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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Sa Nou Sent Lisi Creativity Showcase

Sa Nou Sent Lisi Creativity Showcase

As part of the activities for Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of Independence under the theme “All In, Our Journey, Our Future” the Ministry of Commerce will be hosting a Creativity Showcase featuring Saint Lucia’s “Very Own” producers and manufacturers.  Date: April 10 -12… See More — with Slisba Slu,Startup Huddle St. Lucia, St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry & …

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SLBS focuses on a Robust International Standards Adoption Agenda

PRESS RELEASE The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will be hosting a multi-sectoral meeting for heads of its technical committees for discussion on the increased adoption of international standards under the Commonwealth Standards Network project (CSN) being undertaken here in collaboration with the British Standards Institute BSI and funded by the UK Government. The project …

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Quarterly Newsletter

SLBS HOSTS SALCC LECTURES The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is continuing efforts to bring standardization education to schools.  For the fifth year running the SLBS partnered with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) for the schools engagement with standardization, conformity assessment and metrology awareness as part of activities to mark World Standards Day …

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Launch of the Commonwealth Standards Network

The Commonwealth Standards Network aims to provide a platform for collaboration between NSBs and key stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth. The objective of the network is to promote the role of standards as a tool to increase intra-Commonwealth trade and to strengthen the quality infrastructure in all our countries. The network will build on the shared …

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Early Childhood COVID 19 Town Hall Meeting – Practitioners

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, prior to and during the opening of the early childhood development sector strict guidelines must be adhered to in order to protect the safety of children, parents and employees. The virtual (online) town hall meeting aims to introduce the guidelines developed as additional considerations for dealing with COVID -19. …

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Invitation for Retailers to participate in the Quality for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (QSEC) Project- Energy Efficiency Labelling

Like most Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Saint Lucia faces special disadvantages associated with its small size, heavy dependence on imports, for example fossil fuels, electrical appliances including lighting equipment, high costs for energy, infrastructure, transportation and communication, growing populations and proneness to natural disasters. Adding to these challenges is the fact that 100% of …

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REGIONAL WORK INTENSIFIES FOR FOOD AND HUMAN SAFETY ON WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY

REGIONAL WORK INTENSIFIES FOR FOOD AND HUMAN SAFETY ON WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY WRITTEN BY  CROSQ SECRETARIAT Print  Email Efforts are intensifying within CARICOM to get more laboratories with links to food chains accredited. This announcement came from the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) today (June 9th), as the globe celebrates World Accreditation Day. …

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Guidelines for Beauty and Wellness Establishments Reopening Amid COVID 19

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING BEAUTY AND WELLNESS ESTABLISHMENTS  Introduction In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened beauty and wellness establishments should adhere to strict guidelines in order to protect the safety of clients and employees.  The recommendations provided should be used in conjunction with the Saint Lucia Public Health Act (No 8 of  1975) and Regulations …

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Press Release

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Provides Public Access to Compulsory Standards The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has taken steps to ensure compliance to minimum requirements for safety of products consumed in Saint Lucia is maintained. The SLBS has noticed an increase in the number of applications for label assessments for the introduction of …

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Compulsory Standards of Saint Lucia

Compulsory Standards of Saint Lucia The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is providing public access in Read Only format to all Compulsory Standards for which Compliance is mandatory. SLNS 1-1: 2016 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Part 1: General Labelling Requirements This national standard describes general labelling requirements for commodities. It is applicable to …

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Guidelines for Reopening of Beauty and Wellness Sector

As we battle the economic set back of COVID 19 we will need to open businesses. The Beauty and wellness sector has a collection of business including spas, barbershops, hairdressing salons, nail salons, gymnasiums etc. Its important to note that the reopening would be under certain conditions of protocols for health and safety.  Protection of staff …

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SLBS Approval of Alternative Packaging Material

SLBS APPROVAL OF ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING MATERIAL The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards in its role regulating and authenticating alternative packaging material as part of the Phase-Out of Styrofoam and other Single-Use Plastic Food Service Containers in Saint Lucia provides pre-approval services for qualifying packaging materials. Applicants are required to provide the following information to permit …

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