Monday, August 6, 2007
A draft Freedom of Information Bill has been sent to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly for debate in this years second meeting of the House of Assembly. The bill,
scheduled for debate on August 31, proposes to give the public a general right of access to records but reserves the right for non disclosure of records affecting sensitive issues pertaining to national security and defence, confidential information, the national economy, international relations, governments deliberative process and some commercial interests. Officials have stated that in its present form the draft bill seeks as far as possible to include sentiments of the public and private organisations and would allow for the release of such information, if it is determined to be in the public interest.