This pandemic is exposing the weakness of many societies, with some appearing to be crumbling. Most civilizations or societies through the passage of history, did not just die overnight, but rather suffered a slow demise, a crawling, creeping destruction that moved so slowly that its downward passage was hardly noticed, until too late.
“The people and government of the U.S. Virgin Islands join me in sending our heartfelt condolences to the family of the Honorable Gordon “Butch” Stewart, whose passing reminds us of the momentous achievements he recorded as he helped build tourism into the Caribbean’s major economic driver. We also remember that while he propelled the growth of tourism he did so in a way that increased local control to ensure its profits benefitted Caribbean people and their communities. He is carried into the arms of his Lord with our respect, affection and gratitude.” – Albert Bryan Jr., Governor, U.S. Virgin Islands
KINGSTON, Jamaica; Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep sadness at the passing of tourism stalwart Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.
Washington, DC - On behalf of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB), the country’s oldest minority trade association established in 1947, President Donnell Williams enthusiastically applauds the recent announcement by President-Elect Joe Biden to nominate U.S. Representative Marsha L. Fudge (D-OH) to serve as the next Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
My fellow Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora as we celebrate the Christmas Season and welcome another year, let us look forward with hope and aspiration. This year has been one of the most challenging years in history. But after the long dark night, comes the bright morning. And we believe as our great Bob Marley sang “every little thing is gonna be alright.”.
MIAMI – As we mourn the loss of Caribbean tourism icon the Honorable Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Stewart family and the thousands of extended family members in the Sandals organization.
On November 3rd, almost 159 million people voted. That is over 62.3 percent of all voting age Americans. The 2020 election had the highest voter participation since 1960 and was the first turnout over 60 percent since 1968 (encompassing the last 12 election cycles). The voters expressed their will in an unmistakable fashion, and elected Joe Biden to be our next president with 81,283,098 votes, a margin of victory of over 7 million votes and 51.3 percent of all votes cast for president. It was a 4.5 percent margin of victory.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6
2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America. From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans at the hands of police officers have all contributed to the evolving social justice “reckoning” across the nation.