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Leona Marlin-Romeo

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Leona Marlin-Romeo
5th Prime Minister of Sint Maarten
In office
15 January 2018 – 10 October 2019
GovernorEugene Holiday
Preceded byRafael Boasman
Succeeded byWycliffe Smith
Personal details
Born (1973-07-03) 3 July 1973 (age 48)
Sint Maarten
Political partyUnited Democrats (2018–present)[1][2]
Other political
Spouse(s)Richard Marlin
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
Adelphi University

Leona M. Marlin-Romeo (born 3 July 1973) is a Sint Maarten politician who served as Prime Minister of Sint Maarten from 2018 to 2019.[3][4][5] She previously served as a Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2016.[6]

Early life

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.[7][8]

Personal life

Marlin-Romeo has been married to Richard Marlin since 1997, the couple have two children.[7][9]


  1. ^ "UP and DP merge as 'United Democrats'". The Daily Herald. 5 January 2018. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019.
  2. ^ "MPs, former ministers on United Democrats slate". The Daily Herald. 5 January 2018. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Smith appointed Prime Minister". The Daily Herald. 11 October 2019. Archived from the original on 17 October 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Leona new prime minister, ministers take oath Mon". The Daily Herald. 12 January 2018. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019.
  5. ^ "New Interim Council of Ministers sworn-in headed by Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo". Soualiga Newsday. 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Verklaring ingevolge artikel 53 Landsverordering Registratie en Financien Politieke Partijen" (in Dutch). Electoral Council of Sint Maarten. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Bio - Leona Marlin-Romeo". SXM Elections. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Leona Marlin, Dr. Lloyd Richardson go 'forward together' with 'winning team'" (PDF). The DailyHerald. 16 August 2010. pp. 1, 5.
  9. ^ "Toastmasters Clubs to host Area Debate" (PDF). The Daily Herald. 23 May 2013. p. 10.

See also

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