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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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Building Trade Capacity in the Caribbean

National Standards Bureaux (NSBs) and other quality improvement and control-related institutions in the Caribbean are to receive assistance in implementing technical barriers to trade (TBT) provisions to better comply with trade requirements as laid out by the World Trade Organisation agreements. The initiative is funded by the TradeCom II Programme, which is an African, Caribbean …

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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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New Draft Standards for Public Comment

The following draft standards are being proposed for adoption as Saint Lucia National Standards: DNS/IEC 60969: 2016 Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services — Performance requirements (IEC 60969: 2016, IDT) DNS/ASTM F1561 – 3: 2014 Standard performance requirements for plastic chairs for outdoor use (ASTM F1561 – 3: 2014, IDT) In the process leading to …

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Update: SLBS withdraws non-conforming electrical items from the market

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has withdrawn from the market non-conforming transformers because of possible risk to the health and safety of consumers. An assessment of the product brand Trisonic Step Up and Down Transformers, models TS-401-3P, TS-402-3P & TS-405-3P and Seven Star Step Up and Down Transformers, models ST-200U/D, indicate that the …

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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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Saint Lucia Representatives among Regional Standards Chiefs in Guyana for IT Workshop

REPRESENTATIVES of national standard bodies from several Caribbean countries are in Guyana this week, participating in a three-day regional workshop on Information Technology (IT) for User Administrators. The event which began began on Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel, is being funded by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), through the Guyana National Bureau of Standards …

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Awareness Sessions for Implementation of Energy Efficiency Labelling & Testing Scheme

The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will be hosting a half- day information session on the establishment of an energy efficiency labelling scheme. The labelling scheme will introduce minimum energy performance standards for lighting (CFLs and LEDs), refrigerators and air conditioners, and will explore the development and/or …

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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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