Centre, via telephone 822-1054 or e-mail to info@gpcbelize.com

This programme is offered free of cost.
However, contributions ($ or snacks) are appreciated!

 

 

Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

Internationally acclaimed, Fahrenheit 451 is the classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published fifty years ago!

This book is a personal pick of Cisco Fernandez, Peace Corps Volunteer at the Centre!

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

Hello! My name is Cisco Fernandez, and it is my pleasure to introduce myself as the Peace Corps Volunteer assigned to assist with the George Price Centre for Peace and Development’s Conflict Resolution Programme!

I am a native of Virginia in the United States and will be living in Belmopan and working with this particular programme over the next two years. I have a passion for peace and justice and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with such an amazing institution. It is my sincerest hope that during my time here I can play some small part in the long-term goals of peace and development in Belize.

In this picture: Elsie Alpuche; US Ambassador H.E. Vinai Thummalapally; Cisco Fernandez and Nina Hernandez (PC Country Director) at the official swearing-inn ceremony of 36 US Peace Corps Volunteers to Belize.

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Price Centre Road
City of Belmopan, Belize
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Psychodrama

From the Series: Creative Therapies in Practice

Paul Wilkins

Following the theatrical process that lies at the heart of psychodrama, this book shows how the enactment of scenes from the past, present or future, whether real or imagined, can benefit the group or individuals involved, leading to unexpected insight and growth through creativity and spontaneity. Psycho-dramatic terms and processes are explained and illustrated using numerous examples from practice.

This book is a personal pick of Marianna Wood, a volunteer at the Centre!

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

The Women’s Department is conducting a Gender Sensitization Training for Youth focusing on the link between Gender and Violence in Belize.

The session will be held at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The primary objective is to promote a gender-sensitive, youth-focused social communications strategy on gender-based violence.  The expected end result is to develop trained community-based young women and men in advocacy and peer interventions.

For more information and participation, contact Ms. Icilda Humes at 804-2098 or 623-6181.

Last Wednesday marked the last day of the Centre’s Reading Programme 2009/2010.  All throughout 28 weeks, Senior Students of the Belize Christian Academy mentored a group of 30 faithful little students and helped them to improve their reading skills as well as inspired an interest in reading as an educational and fun activity.

The Reading Programme was initially offered in the summer of 2007, but building on its successful start, the Centre continued to offer the programme throughout the year, with the kind assistance of the Seniors at the Belize Christian Academy.

For more information on the Centre’s Reading Programme, including the Summer Sessions, e-mail us at info@gpcbelize.com

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Be it our museum, IT training centre, library or any of our activities: come and experience the Centre!

  • Exhibit: George Price – man of purpose and vision. This multimedia exhibit takes you on a journey through Belize’s history in search of George Price, the man behind the politician who “by the Might of Truth and the Grace of God” led the young nation of Belize from a British colony to a strong, dynamic and independent country.  The permanent exhibit is often complimented by smaller, traveling exhibits which can all be visited free of cost.
  • The library at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development houses a fantastic collection of books on issues such as peace, social development, human rights and the development of the Caribbean and Central-American Regions.
  • Our IT Training Centre was established with the assistance from the Republic of China (Taiwan).  The Centre houses 29 computers that are internet-connected and are available for research by university students as well as Friends of the Centre.

ADDRESS AND OPENING HOURS

The George Price Centre for Peace and Development
Price Centre Road
Belmopan, BELIZE (Central-America)
Tel: 501-822-1054
E-Mail: info@gpcbelize.com

Open Monday through Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Fridays to 5.00 p.m.)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon

 

 

 

 

 

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The library at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development houses a fantastic collection of books on issues such as peace, social development, human rights and the development of the Caribbean and Central-American Regions.  Every week we highlight one of the books on this site; check out our “books of the week” here below.  We also house a children’s library and an Audio Visual Selection.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Anyone can sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.

If you would like to contribute books or audio-visual material on the wider subject of Peace and Development of Belize, the Region and the World, kindly contact us at info@gpcbelize.com or at 822-1054. We will upkeep your collection in impeccable state and will acknowledge you for your contribution.

The Centre’s Volunteer Programme is open to all individuals interested in investing some of their time and/or expertise to the development of the Centre.

*** NEW OPPORTUNITY ***
The George Price Centre for Peace and Development houses an IT Training Centre (ITTC) with 25 computers. The ITTC was donated by the Republic of China (Taiwan) and has been used over the years for IT training and as a general research centre for students.  To maximize the impact of this great resource in Belmopan, the Centre is considering the opening of a Homework Drop-in Centre at the ITTC from Mondays through Thursday – 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. This however cannot be accomplished without the help of volunteers to supervise the use of computers and to assist students where needed. The larger the number of committed volunteers, the lighter the work!  If you are interested to help, give us a call at 822-1054.

