CAA Weekly News Update – 10th June

Last Monday, the CAA presented Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities with speakers Craig Johnson and Michael Tencer and an introduction by Avinash Persaud, Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on the Economy. If you missed it, you can watch it, and other past webinars, anytime on our YouTube Channel.  

You might also be interested in pursuing the IFoA’s Climate Risk and Sustainability Course.

A CAA contingent, led by President Simone Brathwaite and Past President Kyle Rudden, is now attending the 6th African Actuarial Congress in Ghana. Speakers on Day 2 included Stokeley Smart, Head of the Actuarial Science Programme at UWI, St. Augistine, and a CAA member. Stokeley’s presentation, Beyond the Formulae: Inorporating Modelling and Analytics Content in Actuarial Courses at the University of the West Indies, starts 42 minutes into the recording.

Hearty Congratulations to Barbados P.M. Mia Mottley on making Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Our Caribbean Climate Champion makes her voice, and ours, heard more and more every day.

What else we’re watching & reading:

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 takes place from 16th to17th June. You are encouraged to attend and support Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, as she takes over as CIA President.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October. A call for proposals is now open and we encourage members who are insurance actuaries to consider submitting proposals.

June is Pride Month:
Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Students:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:

An Actuary Takes on Wordle

Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia More about ICA 2023 here.

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.

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CAA Weekly Update – 27th May

Registration is open for our Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities lunchtime webinar, 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth

SAVE THE DATE: CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 takes place from 16th to17th June. You are encouraged to attend and support Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, as she takes over as CIA President.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean’s 40th Annual Conference will be face-to-face next month, 5th-7th June, in The Bahamas.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October. A call for proposals is now open and we encourage members who are insurance actuaries to consider submitting proposals.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:
What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

Monkeypox was first identified about 40 years ago in Central and West Africa. Symptoms are similar to chicken pox and it is transmitted similarly, through close contact. BBC: Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Students:
Thought for Today:
Take A Break:
Save the Date:
Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about about our 6-week training programme: Data Science for Actuaries

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

IFoA Council Elections are open until 13th June. All members who qualify to vote in these elections are encouraged to do so. We note that two good friends of the CAA, Kudzai Chigiji and IIbrahim Muhanna, are both running for seats.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

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.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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CAA Weekly News Update – 20th May

Registration is now open for our Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities lunchtime webinar on 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth
Learn more about about our 6-week training programmme: Data Science for Actuaries

SAVE THE DATE: CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER in BARBADOS

The Actuary has featured Caribbean Stars, Andrew Long and Norbert Fullerton, and their Actuarial Scholarship offered in partnership with the IFoA Foundation. The Scholarship is  tenable at the University of the West Indies. Similar UWI scholarships include the Insurance Association of the Caribbean Scholarship, Mike McLaughlin’s Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship and, of course, the CAA’s own Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean’s 40th Annual Conference will be face-to-face next month, 5th-7th June, in The Bahamas.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October. A call for proposals is now open and we encourage members who are insurance actuaries to consider submitting proposals.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

Monkeypox was first identified about 40 years ago in Central and West Africa. Symptoms are similar to chicken pox and it is transmitted similarly, through close contact. BBC: Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Thought for Today: How to become a better listener, according to science
Take A Break: Can you solve it? An Oxford University admissions question
Save the Date:
Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

IFoA Council Elections are open. All members who qualify to vote in these elections are encouraged to do so. We note that two good friends of the CAA, Kudzai Chigiji and IIbrahim Muhanna, are both running for seats.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash & Betty

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 COVID-19 & News Update -7th January

Dear Colleagues,

The Communication Team hopes that everyone has greeted the New Year in good health. We wish you all a safe 2022 filled with good health and prosperity.

We also extend praise to the 2021 Conference organisers for their efforts and the success of our 2nd Virtual Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you in-person at our 2022 Conference!

Next week we’ll start sharing highlights of our 2021 Conference, and we have quite a lot of those!

Our AGM, which took place on the 10th December, elected a new Board of Directors.

Read more about them on our website.

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With the Omicron variant, we are back to alarming increases in total number of cases.

In both Trinidad and Jamaica, this writer knows quite a few people who have gotten COVID-19 though they were fully vaccinated. My opinion is that they dropped their guard with respect to mask wearing, sanitising often and maintaining social distancing. Most of the deaths of people whom I knew in Trinidad were primarily due to their resistance to taking the vaccine and the fact that they had various comorbidities.

Please, we urge you to let good sense prevail. Get vaccinated but continue to follow safety protocols. There will likely be a few more mutations before it becomes relatively harmless.

Also remember, no one – doctors, virologists, scientists, or others- yet know the long-term effects on our health after having COVID-19. The fact that it attacks your lungs suggests that recovery might not mean perfect lung health in the future.

Our COVID-19 Report will be published fortnightly in 2022 with alternate Fridays covering other topics of interest such as Climate Change, ESG investing, Oil and Gas development in the region, and so on.

Please Scroll down to see our usual tables summarising coronavirus data.

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What you may have missed over the Holidays:

The International Congress of Actuaries 2023: Bridges to Tomorrow will take place in Sydney, Australia, 28th May-1st June.  

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support to certain individuals with preference given to:

• residents of countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of less than US$22,000 per capita

• individuals who have not received IAA bursaries for previous Congresses, IAA Fund meetings or Section Colloquia, except where repeat participation is considered to be in the best interests of the profession

• individuals who promote the profession and/or lead associations in good standing with their IAA membership criteria (IAA membership dues payments and confirmation forms)

• applicants who convey a serious intent and plan to share what they learned with the profession in their country following the congress, such as (but not limited to) making presentations to members of the actuarial association or to actuarial students.

The bursary application form may be completed here before 15th September 2022.

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The CAA has for many years donated to both the Jamaica and Trinidad Mathematical Olympiads organised by UWI Department of Mathematics in each country. Here’s an article about the 2021 Jamaica team.

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Then there’s this glowing article from the (UK) Guardian newspaper praising Hon. Mia Mottley’s contribution to COP26.

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Three articles likely to be of interest to our readers:

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And, finally, two “Year in Review” links to browse at your leisure.

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Pedro & Betty

7th January 2022

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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 3rd December 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

In today’s blog, we focus on this year’s annual CAA Conference, which is a few days away. If you have not already registered, we invite you to do so.

Final Call for Registration.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Check Emails for updates and codes to access sessions.

For technical issues, please send email to – helpdesk@caa.com.bb

Today’s Weekly Covid Update

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We look forward to seeing you at the CAA Conference next week!

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 26th November 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

This year’s annual CAA Conference is only one week away.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 19th November

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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.

CAA Weekly COVID-19 Update – 12th November

Dear Colleagues,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  PROFESSIONALISM REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

CAA Weekly News Update – 10th November

Most of us have been following COP26 and have heard some sound decisions being made. Let’s hope these are put into practice. Watch live, or catch up on what you missed, on COP26 TV. Here’s a useful Glossary of terms used and regular updates from the Guardian, as well as additional coverage from the BBC.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Thought for Today:

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CAA Weekly News Update – 3rd November

The Caribbean was on the front page at the opening of COP26 when Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, spoke during the Opening Ceremony.

You can watch the entire Opening Ceremony (1:45) on the UN YouTube channel.

The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

Read actupool’s recent interview with our own Cathy Lyn on The importance of diversity of thought for the actuarial profession.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:

Thought for Today: Words or Actions?

SOA CANDIDATES who missed our recent webinar: SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway, can now watch it online.

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