Kangaroo Court furnishings under the hammer

POSTED: 09/30/15 7:00 PM


Kangaroo CourtA man walks past the closed Kangaroo Court in the Hendrik Straat in Philipsburg. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St.  Maarten – The tax marshal is auctioning the complete furnishings of the former Kangaroo Court on Friday morning. The former operator of the establishment Tropical Garden Café NV has left the island, leaving behind huge debts in rent arrears and fiscal obligations.

Among the items that will be auctioned are a pizza oven, refrigerators, a dishwasher, a freezer, coffee machines, ceiling fans, chairs, tables and assorted plates, spoons, forks, knives, glasses, mugs and pots and pans.

Potential buyers can view the goods one hour before the auction. The tax marshal will auction the goods starting at 10 a.m. to the highest bidder. As is custom in these cases, the good are sold on the “where is as is” condition.

The owners of the real estate, Norman and Sue Wathey intend to reopen the place – most likely under a new name – but at this moment it is unknown when court reporters, attorneys and others who were frequent guests at the Kangaroo Court will be able to return.

The tax marshal has also announced a second auction for Friday morning. This one concerns the sale of two cars – a black Lincoln MKX Tuxedo 2010 and a gray Nissan Murano 2005. This auction takes place at Charity Drive 24 in Cul de Sac, also at 10 a.m.

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