“I feel proud, happy, good.”
Those were the words of Senior Counsel Anthony Waddy Astaphan who received, the Sisserou Award of Honour, the nation’s second highest award, for his long service in public and constitutional law on Independence Day.
He received that award from President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, during the Parade of Uniformed Groups held the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.
Astaphan said in an interview said the award reminded him of words spoken to him by the late Michael Douglas, “We don’t get our flowers while we are alive.”
“Well, I got a Sisserou Award that has plenty feathers. I am very happy,” he stated.
According to Astaphan, law is not just about clients and money but it’s about recognition and contribution.
“You spend so much time working hard in what you do best. In my situation this award is my contribution to the law and you never really look over your shoulders to see if anyone is paying attention and it means to me that law is not just about clients and money but it’s about recognition and contribution,” he said.