Since I don't know how to post from other sites to ttol I will provide the following sites that I found that have some current info on Orient. On facebook....sxm epicure club. On FB, Christophe Hubler (La Villa) has some drone video just posted this week. Also on FB, www.sxm-talks.com. Again on fb, go to le piment orient bay sxm...then go to post by Johnny Milian. Theres a video of a couple who took film from the time you enter parc de la baie oriental. Unbelievable damage. I can confirm that the owner of La Rhumerie in Place du Village, formerly Tai Chi, is in France and has decided not to return to sxm. Hope this is helpful to those who are interested.
The comment section of the video says all footage taken the week of 10/23. Agreed, that looks awful! It is like Mt. Vernon hasn't been touched since Irma. I don't see anything being rented there for a long time.