Anthony N. Sabga Awards, Caribbean Excellence
The Caribbean’s most prestigious awards programme, fully funded by the ANSA McAL Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Group. Awards of TT$500,000 (or local currency equivalent) are made annually to exceptional Caribbean nationals in the following categories: Arts & Letters, Entrepreneurship, Public & Civic Contributions, and Science & Technology.
The Anthony N. Sabga Awards, Caribbean Excellence were first held in 2006, at first biennially and then annually. As of 2023, 57 Caribbean nationals - all outstanding mid-career professionals from the Caribbean - had been inducted into the esteemed College of Laureates. The Awards were founded by the late Dr. Anthony N. Sabga, in his quest to recognise and support excellence in human endeavour that uplifts the region. Nominees are rigorously screened at two stages, by panels of esteemed experts. The winners, or Laureates, receive their awards at a gala annual ceremony.
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The ANSA McAL Foundation has been chaired by Mr. Andrew N. Sabga, Deputy Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group, since 2020.
Mr Garth Chatoor
Ms Sharon Christopher, CMT
Dr Terrence Farrell
Mr Nabeel Hadeed
Ms Amanda Jardine
Mrs Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, MDW, Hon LLD,
Rev Fr Ronald Mendes CSSP
Mr A Nigel Sabga
Mrs Maria Superville-Neilson (Secretary)
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2022 2021
Foundation History

In October 2005, the signature programme of the ANSA McAL Foundation, the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence was launched. The goal of the ANSA Caribbean Awards is to recognize significant Caribbean achievement, to encourage and to support the pursuit of excellence by Caribbean persons, for the benefit of the Region.


From 1991 to 2003 the Foundation received 1% of profit ofThe ANSA McAL Group. By investing this endowment, the Foundation is now self financing and able to undertake in perpetuity the significant commitment of the ANSA Awards for Excellence programme.


Additionally, subsidiaries of the Group continue to make individual contributions to the aspirations and needs of the society and particularly of their communities. The more well-known sponsorships are Carib Brewery Ltd’s major contribution to Trinidad Carnival, Cricket (Carib Beer Cricket Cup) and the beloved Soca Warrriors’ qualification to World Cup 2006; The Trinidad Broadcasting Company’s VIBE CT105 major sponsorship of WC Connection; and the Trinidad Guardian Neediest Cases Fund.

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Guardian Neediest Cases Fund
Originally the Fund was organised to identify the ten most “Neediest Cases” in Trinidad & Tobago so that they could have been be given financial assistance. Over the years the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund expanded its reach to assist the Needy throughout Trinidad & Tobago.
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The ANSA McAL Foundation
The Foundation has been Helping People to Help Themselves since 1993, by supporting a wide range of causes including children’s homes, educational institutions, Community Based Organisations, and faith-based initiatives.
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