Leona Romeo-Marlin runs for office under the United St. Maarten Party

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

Head of the Civil Registry Department; Leona Marlin-Romeo will be contesting the upcoming Parliamentary Elections as candidate number two (2) on the United St. Maarten’s Party (US Party) slate.
Romeo-Marlin holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in French. Combined with a stellar educational background, Romeo-Marlin also serves as Head of the Civil Registry Department, a position she has held for more than a decade and has brought significant changes and structure to the Operations and Management of the department.
Aside from being an academia, Mrs. Romeo-Marlin also boasts a brief political career, which was launched in October 2010; with another party. “I entered the political arena four years ago in the last general elections under the leadership of another party,” she explained in a press release. “I bear no animosity and my respect for the party leader remains unsullied, however, there comes a time when you need to evaluate yourself. you have to take a step back to see if your path is aligned with the goals you want to accomplish for your country and in that moment you have to make a decision to be true to yourself and stand for what you believe in.”
Marlin-Romeo plans to use her experience, knowledge, qualifications and expertise to bring about a new vision for the people of St. Maarten and plans to champion values and issues plaguing our current system namely: Integrity, excellence and dedication, inclusion and awareness to the constitution of St. Maarten.
“Anyone who knows me know that I am firm believer in integrity,” she said. “Integrity, honesty and full disclosure. Therefore, promoting and bringing continuous awareness of the importance of proper work ethics and the practice of having good moral common values in office is a high priority for me.”
“Guided by these principles, my mandate will be to lobby for causes such as Inclusion- St. Maarten is a unique island as it represents over 57,000 registered persons, with 114 different nationalities, making it one of the smallest, but largest Cosmopolitan Island. Been strategically positioned, it is a hub zone that acts as a connecting point for many other countries. With such a diverse population, it is important that we embrace those who have made St. Maarten their permanent home and have helped to build a stronger and unified St. Maarten, this great nation.”