Rt. Hon. George Price’s body was transported from the Karl Heusner Morgue on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 7:30 a.m. in a procession led by the Belize Defence Force (BDF) through the streets of Belize City to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts where his body was Laid In State from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Belize City residents had the opportunity to visit the closed casket of the late Rt. Hon. George Price and pay their respects to the nation’s hero. People waited in long lines outside the Bliss Institute for the opportunity to view the casket.
At 3p.m. that day, the body was taken over to the Holy Redeemer Cathedral for a private Mass. After mass the body was transported by motorcade to Belmopan. On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Mr. Price’s body Laid In State from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan.
The government of Belize has requested that all church bells toll at 6:30 on Monday morning, the time when Mr. Price died on Monday of last week. An Official State Funeral is being held today Monday, September 26, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. at the Independence Plaza in the City of Belmopan.