Students as well as professionals are invited to assist in any of our activities and programmes:

  • Data-entry for the Archival Collection and Library
  • Upgrade and maintenance of the IT Training Centre
  • Organization of cultural activities, setting up of exhibits, and more…

Be part of this historic and exiting development in the Capital City.  Kindly e-mail your contact details to info@gpcbelize.com or call us at 822-1054 to join the Centre’s Team!


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The Friends of the Centre Programme was established in support of our educational and cultural programmes.   Help us to continue developing the Centre into a true venue of inspiration for the peaceful development of Belize.

YOU are invited to join the Friends of the Centre Programme 2013

As a Friend of the Centre you will enjoy full access to our library as well as discounts to selected events and trainings.   In addition, you will receive exclusive invitations to special evenings such as the opening of art exhibits, concerts and presentations.

All you need to do is to fill out the Application Form and visit us at the Centre to pay the following contribution:

Student Membership: $20.00

Individual Membership: $35.00

Family Membership: $75.00

Corporate Membership: $20.00 per employee (minimum 5)

Click  to download the Friends of the Centre Programme Application Form

 Become a Friend of the Centre today and be our special guest all year round!

We invite you to enjoy this Picture Gallery and to help us identify the  people that George Price met, the specific occasion, the year and approximate date the picture was taken.  Send your information in the box provided below.

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    GP1 - George Price
    GP1 - George Price
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     George Cadle Price
    Official portrait of George Price
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    GP3 - Swing Bridge in Belize City after Hurricane Hattie, October 31, 1961
    GP3 - Swing Bridge in Belize City after Hurricane Hattie, October 31, 1961
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    GP4 - Belize City after Hurricane Hattie, October 31, 1961
    GP4 - Belize City after Hurricane Hattie, October 31, 1961
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    GP5 - George Price, First Minister, visiting villages in his famous Landrover
    GP5 - George Price, First Minister, visiting villages in his famous Landrover
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    GP6 - George Price assisting to push the Landrover out of the mud
    GP6 - George Price assists in pushing the Landrover out of the mud
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    GP7 - George Price visiting a school milk feeding programme with Minister of Health, C.L.B. Rogers
    GP7 - George Price visiting a school milk feeding programme with Minister of Health, C.L.B. Rogers
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    GP8 - George Price returning from independence negotiations in London
    GP8 - George Price returning from independence negotiations in London
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    GP9 - George Price in early morning prayer
    GP9 - George Price in early morning prayer
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    GP10 - George Price writing notes with Luis Puck (standing with paper in hand) and Salustiano Magana (standing, looking at Mr. Price)
    GP10 - George Price writing notes with Luis Puck (standing with paper in hand) and Salustiano Magana (standing, looking at Mr. Price)
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    GP11 - George Price visiting a village
    GP11 - George Price visiting a village
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    GP12 - Office of Premier George Price
    GP12 - Office of Premier George Price
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    GP13 - George Price visiting a Mennonite Community
    GP13 - George Price visiting a Mennonite Community
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    GP14 - Premier George Price at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
    GP14 - Premier George Price at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
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    GP15 - George Price waiting in line on election day
    GP15 - George Price waiting in line on election day
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    GP16 - George Price meets a young boy on the road
    GP16 - George Price meets a young boy on the road
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“George Price is a man of few words.  Language for him is a tool for communication and action, with clarity of thought and economy of words.  What a paradox for a leader in a liberation movement, who, when the occasion required, could inspire a crowd with a vision of change for a better future!  He values his privacy, his time for reflection and meditation.  Yet when the hard decisions had to be made, he would convert “the whispered message” into a “thundering call” to action.

The virtues of George Price portrayed in his speeches are honesty, humility, dedication, insightfulness and patriotism. These qualities, no doubt, explain how he could be the unassailable leader of the PUP from 1956 to 1996 and the democratically elected First Minister, Premier and Prime Minister of Belize over a span of decades.” (Said Musa  – foreword to George Price: Father of the Nation Belize)

Listen here to some of the inspiring speeches and addresses by George Price:

Address by George Price at the opening of the St. John’s School in Queens Square on November 10, 1969 (Part I and II)

George Price – Track 23

George Price – Track 24

All audio segments courtesy of The Belize Archives Department.

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