The most famous song about Pomona is a fast paced Bruk-down song entitled “Pomona Valley”. According to older residents the song was popular in the area from the late 1950s after the notorious incident took place. It is sung by Dell Smart of Dell and the Sensations. He hails from Gales Point Manatee and sings Bruk-down and Punta Rock. The theme of Bruk-down songs are original and contagious parodies.
In this case it was of a dispute between a local Belizean worker named Karl W. Stamp and the white English owner of the citrus factory and powerful man, Frank G.T. Sharp. According to the legend, in the early 1950's, Stamp a very strapping creole man from Trial Farm, Orange Walk, and Sharp got into an argument at the pay station which was on top of The Sharp Hill behind the factory compound. Sharp was known to inject many four lettered Anglo-Saxon swear words in his speech. Things quickly escalated and Stamp walked away only to return with a piece of electric wire that was lying nearby, which he used to promptly whip Mr. Sharp before he ran off, so fast that he tumbled down the hill as Mr. Sharp reached inside the house for his shot gun. Stamp escaped the Valley by hiding at various points along the road. Stamp never returned to the Valley. Dell immortalized the saga of Stamp and Frank Sharp in song and gave notoriety to Stann Creek’s Pomona Valley.