Category Archives: Demand for Quality

COVID’s Impact on Resource Mobilisation

Innovation could be the answer for developmental organisations now faced with resource mobilisation challenges due to the constraints the COVID19 pandemic has placed on access to funding. In a brief Q&A with CROSQ’s Resource Mobilisation Officer, Ms. Janice Hilaire, she noted that being in tune with the needs of our CARICOM Member States, as they […]

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After COVID19…What?

The COVID19 pandemic has revealed the benefits of working collaboratively, says CROSQ CEO, Mr. Deryck Omar. This view was shared as he addressed the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s forum “Standards and Conformity Assessment Approaches in African, Caribbean and Pacific Regions: Fight Against COVID 19”, at the end of June 2020. “Cooperation in quality infrastructure […]

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A Look into The Hands-On Elements of RQI

Part 2 of “What Building the RQI Looks Like” by David Tomlinson – Technical Officer, Metrology I recently undertook two missions with the aim of helping national bureaux improve their quality services. Those bureaux were the Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality (BBSQ) and the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS). This is an in-depth […]

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What Building the RQI Looks Like

Part 1 Development of Regional Quality Infrastructure, or RQI, is the mandate of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ). Over the next several months, we will try to bring you an in-depth look at what that means in not just technical jargon, but in practical terms. CROSQ, which is really a network […]

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Strategies for Developing Metrology in SIDS – The CARICOM Experience

Part 3 of “Developing Metrology In Small Island Developing States” by David Tomlinson 3.         STRATEGIES Considering the aforementioned challenges, the CARIMET NMIs have taken a position to strengthen metrology by using the following strategies: 3.1        Regional Support Mechanisms As a response from CARICOM to promote sustainable production and trade of goods and services in the […]

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