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During a seminar on Thursday, February 8, 2018, Isaac Anthony, CEO, CCRIF SPC updated staff of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on the role of the Facility and its performance since inception. He shared some of the key strategies and instruments being pursued for expansion, which include extending insurance products during the 2018-2019 policy year to include drought as well as its on-going work with partners to develop products for the fisheries and agriculture sectors.
Following the particularly devastating 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, CCRIF SPC announced that payouts surpassed USD130 million (mn) since its inception. In 2017, CCRIF SPC made payments of approximately USD1.5 mn, which includes USD30.8 mn for Hurricane Irma and USD23.6 mn for Hurricane Maria. Countries which received payouts included: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Dominica, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Following a period of heavy rainfall between October 18 and 20 2017 Trinidad and Tobago received a payout of approximately USD7.1mn on its Excess Rainfall policy. Each payout was made within 14 days of the event.
In 2007, CCRIF SPC became the world’s first multi-country risk pool. Created to assist Caribbean governments with recovery efforts in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, the Facility opened membership to Central American countries in 2015. Now CCRIF SPC includes 16 Caribbean members and Nicaragua.
Click to view the presentation by CCRIF SPC's CEO.