Metrology in the Digital Era

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a worldwide coherent measurement system that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the…

Development of a Vehicle Inspection Standard

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Notice The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) as the National Standards Body (NSB), tasked with the development of standards, is developing a national vehicle inspection standard.  The purpose of the standard is to establish proper assessment procedures to ensure vehicle safety on the road. A vehicle inspection is important for every vehicle…

SPACE: THE DEBRIS FRONTIER

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

To mark the International Day of Human Space Flight, we celebrate the significance of mankind’s space era, reflect on the potential risks and how standards can help mitigate them.  Since the launch of the first satellite in 1957, the number of orbital objects has skyrocketed. Around the world, amateur radio enthusiasts tuned in to hear…

BUILDING A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR TOMORROW

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

With #WorldHealthDay today, let’s recognize that for us to be healthy people, we need a healthy planet. For too long, we’ve put health and the environment in different boxes. The work of our one world is to bridge the two, to understand that, in fact, they belong in the same box. The truth is, human…

QUALITY OF TOURISM SECTOR SET TO IMPROVE FOLLOWING RECENT NATIONAL DIALOGUE WITH THE NATIONAL QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 30, 2022 (SKNBS): Urgent quality improvements in the tourism sector are now closer to becoming reality, thanks to a national dialogue between sector stakeholders and quality institutions in St Kitts and Nevis held this week. The Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS), in collaboration with CARICOM Regional Organisation for…

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS BUREAU OF STANDARDS STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE: TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GOSKN) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to EUR 100,960 towards the cost of Strengthening the National Quality Infrastructure: Training…

NATIONAL LESSONS LEARNT WORKSHOP HELD AS GEF 5558 PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 15, 2022 (SKNBS): As the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 5558 Project titled “Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Caribbean”, nears completion, the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region (BCRC-Caribbean), in collaboration with the St. Kitts…

Closure to Facilitate Fire Safety Training Session

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Notice The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards wishes to inform the general public that it will be closed from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, to facilitate a fire safety training session. The office will reopen on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

“STOP THE POPS” Campaign

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

The St. Kitts and Nevis “STOP THE POPS” Campaign, which ran for 10 weeks from October to December 2021, was part of a Caribbean-wide initiative to sensitize the various local publics on the sources or causes, harmful effects, and mitigation strategies that can be used to address POPS, which are persistent organic pollutants. The campaign…