Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 6th 2014 Contents A6
Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt April 6, 2014
CHARLES KONG SOO
She has been vilified as a homewreck-
er and gold-digger, having an affair with
a married man and bringing down a
government minister, Fyzabad MP
Chandresh Sharma, in the process.
Young and sexy, businesswoman Sacha
Singh has attracted the ire and envy of
people in several quarters in her inex-
orable climb to the top in the business
Rumours of how she amassed her
wealth are endless; racy photos of her in
the nude and semi-nude are being
splashed on the Internet; Facebook users
are having a field day, tagging and com-
menting on postings of her online. Singh
remains, to a large extent, unfazed. She
has now taken to laughing it off, having
been nervous, anxious and annoyed ini-
There is, however, another side of Sacha
Singh that the public does not know
about: she was a victim of abuse; she
came from a broken home; she was aban-
doned by her father; she lost a sister to
violence; she became a Christian at 14.
She also has a soft heart for children,
especially those abandoned, abused and
neglected. She said she has endured
tremendous adversity to become a suc-
cessful businesswoman, the managing
director of AMS Biotech Security Con-
cepts Ltd and AmSure T&T Ltd.
Speaking to the Sunday Guardian in a
very candid interview at her Piarco office,
on Thursday, she said all people saw were
the external trappings of success such as
her luxury vehicles---one of them a Mer-
cedes Benz---and not the trials and travails
she went through.
Singh said, "Coming from very humble
roots, with a broken family, losing a sister,
to where I am today, that is the greater
picture that I look at.
"I didn t step on anyone. I didn t sleep
my way to the top because there s a say-
ing if you get your way by sleeping your
way to top, it would never keep you at
She said she was the one who had the
idea for her business and resolutely went
ahead to get it started.
Asked where she got the money to start
her business, Singh said her mother, a
nurse in the US, and a pillar of strength
who never left her side, gave her the sup-
port and initial start-up funds for her
business venture in the security and win-
dow washing business.
Singh said her devoted mother, who
came from very humble beginnings hav-
ing grown up in St Dominic s Children s
Home in Port-of-Spain, was reluctant
to loan her the money, believing that she
was too young and was not ready to get
into such a serious business venture. But
Singh was determined and convincing;
her mom gave in, the business was start-
ed.After her business started to grow,
Singh moved it to Chaguanas, growing
by leaps and bounds, selling home secu-
rity alarm systems and competing against
TSTT s Blink Vigilance.
She also sold CCTVs, cameras, access
controls, fire units and biometrics.
Singh s business also attracted investors.
She said 2012 was an "extremely successful
year" for her company, but in 2013 when
she refused to heed the warning of friends
and associates over personal choices which
she made, she faced some financial chal-
lenges, losing millions, which she is now
trying to recoup.
Singh said she encountered prejudice in
the business world not from men; most of
the negativity came from women.
She said when they saw her success
reflected in the high-end cars she drove,
the women made disparaging remarks about
her sleeping with married men and calling
her derogatory names on Facebook sites.
Devastated by nude photos
Devastated by nude photographs leaked
on the Internet several months ago, Singh
was asked if she ever gave any thought
when she was being photographed that
the seductive photos might end up in the
wrong hands. She said at the time (three
years ago) it was just a playful act by her
and her then boyfriend, "the real love of
her life." They were both around the same
age---young and single. She said she later
broke up with him as he was very young,
a player who wanted to "test the waters."
Singh said it broke her heart as she
loved him more than anything in the
world at that time. She kept the photos
on her laptop and it later got into the
wrong hands. It ended up on the Inter-
That incident, she said, weakened her
to the extent she could not work for a
It was a minister who assisted her, she
Abused, abandoned, assaulted...
Rising from love's ashes
continues on Page A7
While Singh's parents lived apart, they
ensured that she had a proper
education. When she attended North
Oropouche Government Primary School,
Sangre Grande Junior Secondary School
and North Eastern College, she stayed
by her father in Sangre Grande and by
her mother in Arima on weekends. Singh
did her A levels at UWI.
Singh said thay can take everything
away from her, defame her character,
post pictures online, but they could not
take her education away and she can
always rebuild tomorrow.
In 1998 Singh suffered a personal
tragedy when her older sister died at the
age of 18. Singh was 14 years old. She
became a Christian after the loss and
said when God takes something from
you, he replaces it with something of a
greater value, which was God's love.
She said since then she always
dedicated everything she had to God
and the more people spoke about her,
God will bestow greater blessings on
Love of travel
Singh said she loves to travel and has
travelled far and wide visiting over 30
countries including Dubai, China, US
India, France and German.
Singh's first job was at Bavarian
Motors. She then spent three years as a
flight attendant with BWIA. During this
time she studied for her BA in Business
Management and Marketing at the
School of Accounting and Management
(SAM) with the Anglia Ruskin
University, in London, and worked for
Serta Caribbean before starting her own
business, AMS Biotech Security
Concepts Ltd at 25 years old.
"Coming from very humble roots, with a broken
family, losing a sister, to where I am today, that is
the greater picture that I look at." --- Sacha Singh
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