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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Marks World Standards Day on 14 October

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to inform the public of activities in commemoration of World Standards Day (WSD), which is observed on October 14th each year. World Standards Day was established to pay tribute to the many volunteers on technical committees who work with standards organization around the world to develop standards. …

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and Underwriters Laboratories sign a Collaboration Agreement on Standards

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global standards developer, and the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) are pleased to announce the signing of a Collaboration & License Agreement between their organizations.  The Agreement, signed on October 6, 2020, that due to the health contingency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the signature was made virtually by both Parties …

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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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