Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries

Letters of intent

Freedom of Information | 30 November -0001
Ministry of District Administration, Tourism & Transport

This appeal related to two letters of intent between the government and two cruise lines in relation to a procurement exercise for a cruise berthing facility in George Town.

The Ministry argued that the procurement process was ongoing and claimed a number of exemptions.

The Ombudsman found that the exemption relating to the commercial interests of the cruise lines and the government applied, and that it was not in the public interest to disclose the responsive records while the negotiations relating to cruise berthing continued.