Bryn Pollard hailed for distinguished service to country, CARICOM
(Guyana Chronicle) PRESIDENT David Granger, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Sir Shridath Ramphal, and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Monday joined the children, relatives and friends of the late legislative expert Brynmore Pollard, as they celebrated his life at a moving Thanksgiving Service at the Smith Memorial Congregational Church on Brickdam.
Among those present at the service were Ministers of Government, and members of the judiciary and legal fraternity.
Born Brynmore Thoronton Inniss Pollard at Buxton, East Coast Demerara, the late Justice Pollard, who was 91 when he died on January 4, 2020, was a past student of Queen’s College where he taught briefly before leaving to read Law in London.
On his return to Guyana in 1959, he began a distinguished service to his country by first serving in the Attorney-General’s Chambers under Sir Shridath Ramphal, who would later become the Commonwealth’s second Secretary-General.
During his delivery of one of the two tributes to be read that afternoon, Sir Shridath, whose friendship with Pollard spanned decades, described his friend as an upholder of the law in all rights, adding that Guyana owes him “a great debt of gratitude”. He retraced the true friendship that began in the 1950s, the pre-independence era, when they both worked in the chambers of Sir John Carter; a friendship that was bonded in law and legal crafting.
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