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ANSA McAL Foundation celebrates Region’s Best



2012 Laureates for the Anthony N. Sabga Awards and Members of the Nominating Committees pose for a group photograph at the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2012 which took place at NAPA on Saturday 4th May, 2012. The 2012 Laureates are Mr. George Simon (Arts & Letters), Mrs. Paula Lucie-Smith (Public & Civic Contributions) and Professor Leonard O’Garro (Science & Technology).


Exceptional individuals in the region continue to be recognised by the ANSA McAL Foundation and this culminated in the 2012 Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. The event took place on Saturday 4th May, 2012 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port-of-Spain.

Attended by senior executives from the corporate community, the awards ceremony highlighted the achievements of three individuals for their work in arts and letters, public and civic contributions and science and technology.  The 2012 laureates were George Simon of Guyana (Arts and Letters), Prof Leonard O’Garro from St Vincent (Science and Technology) and Paula Lucie-Smith of T&T (Public and Civic contributions). Each awardee received a medal, $500,000 and a citation. 

Nominating committees in five countries—Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, the OECS and T&T—seek and review suitable candidates. The final selections are made by a regional panel, headed by Michael K Mansoor. Mansoor, who delivered the welcome address, stressed the foundation’s commitment “to identify and promote persons who have achieved excellence in the region and who can continue to contribute significantly in their areas of activity.” 

Dr. Anthony N. Sabga, Chairman of the ANSA McAL Foundation, applauded the laureates and said: “It’s a wonderful idea to recognise people for what they do. Our foundation aims to serve that purpose in the Caribbean.”


Trinidad Guardian
May 07, 2012



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