GIS – The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will, this month, observe the 25th year of its establishment with the passage of the 1990 Standards Act.
As part of activities to mark the observance, the SLBS will be hosting several events which include the launching of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, recognition of trailblazers and a Standards and Business Development showcase.
The showcase, expected to be the flagship event, will be held under the auspices of the Minister of Commerce, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Emma Hippolyte.
The showcase will be an opportunity for the SLBS and other agencies including the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) and Business Development of the Ministry of Commerce and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) to present their products and services to the public.
Another important feature of the showcase will be an exhibition of the products of manufacturers who have worked with various agencies of the Ministry of Commerce in the development of their businesses.
The products on display will include local wine, jams, jellies, clothing and textiles, water, juices, crafts and a host of others.