What do the 3 colors on the jamaica's stand for?

Original Symbolism - "Hardships there are, but the Land is green and the Sun shineth." Each color in the flag is symbolic. The black stands for hardship, the green for both hope and the fertile land, and the gold for wealth and sunshine. New Symbolism as of 1996 - "Hardships there are but the Land is green and the Sun shineth" is the symbolism of the Flag. Black symbolizes the strength and creativity of the Jamaican people. Gold, for natural wealth and beauty of sunlight and Green stands for hope and agricultural resources.