Info boss goes to Little Cayman

| 02/08/2010

(CNS): Although the least populated of the three islands Little Cayman residents are still actively involved in the happenings of the country an with that in mind, the Information Commissioner, Jennifer Dilbert and her staff traveled to Little Cayman on 26 July 2010 to promote and educate the public about Freedom of Information (FOI) and how they can access Government records using the Law. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has made several trips to Cayman Brac since opening its office in 2009, however this was the first official visit to Little Cayman. 

While there, the ICO team met with residents and answered questions about FOI and the role of the ICO. District Officer, Mr. Larry Foster also stopped by to meet the group and discuss some social issues specific to the islands. As a formal revision of the FOI Law is underway, the ICO team dedicated a portion of the day to discuss the Law and formulate suggestions the will be presenting to the Committee of the Legislative Assembly tasked with overseeing the reform process.
Along with promoting the Law, the Information Commissioner is responsible for monitoring the compliance of public authorities with respect to the Freedom of Information Law, 2007. That Law gives the public a general right to access records held by public authorities, and requires that authorities provide the record within 30 days, unless one of the limited exemptions to disclosure applies. Individuals who are dissatisfied with the response of the public authority to their request may file an appeal with the Information Commissioner
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  1. My2cents says:

    It’s anice island. If I had a trip there paid on expenses I’d certainly go.

    However this is an utter waste of taxpayers money. As important as the FOI is, does it really take Ms. Dilbert and her whole team to go to Little Cayman to "educate" the residents on the FOI. Do they not have a phone in LC?

    Seems a lot of resources spent for negliable benefit. Then again that is the story of our Government.