Barbados Scores Big In C’bean Awards for Excellence

Barbados Scores Big In C’bean Awards for Excellence

Barbados has scored a major achievement, making an almost clean sweep of the awards in this year’s Anthony Sabga Awards for Caribbean Excellence.

The Sabga Awards, the Caribbean’s most prestigious awards program, are privately funded by the Ansa McCal Foundation.

The laureates in the annual awards are deemed to represent the very best of the Caribbean region in four categories: public and civic contributions, arts and letters, entrepreneurship and science and technology.

Each winner receives a cash prize of 500 thousand TT dollars or the equivalent, unless the award is shared, as happened in the one case this year.

This year Barbadian musician, composer and educator, Dr. Stefan Walcott won for arts and letters, advocate for the rights of the disabled Kerry-Ann Ifill won in the category of public and civic contributions and paediatric neurologist Dr. Maurice Scanterbury is the joint laureate for science and technology.

The laureates were announced this morning by Maria Superville-Neilson, program director of the Ansa Caribbean Awards and Professor Compton Bourne Chairman of the Regional Eminent Person’s Panel.

Chair of the local nominating committee for Barbados, Dr. Angela Alleyne, notes the significance of the achievement.

Chair of the Barbados nominating committee for the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards of Excellence, Dr. Angela Alleyne.

The entrepreneurship laureate for 2024 is Johann Epstein of Jamaica, while Trinidadian marine biologist Dr. Diva Amon shares the award for science and technology.

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