Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

December 5, 2019

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, during their regular business meeting, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Chairman of the Maryland Estonia Exchange Council, Tovi Tagamets, to enter into a partnership of sister counties between St. Mary’s County and the Association of Local Authority Pärnu County, Estonia.

According to the memorandum, this agreement will allow for the “exploration of opportunities to cultivate a greater understanding of each other, raise cross-cultural awareness between both cities and generally advance their friendship. Furthermore, we will work together toward sharing information and creative endeavors between St. Mary’s County and The Association of Local Authorities of Pärnumaa.” Commissioner President Randy Guy remarked, “This is a unique opportunity for St. Mary’s County, and we are proud to enter into this agreement.”

This partnership is one of many similar arrangements between other counties in Maryland and Estonia. It is the culmination of several months of work between representatives from St. Mary’s County and the Maryland Exchange Council. Pärnu County is one of 15 counties of Estonia and is in the south-western part of the country.

For more information about the Maryland Estonia Exchange Council, visit their website at https://www.marylandestoniaexchangecouncil.org/.


20 Responses to Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

  1. David Abelman on December 5, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Didn’t Estonia collaborate with the Nazi’s during WWII, forming SS units and operating concentration camps for the extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Russians and other groups of people? History indicates they did. Why is St Mary’s County “cooperating” with Estonia? I can see the State I’d Maryland being involved with them, due to their liberal socialist agenda, but not St Mary’s. This is a travesty!

  2. Obsidan on December 5, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Absolute time waster.

    • But... on December 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      but, it makes them feel good.

    • Urla Igovanz on December 5, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Tovi Tagamets has ties to Ukranian gas/oil companies. There are pictures of him and Hunter Biden playing golf.

      • teacher on December 6, 2019 at 9:26 am

        So the big oil storage tanks that are down at Piney Point are going to be filled with oil from Ukraine? That makes sense now. I’ve heard they’ve been empty for quite a while. Oil is bought cheap, held there, and then sold when oil prices rise. Don’t know who owns and profits from all of this. Randy Guy?

    • Pumice on December 5, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Estonian collusion?

      • Borat #1 cuz on December 6, 2019 at 8:46 pm

        Borat loves st. Marys

  3. Pam442 on December 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Should have been on a ballet for the general election.

  4. DUH on December 5, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Send them our county zoning ordinance. That will end it real quick

  5. Jasper on December 5, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Does this mean we’ll like give them stuffed ham and they’ll send us vodka?

    • Clarence on December 6, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Little understanding of culture exchanges.

      • LightenUpFrancis on December 8, 2019 at 12:28 pm

        It was a great example of cultural exchanges. Very simply put. What don’t you understand, comrade snowchevsky?

  6. Jarnell on December 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Randy Guy looks like an ex-KGB, old school Soviet hardliner.

    • HR Clinton on December 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm

      He probably hangs out with that other Russian asset, Tulsi Gabbard! It’s collusion I tell you!

  7. Anonymous on December 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Estonia operated over 20 concentration camps during WW 2, killing thousands of people. Why are we “cooperating” with them? Somebody failed the vetting process! Stop this madness.

    • StopThePurge on December 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Next they will start rounding up all the Amish people in the county!

  8. teacher on December 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Why? What’s the point? Can someone supply some background? Is there a business advantage somewhere?

  9. Anonymous on December 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Every 4 years? the commissioners get elected. Its important to listen what all the candidates have to say about wanting to get elected. They should be telling us why they want to be elected, instead of the other candidates, instead of their challengers, that is, why they should be in that slot instead of their challengers, and … we should know their ideas. You see, some hold-off on sending their ideas in, because if they don’t like whos in office, they don’t want their ideas to be used to get so-and-so elected again, so they keep it to themselves until election time. Oh, thats a great idea, why don’t you send it to the ________________? Because I don’t want so-and-so to implement it, take credit for it, and use it to get re-elected. I’ll keep it to myself until election time. ok. This should not reflect upon the Commissioners in St. Marys, it is a general statement.

  10. StopWastingTime on December 6, 2019 at 8:12 am

    What a joke! The commissioners obviously need to find some work to do.

  11. Luxemborg T. Tidewater on December 6, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Quill in hand:
    Read this word salad. No information of what was agreed to. Seems this whole undertaking is quite illegal.(“by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate” (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution).It is illegal to make any treaty with a foreign government that is not ratified by the U.S. Senate. ) Who financed this to communist to come here? Why did they pick St. Mary’s? How much will this cost us? Who gave the authority to sign such a document? What rights do we stand to lose?

    Just curious?