THE CHINESE INVASION IN SXM………a.a. lourens

There are somethings I notice very prevalent in st. Maarten: the Chinese are buying ALL the minimarkets… Shiek is chinese and now Rainbow in Suckergarden has closed down and is taken over by Chinese… Are there any local supermarkets?

Ever realize Chinese business establishments come in 2’s… everywhere there is a chinese bar/restaurant there is another one within 100 meters, same for groceries.. the asian invasion?  #onlyinsxm

    • Nyanne Martinahahaha, from time i saw Rainbow closed..for more then two days I was like….the chinese are coming soon ! So far there is still Samuelin Middle Region.

      44 minutes ago ·
    • Kay Belle Arnoldit’s not an invasion if the door was opened for them

      44 minutes ago ·
    • Nyanne Martinanot taking sides but it is easier to run 2 minimarket then 1. (container wise/money making etc)

      42 minutes ago ·
    • Alston Alvarino LourensSo we just got Samuel’s and the one in Middle Region? ALL the rest chinese?

      35 minutes ago ·
    • Sandra HazelCant balme the Chinese blame who selling to them…

      31 minutes ago ·
    • Nyanne Martinaoff the head…..yes. or for the rest…all the people we see upfront are chinese.

      31 minutes ago via
    • Nelson Els Chinese are business people….
      our people are not!

      25 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els we live the high life….
      we do not want to sacrifice!

      we running s.u.v.`s & all kind of fancy cars that is what we running
      and we open car doors all over the place lol.lol.lol.

      24 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els I have been a business man since i was 6 yrs old….

      i have work for pple in between but always….
      go back to work for my self….

      23 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els i rahter own 1% of something rather than running or managing
      100% of anything.

      22 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els i rahter sell hot-dogs at the street corner….
      than be director of sale at Maho….
      collecting $ 15.000,00 a month

      true story…..
      remember blue sky cafe????
      \
      well before that i was directing Sales at maho….
      at even while working there i open other businesses

      19 minutes ago ·
    • Alston Alvarino LourensNelson, all valid points but the comment about sxm people and their cars is not totally their fault…. the banks in sxm will not give a local $3000 loan for a viable business plan but they will give the same local a $30,000 loan (no money down) for a car…. we need transport, we also need businesses…. i am a business man and have been turned down 4 times… got my jeep in 1 day though no money down…

      19 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els next point is I have approach locals to go into business since 1986…
      they are not interested…..

      19 minutes ago ·
    • Anthony GibsMoney talks and bullshit walks… The government is clearly showing it… Even the locals are using it cause instead of renting or leasing these commercial spaces, they are selling for the fast money and the government is allowing it… Sad but true…

      17 minutes ago ·
    • Kay Belle ArnoldReally Nelson? Please explain the African economy….are the businesses there run by Chinese also? Curious as hell!

      13 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els and once we a local start building a business we envy them instead of revel in their success….

      but it is o.k. to go give the chinese,indians,arabs,your moneyyyy!!!

      and last but foremost we do not work togetherrrrr!!!!

      when i sold my restaurant i try so hard to sell it with a local
      because the place was making good money…

      i sold it only because of personal reasons

      end up selling to a Chi-nee….

      and you know what he told me?????

      he is buying the restaurant for his cook!
      not family,not friend

      and he lend him the money….
      no contract, no interest, pay back as you can how you can.

      they help each other and work together…

      WE DO NOT!

      13 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els locals here cannot even hold top positions in the private sector…
      check all hotels,casinos…..

      all foreigners…unlike Aruba!

      you wanna tell me after having casinos on the island for 40 years
      we don`t have locals that can run a casino????

      well…go tell …Sudi, Husang, Franchesco, Spadaro….

      or theo & frankie..they are giving the license & working permits
      for these foreigners to come to work with no counterpart!!!!

      even if our people donot know….Teach them!!!put them to work!

      5 minutes ago ·
    • Nelson Els I AM GLAD that you bring this up
      because we will never be empower or control the destiny of this island
      unless we are controlling the economy! or large part of

      that is why every local is in government business
      the biggest business on the island….

      selling passports,
      selling drivers license…
      selling govt. land….
      selling stamps…
      work permits we selling
      resident permits…

      we are in the business of selling our patrimony and pride & dignity.

      5 minutes ago ·
    • Alston Alvarino LourensI agree with you 100% Nelson…. somethings gotta give…. #onlyinsxm

      3 minutes ago ·

One comment

  1. THE REASON THEY RENT TO CHINESE FOR THEY ARE SURE THEY WILL GET THEIR RENT PAID. FOR THE OWNERS OF THE BUILDINGS THEY OWE MONEY TO THE SUPPLIERS SO NO OTHER CHOICE RENT OUT TO THOSE WHO THEY ARE SURE WILL PAY RENT,HOPE THEY PAY THEIR SUPPLIERS NOW THAT THEY ARE GETTING THEIR RENT MONEY.LOL

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