CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), in recognition of the strides made by The Bahamas Bureau Of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) since its inception, and the absolute dedication of its leadership, has appointed the director of BBSQ, Dr. Renae Bufford, as regional CROSQ Chair. Dr. Bufford has graciously accepted and is swift to acknowledge the hard work of the BBSQ staff, the Standards Board and all stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to assist with National Standards Development to advance national interests, facilitate trade and improve the quality of goods and services across The Bahamas.
“I pledge to continue the work of building our national quality infrastructure, which is based on many years of planning and the collaborative efforts of highly competent Bahamian consultants and partners such as CROSQ and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO),” stated Dr. Bufford.
The strategic plan for The Bahamas, 2016 – 2018, paves the way for BBSQ and provides a strategic agenda, which BBSQ will adhere to, while taking into account the policy direction of the Government and its national development and economic plan 2040. Going forward, there will be great focus on creating a culture of standards and quality as a major factor for the overall economic development of The Bahamas.
"We are honoured by Dr. Bufford's appointment and happy to see that BBSQ has achieved such recognition at the regional level,” remarked Ms. Pauline V. Curry, BBSQ Council Chair.
Dr. Bufford notes that her ultimate goal, as regional CROSQ Chair and Director of BBSQ, is to improve the quality of life for our region and expresses great appreciation for the support of CROSQ thus far in this effort.