Private Sector Chairman Ronald Webster dies
The Chairman of the Private Sector Commission Ronald Webster passed away early Sunday Morning at Dr. Balwant Singh Hospital in Georgetown. Webster had traveled to Trinidad and Tobago for cancer surgery and returned to Guyana where he was later hospitalized.
President Donald Ramotar on Sunday issued a statement on Webster’s passing:
“I learnt with shock and sadness of the death of Mr. Ronald Webster, Chairman of the Guyana Private Sector Commission. On behalf of myself, family and people of Guyana, I extend most profound condolences to his family and the private sector community. Mr. Webster was admired for his values which underpinned his commitment to public service and the promotion of national development, mainly through private enterprise activities. He left an indelible print on the private sector society, which will be sorely missed. Mr. Webster will always be remembered as a genuine partner in national development, a true patriot and as someone who has given unequivocal support, above narrow, selfish interests. Once again, my condolences and may his soul rest in peace.”
The main opposition coalition, APNU on Sunday too expressed condolences at Webster’s passing.
Webster was Chairman of the Caribbean Container Inc at the time of his death. Mr. Webster started his career at the Booker Group of Companies and became the youngest Managing Director of the company. He served on several other boards both in the capacity as Chairman and director.