New Legal Metrology Act Soon

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

A new Legal Metrology Act should be in place by the end of this financial year. This was revealed on Wednesday by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the 34th Meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), at the Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. While speaking to a number of …

CROSQ’s Successes Acknowledged

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has been congratulated on the successful implementation of the “Technical Barriers to Trade” component of the 10th EDF programme. The praise came on Wednesday from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the 34th Meeting of CROSQ, at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. While also recognizing …

NQIs Important To Region’s Economy

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Quality Bureaus Should Not Take Roles Lightly

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Leaders of national quality bureaus across the region have been told not to take their roles lightly. This was stressed today by Chairperson of Pro Tem CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) Council, Dr. Renae Ferguson-Bufford, as she addressed the 34th Meeting of the Council of CROSQ, at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. Noting that developing quality infrastructure …

Approval Of Quality Policy To Benefit BNSI

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Inniss Suggests Bigger Private Sector Role

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has called on regional standards bodies to make greater use of the skills offered by the private sector. He made this suggestion while delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) …

Regional Standard For Coconut Water Production

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Vendors and other stakeholders in the coconut industry in Barbados and the wider Caribbean will soon have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines, under the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality’s (CROSQ) Coconut Water Standard. This outlines, among other things, the procedures for the growing, harvesting, and packaging of the valuable commodity. The decision to revise the …

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 …

Meeting On Building Code Project

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Member States, through the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), are seeking to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC). The public will get the opportunity to give their feedback on the contents of such a document when the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) hosts a national consultation on Monday, November 6. It will be held in …