From left: Foundation Vice-President Lililita Forbes Johnson, Leon County Circuit Court Clerk and County Comptroller Gwen Marshall, Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin, foundation President Stephen Knight and Students Association President Shurenny Sprott.
POND ISLAND–A delegation from Tallahassee, Florida, visited Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin recently to discuss, among other things, the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the Sister City Agreement between St. Maarten and Tallahassee, signed on September 23, 1999.
A major success of the agreement is the opportunity St. Maarten students enjoy to further their education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida State University, and Tallahassee Community College at in-state fees rather than as foreign students.
The fee waiver is attributed to the Latin American and Caribbean scholarship programmes, donations and grants by the local government facilitated by the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation. The foundation provides mentoring, coaching and guidance to St. Maarten students.
With the support of the Study Finance Division, the foundation and Tallahassee’s St. Maarten Student Association, students studying in the sister city are provided with many avenues to accomplish their educational goals.
Romeo-Marlin thanked the delegation for their work and re-pledged government’s support to maintain and uphold the agreement.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/89279-pm-tallahassee-delegation-talk-sister-city-anniversary