SAN JUAN – Saint Lucia has become the first Caribbean country to receive a prize for excellence in legal metrology from the International Organization of Legal Metrology, or IOLM, the government of Saint Lucia said in a statement on Monday.
The Metrology Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards received the Developing Countries Award for Excellent Achievements in Legal Metrology 2015 at the 50th meeting of the International Committee of Legal Metrology, or CIML, in Arcachon, France, in late October.
Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards director Mkabi Walcott noted the award was a result of the commendable work of the staff of the Metrology Department over the past 22 years.
Saint Lucia is the smallest country to receive this major accolade from the IOLM in the award’s seven-year history.
Founded in 1955, the IOLM is an intergovernmental treaty organization established to develop regulations and standards for use by legal metrology authorities.