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Trelawny was also home to the largest group of Maroons in the island.
A 1739 treaty between the Maroons and the English gave the Maroons freedom and land, which effectively put a stop to their raids on the plantations. However, a second Maroon uprising in 1795, led to over 600 Maroons being exiled to Nova Scotia, Canada and later to Sierra Leone in Africa in 1800.
In 2007 the opening ceremony for the ICC Cricket World Cup was held in Trelawny Parish.
Trelawny's sources of employment are based on agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Rum and sugar are Trelawny's principal products. Other crops include bananas, yams, strawberries, vegetables, pimento, coffee, ginger, and coconut. Though the fishing industry is declining, Trelawny still produces a large amount of fish. There are ten beaches along the coast, with more than 30 boats each, as well as 27 fish ponds.
Two of the eight remaining sugar factories in Jamaica are in Trelawny - Trelawny (Jamaican Patois: Trilaani) is a parish in Cornwall County in northwest Jamaica. Its capital is Falmouth. It is bordered by the parishes of Saint Ann in the east, Saint James in the west, and Saint Elizabeth and Manchester in the south.
Trelawny Parish is the birthplace of several track and field athletes: world record holder, 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist and 2009 World Champion in the 100 metres and in the 200 metres Usain Bolt, Voletta Wallace, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Marvin Anderson, Ricardo Chambers, Omar Brown, Michael Frater, Lerone Clarke, Dane Hyatt, Rosemarie Whyte, Michael Greene, Inez Turner, Debbie-Ann Parris, Sanya Richards, Ben Johnson and Warren Weir.
It is also the birthplace of 2008 USA Today High School Basketball Player of the Year Samardo Samuels, now playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Other notable citizens include Rex Nettleford, and star safety for the Green Bay Packers and Maurice Haughton, Atari Bigby.