Marvin Hokstam joins Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs


Hokstam says, “We will deliver the vision of the CoP we gon do this fah real”.

Marvin Hokstam joins Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs as partner to rally and connect Dutch Caribbean Diaspora to the Community of Practice Holland Suriname St. Maarten Curaçao, Holland, The Netherlands, The Netherlands Antilles, Community of Practice for Entrepreneurs with Caribbean roots in the Diaspora Say It Loud Afro Magazine corporate announcement

Marvin Hokstam, Journalist, Writer, Educator

By Meegan Scott

The Community of Practice (CoP), for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce Journalist, Educator, and Writer Marvin Hokstam and the Hox Projects as our newest partners.

Marvin will ensure entrepreneurs of Dutch Caribbean heritage in the Diaspora― will be connected to the Community of Practice and that the CoP will speak the language of the Dutch Caribbeans at home and abroad.

That he is committed, and has hit the ground running is demonstrated by his sharing of information about the CoP with members of the Black and Caribbean Community in the Netherlands through the “Say It Loud Afro Magazine”.

Marvin is no stranger to leading initiatives for facilitating the social and economic development of the Caribbean, and Black Communities.  He founded Devsur (Suriname’s only English language news web site) and served as correspondent to the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) for ensuring the people of Suriname would be kept up to date on happenings in other CARICOM member countries and vice versa.

From his adopted home―Holland, he serves as a connector of the Black, and Caribbean Communities; and is a freelance journalist on migrant matters, to the AD Haagsche Courant.

Earlier this year Marvin was elected to the Black Member Council of the British, National Union of Journalists.

Marvin has served as editor to the Today News and Journalist to the Daily Herald, as well as in Communications Consultant roles.  He is the owner of the media consultancy Hox Projects (

Mr. Hokstam hails from Suriname, and has lived in St. Maarten.  Marvin, has a solid education in journalism, including a post graduate degree in Marketing, Communications, and Journalism from Bournemouth University.

I’m sure you’ll join me in extending a hearty welcome and best wishes to Marvin as he acts to open and connect the Dutch Caribbean Diaspora to the CoP; and its markets to CoP members; and their markets to the Dutch Caribbeans in the Diaspora.

Raise your likes, comments, and Salute to Marvin!