COVID-19 Weekly Update – July 30

Dear Colleagues,

Reminder: CPD attestation for 2020 closes tomorrow, 31st July, at midnight.

For the long weekend, celebrating Emancipation Day, we offer a wide range of reading and viewing selections.

CAA Conference 2021 planning is in full swing. We will soon start posting updates and welcome your suggestions.

The Olympics are in full gear. Our small Caribbean nations are world-beaters, especially in track, while swimming and field events offer promise. We each follow our country’s team avidly but can see a round—up of the entire region’s representatives at LOOP News.

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Thanks for your support. Your feedback and contributions are highly valued.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and 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.

Weekly News Update – July 28

Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance announced last Friday that it had completed issuance of a Catastrophe Bond through the World Bank. The Jamaican government is the first in the Caribbean and the first island state in the world to independently access the CAT bond market. The bond will provide the GoJ with critical disaster insurance protection against losses from named storms across three Atlantic hurricane seasons up to December 2023. More details at the World Bank website.

CBTT: Launch of 2020 Financial Stability Report webinar 5th August.


Watch for public webinars on Diversity, IFRS – 17 and Exam Techniques and…

Details of our Conference 2021!

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate members are reminded that online CPD attestation for 2020 closes THIS WEEKEND. Please read our CPD Policy then complete your online attestation NOW.

The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our long-time friend John Robinson is on their ballot for President Elect. We urge all our members with SOA voting privileges to participate in these elections which open between 13th – 24th September.


Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Climate Corner:

Food for Thought:

The downside of 21st Century Technology


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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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 – July 23

Dear Colleagues,

We’re including this chart shared with us by a senior member. A detailed look may show some differences of data and opinion. However, the data sources are reported to be from the Ministries of Health for the respective countries.

Suggested Weekend Reading:

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Thanks for your support. Your feedback and contributions are highly valued.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and 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.

Weekly COVID-19 Update – July 16

Dear Colleagues,

We do hope our members attended the Town Hall yesterday. You will note that our Board members are working towards creating a space where we can communicate more often and on topics of local, regional and global interest. It is important that we continue to engage each other and include other professionals. Let us all continue to contribute what we can to ensure that the CAA is always relevant in an ever-changing world.

We would like to change the format of this bulletin from August. In its present format it may have served its purpose. We welcome suggestions.

The Wednesday bulletin covers CAA and actuarial news. This Friday space is now used for tracking COVID-19 and we can add any other area on which we need to focus.

We will continue to filter the myriad of available information to guide you towards those areas that we all agree are of interest in our region and worldwide.

Weekend reads & notices:

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Thanks for your support. Your feedback and contributions are highly valued.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and 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.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – June 25

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to Mike Smith and Octavio Rojas who both shared this Report with us.

“Attached is the Critical Covid-19 Data Insights report for the February to June 2021 time frame.

The June report indexes in a positive direction for all 3 survey questions.

As the Covid of 2021 wanes, the next issue to be aware of is ‘VOC’ or Variants of Concern. Variants mutate.

Many thanks to Dr. Block and the folks at Prosper Insights & Analytics for their continuing contributions to the series.”

Ronald Lunde

Suggested weekend reading:

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

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Stay safe and be happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and 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.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – June 18

Dear Colleagues,

Here is a link, with detailed data and graphs, which you might particularly useful. Scroll down to select individual countries. Reuters COVID-19 Tracker

Suggested weekend reading:

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

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Stay safe and be happy,

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

Weekly COVID-19 Update – June 11

Dear Colleagues,

If you have the opportunity, you should take the vaccine. We are risk experts and advise clients accordingly. COVID-19 is the biggest health risk we have faced in our lifetime and it may not be the last!

Weekend reading:

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

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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.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – June 4

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are all staying safe. Remember that vaccines take about two weeks to become effective. Also, one must still practise the COVID-19 protocols. Social distancing, mask wearing and sanitising are all still essential until the virus spread is under control.

We have not seen a significant reduction in new cases but there has been a significant increase in deaths.

Suggested Weekend Reading:

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

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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.

COVID-19 Weekly Update – May 28

Dear Colleagues,

For those members who are interested, visit ourworldindata.org. You can select the countries whose data you wish to compare.

Suggested Weekend reading:

We recently came across this unfamiliar website which tracks COVID-19 in 34 Caribbean countries. It appears to have fairly accurate data as the source for each country is linked. We include it as it contains data for some countries which are not easily found at the accepted sources.

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

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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 – May 26

Hi Everyone,

Congratulations to Antiguan Liam Benjamin who has made history in the USA. Liam sat and passed, not the usual one or two SOA exams, but SEVEN, while still in university!

Here’s the latest Caribbean Economic Report from Marla Dukharan.

Actuarial Updates:

Articles/Papers:

Events & Webinars:

Elections are open in several actuarial bodies. We encourage all who have voting rights in any of these bodies to exercise those rights.  

Food for Thought

Most American Presidents go on the lecture circuit after leaving the White House. Here’s one who followed a different path and, forty years later at 96, continues on that extraordinary path of public service in human rights, civil rights and preserving the environment. A lesson there for other politicians and, indeed, all of us?

Climate Corner
Stay tuned for details on another exciting webinar coming to you in June!

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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.