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From: Anthony Dugay
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:56 AM

Award of Honor

n 3 November 2008 the president of the Commonwealth of Dominica conferred on Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers SVD the Sisserou Award of Honor.

The bishop's niece, Mrs. Irma Williams, received the award on his behalf.

On Tuesday 2 December, Archbishop Palmer-Buckle led a delegation to Agomanya to present the certificate and medal associated with the award to Bishop Bowers.

Anthony Dugay SVD

Bishop Bowers was the very first Roman Catholic Bishop of African descent.
He comes from the Caribbean Island of Dominica and entered the SVD via the US Southern Province.