The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) is now the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition programme in Arts, Sciences, and Public and Civic Work. The ANSA McAL Foundation launched this Awards Programme in October 2005.
The Awards are made in three areas: Arts & Letters, Science & Technology, and Public & Civic Contributions. Up to 2010, they were made biennially, but in 2011 the Caribbean Awards for Excellence became an annual event. Since 2006, when the first laureates were named, four sets of laureates have been presented with prizes: in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011 in ceremonies at the Hilton, Trinidad.
The goal of the ANSA Caribbean Awards for Excellence is to recognize significant Caribbean achievement, to encourage and to support the pursuit of excellence by Caribbean persons, for the benefit of the region. The ANSA McAL Foundation is convinced that talent needs to be sought out, brought to light and encouraged. It is in this context that these Awards were conceived.
This is the first such recognition programme of its kind. It is privately funded, free of political and other influence, and offers tangible, significant benefit to the Laureates. It is the most noteworthy philanthropic initiative by a Caribbean organization in recent times.