Monday, January 10, 2005 - All partners engaged in the business of
trading goods and delivering services are being called upon to continue to
ensure that the highest standard and quality are met at all times.
Director of the Bureau of Standards, Dr. Allison Plummer said the new trading
environment demanded that quality and standards become the pillars of economic
growth and survival.
Dr. Plummer believes that the imminent implementation of the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME) should engender a new habit of making standards and
quality, a normal part of business.
“Indeed, if Saint Lucia as a country is to strive for the level of excellence
needed in this fierce environment, the principals that underpin quality and
standardization must the span the breadth and depth of every social and economic
sector of our country,” Dr. Plummer said.
The Director said that in the course of the New Year, the Bureau expected to
realise significant progress towards making national standardization a reality.
“Whether you are an importer, retailer, manufacturer or you are in education,
health care, agriculture, tourism, and importantly, in our own individual daily
lives, let quality and standards be our philosophy for the new year,” she said.