President shocked at Webster’s passing

( –   Lauds his contribution to national development

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar said on Sunday he was shocked by news of the death of Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Ronald Webster. The Head-of-State offered condolences to the family and friends of the late Chairman, recognizing his contribution to national development.

“I learnt with shock and sadness of the death of Mr. Ronald Webster, Chairman of the 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,” President Ramotar said.

Webster passed away around 3:30am on Sunday at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He had recently returned from neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago where he was seeking treatment for cancer.

He served as the PSC Chairman for the last two years and has been credited with further strengthening the relationship between government and the business community. Under his stewardship, the PSC has played a leading role in negotiations between the Parliamentary Opposition and the Administration as it relates to several important projects and issues of national importance.

At the time of his death he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Container Inc. and in the past served as the President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA).