Names: Pieces of the Past

Excerpt from Rebecca Tortello’s Pieces of the Past: A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane

Labour-in-Vain Savannah, St. Elizabeth refers to the annual drought that afflicted that region

Tan an’ See, Trelawny means literally ‘stand and see’. The area is on the summit of a hill, which provides a beautiful view of open land.

Unity, St. James derived its name from the story of two brothers, the younger of whom asked the elder for a loan of £1000 to purchase land. The elder refused. Sunday came and the two went to church and heard a sermon on the importance of unity which the elder took as a sign and raised a loan to help his younger brother purchase the land.