Access to country’s laws enters 21st century

| 26/06/2010

(CNS): GIS Marketing and Communications (GIS) has launched a Cayman Islands Gazette website that it says simplifies and modernizes access to the official government publication. The government department said the new site is practical and user friendly. The GIS boss Angela Piercy said not only did the site break new ground this first phase was completed ahead of schedule. The site it’s expected to provide the Cayman public with direct access to all the country’s new bills and laws once they are gazetted.

 
“We are pleased to announce that phase one of the new user-friendly www.gazettes.gov.ky is now complete. With this, we believe we have taken a giant step forward and trust that the public will find the site practical and accessible,” said GIS Chief Information Officer Angela Piercy. “On a professional level, I am certainly proud of this project because through dedicated teamwork we have broken new ground. Moreover, we have managed to complete the project ahead of schedule.”
 
The site was designed using open-source software, which kept costs down. A helpful search function allows users to enter a key word or phrase such as ’land notice’ to find related Gazette material.
 
“Together with other useful features, the search function will make the website experience less daunting and will improve access to important information such as new laws and bills,” explained Piercy.
 
She specifically thanked Graphic and Web Designer Garth Humphreys who led the development, as well GIS Executive Officer Donnalee Walton and Information Officer Cornelia Olivier for their contributions to the project.
And while the launch represents the completion of the first phase, there are still more improvements to come. “All things considered, we expect the total redesign to be on board within the next 15 months,” the Chief Information Officer concluded.
 
The website has only recently been transferred to a new server and will therefore take some time before all computers can access http://www.gazettes.gov.ky/. GIS is recommending that people access the site without the ‘www’ and instead type http://gazettes.gov.ky. The website requires that you have the latest version of Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/).
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  1. Garth Humphreys says:

    We hope to continue to bring more sites and services into the 21st century. Developing tools and services to make the public’s interaction with government a lot easier and efficient. Thank you for covering this most important development of technology in Cayman.