‘There are no rules’: Desperate tourists tweet out of St Maarten as looters with ‘guns & machetes’ raid hotel rooms & stores

Daily Mail: Worrying reports of erupting violence have emerged from St Maarten, the southern half of the Caribbean Island it shares with St Martin, in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Several stranded persons on the island complain of looters raiding hotel rooms and homes after the passage of hurricane Irma.

According to one report, US and British tourists who are currently stranded.

On Friday, troops were sent to the island to assist with these issues.

Massimiliano Napoliello, the manager of a bar in Maho Beach, issued a desperate plea for help on Facebook:

‘They are completely isolated and there are CRIMINALS carrying GUNS AND KNIVES SHOOTING and looting all over!! NOTHING IS WORKING, THERE ARE NO RULES, THERE IS NO LAW AND NO PROTECTION RIGHT NOW!!

A member of staff at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina reported via Twitter that looters raided unoccupied rooms to steal televisions.

A small minority of islanders were looting our unoccupied rooms until the Dutch military arrived. Not essentials – taking TV’s,’ he said.

Reports are that US citizens are being moved to Puerto Rico.


  1. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 10:36 am

    ….Jungle life. That’s how we like it!

    1. Clare
      September 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Go live in the Jungle you’re an animal. You are not Human!!

      1. Anonymous
        September 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

        Another one who doesn’t get sarcasm. Stupid!!

  2. logical man
    September 11, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Is it any wonder the whites hate us niggers that run uncontrolled at every opportunity, some of us blacks need to stop acting like the niggers that the whites think that we are. we play right into the hands of hatred.

    1. Anonymous
      September 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      There are black people and there are [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES]. Just like there are white people and white trash. The distinction must be enforced by black people going out there and stopping those [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES] who give all black people a bad name especially in the eyes of racist.

      1. Anonymous
        September 13, 2017 at 7:53 am

        but then racist already have their minds made up.

    2. Anonymous
      September 11, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      YOUR COMMENT IS DISGUSTING. High proportions of black criminality come from the historical violence and discrimination of whites to blacks. So black behaviour DOES NOT create white hate. White hate created structural inequality that has led to some negative black behaviour.

      1. unknown
        September 13, 2017 at 3:44 am

        I am sorry but what age are we living in? if we all held negative behaviour due to history I think this world would be doomed. We need to move ahead with the current and not hold history as a reason. You are accountable for your actions in life !

      2. Anonymous
        September 13, 2017 at 7:56 am

        Excuses! Excuses!…man I know looking in the mirror is not pleasant! but we have to move on soldier!

  3. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 11:32 am

    It gives the caribbean people a bad name when a few persons acts like a bunch of savages

  4. Flave
    September 11, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Why are Some people acting like this during a major hurricane? Where is the brotherly love during this time? Police should have shot and killed those involved, no questions asked.

  5. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    And I heard a voice from the altar, saying, “Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, your judgments are true and just.”

    – Revelation 16: 7

  6. Barberella dancers
    September 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    The illegal Haitians immigrants that’s doing that crap

    1. Anonymous
      September 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

      They are still our black brothers!

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