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, a 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.”