[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar has offered condolences to the family and friends of the late Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Ronald Webster, who passed away after losing the fight to cancer.
In his message the president stated, “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 under pinned 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”.
Ronald Webster was also Head of Caribbean Container Inc., up to the time of his passing.
He was also a former Chairman of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and once served as the President of the Guyana Manufacturers’ Association. Webster passed away at 3.30 am on Sunday, April 27 at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He had returned to Guyana from Trinidad on Friday after undergoing surgery there.
Meanwhile, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud in expressing his condolence said, “Mr. Webster served Guyana with great distinction. Our lives have been enriched as a result of the tireless pursuit, wealth of experience and unwavering commitment of Ronald Webster through the various organizations of which has was a leader. The MoNRE salutes Mr. Webster and mourns his passing.
“With his unflagging commitments to the natural resources sector, Mr. Webster will truly be missed for his leadership in championing various policy initiatives, inclusive of interventions to reduce the use of non-biodegradable packaging materials in Guyana and more recently, a series of tax reform measures.
“The untimely passing of this patriot, Mr. Ronald Webster is indeed an irreplaceable loss to Natural Resources and the Environment Sector, Private Sector Commission, and to the nation. We have lost a cherished colleague, a friend for all seasons, a Guyanese patriot of rare quality. To his family, friends and colleagues, the MoNRE extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy.”