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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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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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