SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (January 25, 2013) – The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) welcomed the appointment of Isaac Anthony from St. Lucia to a pivotal regional insurance body as its first full-time Chief Executive Officer.
Anthony was appointed to lead the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) this month.
Bevan Springer, president of CMEx, said Anthony’s appointment was “a welcome signal of the region’s determination to do right by the people and organizations which underwrite the dynamic and resilient Caribbean economies.”
“We were already ahead of similar regions but Anthony’s appointment should generate a strong boost of confidence among stakeholders in the Caribbean,” added Springer.
“Slow and inefficient payment of claims in the wake of disasters can prolong the devastation for islands, but CCRIF has been determined to ensure industry and communities got back on their feet again quickly by ensuring people and companies could receive sufficient resources to rebuild in a timely fashion,” opined Springer.
Isaac Anthony brings to the job an impressive list of credentials, which include, among many others, distinguished appointments in his native St. Lucia as Accountant General, Insurance Registrar and head of the country’s finance department. “So the people of the region can rest a little more comfortably knowing this important body has a top man in the top job,” stated Springer.
He also lauded Anthony for recognizing the importance of a well-informed media in disaster prevention and reduction. “People will know more about CCRIF and what it does for them with Anthony at the helm because he recognizes the value of transparency and openness,” asserted Springer.
About The Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx)
CMEx’s mission is to support and develop the ability of the media, government, the travel and tourism industry and communities to consider the importance of tourism in sustainable development, while lending a hand to the communities involved by sharing relevant expertise, financial and in-kind assistance. For additional details, visit www.cmexmedia.org.