Commissioner Blackman inTallahassee on recruitment drive


Commissioner Blackman in Tallahassee on recruitment drive

The Sint Maarten delegation standing with students outside the nation’s representative office in Tallahassee.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (GIS) – Commissioner of Personnel Affairs Xavier Blackman, is currently in Tallahassee, Florida on a working visit which entails meetings with Sint Maarten students studying in Florida and other officials of government and government bodies.

Blackman has already met with Sint Maarten students and representatives of the Sint Maarten Tallahassee Student Association at the Tallahassee

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Commissioner Xavier Blackman standing addressing students.

Sint Maarten Foundation office.  The commissioner spoke about the importance of returning home to the island to help with building country Sint Maarten.

Blackman gave a historical perspective on constitutional affairs leading up to the recent passing of the Consensus Laws by the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament thereby paving the way for the island to become a country on 10-10-10.

Commissioner Blackman encouraged students to be pro-active in applying for job openings within the public sector.  His overall message to the students was, Sint Maarten needs you!

Commissioner Blackman left the island on Monday accompanied by Head of Study Financing Calvin Mardembrough, Claudette Charles Hassell, Advisor to Commissioner Blackman on Personnel Affairs, and Rodney Richardson Head ai of the Government Information Service (GIS).  

Blackman and his delegation are being guided by Sint Maarten Student Florida Coordinator Arthur Lugisse who has also organized a number of meetings with City of Tallahassee and Leon County government officials.

Commissioner Blackman expressed his satisfaction with the Tallahassee-Sint Maarten Foundation and their ongoing efforts based on the City of Tallahassee – Sint Maarten sister agreement which is beneficial to the islands public and private sector development.  

Blackman and his delegation are scheduled to return on Thursday, May 6.

Left to right: Florida House of Representatives official Alan Williams.
, Arthur Lugisse, and Commissioner Xavier Blackman