Gordon “Butch” Stewart
The late Gordon Arthur ‘Butch’ Stewart O.J., C.D., Hon. LLD, was born in Kingston, Jamaica on July 6, 1941. As one of the hospitality industry’s most vibrant personalities, he is perhaps most famous for establishing Sandals Resorts International, a chain of luxury resorts located in Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia , The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.
In media, Stewart was owner and Chairman of the The Jamaica Observer which was chartered in 1993. He was also hailed for his contribution to other media organisations to which he contributed at the level of their Board, including the Express Newspaper and Caribbean Communications Network, CCN in Trinidad and Tobago.
Stewart’s successes in business and in life have earned him numerous, regional, and international accolades and awards including Jamaica’s highest national distinctions: The Order of Jamaica (O.J.), and Commander of the Order of Distinction (C.D.)
Mr Stewart was posthumously inducted into the CBU Hall of Fame in 2021.