Historical Resource Corner

Montego Bay


Montego Bay is the gateway to the north coast and the tourism hub of the island. It is the administrative and commercial centre of St. James. The town is the capital of St. James which is named in honour of James, Duke of York, and brother of King Charles 11 of England. Montego Bay derives Read More

History of St. James


Named after James, Duke of York, by Sir Thomas Modyford, St. James was among the second batch of parishes to be formed in Jamaica in about 1664-1655; the others in this batch were St. George, St. Mary, St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. At the time of its formation, it was much larger than it now is, as Read More