Trelawny – Culture (Part 2)

Much of the social activity is related to religion. Upper Trelawny has been known for revivalism and pocomania. Martha Brae was noted for the revival festival in which groups from all over the island participate. This revival activity usually lasted for one week.

Yam and Cassava

Trelawny is known for its production of yam and cassava. There has been much interest in yam following the outstanding sprinting performances of triple World Record Holder Usain Bolt who was born and raised in the parish. Local and international scientists have been conducting studies to determine the impact on the consumption of yam in the diet of athletes may have on their athletic abilities.

http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/103-agriculture-fisheries/21413-MinAgriFish-residents-of-trelawny-capitalising-on-popularity-of-yam

http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/103-agriculture-fisheries/16665-agriculture-spotlight-on-yam-and-cassava

The Ministry of Agriculture has also been encouraging the production of cassava through technical, financial and information support.  Currently, the most popular cassava product is bammy.