Medical sources are saying that longstanding Engineer at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Technical Adviser, Walter Willis is clinically dead but family members have not decided as yet to remove him from life support.
Willis’ wife and daughter along with other relatives are currently gathered at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital where he remains on life support.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure issued a statement announcing the death of the Government Engineer earlier this morning.
Once he is removed from the artificial life support relatives suspect that he will officially be pronounced dead. They have not made any decisions on the way forward as yet.
Willis collapsed this morning and was rushed to the health care facility.
Willis also served as Technical Adviser to Minister Harry Narine Nawbatt and Minister Robeson Benn before working alongside Minister Patterson from May 2015.
Outside his position as Technical Adviser, Willis held several positions, including that of the Chairman of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority; Project Manager of the Solid Waste Management Programme; and Project Engineer for the Caribbean Development Bank Third Road Project (Ruimveldt to Providence). Mr. Willis was also involved in a number of key developmental projects, including the construction of the Providence Stadium, where he served as the Project Manager.
Up to last Friday, Mr. Willis led a team on a site visit to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion Project.