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Sabga: Ansa McAL will keep investing in T&T
Chairman and chief executive officer of ANSA McAL Group of Companies A Norman Sabga says the conglomerate will continue to invest in Trinidad and Tobago. He made this comment while delivering the feature address at the ceremonial sealing of the ANSA McAL time capsule. It took place at Tatil Building, Maraval Road, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday. Its theme was with Boundless Faith.
Among those present were president of the Inter-Religious Organisation Harrypersad Maharaj, the company’s chief operating officer Gerry Brooks, secretary of the ANSA McAL Foundation Maria Superville-Neilson and other distinguished citizens. Sabga, Port-of-Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing and Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development Bhoe Tewarie placed envelopes containing aspirations in the capsule. Tewarie placed the aspirations of T&T’s first female Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. It is expected to be opened in 2062. The event coincided with T&T’s 50th anniversary Independence celebrations.
Sabga said: “We (ANSA McAL) have put full faith in the economy. We continue to expand operations and invest in Trinidad and Tobago. We will continue to strive to be better corporate citizens. We are proud to be local, proud of our employees and, proud of our success globally.” “It is a privilege that thousands of people have a sense of patriotism when they simply have a Carib beer in their hand, be it here in or in London, England. It identifies them as being a true Trinbagonian. Our brands are world renowned.”
5,000 flags for employees
Sabga also spoke about the company’s plan to distribute 5,000 national flags to ANSA McAL employees. He said: “Very soon, we will distribute 5,000 flags. Our national flag (red, white and black) is no doubt the most potent and visible symbol of our pride in Trinidad and Tobago. And it represents what it means to be a citizen of our country.” He made reference to Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott and Olympians like Lalonde Gordon and Marc Burns, who represented T&T brilliantly on the international arena.
“It is our hope these flags will speak for us and remind us of our commitment to preserve the values we committed to 50 years ago as they are displayed in the homes of our employees throughout the length and breadth of T&T.” He said he hoped citizens would aspire to improved standards of living and education. The socio-economic development should be engendered against the backdrop of a society that has become increasingly globalised, diverse, multi-religious and multi-cultural.
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