Ron Webster passes away
Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Ronald Webster died early yesterday morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital.
Webster, said to be 72, passed away at 3:30am yesterday after being admitted to the hospital on Saturday for post-operation care after flying home from Trinidad where he underwent surgery for cancer. Webster’s family members could not be contacted yesterday.
Former Chairman of the PSC and Honorary Secretary Ramesh Dookhoo told Stabroek News that Webster’s passing was a great loss to Guyana.
He said that one of Webster’s major achievements had been his diligence in corporate tax reform. Dookhoo credited Webster with the ability to formulate relationships with the ultimate goal of Guyana’s development in mind. He said that Webster was able to “build good political relationships with all political parties…he made great strides in both tax and infrastructure reform making sure that the National Competitiveness Council met at least five times in his two years as [PSC] chairman to get our issues across.”