The Only Living National Hero of St.Kitts-Nevis Dr The Rt. Excellent And Rt. Hon. Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds issued the following statement on the passing of Anguillian Patriot Ronald Webster:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the Honourable Ronald Webster. His passing marks the end of an era in the history of Anguilla and indeed of St.Kitts Nevis and Anguilla.
He was a great Anguillian Patriot and Hero. He provided strong, unbending, determined and courageous leadership in piloting Anguilla through a turbulent period in its history. This was a period characterised by neglect, hardship, revolution and foundation building. Some may not remember, and the younger generation might not know, that when Ronald Webster came to political prominence Anguilla had no electricity, no public water supply, or paved roads.
It was a time when the light in the operating theatre at the Cottage Hospital was provided by a generator belonging to a private citizen living across the street.
Ronald Webster’s place in history is assured and his legacy will live on forever.
My wife Mary joins with me in extending heartfelt condolences to his wife Cleo, all other family members and the Government and people of Anguilla. May the prayers of a grateful people and the blessed assurances of Almighty God comfort and and sustain you.