Procession route for Price established
As the nation mourns the death of the Rt. Hon. George Price, his final resting place has come under sharp debate. There are members of the family who have publicly expressed preference for the Price Centre in Belmopan, but the family plot at Lord’s Ridge Cemetery has been announced as the burial site. Notwithstanding, there are details now available for the processions that will culminate with his internment. On Saturday at seven a.m., Price’s body will leave the KHMH morgue in a B.D.F. led procession to the Bliss Centre where it will lie in state from eight a.m. to three p.m. News Five’s Delahnie Bain has a look at the routes in Belize City and Belmopan.
Delahnie Bain, Reporting
The procession on Saturday to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts goes from the KHMH morgue into St. Thomas Street. It then takes a left into Freetown Road, RIGHT into Mapp Street followed by another left into North Front Street. The procession moves over Swing Bridge, into Albert Street and makes a left into Treasury Lane to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts.
At three-thirty p.m., the Right Honorable George Price’s body will be transported to the Holy Redeemer Cathedral where a mass will be held by the family to celebrate his life. For that reason, at two p.m. on Saturday, the area of North Front between Hyde’s Lane Queen Street, will be closed to vehicular and foot traffic, until the end of the funeral service.
The body of the national hero will then be transported to Belmopan using the following route:
From the Holy Redeemer Cathedral, the procession moves into Queen Street then makes a left into New Road, followed by Hydes Lane and North Front Street. It then heads over the Swing Bridge onto Albert Street, where it makes a right into Orange Street, heading straight through Cemetery Road to the Central American Blvd Roundabout. From there, the body will be taken to Belmopan where the procession continues at Constitution Drive. It turns right onto Culvert Road, Ring Road and then into Price Center Road, ending at the George Price Center for Peace and Development.
On Sunday, Price’s body will lie in state from eight a.m. to five p.m. at the Center.