Updated: View Site Map Site Map
James Ronald Webster
(2 March 1926 - 9 December 2016)
spacer
James Ronald Webster
First Chief Minister of Anguilla

James Ronald Webster (born 2 March 1926) is a politician from Anguilla. He served as the island territory's Chief Minister from 10 February 1976 to 1 February 1977 and again from May 1980 to 12 March 1984.

Early life

James Ronald Webster was born on 2 March 1926 in Anguilla.

Career

Prior to serving as Chief Minister, Webster was designated Chairman of the Anguilla Island Council when the territory declared its independence from the Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla government in 1967, through the Anguillan Revolution which he led. Anguillans forced the Saint Kitts officials and police off of the island, due to alleged mistreatment of the public and governmental misuse of funds (as an example, Anguilla received financial assistance from Canada to build a pier on the island; the money was sent to the central government on Saint Kitts, and a pier was built - on Saint Kitts).

In a referendum held on 11 July the inhabitants of Anguilla voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Associated State and to become a separate colony of Britain. Britain sent an advisor, Tony Lee, to exercise an "interim basic administrative authority" in conjunction with Ronald Webster, from January 1968 to January 1969; St. Kitts refused to extend the interim agreement and the British authorities left. In February 1969 islanders voted again to remain separate from Saint Kitts and Nevis and to become an "independent republic".

A British Junior Minister from the UK arrived in March 1969 to establish another "interim agreement", and was expelled within hours of arrival. Eight days later 315 British paratroopers and two frigates arrived to "restore order". Tony Lee was installed as a Commissioner for local administration.

An interim agreement in 1971 was followed by a new constitution in 1976. In 1980 Anguilla was formally separated from Saint Kitts and Nevis and became a British colony again.

Personal life

Webster was married to  Cleopatra Webster.

Death and legacy

Webster's birthday, 2 March, has been celebrated as a public holiday in Anguilla since its proclamation in 2010.

Webster died on 9 December 2016, aged 90. Webster will be given a state funeral at a date to be announced and that day will be a public holiday.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Webster
Fact Check
We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, or if you would like to share additional information on the topic, kindly contact us!
How to Reference Our Site
To reference our site, please use the following as a general guideline.
APA: KnowledgeWalk Institute. (Date Published).Title of Web Page. Retrieved from (URL)
MLA: "Title of Web Page." caribbeanelections.com. KnowledgeWalk Institute, (date published). Web. Date Accessed.
Chicago: "Title of Web Page," KnowledgeWalk Institute, last modified (date), URL.
Browse Biographies Alphabetically
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Ronald Webster
QUICK FACTS
spacer
Occupation Politician
spacer
Date of Birth 2 March 1926
Place of Birth The Valley, Anguilla
spacer
Date of Death 9 December 2016 (aged 90)
Place of Death Anguilla
spacer
Notable Accomplishments
First Chief Minister of Anguilla
RELATED RESOURCES
spacer
Anguilla
POLITICAL AFFILIATION
People's Progressive Party (1976-1977)
spacer
Anguilla United Party (1977-1981)
spacer
Anguilla National Allliance Party (1981-)
 BROWSE BIOGRAPHY learn more
 SELECT BIOGRAPHIES BY COUNTRY

 Caribbean Leaders
 Caribbean Nobel Laureates
 Caribbean Politicians
 Caribbean Women in Politics
 National Heroes
 Order of the Caribbean Community Recipients
 ABOUT CARIBBEAN ELECTIONS learn more
Caribbean Elections
Caribbean Elections provides comprehensive information on the electoral process, politics, and citizenship in the Caribbean. The portal includes election data and resources for the public, teachers, students, and researchers.
Learn more about CE»
Visit KnowledgeWalk Institute © 2008-2017 KnowledgeWalk Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use  | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us  
Comprare Brand Cialis Kamagra Oral Jelly Viagra Originale 100mg Acquisto Kamagra Flavored Propecia Generico Comprare Levitra Comprare Viagra Jelly Comprare Cialis Super Active Levitra Farmaco Controindicazioni Comprare Viagra Soft Comprare Levitra Online Comprare Kamagra Acquisto Levitra With Dapoxetine Acquisto Cialis Soft Kamagra Soft Comprare Levitra Milano Acquisto Brand Viagra Levitra Milano Comprare Vardenafil Comprare Kamagra Flavored
cialis 20mg cialis preise cialis bestellen kamagra kaufen kamagra oral jelly kamagra australia cialis original viagra bestellen levitra bayer kamagra shop kamagra australia cialis kopen levitra 20 mg viagra online bestellen viagra generika levitra preis kamagra bestellen kamagra oral jelly