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Caribbean hotelier Gordon "Butch" Stewart dies at 79

Jan. 5, 2021 1:58 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gordon “Butch” Stewart, a Jamaican hotelier who founded Sandals Resorts International, has died. He was 79. The Kingston-born businessman who enjoyed playing dominoes and began selling freshly caught fish at age 12 owned at least two dozen companies and was...

Libya's east-based forces release Turkish vessel

Dec. 10, 2020 10:02 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a Libyan commander who rules the eastern half of the country and who was behind a year-long military attempt to capture the capital, Tripoli, said they released on Thursday a Turkish-owned vessel seized last week, a military spokesman said. The Jamaica-flagged cargo vessel,...