Laurens Prins was an incredibly successful slave-trader who spent the better part of his 80 years transporting human cargo from the west of Africa to the West Indies. Near the end of his life, he lived in semi-retirement on land he purchased near Kingston. One of his most active slave ships, the Whydah, was famously captured by the pirate, Sam Bellamy.
(Note: Do we have to mention slave-trading? It's such a downer. - ML)
(Note: It's kind of part of the history of the region. - JM)
(Note: Yeah, but, folks want to have fun, right? Not think about social injustice and stuff. - RL)