Updated List Of Freedom Of Information Contacts Published Loop Cayman Islands

The content originally appeared on: Cayman Compass

Today, February 19, 2024, an updated list of public authorities that are responsible for managing records in accordance with the National Archive and Public Records Act (2015 Revision), and responding to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (2021 Revision) was published.

For persons unfamiliar with applications under the Freedom of Information Act, a person may apply to a public authority to obtain access to certain records.

A public authority must respond to an application as soon as practicable but not later than thirty calendar days after the date of receipt of the application.

However, an authority may, for good cause, extend the period of thirty calendar days for a further period, not exceeding one period of thirty calendar days, in any case where there is reasonable cause for such extension.

Where a public authority refuses to grant access to records, an applicant may apply for an internal review of a decision by a public authority.

If the applicant is not satisfied with the internal review decision, they may submit an appeal to the Ombudsman.

Interested parties can find the updated details of Freedom of Information contacts in the below link: