People loot a battered store on Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 09:40

In addition to the material destruction Hurricane Irma left in its wake, the island of Sint Maarten is now also dealing with looters carrying off whatever they can get their hands on, according to various news sources.

An eye witness told BNR on Friday morning that armed looters are working in organized groups to take as much as they can. Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations confirmed the looting, according to Financieele Dagblad. 

Saint Martin
Mar 3 '14 07:47

Three prisoners escaped on Saturday night from a prison in Pointe Blanche on the island of Saint Martin.

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