Is your piano in need of tuning?

The George Price Centre for Peace and Development is organizing the visit of a professional piano tuner, Manuel Ruiz Trigueros who is based in Cancun ( to tune our Baby Grand Piano.  If you own a piano and are interested in having it tuned, let us know – including more pianos will bring down the shared costs and make this unique opportunity affordable for all!

Contact us at 822-1054 or e-mail for more information and registration.


The Centre’s Summer Reading Programme will take place from August 20 to 31 – every day from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  We aim at improving children’s reading skills through fun activities covering spelling, vocabulary, blends and comprehension.  The goal is to provide one adult volunteer assistant for every 3-5 children taking part in the programme, enabling each of the volunteers to fully focus on the different reading challenges of the children.

If you would like to assist in improving the reading skills of our children, please join our volunteer team by calling 822-1054 or e-mail us at


Crimes Against Humanity
The Struggle for Global Justice
(Geoffrey Robertson)

For centuries it seemed an impossible dream that international institutions could ever tell nation-states how to treat their own citizens. But after a century in which 160 million lives have been wasted by war, genocide, and torture, the worldwide human rights movement is gaining popular and political strength.

In a book that has been called “an epic work” by The Times (London), Geoffrey Robertson, one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers, weaves together disparate strands of history, philosophy, international law, and politics to show how an identification of the crime against humanity, first defined at Nuremberg, has become the key that unlocks the closed door of state sovereignty, enabling the international community to bring tyrants and torturers to heel.

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 at!


The much talked about kriol-language supernatural thriller “2012: Kurse a di Xtabai”, produced in Belize with Belizean actors and crew about an ancient Mayan curse and 2012 prophecy will be showing at the Centre on July 24 and 25, both days at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. From all accounts, this movie is said to be “a winner – funny, scary and witty”! Watch a preview on YouTube on this link or visit the movies’ FaceBook page – 2012KurseADiXtabai.  Entrance fee: 7.00


Need an activity to help your kids through the Summer?  They might need a little push, but why not visit the Centre’s children’s library?  We offer a great selection of children’s books to learn, to grow, to imagine…  The library opens daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Check with us to sign up for the lending library!

The Centre is also organizing its first Primary School Research Competition and Forum. The activity aims to encourage Primary School students to conduct proper research, study and analysis in general and focuses in particular on the life and character of the later Mr. Price. Students attending school in Belmopan (Standards 4, 5 and 6) are invited to join the competition by writing a paper on the theme “George Price in the 1950-ies – Life and character”.  For guidelines of this competition, click here. Students have all summer to work on their paper – deadline for submission is Tuesday, September 11 at 5.00 p.m.

For more information, call 822-1054 or e-mail


From the Children’s Library

Countries of the World
Wayland Series

Countries of the World is a series of books on countries and regions such as Australia, Brazil, Nigeria, Japan, France, The Caribbean, USA…  including comprehensive information on each of the countries’ history, people, food and drink, religion and beliefs, wildlife and plants.  A beautiful, old-fashioned (?) collection containing a wealth of knowledge, ready to be discovered!

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 Big Book of Independent Thinking
Do things no one does or do things everyone does in a way no one does
Edited by Ian Gilbert

Independent Thinking Ltd is a unique network of educational innovators and practitioners who work throughout the UK and abroad with children and their teachers and school leaders. It was established in 1993 by Ian Gilbert to ‘enrich young people’s lives by changing the way they think – and so to change the world’ by delivering in-school training, development, coaching and consultancy. Ian achieved his objective by gathering together a disparate group of associates – specialists in the workings of the brain, discipline, emotional intelligence, ICT, motivation, using music in learning, creativity and dealing with the disaffected. This book is a collection of the best work from his associates, including: ‘How the ‘Brian’ Works’ by Andrew Curran, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, ‘Living a Creative Life’ by Roy Leighton, author, coach, trainer and lecturer at the European Business School, ‘Build the Emotionally Intelligent School’ by Michael Brearley, author, trainer, coach and former head teacher, ‘On Love, Laughter and Learning’ by David Keeling, actor, drummer, magician, comedian and educationalist, ‘Music and the Mind’ by Nina Jackson, opera-trained music teacher and a specialist in special needs, music therapy and teacher training, ‘The Disciplined Approach’ by Jim Roberson, former American football player, coach and teacher, ‘Peek! Copy! Do! The Creative Use of IT in the Classroom’ by Guy Shearer, Director of the Learning Discovery Centre, Northampton, ‘The Best is the Enemy of the Good’ by Matt Gray, theatre director and teacher at Carnegie Mellon University. (Source: Google Books)

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 at!



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