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.”
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