Personal introduction service, providing one-to-one introduction meetings or personal contact information for direct contact. Professional and non-professional African and Caribbean to African and Caribbean and African and Caribbean to non-African and non-Caribbean.Family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has transformed itself from one brand and one resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica to become one of the most well-known and award-winning hospitality companies in the world.With five brands and 24 properties in seven countries including Antigua, The Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Turks and Caicos, Sandals Resorts International is the undisputed leader of Caribbean vacation experiences and remains fiercely committed to the region, dedicating itself to innovative resort development that in the words of Chairman and Founder Gordon "Butch" Stewart, "exceed expectations" for guests, associates and the people who call the Caribbean home.

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How could a simple phrase define a man who today controls what analysts estimate to be a billion dollar, privately-owned Jamaican-based Empire that includes 24 Caribbean resorts, Appliance Traders Ltd., and The Observer newspaper.

All told, Butch Stewart spearheads two-dozen diverse companies that are collectively Jamaica's largest private sector group, the country's biggest foreign exchange earner, and its largest non-government employer.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on July 6, 1941, he grew up along Jamaica's north coast, a tropical paradise boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, now home to seven Sandals Resorts, three Beaches Resorts.

But the origin of Stewart's business career as the leading entrepreneur in the Caribbean had nothing to do with the hotel or resort industries; rather it had everything to do with salesmanship and Stewart soon proved himself to be a master of the craft.

After rising to the position of sales manager for the renowned Dutch-owned Curacoa Trading Company, Stewart left in 1968 to start Appliance Traders, Ltd. Founded as an air-conditioner service and distribution company, ATL soon grew meteorically, adding refrigerators, freezers and other appliances.

When the Jamaican government turned socialist in 1970 and demanded a limit on imports, Stewart met what at the time was the greatest challenge to his business savvy and resourcefulness by expanding into manufacturing.

Today, ATL makes or sells everything from water pumps and electrical generators to cars and auto parts.

By 1980, the government returned to a more centrist approach to politics and business began to emphasize tourism.

The first government-owned, "all-inclusive" resort opened in Ocho Rios and ATL was contracted to supply kitchen appliances and air conditioners.

Stewart's unofficial motto, "We can do better," kicked into gear and led to his purchase of an old hotel on one of Montego Bay's largest beaches.

Despite no hotel experience, Stewart approached this business with a simple philosophy he articulated many times: "The winning formula is to find out what people want, give it to them and, in doing so, exceed their expectations." Seven months and million in renovations later, Sandals Montego Bay opened, the flagship of the most popular award-winning, Luxury Included resort chain in the world.