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UNICEF OFFERS SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT TO FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE OF BELIZE ON THE LOSS OF A NATIONAL HERO

Belize, 20 September 2011- UNICEF staff joins the rest of Belize and the international community in mourning the passing of the Father of the Nation and National Hero, the Right Honourable George Cadle Price.

UNICEF Representative expresses UNICEF's deepest condolences, and sympathy to the immediate family and to his extended family, the people of Belize.

We reiterate Prime Minister Barrow’s reference to Hon. George Price as "a giant of a man, the greatest architect of Belizean nationalism and Belizean sovereignty. “

The Right Honourable Price devoted his entire life to Belize with great passion. He indeed was one of the strongest pillars who led Belize into Independence and this was reflected in the citation for his Order of the Caribbean Community Award as Political Leader and Parliamentarian emeritus where he was "merited as much for his political feats as for his colossus of integrity, adoration and respect from a nation united in its diversity: a Caribbean leadership model".  May he rest in peace!

For more information, please contact:
Christine Norton, UNICEF Belize Representative; Tel: 223-3864/3609; cnorton@unicef.org
Anna D. Hoare, Communication Officer, UNICEF Belize; Tel: 223-3864/3609; ahoare@unicef.org  

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UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.  The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: http://www.unicef.org/

 

 
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