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!

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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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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 19th November

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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CAA Weekly COVID-19 Update – 12th November

Dear Colleagues,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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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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CAA Weekly News Update -27th October

Hello Colleagues & Friends,

With COP26 less than a week away, our Climate Corner has taken control of today’s post!

You can follow this extremely important world event live, from 31st October to 12th November, on the COP26 YouTube Channel and read more on their website. You may find What Is COP26? And Other Questions About the Big U.N. Climate Summit, from the New York Times, a useful reference, and Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report from the BBC will give you something to think about.

The Global Monitoring Laboratory, which follows greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, will surely open your eyes.

The Green Climate Fund, coming out of the Paris Agreement, is relevant to least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Other related events and articles:

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What else we’re watching & reading:

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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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Our Annual Conference is FREE for Students and just US$100 for everyone else!

The Casualty Actuarial Society will be collaborating with us for the Professionalism Course on Wednesday, 8th December. This carries a separate Registration of US$150:

  • Professionalism Storytelling with Pat Teufel
  • Snappers: Quick Professionalism with Bryan Ware
  • Case Studies with Ken Williams
  • Breakout Sessions with Ron Kozlowski

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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CAA Weekly COVID-19 Update – 22nd October

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

#CAA2021 #embracethedisruption #getregistered  
Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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CAA Weekly News Update – 10th October

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

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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.

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The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, open to Commonwealth Caribbean students studying Mathematics or Actuarial Science in their 2nd or 3rd year at the University of the West Indies. Further Details.

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

A Very Happy Belated Birthday to our Founding President, Hon. Daisy McFarlane Coke!

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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