The village of Pinnacle was founded in the 1930s by Rastafarian pioneer Leonard P. Howell. At its peak, Pinnacle was home to 4500 settlers before British colonial forces razed the village in 1954. The ruins of Howell's house were declared a national heritage site but Howell's descendants claim four other plots of land also belong to the Rastafarian community. However, in November, 2016 a magistrate found that Pinnacle was owned by the development company. Rastafarians are appealing the magistrate's decision.

Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, has become involved in a campaign to protect the site of Jamaica's first Rastafarian community.  Occupy Pinnacle wants the property - a hilltop called The Pinnacle west of the capital, Kingston - to belong to the Howell family and the community.