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JUNE 2017


Remembering our Patriots


Nurse Cleopatra White (1898-1987)

Nurse Cleopatra White, B.E.M., nurse, social worker and dramatist, born in Belize on June 28, 1898. Her education began at Miss Zella Braddick’s Private School thereafter at Mr. J.B. Watson’s evening school. In 1929 she started her career in the nursing profession and pioneered in the rural nursing in 1945 in Gales Point Manatee. Living there for over 10 years, she then started the Red Cross group and also formed their village council. She was a member of the Black Cross Nurses and a member of the United Negro Improvement Association. Awarded the British Empire Medal in 1953.       


Sir George Noel Brown (1942-2007) 

 Sir George Noel Brown, Born in Gales Point, Manatee on June 13, 1942 of Belizean parentage. He joined the public service in 1960, in various departments, Customs Department, Magistracy, and Ministry of Trade. He took up formal studies in Law at the University of the West Indies in 1973. He was appointed Chief Justice on January 1st, 1991 to January 31, 1998. His achievements are a Certificate in Public Administration from Carleton University in 1970, Bachelors of Law in 1976 at UWI, Legal Education Certificate in 1978 at UWI. And certificate in Legislative Drafting at the Commonwealth Secretariat In 1979 at Nairobi, Kenya. Sir George Brown died on July 26, 2007.








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