Year: 2019

Revision of Fee Structure

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) under the Chapter 13.25 is authorized to examine goods imported and manufactured locally to determine compliance with mandatory standards. As of January 3rd 2003, the monitoring of goods manufactured in and imported into Saint Lucia has been effected through the Compulsory Standards Compliance Programme. The Compulsory Standards Compliance …

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Beauty & Wellness Training

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards invites you to a free Beauty & Wellness Programme. Register by calling the (758) 453-0049 / (758) 4560102 or visit our website at www.slbs.org.

Emancipation Day Closure

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will be closed on Emancipation Day August 1st, 2019. We will be reopening on Friday 2nd August, 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Do have a safe and enjoyable Emancipation Day.

Basic Training in Food Safety

Introduction Food is essential for health and well being but may also be a cause of illness. Food-borne illness can have seriously damaging effects on individuals. Education of food handlers in the basic principles of food hygiene is therefore critical as it constitutes an important measure in preventing food-borne illness. Prevention is better than cure. …

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May 2019 Newsletter

SLBS gets Support from CSN for Capacity Building For two weeks in May, over two hundred employees of National Standards bodies, public and private sector laboratories from Saint Lucia and the CARICOM Region, received training in two critical standards to drive capacity in build expertise in key conformity assessment bodies in the Caribbean. Through the …

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Message from the BIPM and BIML Directors on World Metrology Day 2019

“The SI – fundamentally better” The International System of Units (SI) is the accepted set of units for all applications of measurement worldwide. Although one of its aims is to provide the basis for measurements that are stable over long periods of time, it has always been a practical and dynamic system that has changed …

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World Metrology Day 2019 celebrates changes to the International System of Units SI

Press Release The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is preparing to mark the observance of World Metrology Day (WMD) on Monday May 20, 2019. World Metrology Day, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, …

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SLBS gets Support from CSN for Capacity Building

Press Release May 7th 2019 The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards under the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) Project will host two weeks of courses in a train the trainer programme on the requirements and implementation of two international standards ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO15189: 2012 …

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Notice of Process Update

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards informs of a change to its Customs Document Process. Effective April 1st 2019, SLBS will require ONE hardcopy SAD and invoice for consignments that contain regulated commodities. Pneumatic Tyres Packaged Water ( bottled water) Coconut Oil Household Electrical Appliances Tobacco Products Electrical Adaptors 13 A Plugs Transformers Power Strips …

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