‘A legacy of generosity’

THE University of the West Indies (The UWI) has joined the national and regional community in mourning the passing of Anthony N Sabga, chairman emeritus of the ANSA McAL Group. Sabga was an honorary graduate of the university.

He died at the age of 94 on Wednesday.

Since his passing, accolades for his business acumen and humanitarian spirit have poured out from Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

In 1998, Sabga was conferred the honorary Doctor of Laws honoris causa, for his contribution to the entrepreneurial landscape of Trinidad and Tobago, The UWI said in a statement yesterday.

In the citation read at that ceremony by then-public orator Prof Emeritus Kenneth Ramchand, Sabga was hailed as a “master entrepreneur” who could not be acknowledged without recognising “the struggles to belong of the man, and the entrepreneurial contribution to economy and society of the community he comes out of”.

He was a man who defied easy generalisations about what it means to be successful, and according to the late Michael Mansoor, former Campus Council chair, “All of us who know him, know that the concomitant of the lion’s bravery is his roar— a roar which can send shivers down the spines of some, though it may be a clarion call to excellence for others.” Read more

Source: Trinidad Express