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A Little About Accreditation and How it Works

There are a dozen technical ways to explain what accreditation is and how it works, but often it leaps over the head of the layman who may have only heard the term in passing. So, we’re going to attempt to break it down into bite sized pieces so it’s more easily understood. As CROSQ’s mandate […]

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The Evolution of Quality

“I have learnt that systems work to mitigate any huge shocks in the system. And it is because of that [I have] so much more confidence in systems. I go out and I preach systems but I can tell you the systems have caused us to rebound much faster and I’m telling you I am so surprised right now how quickly we have rebounded because we have that sort of planning, future planning in place. I can say now . . . if we continue the way we are continuing now, we will exceed our best year which was in 2019.” (Sheryl Anderson, QSSI Managing Director on the importance of quality systems.)

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11th EDF TBT Programme Still Churning Out Results

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us in the quality world, it’s that innovation in times of challenge can bring surprising results. Such has certainly been the case with the progress of the Technical Barriers to Trade Component of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Programme. The project […]

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Capacity Developed in CARIFORUM Despite Pandemic

Capacity building is often a catch-phrase in many developmental projects. Sometimes it’s clear what that term means, in other instances – not so much! What the Technical Barriers to Trade Component of the 11th EDF-EPA Programme has allowed CARIFORUM beneficiary states to practically do is prove this term true. Since the last quarter of 2020, […]

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How the Caribbean Fits Into the International Metrology System

by Anselm Gittens and David Tomlinson Long before most of the islands of the Caribbean gained independence from their metropoles, 17 countries signed, in 1875, a treaty that would form the basis for the coordination and development of accurate and harmonized global measurements. The Metre Convention, signed on May 20, 1875, created the International Bureau […]

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