Tuesday, March 4, 2014

JAMAICA - THE TALE OF TWO LOVERS WHO LEPT TO THEIR DEATH AT LOVERS LEAP IN ST ELIZABETH


Since I was a little boy growing up in Jamaica I heard the story about the two slaves who fell in love on a sugar plantation in St. Elizabeth in the village of Big Yard / Yardley which is  located along the South Coast of Jamaica. I am told the story goes that their plantation owner fell in love with the beautiful girl and planned to sell her so that he could have her to himself. Slaves were not free to love one another and so love was forbidden on the plantation.



The enslaved couple refusing to be separated fled the plantation however the the guards on their horses found out and a chase was ensued. They were both chased down to the edge of a steep cliff in the Santa Cruz Mountains regions. Having no possible means of escaping, sadly the lovers lept to their unplanned deaths. 

Article written by Lloyd Campbell


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