Cultural Icon Julian ‘Peling’ Pollard Passes

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The Mas fraternity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is mourning the loss of a cultural giant, cultural icon, leader of the SVG Players International Mas Band and Cultural Ambassador, Julian ‘Peling’ Pollard.

Former Minister of Culture, Rene Baptiste says Pollard’s death is a great loss to the cultural community.

Baptiste says Pollard was far more than just a designer of costumes because he was very multi-talented and an integral part of National Development.

Baptiste says Pollard was a rare gem and has recommended that a scholarship be named to honour his memory..