St. Maarten has named Honorable Romeo F. Pantophlet as the country's Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications.

In his role as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications, Pantophlet's responsibilities include: Social-economic development planning ; development of employment;  development and stimulation of the various sectors of the economy; recommendations pertaining to the harbor, airport, utility companies and companies that provide transport and telecommunication facilities and services; and development and execution of economic regulations

From 1980 - 2006, Pantophlet held positions at the Central Bureau of Statistics, including the role of chief executive officer. From 2006 up until his appointment as Minister, Pantophlet was the deputy director at the St. Maarten Academy; Economic Advisor to Commissioner Frans Richardson, and most recently, an educator in Economics and Business Administration at the St. Maarten Academy.