The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) in collaboration with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and the International Cooperation of the German Metrology Institute -Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) hosted the 2nd CALIDENA methodology workshop on 11 – 13 February, 2014 in Antigua & Barbuda. The goal of the CALIDENA Methodology is to strengthen the Quality Infrastructure (QI) services that are needed to support a specific value chain. The workshop’s objectives were to:
- Undertake a rapid participatory diagnosis of quality requirements needs for the Jams and Jellies Sector against the current supply of quality infrastructure services being provided in support of the Sector.
- Identification of bottlenecks and opportunities to strengthen local supply of QI services in a demand oriented way
- Elaborate and agree an action plan to upgrade the QI services for the Jams and Jellies Sector.
CROSQ ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has, at its Twenty-Third Meeting of the Council and Eighth Annual General Meeting held in Barbados 18 - 20 November 2013 elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council to serve for the period 2013 - 2015.
The newly elected Chairman of the Council is Barbados represented by Mrs. Anthea Ishmael - Director (Ag) of the Barbados National Standards Institution. Mrs. Ishmael has been the Barbados representative on the Council since 2006 and chaired the CROSQ Human Resource Committee for two successive terms, 2009-2011 and 2011-2013. She replaces Mr. Ezra D. Ledger of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Bureau of Standards who did not seek re-election.