(The Daily Herald) ANGUILLA—The country is in mourning following the death of the “Father of the Nation” Ronald Webster. On Friday December 9 flags were flown at half-mast following his death earlier in the day, and all Government officers were closed from 1.00 p. m.
Chief Minister Victor Banks spoke in an address on Radio Anguilla saying that the nation is in a state of sadness. He said that it is especially sad that Webster has died on the eve on the 50th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution and he is sorry he will not hear the many accolades that he will be given.
Banks said his thoughts are especially with Webster’s wife Cleopatra Webster and his prayers are with her and the entire family during this very difficult time. He said that Webster has affected all Anguillians through his service and generosity and thanked him for the humility of his leadership.