Bartlett expresses condolences to Adam Stewart on passing of wife Jill Loop Jamaica

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Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, on behalf of the ministry, its public bodies and the wider tourism sector, has expressed condolences to Adam Stewart and his family on the passing of Stewart’s wife of 14 years, Jill.

Jill Stewart succumbed to cancer on Friday night after a brave battle with the deadly disease.

While her own career path was established as a fitness instructor, Stewart was closely aligned to tourism through her husband, the Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International.

He is also Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Network, a division of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, which is a public body of the Ministry of Tourism.

Adam and Jill Stewart

In mourning with Adam on the passing of “his beloved Jill,” Bartlett recalled that, “The love they shared and the care that he offered is so powerful and strong that it makes the real point about how true love and marriage ought to be.”

From first-hand knowledge of the bond between the Stewarts, Bartlett lauded Adam, “even in this moment of pain, for that quintessential role he played as husband and father.”

The couple had three children and in celebrating Jill’s life, Bartlett eulogised her as “a great mother and a great partner to one of our finest young entrepreneurs,” adding that: “The entire tourism family and my own family offer deep condolences as we hold up Adam in prayerful support during this difficult hour. May Jill’s soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her.”