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.….