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CWI extends condolences on passing of Sandals Founder and Chairman

5th January, 2021

Butch and sports

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) today paid tribute to Gordon “Butch” Stewart -- who sadly passed away on Monday. Mr Stewart, the outstanding Jamaican businessman and entrepreneur, was the founder and Chairman of Sandals International Resorts -- the long-standing and valued partners of West Indies cricket.

Stewart was a stalwart of the Caribbean society, an iconic figure across the region, and a true supporter of the game of cricket at all levels.

Speaking on behalf of CWI, President Ricky Skerritt said: “CWI mourns the passing of The Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart OJ and sends our sincere condolences to his family. He was a life-long West Indies cricket fan, fierce champion of the Caribbean and a major commercial partner. He was also a true West Indian legend in his own right. He established unique and very successful Caribbean brands and created many opportunities for young men and women across this region to grow.”