BNSI Now At Fontabelle

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

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 …

Closure & Relocation Of BNSI

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), located at Flodden, Culloden Road, St. Michael, will close from tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10, to Friday, October 12. This is to facilitate its move to the Small Business Centre, at Fontabelle, St. Michael. Members of the public are asked to note that while the office will re-open to business at Fontabelle, on Monday, October …

Statement On National Labelling Standards

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), in collaboration with the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), is working assiduously to strengthen the National Quality Infrastructure in Barbados, as well as the technical regulatory mechanism to restrict the availability of substandard goods and services in the market. This move towards the development and implementation of standards and an efficient National …

Approval Of Quality Policy To Benefit BNSI

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The National Quality Policy has been approved by Cabinet and should soon bring with it, the restructuring of the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI). This disclosure came earlier this week as Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss addressed the opening ceremony of the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for …

BNSI: Companies Seeing Results

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Companies in Barbados have been reporting favourably on their use of standards, says Chief Technical Officer for the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Fabian Scott. Speaking on Tuesday on the sidelines of a regional training workshop to better engage stakeholders and manage their participation in standardisation, Mr. Scott said: “They have been able to save money; reduce their rework [and] …

BNSI To Host Training On Standardisation Work

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), will host a regional training workshop next week on engaging stakeholders and managing stakeholder participation in standardisation work. The regional training will be conducted from Tuesday, February 20, to Thursday, February 22, at the Courtyard by Marriott, the Garrison Historic Area, Hastings, Christ Church, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Its main purpose …

More Input Required On Draft REEBC

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

There is a need to have more “buy in” from Barbadians on the draft Regional Energy-Efficient Building Code (REEBC), a document being developed by member States through the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). Technical Officer with the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Johnathan Platt, emphasised this on Monday, while addressing media representatives who attended the national consultation …

Effort On To Accredit Laboratories

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Regional laboratories are receiving help to become accredited and improve their management systems, thanks to a collaborative training effort involving the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The training workshop on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “General requirement for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” will be …

National Seminar On Standards

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

A national seminar themed: Standards Build Trust, will be held next Monday, November 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Minister of Industry, International Business Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, will deliver the opening remarks. The seminar is being held to celebrate World Standards Day, which took place on …