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'Toots' Hibbert, 'Butch' Stewart to be honoured with Keys to City of Kingston

Reggae music pioneer Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert and business mogul Gordon 'Butch' Stewart will be posthumously honoured with the Keys to the City of Kingston by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).
 
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Winston Ennis, made the announcement earlier this week. 
 
The presentation of the Keys to the City of Kingston is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the KSAMC.
 
Toots Hibbert died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on September 11, at age 77.
 
His group, Toots and the Maytals, which was formed in the 1960s, was pivotal in birthing, shaping and popularising reggae music.
 
Councillor Ennis noted that Mr. Stewart, who died on January 4 at age 79, will be given the honour for his unmatched commitment to brand Jamaica and the development of the country's tourism industry. 
 
The presentations will be done in February.


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