September Promotion

This “September Season”, organize your patriotic event at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development and benefit from a 50% reduced rental rate! For more information, call 822-1054 or send us an e-mail at

This September, show your National Colours at the George Price Centre!


Thank You!Last Wednesday the Seniors of Belize Christian Academy organized a fun afternoon for the children who participated in the Centre’s Reading Programme 2011/2012.  As in the previous years, BCA Seniors were tasked with preparing lesson plans, organize activities and work with a group of 30 Primary School children to assist them in improving their reading skills while having fun!  The Seniors did an outstanding job!  On behalf of the George Price Centre and all the children participating in the programme, we thank the Principal, Staff and Seniors of BCA for their vision and dedication -another year of reaching out to the Belmopan community through this Reading Programme.  We look forward to meeting the new Seniors in October!


The Embassy of the United States is organizing two-day Grant Writing and Fundraising Workshops by Susan Fox, Fundraising Consultant at Certified Fund Raising Executive. The workshops will take place as follows:

June 5 and 6 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize City

June 7 and 8 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 
at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development, Belmopan

For registration, contact Public Affairs Assistant, Denise Fuller by e-mail at or call 822-4011 ext. 4370.  Deadline for registration is Friday, June 1 at midday.  Please note that participation is limited; registration is on a first come, first serve basis.


The Belize National Youth Chess Foundation’s Chess Club which meets at the George Price Centre will be accepting new players -ages 5 years and up- to its programme. Sign-up day is Tuesday, June 5 at 4.00 p.m. The Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. The programme is free of charge, though donations are welcomed!

Come exercise your brain,
make new friends and
have fun playing!

Adults and High School Students are invited to come and help. For more information contact Ella at



Make Peace with Anyone
Breakthrough strategies to quickly end any conflict, feud or estrangement
By David J. Lieberman

Behaviorist Dr. David J. Lieberman shows you step-by-step how to bring other people back together or gain forgiveness for yourself – no matter how hopeless the situation seems.  From office tiffs to ten-year rifts, new techniques in human behaviour show you how to quickly resolve any personality conflict, ongoing feud or longtime estrangement… now.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us!


The exhibition “24” was assembled to say farewell to Cisco Fernandez, the Peace Corps Volunteer who assisted the George Price Centre for Peace and Development for 24 months. Each of the 24 stations highlights an area of Cisco’s life in Belize.  His service here was an example of what a Peace Corps Volunteer is all about: building bridges of friendship through exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding.

Cisco is also sharing a letter to all his friends in Belize, which you can read here.

“24” – on display until June 6


Belmopan Active Youths (BAY) is a newly formed group under the leadership of the Belmopan City Council whose focus it is to work hand in hand with the community for youths, to ensure a developing and active environment by engaging youths in meaningful activities and events, to educate individuals to become empowered and produce greatness, so that we may become a better Belmopan.

BAY will be hosting a Movie Night, screening “Joyful Noise” on Friday, May 25 at 7.00 p.m.  Entrance fee is only $3.00 – snacks and juices will be on sale.


Tenugui is a piece of dyed cotton cloth.  It is a part of Japanese traditional culture and is very useful to wipe, wrap, cover and decorate, among its many applications.  Come and try Tenugui with Megumi Iwasaki and Takashi Hamazaki, both JICA Volunteers in Belize.

Saturday, May 26 at 1.00 p.m.
Participation is free * Material will be provided


Introduction to Caribbean Politics
By Cynthia Barrow-Giles

This introductory text provides a broad historical sweep of Caribbean politics, from the slave era to the contemporary period, characterised by issues of structural adjustments and globalisation, and in between, the years of worker revolt and protest.  This student-friendly text contains summaries of the key concepts discussed in each section, questions to test students’ understanding, suggestions for further reading and a self-assessment section.  The key concepts/issues include: Imperialism, Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, Re-Colonisation;  Struggles of the working class people; The politics of constitutional decolonisation and the Westminster model; Party systems and electoral politic; Trade Unionism; The Politics of change: alternative development strategies and Regional integration.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us!


