Dear Colleagues, A few reminders and takeaways: The number of total confirmed cases has almost doubled in the first two months of the year in Jamaica. It has risen around fourfold in Cuba, eightfold in Barbados and around tenfold in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, according to Oxford University’s Our World in … Continue reading “COVID-19 Update – March 5”
Hello Everyone, The 8th of March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. In the United States, the week of 8th March was designated Women’s History Week in 1980, expanded to the entire month, Women’s History Month, in 1987. The history books have, for the most part, ignored outstanding women so let’s all celebrate women who … Continue reading “Weekly News Update – March 2”
Dear Colleagues, COVID-19 is still a significant part of daily life. We need to continue being alert to the warnings and practising the basics of social distancing, proper hygiene, mask wearing and mindfulness of both getting COVID-19 or spreading COVID-19. Enjoy the links below; we found them quite interesting which is why we are sharing. … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 26”
Hello Everyone, especially Students, Candidates wishing to sit SOA exams have been having difficulties doing so because of COVID-19 restrictions. The CAA has been in top-level dialogue with the SOA for some months now and has been able to assist several students. If YOU are having difficulties, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The SOA and … Continue reading “News Update – February 23”
Dear Colleagues, We note that our Governments have started rolling out the vaccine in the Caribbean. Let us hope that we continue to have access to the quantity required to vaccine our small but scattered population in a timely and effective manner. Of tremendous significance is the fact that we have had approx. 12% drop … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 19”
The CAA’s 2020 CPD attestation is now open. Ordinary, Associate and Affiliate members must attest each year that they are in compliance with the CPD Policy of their primary professional body. Please read our CPD Policy and complete your online attestation here. This week we’re again looking through what others have to offer but this … Continue reading “Weekly Update – February 17”
Dear Colleagues, Looking at the world totals, we observe a significant drop in the daily new cases and deaths over the last week when compared to the previous week. A significant number of countries have stricter measures with regard to managing the spread. The major countries contributing to the spread have started vaccination programs which … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 12”
Hello Everyone, Our insurance actuaries in Trinidad & Tobago are all focused on the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2020 which, after years in gestation, has finally come to fruition. Those who have not yet been transitioning have a great deal of catching up to do. We reviewed the latest actuarial magazines and webinar offerings and here’s … Continue reading “Weekly Update – February 9”
Dear Colleagues, We all have two questions on our minds: What are the long-term effects, socially and economically? When will we get vaccinated? Weekend reads: Caribbean Life: CARICOM searches for COVID-19 vaccines PAHO: Countries in the Americas notified of first COVID-19 vaccine allocations through COVAX UN News: As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres … Continue reading “COVID-19 Update – February 5”
Hello Everyone, As actuaries, and as human beings, we are all very much aware that domestic violence occurs everywhere: in all countries, all cultures and all social strata. Despite the International Women’s Conference in Mexico City in 1975 which then led to the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women … Continue reading “Weekly Update – February 2”
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