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JAMAICA | Opening the economy, June too soon!

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica May 17, 2020 - I was pleasantly surprised at first when I saw the recent Sandals advertisement on MSNBC, announcing the opening of its flagship Jamaican product, and was moved with a sense of awkward pride. Pride in a brand that is the embodiment of unparalleled excellence and refinement, unmatched by any first world tourism product.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Opinion

Privy Council refuses application seeking leave to appeal by Gorstew Ltd.

The London based Judicial Committee of the UK Privy Council has refused an application by Gorstew Limited, led by Sandals Resorts International chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, seeking permission to appeal the decision of judge Lorna Shelly Williams to acquit three former ATL executives,Patrick Lynch, Catherine Barber, and Dr Jeffrey Pyne.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Justice

Sandals accused of short changing Antigua gov't on room tax

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he is not satisfied with a 2009 arrangement between his government and Sandals hotel chain Chairman Gordon Butch Stewart, which sees Sandals’ retaining the lion's share of hotel room tax income, by what the Antiguan government has called “an unlawful agreement.” 
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