25 September 2019 | News from the O

Right to Know Day 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Ombudsman celebrates Right to Know Day 2019 and releases FOI Statistics 2018

The Office of the Ombudsman has released the 2018 statistical report on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the Cayman Islands Government.

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Law (FOI Law) which came into force in January 2009.

The report highlights the use of FOI across the Public Sector and compares the results for 2018 with trends in the previous 10 years in such areas as the overall number of requests, response times and outcomes of FOI requests.

This report complements two other reports, the Annual Report for 2018 on the activities of the Office of the Ombudsman, and the statistical report pursuant to section 40 of the FOI Law, both of which are expected to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly shortly.

The FOI Law promotes openness by creating a general right of access consistent with the system of constitutional democracy in the Cayman Islands. 

The report can be found here