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After Irma, fear and looting grip tense St Martin

"For pity's sake, do something," Estelle Kalton begs the police. "They're looting the shops." A crime wave on the Franco-Dutch Caribbean holiday island of St Martin, five days after hurricane Irma ripped through, has everyone on edge. It is only by making a scene on the steps of a makeshift security centre set up in Marigot, the main town on the French side of the island, that Kalton is able to confront officials.
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