December 16, 2019

Office of the Ombudsman Cayman Islands – Hearing Decision 66 involving the Department of Labour & Pensions

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OMB Press Release The Ombudsman issues Hearing Decision 66 involving the Department of Labour and Pensions. An applicant requested a variety of records from the Department of Labour and Pensions, relating to amendments made to a pension plan trust deed in 2016 and 2017. The Department referred the bulk of the request to the pension […]

Acting Cayman Islands Information Commissioner releases Hearing Decision involving Department of Immigration.

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ICO releases Hearing Decision 57 involving The Department of Immigration. In May 2016 an Applicant requested access to records relating to a fine imposed on an employer by the Department of Immigration. Some records were disclosed, but a ruling/advice provided by the Director of Public Prosecutions was withheld and remained in dispute. The Acting Information […]

Cayman Islands Government appoints first head of Internal Communication and Engagement

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As organisations around the world are increasingly recognising the power of effective internal communications to drive high performance, Aubrey Bodden has been named Chief Internal Communication Officer for the Cayman Islands Government. This new post will have a huge impact on how civil servants are engaged to deliver on Government’s and departmental priorities. Embedding a […]

Cayman Islands Election Candidates invited to meet with Acting Information Commissioner

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The Acting Information Commissioner, Mr. Jan Liebaers, has issued an invitation to all candidates in the upcoming election to meet with him and/or members of his staff to discuss the principles and operation of the Freedom of Information Law (2015 Revision). In the letter, Mr. Liebaers said: “Freedom of Information (FOI) remains as current a […]

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 […]

The Editor Speaks: Permanent Residency holdup will kill our market real estate

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The astonishing revelation the David Ritch review of the Cayman Islands Immigration Law will not be published left me wondering if the present government actually wants to get re-elected. In Premier McLaughlin’s view the advice “is subject to legal professional privilege. As such, the advice is not intended for publication.” Oh dear. So government will […]

Statement on Progress from Chair of Cayman Islands Ombudsman Project Team

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From Peter Gough, Office of the Deputy Governor of the Cayman Islands Since the project team began its work, it has expanded its membership to include representatives from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) unit that deals with public complaints, as well as the offices of the Information Commissioner and the Complaints Commissioner. In […]