COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 16

Dear Colleagues,

CARICOM: La Soufriere – CARICOM Heads hold Emergency Meeting As has been the case for the past week, our thoughts are with our members and friends in St. Vincent as well as those in Barbados which is being inundated with ash. More information from the SVG The National Emergency Management Organization.

Suggested Weekend reading:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 9

Dear Colleagues,

Our thoughts are with our members and friends in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following this morning’s eruption of La Soufrière Volcano. Here’s this morning’s Emergency Press Conference and regular updates from CARICOM.

Thanks to President Kyle Rudden for the attached PowerPoint COVID graph analysis for the Caribbean 2021 to date, created from information on Our World in Data.  Unfortunately, the French departments and Dutch territories are not included in available countries. The links included in the ppt can be pasted into your browser and used to get an updated graph at any time.

This presentation will shortly be available on our website.

Suggested Weekend Reading:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

News Update – April 7

Hi Everyone,

Join us for another Diversity Chapter on 22nd April when Kudzai Chigiji, a brilliant pan-African actuary, shares her thoughts on Lateral Thinking. Want to know more about Kudzai? Read Shall We Dance? in a past issue of The Actuary.

Did you miss our webinar on the SOA Competency Framework? Content is not SOA specific and therefore relevant to everyone.  You can watch the recording on actuview.

Last week’s IAA/ASSA/IFoA webinar Actuaries in Banking: The South African Experience is now available on YouTube. You might also like Boosting actuarial careers in banking in The Actuary. ASSA offers their B200 Certificate in Actuarial Banking Practice to both their members and non-members. B200 Information available here.

Have a look through Marla Dukharan’s Caribbean Economic Report for March.

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021: call for proposals now open. Deadline for submissions is 15th May. Under the theme Reaching scale in small countries, this conference is tentatively scheduled to take place late October in Jamaica.

More Events of Interest:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

News Update: Holiday Special – April 1

Dear Colleagues,

Wishing all our members and friends a Happy Holiday Weekend!

We’re sharing a generous list of suggested links from which you may select your holiday reading.

Did you miss our recent webinar on the SOA Competency Framework? You can watch the recording on actuview.

COVID related:

Actuarial Events:

Actuaries Outside the (Pensions & Insurance) Box:

Useful websites:

Winding up Women’s Month, here is a thought to ponder.

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay Safe and Happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 26

Dear Colleagues,

Please continue to practice all protocols as it is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Also note, we are aware of quite a few persons (one personally known to this writer) who have contracted the virus after taking the first dose of the vaccine.

We hear that some Jamaicans plan to march maskless tomorrow to protest the COVID-19 lockdowns. Bear in mind that transmissions in Jamaica are at the highest level EVER.

Suggested reading for the weekend:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and be happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

Weekly Update – March 23

Hi Everyone,

Don’t forget our own webinar, THIS THURSDAY, 25th. The material is not SOA specific so is of interest to actuaries/aspiring actuaries from other bodies.

The target audience includes:

  • Early career actuaries and students who want to take a long-term view of their career paths.
  • Advanced actuarial students closing in on *Fellowship* and looking forward to more free time for building their interpersonal versatility.
  • Seasoned actuaries who seek guidance for the next stage of their careers.

REGISTRATION IS FREE! More information and registration on our website.

More Items of Interest:

  • Actuaries in Banking: The South African Experience – Presented by the IAA Banking Task Force, Actuarial Society of South Africa’s Banking Committee and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Banking Member Interest Group – 31st March. (You will need to log into your IAA account to register).
  • International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021: call for proposals now open. Deadline for submissions is 15th May. Under the theme Reaching scale in small countries, this conference is tentatively scheduled to take place late October in Jamaica.

* Opening for a fellow, or near fellow, at Colina Insurance in The Bahamas: details here. *

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 19

Dear Colleagues,

Enjoy selecting from the links below.

Weekend reads:

Something a little lighter:

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

Weekly News Update – March 17

Hi Everyone,

Despite the challenges we all faced last year, three of our members were able to achieve their fellowships. Our warmest congratulations to Anika Peart, Saabera Narine and Ian Clarke for reaching this milestone!


Interesting events coming up!

Caroline Grégoire, who some of us know from Actuaries without Borders, and now Actuaires du Monde, is presenting a free webinar, through her company, TOMORROW, 18th, at lunchtime in the Caribbean.

Sharpen your Edge. Find your Balance: Join this one-hour webinar, designed to give leaders, primarily in the finance, insurance and actuarial sectors, valuable insights on how to stay resilient, build stamina and even thrive in these challenging and uncertain times!


And don’t forget our own webinar, next Thursday, 25th. The material is not SOA specific so is of interest to actuaries/aspiring actuaries from other bodies. The target audience includes:

  • Early career actuaries and students who want to take a long-term view of their career paths.
  • Advanced actuarial students closing in on *Fellowship* and looking forward to more free time for building their interpersonal versatility.
  • Seasoned actuaries who seek guidance for the next stage of their careers.

REGISTRATION IS FREE! More information and registration on our website.

More Items of Interest:

  • Actuaires du Monde has presented a series of webinars to actuarial students at the University of the West Indies on Introduction to the Actuarial Profession. Four very successful sessions have already taken place and there is a possibility of more.
  • The IAA has expressed its intent to respond to public consultations on:
    • Revised OECD Roadmap for the Good Design of Defined Contribution Retirement Savings Plans, and
    • IOPS consultation on their proposals on Good practices for designing, presenting and supervising pension projections
  • The CAA has representation on all the IAA committees involved so will have a part in formulating these responses.
  • International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021: call for proposals now open. Deadline for submissions is 15th May. Under the theme Reaching scale in small countries, this conference is tentatively scheduled to take place late October in Jamaica.

* Opening for a fellow, or near fellow, at Colina Insurance in The Bahamas: details here. *

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 12

Dear Colleagues,

Enjoy reading your choices from the links below.

Remember to share any articles of interest and continue to provide feedback. 

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Stay safe and happy.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.