Nationwide News understands that the body of the late Tourism Mogul, Gordon Butch Stewart, is to be returned to Jamaica later today from the United States.

Mr. Stewart is to be returned to the island via the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Butch Stewart died in hospital in the United States on Monday night.

He had been battling illness.

He was 79.

Mr. Stewart was the Founder of Sandals International Resorts, Applicance Traders and the Jamaica Observer newspaper.

His passing had led to an outpouring of grief and tributes within Jamaica and across the region.