CAA Weekly News Update – 19th August

Government of Barbados Press Briefing on the National Insurance Scheme with PM Mia Mottley, NIS Actuary Derek Osborne and others. (YouTube 1:47)
Watch  Social Security: What Lies Ahead? and other past CAA webcasts anytime on our YouTube Channel.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean presents: Engineering Insurance – Contractors And Machinery All Risk, with William Tomlin, on 1st September from 10:00am-12:00 noon AST.

Check out The New Actuary, from our Industry Growth Subcommittee, on our social media pages. And coming soon: interviews with individuals who have finessed their actuarial backgrounds into highly successful careers in other industries.

Members under thirty-five are invited to compete in the IAA’s Young Actuaries World Cup, a friendly global competition between young actuaries with the following objectives:

  • Engage young actuaries on topical issues;
  • Provide an opportunity for young actuaries to showcase their skills under the framework of the profession’s premier global event: the International Congress of Actuaries (ICA); and
  • Ensure that younger generations see themselves represented within the IAA and its member associations.
Our deepest sympathy to long-serving member Marcia Tam-Marks on the passing of her father, “Billy” Tam.

Interesting Reading:

Engaging Events:

CAA President Simone Brathwaite is part of IACA’s presentation on 19th September. Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team of Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya, Lesley Traverso and Mitesh Sheth will present on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs. Application deadline is 15th September 2022.

Save the Date:


Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

  • From the archives of the Atlantic (2008): Is Google Making Us Stupid? If you don’t have a subscription you may refer to Britannica or Wikipedia. Fourteen years after the 6 page article was published is it even more relevant? Now segue right into…..

Just for Fun:


SOA Member Recognition Programprizes offered to SOA volunteers include the option to donate US$25 to the Actuarial Foundation’s Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship.

Results of the latest IFRS 17 Survey, conducted by the CAA’s Life Insurance Committee, are available on the Resources page of our website.

Hélène Pouliot, the CIA’s new President and a proud CAA member, looks ahead to her term in office.

Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, with speakers including Derek Osborne, is available to watch on the Central Bank of Barbados’ YouTube channel.

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Your News Team: Mike, Betty, Lindsay Pedro & Shubhash

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