Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Auditor’s Report on Quarrying Operations

Informal Resolution | 17 October 2022
Office of the Auditor General (OAG)

An applicant requested a special report completed by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in 1998, concerning quarrying operations on crown land. The applicant had detailed knowledge of the existence of the report including correspondence that could help guide the OAG to locate a related affidavit and attachments to the report.

The OAG initially stated that the records would have been destroyed in line with the OAG’s approved disposal schedule established in 2015, in compliance with the National Archive and Public Records Act (NAPRA). Two appendices were located in the OAG’s database and were disclosed.

We requested a copy of the OAG’s disposal schedule, and after additional searches and with the help of the Cayman Islands National Archive we were provided with a copy of the schedule and a copy of the relevant destruction list. Our review confirmed that the responsive records were most likely destroyed in 2016, in accordance with the disposal schedule. The applicant requested, and received, a copy of the schedule and the destruction list), and the matter was closed.