Nassar ‘born to be who I am’
MOHAMMAD NASSAR left “Seventh Standard” at Wesley Hall Boys’ School on a Friday afternoon and by the following Monday morning he was in a welding workshop learning the trade through which he went on to establish himself as a Barbadian entrepreneur of note.
He was then Gary Husbands, hardly past 14 years old when his mother made the unilateral decision to make her son pursue a trade rather than allowing him to hang around idly in Carrington Village, St Michael, where he was born.
Today across Barbados his genius at taking wrought iron and moulding it into spectacular designs, as well as his contribution as a pioneer in industrial development, are legendary.
But along the road to success he also managed to gain notoriety as an outspoken advocate for economic empowerment of “the black man”. Years later though he has seen improvement, this remains his clarion call.
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