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 …

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 …

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

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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

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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

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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 …