Jamaica seeks more disaster cover from CCRIF, to almost double spend

Jamaica is seeking a greater level of cover from the Caribbean and regional disaster risk financing initiative the CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) as it works with the World Bank to enhance disaster resilience. The Jamaican finance ministry said that it is working on a read the full article →

Hurricane Sandy threatens ‘perfect storm’ landfall on U.S. east coast

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. Insurers, reinsurers and catastrophe bond investors will no doubt be going home this weekend with the little matter of hurricane Sandy on their minds. The hurricane which has now passed through the Caribbean and Bahamas, leaving 21 people dead and read the full article →

Latest hurricane Sandy forecast shows U.S. East coast landfall

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. Those who have followed our earlier articles on hurricane Sandy will know that the National Hurricane Center forecast maps have shown the storm staying offshore of the U.S. east coast as it heads north. Meanwhile, some of the forecast models read the full article →

Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica, Cuba heads for Bahamas, U.S. on watch

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. As forecast, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Jamaica as a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80mph. Fueled by warm waters around Jamaica Sandy intensified before landfall, lashing the islands shanty towns. After Jamaica, Cuba is the next read the full article →

Sandy forecast to intensify to hurricane status, hit Jamaica & Cuba

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. Tropical storm Sandy is the 18th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season, a season which has now surpassed any of the forecasts for the number of storms which would form in the year. Despite this read the full article →

M4.7 earthquake in Jamaica fails to trigger Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility policy

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck just off the southwest coast of Jamaica on the 16th May. The event was felt widely across western Jamaica and it was the latest in a series of tremors to affect the Caribbean island. No extensive damage or deaths were recorded although the ground was read the full article →

Jamaica seeking increased cover under CCRIF

The Government of Jamaica has decided to extend the coverage it receives from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to include cover for flooding and periods of unusually heavy rainfall. The Minister of Finance told the press that he expected the extension to the facility to come into effect read the full article →

Tropical storm Tomas (soon to be hurricane Tomas) poses late season threat to Caribbean

Update: For our latest on Hurricane Tomas please view this post. The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season is proving to be one of the most unpredictable on record. Tropical storm Tomas formed yesterday, very far south for the time of year. It is extremely unusual to have such a large storm so read the full article →

Jamaica’s experience of TS Nicole highlights need for CCRIF rainfall insurance policy

Once again the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has hit the headlines because a tropical storm has failed to trigger a payout from the disaster facility despite high levels of destruction and losses. Tropical storm Nicole caused heavy damage on Jamaica due to heavy rainfall but as it didn't read the full article →