Workplace Guidelines and Assessment: Stakeholder Engagement Meeting August 17, 2020

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) is the agency responsible for coordinating the development and promulgation of national standards. In keeping with this mandate, BBSQ has collaborated with the Ministry of Health to facilitate local consensus on a national guideline to address the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and the need for a safe workplace.

National Forum Dec 6, 2019

Location: Super Club Breezes Hotel, Cable Beach, New Providence Date: 6th December 2019 Topic: Standards Facilitating Trade Objectives: To bring awareness to all stakeholders of the role of standards and the National Standards Bodies to support the export sectors and also the Importance of export quality management in trade within the Bahamas.

ISO Workshop Dec 2-5, 2019

Location: Warwick Hotel, Paradise Island Date: 2nd - 5th December, 2019 Topic: ISO Workshop - Benefiting from the transparency framework of the WTO/TBT Agreement: Facilitating public-private sector dialogue to support export sectors. Objectives: The workshop is implemented within the framework of the ISO Action Plan for Developing countries 2016-2020, with the aim to transfer skills and knowledge…

EAA Contract Signed

The Ministry of Labour has entered into a Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) agreement with EAA Company Ltd. of Japan, to establish parameters for road-worthiness of all vehicles imported from Japan into The Bahamas. The Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour, described the agreement as a “milestone achievement” during the contract signing ceremony Monday, January 21, 2019…


The Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality hosted a one day training session on the importance of accreditation and the fundamentals of internal auditing in collaboration with Jamaica’s National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). In attendance was Dr. Renae Bufford –Director; Dion Foulkes Minister of Labour and Ms. Sharonmae Shirley JANAAC’s CEO. Ms. Shirley who has over 20…
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