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FOI Hearing Decision 103 – Records held by OfReg ordered to be released  

An applicant under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) sought access to records created by Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) on fuel efficiency and cost of service. The records were provided to and held by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office…

OMB PR – Right to Know Day is 28 Sept 2023

26 September 2023 FOI going strong as Cayman marks 15th annual Right to Know Day  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in the Cayman Islands went well above pre-pandemic levels during 2022, as the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) recorded…

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News organizations sue FBI to find out who & how much It paid to unlock t

By Chris Morran In the months following the tragic Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the FBI and Apple engaged in a heated legal (and publicity) battle over whether or not the tech giant could be compelled to…

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The Editor Speaks: Peter Polack highlights slowness to FOI requests in the very place it should not happen – the Judiciary.

Cayman lawyer Peter Polack has been making a number of Freedom of Information Requests with some success but it has largely been a battle. I must commend his perseverance. The main area Polack has met resistance and incredible slowness is…

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Some folks do have all the luck

By David Walker From Caribbean360 SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, Thursday August 14, 2014 – In my early days of work, I had a colleague who was fond of saying “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I would have no luck at all”….

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Operation Tempura UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) disclosure

Freedom of Information Request I note you seek access to the following information: It was revealed that MPS had written off £19,492.66 in expenses incurred by officers involved in Operation Tempura in the Cayman Islands because the officers concerned had…