COVID-19 Update – July 24

Dear Colleagues,

Our bi-weekly COVID-19 updates appear on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Suggested weekend reading:

We’re all watching Gonzalo:

National Hurricane Centre

Flood Resilience Portal: The importance of disaster risk communication in the time of COVID-19

Keep sending comments and feedback. They are greatly appreciated.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 14

Dear Colleagues,

Please keep sharing feedback, links and reports, especially those relevant to the Caribbean.


The IAA Sections/Institut des Actuaires Colloquium is underway!

To view ongoing presentations click here.

Today’s session on Diversity was excellently delivered. The recording will soon be available on ActuView.

Presentations related to COVID-19 on ActuView can be seen here.

Please contact our CAA Secretariat <caa.secretariat@gmail.com> for an access code.

With your code you can access presentations and papers from ICA2018 in Berlin, CAA Conferences 2018 and 2019 and lots more.


For those members who are involved in the Pension industry in the Caribbean, there are a few ongoing discussions for responses to the relevant Government proposals. Please contact the Pension Committee.


Finally, from the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce (documents from PAHO/WHO), we received the following to share.

Number 1 – “McKinsey & Company Workplace Return”

Please note this is not a best practices guideline for all work places in all countries.

Number 2 –“PAHO / WHO Updated guidelines -Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19”


Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 13th

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 13

Dear Colleagues,

Please keep sharing feedback, links and reports, especially those relevant to the Caribbean.


The IAA Sections/Institut des Actuaires Colloquium is underway!

To view the entire programme and to register click here.

View compelling discussions and fulfil your CPD!

Tomorrow morning at 07:00 EDT ( you can check your time zone here) , IACA’s Diversity Session will be broadcast live! See the CAA’s Cathy Lyn and other prominent actuaries speak!

FOR ACTUVIEW ACCESS to presentations, videos, papers, etc., please contact the CAA Secretariat ( caa.secretariat@gmail.com) for an access code.


I have added an update on the Stringency Index. Of significance is that Dominica has had a small decline and Bermuda a large one. You can go to ourworldindata.org for further information and details.

  COVID-19 – Stringency Index
May 9thMay 13th
Dominican Republic98.0298.02
Bermuda94.7169.04
Guyana93.3893.38
Trinidad and Tobago93.3893.38
Aruba91.9391.93
Barbados90.4790.47
Suriname81.09
Dominica88.8983.60
Jamaica85.3185.31
Cuba83.0783.07
Belize73.4273.42
Source: ourworldindata.org

I am open to suggestions that are useful and easily managed on a daily basis.

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 12th

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 12

Dear Colleagues,

Please keep sharing feedback, links and reports, especially those relevant to the Caribbean.

THE VIRTUAL PARIS COLLOQUIUM HAS STARTED. PLEASE ATTEND. IT IS FREE TO CAA MEMBERS!

FOR ACTUVIEW ACCESS to presentations, videos, papers, etc., please contact the CAA Secretariat ( caa.secretariat@gmail.com) for an access code.

I have recently omitted Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Turks & Caicos. St. Barth had not been inluded in the data. The reason being that there is basically no changes in the data and very little significance. There are arguments to include other countries in the region, e.g. Panama and Costa Rica. Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands are included in USA data from our source and, as such, I did not include as this would entail exploring the US data.

The list is focussed on countries in the region with CAA presence and others of interest for comparison. I have left out North America (USA and Canada), data for which are easily available in daily news reports.

I am open to suggestions that are useful and easily managed on a daily basis.

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 11th

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 11

Dear Colleagues,

The IAA Sections/Institut des Actuaires Colloquium, originally scheduled for Paris, has gone virtual!

Sessions have already started! To view the entire programme and to register click here.

View compelling discussions and fulfil your CPD!

The CAA has recently become a member of ActuView, thereby allowing our members free access to all media available on that platform. This includes the Virtual Colloquium as well as archived material.

Since 2019, ActuView regularly collects digital actuarial content for the actuarial community – either broadcast live from international actuarial events, provided as recorded sessions from partners or produced as webcasts by individual experts from the actuarial community. Along with the archives of 2018 and 2019 are many additional contributions from Actuview’s partners.

If you would like access to this vast source of actuarial knowledge please email us and we will send you a unique code. This code allows one person to access ActuView for a year. (If you are a member of an IAA Section or belong to one of the European associations, e.g. AG, you would already have received a code from them).

Please continue to send feedback, links and reports, especially any which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 10th



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 Update-May 9

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for the feedback, sharing of links and reports.

I have included today the Government Stringency Index from the site, Our World in Data, which some of you may have already explored. It is a composite measure of nine of the response metrics. The nine metrics are school closures, workplace closures, cancellation of public events, restrictions of public gatherings, closures of public transport, stay-at-home requirements, public information campaigns, restrictions on internal movements and international travel control. A higher score indicates a stricter government response. Attached is the note on the method of derivation.

Here is the table of our list of countries for which the calculation was done, ranked by highest first.

COVID-19 – Stringency Index: Our World in Data.

Dominican Republic98.02
Bermuda94.71
Guyana93.38
Trinidad and Tobago93.38
Aruba91.93
Barbados90.47
Dominica88.89
Jamaica85.31
Cuba83.07
Belize73.42

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 8th

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Please keep sharing with us any articles or links which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 8

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for all the feedback and shares. Please continue to share with us any articles or links which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 7th

News articles you may have missed:

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links and don’t Forget our Facebook page!

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 5

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for all the feedback and shares. Please continue to share with us any articles or links which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 4th

News and items of interest

IAA Council & Committee Meetings have gone virtual and are taking place right now. Presentations are being upload immediately and are available here.

From the CAA Pensions Committee:
Note for members working in Pensions (pdf)

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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 Update-May 3

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for all the feedback and shares. Please share with us any articles or links which might be particularly relevant to the Caribbean.

Here is the current COVID-19 data for the Caribbean. Source: local health ministries and/or Worldometer.

Covid 19 data as at May 2nd

Please see yesterday’s post for weekend reading!

Remember to check the Resources page on our website for key links.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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.