Butch Stewart Dead

Butch Stewart per­son­i­fied what it means to hus­tle and achieve the full­ness of where one’s tal­ent can take any­one will­ing to try.
Today, as Jamaicans, we all mourn the pass­ing of this titan who demon­strat­ed what hard work and deter­mi­na­tion could accom­plish, even when we come from hum­ble beginnings.
Mr. Stewart’s fam­i­ly did not reveal the cause of the death of this great patriarch.

The Jamaica Observer, one of Gordon Butch Stewart’s cre­ations, explained; [Stewart, who is also chair­man of the Jamaica Observer, will be most remem­bered for his mul­ti­ple award-win­ning Sandals and Beaches Resorts, which helped to estab­lish the Caribbean, espe­cial­ly Jamaica, as a world-class tourist des­ti­na­tion. As a sales­man with an irre­sistible pitch, he built Appliance Traders Limited on some of the top brand names in the world; dreamed that he could con­quer the world of tourism, and built Sandals that today rates among the most lux­u­ri­ous hotel chains in the world; launched a news­pa­per that changed Jamaican jour­nal­ism; and bought an air­line that car­ried the hope and pride of a nation – the lit­tle piece of Jamaica that flies – but which defied his con­sid­er­able genius in the face of polit­i­cal shenanigans.]

Jamaica is worse off for the pass­ing of Gordon Butch Stewart.….

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