Melinda Hoeve was born on Curaçao and grew up on Sint Maarten. Ms. Hoeve is the second child in a family of three children of Milva and Rudolf Hoeve. In 1996 Ms. Hoeve graduated from V.W.O (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) and moved to the Netherlands where she studied Law at the Leiden University.
Ms. Hoeve graduated in 2001 with a Master’s degree in Law with a specialization in Civil Law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. During her tertiary studies, Ms. Hoeve was a member of the Antillean and Aruban Law Society, known as SIAA.
In May 2001 Ms. Hoeve returned to Sint Maarten and immediately started her career as an attorney at law.
On July 1, 2015 Ms. Hoeve and Mr. Jason Rogers started their law firm ‘Hoeve & Rogers Attorneys & Consultants’. Ms. Hoeve is a managing partner and attorney at law at Hoeve & Rogers. Hoeve & Rogers is a dynamic and professional St. Maarten-based law firm that provides detailed and effective legal services to its clients throughout the Dutch Caribbean.
Ms. Hoeve has practiced and has acquired vast experience and knowledge in Labour Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy Law, Corporate Law, Civil Servant Law, Rental Law, Contract Law, and Civil Law.
From 2005 until 2007 and from 2009 until 2010 Ms. Hoeve was a lecturer in Law at the University of Sint Martin.
Ms. Hoeve has been a member of the Sint Maarten Lions Club since 2004 and served as President of the Club in 2006-2007.
Ms. Hoeve also served on the Board of Motiance Dance School Foundation from 2001 until 2012 during which tenure she served as President, Secretary, and member of the Foundation.
Ms. Hoeve functioned as a member and secretary of the Board of Supervisory Directors of Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE N.V.). from 2010 until 2016.
In 2013 Ms. Hoeve was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Saba Bank Resources N.V. for the period July 2013 until July 2016.
Ms. Hoeve also served as chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Bureau Intellectual Property on Sint Maarten from August 2015 until August 2018.
In February 2018 Ms. Hoeve was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of the Mental Health Foundation, which position she still fulfills.
In August 2018 Ms. Hoeve was appointed as extraordinary member of the high council of state, the Council of Advice a position she is honoured to fulfill.
Ms. Hoeve is the humble servant and mom of the three precious miracles Justin, Lucas and Noura, and this position is by far the most important function she gladly serves and takes credit for along with her partner Angelo Meyers.