Hon. Leona Romeo-Marlin

Biography

Mrs. Leona Médita Romeo - Marlin, is currently the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten and is responsible for the Ministry of General Affairs. As Prime Minister Mrs. Romeo – Marlin holds the responsibility for the Ministry of General Affairs, where she promotes the cooperation between the partners within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, French St. Martin, Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT’s) as the Regional Authorizing Officer.

As the selected leader, chosen by the Representatives of the citizens of Sint Maarten, Prime Minister Leona Romeo – Marlin took on the challenge to ensure a complete recovery during the islands most critical phase.

Mrs. Romeo - Marlin has taken on this challenge by raising awareness on the importance of partnerships, preparedness and funding as an important attribute to resilience within the region.

Prime Minister Leona Romeo - Marlin, has used this historical experience to advocate for the importance of a natural disaster plan which further fosters the significance of collaboration within the region and internationally. In doing such, Prime Minister Leona Romeo - Marlin has the honor of highlighting the resilient character of Sint Maarten and its people, as one of the forefronts in Building Back Better and more Sustainable with stronger infrastructure in disaster prone areas.

Before taking public office, Leona Romeo – Marlin was the Department Head Civil Registry within the Ministry of General Affairs Government of Sint Maarten for over ten (10) years. Her political journey officially started when she became a Member of the Parliament of Sint Maarten in 2014. Mrs. Leona Romeo – Marlin is also a member of the Toastmasters Club for many years, and held the position as President of the Soualuiga Corporate Toastmasters Club in 2009 – 2010.

Mrs. Romeo - Marlin holds a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from Adelphi University, in New York.

Prime Minister Leona Romeo - Marlin is passionate about the development of young people, the empowerment of women and the implementation of E-Governance in order to ensure qualitative and transparent service to all citizens, clients and visitors of Sint Maarten.

Mrs. Romeo – Marlin was a member of the Community Police Office Council, second Vice President for the Speedy Plus Athletic Club, and former President of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Sint Maarten.

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