NQIs Important To Region’s Economy

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, believes to expand international trade, countries cannot underestimate the importance of adopting and implementing internationally recognized and accepted metrology, accreditation, standardization, and quality practices. He was addressing the 34th Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) today, at the at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. Minister Sutherland …

Managing Standards Projects Can Be Beneficial

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Representatives of national standards bureaus (NSBs) across the region have been urged to seize opportunities to learn more about managing national standards development projects and programmes, as this would prove beneficial to country and self. The appeal came on Tuesday from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Regional …

Training On Managing National Standards Projects

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Regional standards bodies will soon receive training that will enhance their effectiveness in management and coordination of standards development projects and programmes. The training will be conducted here from Tuesday, April 2, until Friday, April 5, at the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. A collaborative effort between the Barbados National …

Health Ministry Supports Standard Update

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The upgrading of the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5), and by extension the national equivalent BNS 5 Part 2, has been welcomed by Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George. Acknowledging that the Health Ministry was pleased with the recent national consultation convened this month by the Barbados National Standards Institution …

Barbados Moving To Place Nutritional Label Up Front

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Barbados, like other CARICOM member states, is taking steps towards ensuring all nutritional information related to pre-packaged food is displayed on the front of the package. This was underscored recently by Chief Technical Officer (Specifications Development) at the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Fabian Scott.  He was speaking about the rationale for hosting a national consultation on proposed changes to …

Barbados Helping To Redefine The Kilogram

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Barbados is part of the movement towards redefining the kilogram by May of this year. On November 16, 2018, at a session of the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, a vote was cast to eliminate what is regarded as a convoluted system for measuring.  Together, the team of scientists and metrologists enacted a plan to redefine several units …

Consultation On Changes To Regional Standard

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

A national public awareness consultation on proposed changes to the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5) and the national equivalent – BNS 5 Part 2 will take place here next week. It will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The aim …

BNSI Now At Fontabelle

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Members of the public are asked to note that the offices of the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) are now located at the Small Business Centre, Fontabelle, St. Michael. The PBX number, 426-3870, remains the same. The BNSI may also be emailed at office@bnsi.com.bb. The public is further asked to note that while the offices are now at Fontabelle, the …

Message For World Standards Day 2018

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Message by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, on World Standards Day, October 14, 2018. World Standards Day is celebrated every year on October 14 in recognition of the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who collaborate within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to develop …