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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Enabling Safe and Resilient Workplaces with TTS/ISO 45001:2020, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use

This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems focuses on strengthening national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to face crises now and in the future.  Standards play a vital role in creating resilient OSH …

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WTO ePing Awareness and Sign-Up Sensitization

WTO ePing Awareness and Sign-Up Sensitization The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has since 2017 activated the World Trade Organization (WTO), ePing is an online tool for publication and sharing of information on product requirements using data compiled by the World Trade Organization (WTO).  WTO Members including Saint Lucia are required to inform each other when planning …

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Regional Standard for Food Labelling – Saint Lucia Zoom Stakeholder Forum CONSUMERS & NGO

Join us on Zoom as we discuss FDCRS 5 Labelling of Foods -Pre-Packaged  Register Alternatively you can join via our website: https://www.slbs.org/zoom-meetings/regional-standard-for-food-labelling-saint-lucia-stakeholder-forum-consumers-ngo/ Zoom Conference Page This CARICOM Regional Standard is applicable to the labelling of all pre-packaged foods to be offered to the consumer or pre-packaged foods for catering purposes. This standard is not applicable …

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Expression of Interest for Individual Consultants

Expression of Interest for Individual Consultants The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) invites individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the following consulting services:   Advisory Services to Develop Legislation to Give Effect to Trinidad And Tobago’s Obligations Under The Trade Facilitation Agreement of The World Trade Organization. Advisory Services to Amend Anti-Dumping …

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Job Opportunity Available

Vacancy CARICOM REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY (CROSQ) 11th EDF – Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme – EPA Programme – TBT COMPONENT  TERMS OF REFERENCE  TECHNICAL OFFICER METROLOGY Introduction Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) is one component of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Programme entitled, “Support to CARIFORUM States in …

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