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Governor General of Belize expresses condolences on passing of Leela Vernon

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017. 6:41 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young issued a statement this evening expressing condolences on behalf of himself and his family on the recent passing of Bruk Down Queen, Leela Vernon.

“She was and rightly so named the Queen of Brukdown,” he stated in the press release.

“Leela like the late great Wilfred Peters kept alive the Creole art of Brukdown.”

The Governor General said in the statement that he was proud to count Vernon as a personal friend and had mutual respect for their shared musical talent.

The press release ended by extending sympathies to Vernon’s family and the entire PG community.

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