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‘Doctor’ Gabby

‘Doctor’ Gabby Mighty Gabby oerforming with students of St Paul's Primary School this morning. (Sandy Pitt)

Sat, October 20, 2012 - 3:51 PM

One of the Caribbean most noted performers, Gabby was first speechless, then brought to tears early today when he received an honorary degree during the annual graduation of the University of the West Indies (UWI) held at the indoor gym of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Gabby, real name Anthony Carter, was presented his Degree of Letters, Honoris Causa, by Chancellor of the University, Sir George Alleyne, to thunderous applause by the more than 300 graduating students, as well as hundreds in the seats at the Gym.

“I would to thank the university. I would also like to thank all the artistes who have worked with me over the years. This is a very emotional time for me,” Gabby said moments after the ceremony concluded.

“I would also like to thank my family. My children are here. My ex-wife is here and a special a thanks to Sir Hilary (UWI principal Sir Hilary Beckles) who has been a friend of mine for all my life. I had some very serious emotions even before before today. And today I’m almost speechless. I don’t even know how to say exactly what I’m feeling. It’s such a wonderful honour. I have to thank the people of Barbados for all they have done for me. I also have to thank God.”

Full story in tomorrow's SUNDAY SUN

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Posted by Alvin Holder 2 years ago
Hail, Dr. gabby. You deserve it. Emmerton will be proud of you.

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Posted by Derico Weir 2 years ago
Well done Dr Anthony "Gabby" Carter.

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Posted by young dennis 2 years ago
Congrats to Dr. Gabby..commiserations to Miguel Antoine --"hands of stone," in losing his fight in the PhilIiines..knocked out in the first round.

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Posted by Jeanine Inglis 2 years ago
You deserve it Gabby, Barbados is proud of you.

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Posted by wayne husbands 2 years ago
Congrats.Gabby' another great accomplishment in our life... you continue to inspire the people of emmerton...continue to be a positive example.

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Posted by Kenneth King 2 years ago
Congratulations to my good friend Dr. Carter better known as Gaby, his style of writing and contributions to the art-form of Music at a very high cultural level would be for many years in our history. I've had the pleasure of working with him during the early years at the Island Inn Hotel Floor show of entertainment,I was very young then but it was really a pleasure seeing this son of the soil each week performing in front on Tourist with a professional stage act that will remain in my mind forever. He is truly a living legend of our culture and will remain an important figure for many years to come....may God continue to bless you with your Talent.

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Posted by Chris Wright 2 years ago
For someone who has contributed so much to the Barbados culture, culture and music which shall remain in our brains and on our lips, you have surely earned the honor.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 2 years ago
Well earned, very well deserved. Congratulations to you, Dr 'Gabby' Carter. Here is something (struggle) for our youth to emulate and greatness to aspire to. Please continue to shine your light for Barbados through your musical ingenuity. Blessings always.

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