December 15, 2019

Cayman Islands DOI working to address FOI delays

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration continues to work proactively to address delays in its Freedom of Information (FOI) process. The Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration has actioned a plan to mitigate the situation, by assigning two additional staff members from the Ministry to the FOI team who have extensive […]

Cayman Islands Right to Know Day 2017 Thu Sept 28

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Freedom of Information Annual Statistics (2016-17) INTRODUCTION The Freedom of Information Law (FOI Law) came into effect over eight years ago, and this report provides part of the statistical background against which Freedom of Information (FOI) in the Cayman Islands can be assessed. As intended, the FOI Law has resulted in greater governmental openness and […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration are a law unto themselves

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The Immigration Department are very lucky they won their case of not being forced to provide an Internal Review to a private company for a) the reasons for the fine they imposed on the company and b) the written reasons for a decision which the company alleged had adversely affected their interests in regard to […]

The Editor Speaks: It’s not too soon to announce candidacy for 2021 election

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Johany Ebanks has already announced he will be standing in North Side for election to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly in 2021 just a few month after the last election. In a release to Cayman’s media he has sent us two emails. The first is a list of questions he is asking North Side’s long […]

The Editor Speaks: The Achilles heel

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Everyone of us has an achilles heel. A weakness or vulnerable point. No one is the perfect being. World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis – a giant of a man with fists of steel had one – a glass jaw. I have one – I am terrified of heights. Therefore I cannot do an editorial blasting […]

Information Commissioner re-evaluates public authority websites

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As the internet has quickly become one of the first places people in the Cayman Islands look for information about their government, the Information Commissioner’s Office has conducted an investigation of the content and accessibility of public sector websites as they relate to the Freedom of Information Law. While the FOI Law does not stipulate […]

Cayman Islands Information Commissioner completes own-motion investigation into the FOI tracking system

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  Use of the central tracking system for Freedom of Information (FOI) requests has improved significantly since 2014, but the system is still not being used by all public authorities. In its latest own-motion compliance investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that 10% of public authorities do not have access to the tracking system […]

Cayman Islands: “It’s Yours Just Ask” involved lots of outreach

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This year’s Freedom of Information (FOI) “Right to Know Week” on Grand Cayman wrapped up with a “Dress in Blue” event on Friday, 30 September 2016. Held at the Government Administration building, attendees included the Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers. Observed in more than 90 jurisdictions annually, the 2016 Right […]

Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Annual Statistics

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As part of the annual Right to Know Week events, the Information Commissioner’s Office has published the 2016 Annual Statistics Report on Freedom of Information. The Report is based on requests registered and tracked in the central FOI tracking system which is used by the majority of Information Managers (IMs) across the Public Sector, and […]

The Editor speaks: HRC filed and I am not surprised

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I have received a copy of a Human Rights Complaint (HRC) filed by John Evans re Aina (read Tempura) sent to the HRC, Cayman Islands. Whilst I am not surprised Evans filed it, I am surprised it took him so long to do it, as I know he was extremely upset and angry when he […]