The Embassy of the United States in Belize invites you to “Liberty Winds”…

Liberty Winds is a classical wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn) of leading professional players from the greater Philadelphia area. The members of the group have performed with many well known ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and Metropolitan Opera in addition to other symphonic, opera, ballet and pops orchestras. Its musicians have performed concerts in over 40 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Liberty Winds’ repertoire includes a wide variety of classical and popular music with over 200 pieces in its library. Unlike many classical ensembles, the group also has music by African, African-American, Arabic, Asian and Latin composers.


French violinist and teacher Gilles Rabinovitch will perform his farewell concert as he is leaving Belize after 7 years of teaching here. More than 20 of his former and current students will accompany him, as well as Courtney Gillett and Samantha Smith, violin, and Charlotte Hawkins, cello.

Sunday, May 20 at 3.00 p.m.
Entrance: $15.00 Adults – $10.00 Children 12 and under


The Master Strategist
Power, Purpose and Principle
By Ketan J. Patel

Since the turn of the century, we have seen hopes of a new era of peace shattered by the attack of 9/11. We have witnessed the US becoming embroiled in a divisive and seemingly unwinnable war in Iraq. We have looked on as new nuclear rivalries have sprung up with Iran and North Korea. We have seen Europe struggle to define its place in the New World Order. And we have observed the balance of world focus towards China and India as they have continued their unprecedented economic rise.

What is the significance of all this? Are there random events or is there an underlying pattern? What is required of leaders and individuals to propel the world in a more positive direction? The Master Strategist provides the means to decipher these changes, offering unique insights into the issues and patterns that are defining the future, and pointing the way to strategies for a freer and more peaceful and prosperous world.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us!


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.

Two years ago, upon the kind invitation of the US Department of State, the Centre was able to participate in the “International Visitor Leadership Programme” to learn more about programmes for at-risk youth in the USA.  One of the most memorable visits was the one to Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, headed by Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit Priest.  Their mission?  Jobs not Jails!  The exact message that yesterday’s Channel 7 news item was all about (Southside Poverty Alleviation Project / Francis Woods).

Jobs not Jails!  Is the solution that easy? Watch the trailer of “Father G and the Homeboys” here. Come and join for a free screening, followed by discussion on May 15 at 7.00 p.m.


The Belmopan Branch of the Belize Cancer Society invites one and all to its Forum on the topic of Colon Cancer.  The Forum will take place at the Centre on Thursday, May 10 from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m. The main presenter will be Dr. Mark Musa, gastro-enterologist.  Mrs. Sylvia Laasner will talk about her experience with colon cancer and both Mrs. Yvonne Hyde and Mr. Rodney Neal will also share a personal story.  The moderator for the evening will be Ms. Lindy Jeffery.

Remember – Cancer does not discriminate against race nor gender
!!! Come and be informed !!!


Dependent Development
The Alliance of Multinational, State and Local Capital in Brazil
By Peter Evans

In order to analyze Brazil’s recent accumulation of capital in the light of its continued dependence, Peter Evans focuses on the relationships among multinational corporations, local private entrepreneurs, and state-owned enterprises that have developed in Brazil over the last decade. He argues that while relations among the three kinds of capital continue to be contradictory, a triple alliance has been formed that provides the social structural basis for the pattern of local industrialization that has emerged

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us!


Voices of Protest
Documents of Courage and Dissent
Edited by Frank Lowenstein, Sheryl Lechner and Erik Bruun

This eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world.  Voices of Protest is an inspiring and comprehensive look at the meaning of protest throughout history, in democratic and nondemocratic societies. It is also a rousing confirmation that individual and community action matters and has great influence.

Collected here are more than 300 documents—essays, letters, newspaper articles, court decisions, song lyrics, poetry, cartoons, and more—that represent seven main categories of protest: Civil Rights; National Self- Determination; Economic Justice; Environmental Conservation; Religious Freedom and Morality; Peace and War; and International Political Freedoms.

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, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us!



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