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Dr Anthony Sabga strode Trinidad and Tobago and
the Caribbean region like a colossus! He was truly a
great one among us.
Regional leaders came and went, but he remained.
However, he did not just mark his time in one spot
but brilliantly forged his imagination of an innovative
and vibrant conglomerate---the ANSA McAL Group of
He made this group of companies the blueprint on
how to build a financial empire in this part of the world.
What I remember about him best from my time observ-
ing how he did things when I was a humble reporter at
the Guardian Newspapers was that he ran a tight ship
and a meritocracy.
Dr Anthony Sabga was simply the stuff that legends
are made of! You always knew, as his employee, that if
you consistently produced high quality work it would
somehow come to his attention.
He would also mark you for career development and
promotion. Many rose from the lowest ranks of his com-
panies to positions in corporate leadership and we were
all astounded by his gift of always being able to seize
the moment in the financial arena.
He was not one to be trifled with in any sphere of life.
A wise person would seek him out as an ally rather than
a competitor or simply seek to hold his or her own corner.
I shall never forget the session that was held for
myself and several others when we were placed on staff
at ANSA McAL. A close friend of mine could not help
but cry out in shock when she saw the sheer magnitude
of what Dr Sabga was building.
As his employee one could forget the sheer genius of
the man because of the aura of his disarming humility,
but one would also be unwise to do so because the
evidence of it was all around us.
My one regret was that he
never turned his amazing
intellect, to my knowledge,
towards building my great
passion, West Indies cricket.
So let us now not just bury
and forget Dr Anthony Sabga
but let us praise him and remem-
ber him well!
Bon voyage, sir...
DAUGHTER LAID TO REST
Purple and white balloons
were released into the sky at
the Mamoral Public Cemetery
symbolising the returning of an
angel---Saleesha Faith Joseph,
five, to the Heavens. Just before
her casket was put down in
her grave, her mother, Kernisha
Joseph, placed her favourite
teddies---a Rag Doll and Peppa
Pig along with two pairs of her
Sandy Job Losing your mom
a month ago then husband and
only child could send you mad,
but God will give you strenght. I
am praying for you, my sister.
Nancy Williams Kavanaugh
Debbie Seedial May God grant
you His strength to endure this
grief... I'm truly saddened by ur
loss. My prayers are with you,
Janice Ellis The day will come
when every man has to give
account of his life. You may not
get justice now but I tell you,
hmmm, it sure coming. In the
meantime may almighty God
continue to strengthen you. The
road will not be easy but hold on.
decision not to buy toilet
paper for staff
Yesterday, staff were told by
their respective department
heads that management was
revisiting the decision to have
them contribute towards the
purchase of supplies and they
would be updated as soon as
Robert Martin They should
use the property tax forms. Lol
Alisha Ali Unfortunately T&T
Guardian, this is not new news
as a certain division attached to
the Ministry of Finance has been
buying their own bottled drinking
water for years now as they only
get two bottles for the dispenser
for each financial period.
Ramohed Mutt I hope nobody
has a hot one.
Brownie D Boss Cans This
is sad, because if they start
doing this other government
institutions will want to start if
they have not started it as yet.
Hmmm, my sweet T&T.
Amy Rice Why are
government departments buying
bottled water? That is a total
waste of money. If people want
bottled water they should bring
their own bottled water.
Abigail Charles I rather get a
salary and contribute $20 than
they send someone home and
use the money to buy toilet
paper paper towel and bottle
Gillian Walters Just
wondering if Parliment members
order coffee and tea or sparkling
or still water from the Hyatt?
Meanwhile workers can't get
water or basic toiletries.
Minister: Public gyms to
help keep population fit
As the Ministry of Health
steps up efforts to reclaim
T&T from the scourge of Non-
Communicable Diseases (NCD's)
currently crippling it, Health
Minister Terrence Deyalsingh
says the Government is
committed to doing everything
to ensure the next generation is
more healthy and fit.
Kevin Chadee Darryl Smith
will need to make use of it.
Nancy Sieuraj I think that
the population more fit than
you think because of all the run
around they get when they have
visit the health facilities.
Jake C Gosine Needs a
doubles man out front, will help
Villagers carry the caskets of Solomon Joseph and his daughter
Saleesha to Mamoral Public Cemetery following a funeral service on
Wednesday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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