Late Jamaica Observer Chairman Inducted Into Caribbean Media Hall of Fame

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The former chairman and publisher of the Jamaica Observer newspaper, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was inducted into Caribbean Media Hall of Fame, during the virtual ceremony marking the 52nd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) on Monday night.

BstewardGordon “Butch” Stewart (File Photo)Chairman of the Selection Panel for the Awards, Vic Fernandes who is also the longest serving CBU president, said his panel of adjudicators said Stewart had made a significant contribution at both the national and international level which qualified him for their recommendation.

Stewart,  who  died in January, was also hailed for his contribution at the highest level to other media organizations including the Trinidad-based Express Newspaper and Caribbean Communications Network (CCN).

In the citation, Stewart was also recognized for the advertising support that his businesses gave to media in the region in more than half a dozen countries.

It was also noted that the Sandals Resorts, which Stewart founded, also operated an Environmental Media Awards program for several years honoring journalists for work done in reporting on ecological matters and how they affected the region’s ecosystems.

Sandals chairman, Adam Stewart expressed delight at his late father being recognized with induction into the Caribbean Media Hall of Fame.

He said that the entire family was thrilled by the news and are honored by the recognition.