- December 8, 2016
We at the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence extend our condolences to the family of Prof Dave Chadee, our (joint) 2013 Laureate in Science & Technology, on his untimely passing on June 21, 2016. A Professor of Environmental Health at UWI, St Augustine, Prof Chadee was a world renowned entomologist and parasitologist. He was an expert in the transmission mechanism of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue and the Zika virus. He had worked with several international agencies in his field including the World Health Organisation, the International Panel on Climate Change, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. A prolific researcher and author, Prof Chadee had hundreds of journal publications and ongoing research collaborations. He was a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London, and a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He also served on the ANSA Caribbean Awards’ Trinidad & Tobago Country Nominating Committee. Prof Dave Chadee began his career at the Insect Vector Control Division of the Ministry of Health in Trinidad & Tobago, and progressed from there to the UWI. He will be remembered as a generous man who was always willing to share his expertise by giving lectures, interviews, and his time to those in need. The Caribbean and the world are diminished by his loss. May he rest in peace.