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Thanks to Butch Stewart for recognition

Published:Saturday | October 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Kindly allow me the opportunity to publicly thank Mr Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, his son Adam, and their entire team at Sandals Resorts for their great initiative to recognise community stalwarts across the island at a recent function. I am speaking of the Inaugural Butch Stewart Community Service Awards that were held on September 24, 2014 at Sandals Ocho Rios.

As one of the 35 recipients of the inaugural and prestigious award, I wish to express my gratitude and to say how elated and overjoyed I am. This has motivated me more, even in such difficult times, to push even harder to do more than ever for my fellow Jamaicans. It's an amazing feeling when you do good, help persons in need, expecting nothing in return, and are recognised in such a prestigious way.

As the saying goes, 'Encouragement sweetens labour', and Mr Stewart and his fantastic team have done just that and more. We are, indeed, encouraged to continue to do our part in volunteering wherever and however possible.

Mr Stewart is a true philanthropist. I am aware of the many community initiatives that his company is involved in and how well it plays its role in being a good corporate ambassador.

Thanks again, Mr Stewart. May the Lord continue to bless you and your team.

CARMEN WILSON (JP)

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