EU Labelling Requirements Workshop Postponed

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Notice The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) would like to inform the general public that the Nevis session of the European Union (EU) Labelling Requirements workshop has been postponed until September 02, 2021. The information-sharing session will be held at the Department of Agriculture Conference Room at 1:30 p.m. on the mentioned…

EU Labelling Requirements Workshop

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) is inviting interested persons to attend a sensitization workshop on the European Union (EU) Labelling Requirements. The workshop’s goal is to teach the European Union’s stated and implied regulations, as well as the strategic importance of product labelling, information, and packaging. This information-sharing session would be…

OFFICIALS FROM ST. KITTS & NEVIS BUREAU OF STANDARDS WERE SPECIAL GUESTS ON WORKING FOR YOU ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Officials from St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards were featured on the government’s radio and television programme “Working for You” on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The special guests were Stuart Laplace, Director of St. Kitts & Nevis Bureau of Standards, and Jermine Mike, Head of Standards at St. Kitts & Nevis Bureau of Standards.…

THE TABLING OF THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS BILL, 2021 IS SIGNIFICANT

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 04, 2021 (SKNBS):  At a sitting of National Assembly, which will be held on August 05, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Minister of International Trade, Industry, Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Labour, the Honourable Wendy Phipps, will seek leave to introduce and have read a first time the Bureau of Standards Bill,…

EU FUNDED NATIONAL QUALITY POLICY TO AID CRITICAL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN ST KITTS AND NEVIS

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 30, 2021 (SKNBS):  The development of a National Quality Policy (NQP) in the twin-island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will go a long way toward building capacity in a number of critical priority areas government has identified. This announcement came from Minister of International Trade, Industry, Commerce, Consumer Affairs and…

NATIONAL QUALITY POLICY HAS A LOT TO OFFER MSMES

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 30, 2021 (SKNBS): The development of a National Quality Policy (NQP) will have a lot to offer the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Sector in St. Kitts and Nevis, says Permanent Secretary, Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Labour Jasemin Weekes. The Permanent Secretary was at the…

World Metrology Day 2021

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…

COVID-19 RESPONSE: FREELY AVAILABLE ISO STANDARDS

By dclarke

The below list has been compiled to support global efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. They are freely available in read-only format. ISO 374-5:2016, Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms – Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risk ISO 10651-3:1997, Lung ventilators for medical use — Part 3: Particular requirements for emergency…

WORLD STANDARDS DAY Monday, 14th October 2019

By Franklyn Connor

Theme: “VIDEO STANDARDS CREATE A GLOBAL STAGE” Each year on 14 October, the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis joins CROSQ and other NSB’s in the region, members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who…

UNECE’s Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development

By Marcus Natta

Women are widely under-represented in shaping the standards that affect so many areas of our lives. Many standards do not account for the ways in which they may impact women and men differently. This hampers progress towards gender equality (Sustainable Development goal 5) and also undermines the potential of standards as powerful tools to support…