Prime Minister Extends Condolences On Passing Of Butch Stewart

PR – Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell has joined the  ranks of those expressing sympathy on the passing of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, who is  regarded as a giant in the media and tourism industries.  

News of Stewart’s passing was confirmed by his son, Adam Stewart. 

The late Butch Stewart is probably best known as the founder of the Sandals chain of  hotels but he also founded the Jamaica Observer newspaper and owned several other  businesses. 

Dr. Mitchell said of his passing, “Butch Stewart, like many of us, had humble beginnings  but he had an incredible drive for success, which was demonstrated across the business  empire that he developed. Although he was Jamaican, I think the entire region,  particularly the countries in which his companies operated, felt a sense of kinship. The  Caribbean has indeed lost a visionary and innovator. On behalf of the Government and  people of Grenada, I extend heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and the team of  employees who brought daily life to his vision.”