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Leona M. Marlin-Romeo (born 3 July 1973) is a Sint Maarten politician and the current Prime Minister of Sint Maarten. She was selected as Prime Minister in the coalition agreement between the United People's Party, the Democratic Party and the independent member of Parliament Chanel Brownbill.[3] She previously served as a Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2016.[4]

Leona Marlin-Romeo
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5th Prime Minister of Sint Maarten
Assumed office
15 January 2018
GovernorEugene Holiday
Preceded byRafael Boasman
Personal details
Born (1973-07-03) 3 July 1973 (age 46)
Sint Maarten
Political partyUnited Democrats (2018–present)[1][2]
Other political
Spouse(s)Richard Marlin
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
Adelphi University

She was sworn in with her cabinet on 15 January 2018.[5]


Early lifeEdit

Leona Marlin-Romeo was born on 3 July 1973 on Sint Maarten to Marius Romeo and Marilyn Thomas. As a child Marlin-Romeo attended the Methodist Agogic Center (MAC) in Sint Maarten. She briefly attended St. Maarten Academy before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. She graduated from Adelphi University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in French. She continued her education at the University of Amsterdam where she graduated with a Master’s degree in International Relations. In 2005, Marlin-Romeo returned to Sint Maarten, and began working as the Head of the Civil Registry Department.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Marlin-Romeo has been married to Richard Marlin since 1997, the couple have two children.[6][8]


  1. ^ "UP and DP merge as 'United Democrats'". The Daily Herald. 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "MPs, former ministers on United Democrats slate". The Daily Herald. 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Leona new prime minister, ministers take oath Mon". The Daily Herald. 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Verklaring ingevolge artikel 53 Landsverordering Registratie en Financien Politieke Partijen" (in Dutch). Electoral Council of Sint Maarten. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ "New Interim Council of Ministers sworn-in headed by Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo". Soualiga Newsday. 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Bio - Leona Marlin-Romeo". SXM Elections. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Leona Marlin, Dr. Lloyd Richardson go 'forward together' with 'winning team'" (PDF). The DailyHerald. 16 August 2010. pp. 1, 5, .
  8. ^ "Toastmasters Clubs to host Area Debate" (PDF). The Daily Herald. 23 May 2013. p. 10.

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