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H.E. Leona Romeo-Marlin

Prime Minister
Government of Sint Maarten

Leona Médita Romeo-Marlin, is currently the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, a position she has held since January 15th 2018. 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 and CARICOM. 

Since her appointment as Prime Minister, Ms. Romeo Marlin has been charged with the responsibility to steer the reconstruction and redevelopment of Sint Maarten following the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Government of Sint Maarten has created the National Recovery and Resilience Plan that will serve as the roadmap to success. 

While attending the UN General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Romeo Marlin had the distinct honor to speak at the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit as representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on September 24th 2018.
On October 25th of this year, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin with the support of the European Delegation in Guyana and the European Commission Directorate General of Development Cooperation successfully hosted The Caribbean OCT’s Resilience Summit on Sint Maarten. The Resilience Summit with the theme Unite - Prepare - Adapt was attended by political leaders of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) as well as high level representatives of the European Commission, Regional Organizations and invited guests. 

During the Caribbean OCT’s Resilience Summit, Prime Minister Romeo Marlin as Regional Authorizing Officer also signed the financing agreement of the 40 million euro 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Programme that will focus on sustainable energy and marine biodiversity, with a horizontal component on enhancing resilience to extreme recurring natural events in our region.

Prior to this function, Mrs. Romeo- Marlin served her country as Member of Parliament. As a civil servant, Mrs. Romeo-Marlin worked in the capacity as Policy Advisor of the Secretary General, of the Ministry of General Affairs and Department Head of the Civil Registry. 

Mrs. Romeo Marlin holds a M.A degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and B.A degree in Political Science with a minor in French, from Adelphi University in New York. 

Mrs. Romeo Marlin is a strong advocate for community service as she has served as member of the Community Police Office Council, second vice president for the Speedy Plus Athletic Club, and President of the Sickle Cell Disease Association on the island of Sint Maarten. Leona Romeo-Marlin is a high achiever with a passion for the development of young people and the empowerment of women.

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