The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Inc. has been in dialogue with the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards regarding the implementation of private sector standards in an effort to bring the industry up to par with national and international regulations.
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards was established as a statutory body under the Standards Act No. 14 of 1990, and commenced operations on 01 April 1991. The affairs of SLBS are governed by a broad based Standards Council, which sets the policy direction of the institution. This Council is accountable to the Minister with responsibility for Standards Matters (that is, the Minister of Commerce).
The Standards Act provides for the preparation and promotion of standards in relation to goods, services, processes and practices used and produced locally. The Act gives SLBS the responsibility to develop and promote standards for products and services for the protection of the health and safety of consumers and the environment, as well as for industrial development, in order to promote the enhancement of the economy of Saint Lucia. For more information regarding Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, CLICK HERE