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SLBS participates in groundbreaking Governance Standard

SLBS participates in groundbreaking Governance Standard The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) is pleased to inform of the latest results of the increased participation in International Standardization, a significant outcome of the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) project which provided technical assistance aimed at SLBS leveraging, Saint Lucia’s ISO membership to ensure the participation of …

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National Quality Dialogue with the Tourism Sector in St Lucia

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries is hosting a National Quality Dialogue with the Tourism Sector, which commenced Wednesday July 21 and will be continuing on Thursday and Friday July 22 & 23.  This is part of a regional project of …

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Press Release Metrology Moves to NADF

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Provides Public Access to Compulsory Standards The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has expanded to offer metrology services from the new National Agricultural Diagnostic Facility (NADF) at Union. The Facility was officially opened on 10th December 2020. The Metrology Department began operations at the Facility in June 2021.  The …

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Validation and Verification of the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Monitors

Validation and Verification of the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Monitors To commemorate  World Metrology  Day (May 20)  2021, let us focus on  the important  role  measurement plays in health  particularly the  measurement of  blood  pressure. This year’s theme for  World Metrology Day (May 20), Measurement for Health, focuses on the important role measurement plays in …

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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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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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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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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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