What Organisations Does the FOI Law Apply to?

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The Law speaks of being applicable to "Public Authorities."

"Public Authorities" are defined as government ministries, portfolios, statutory bodies or authorities (whether or not incorporated) and government companies which the government owns a majority share. A list has been created by the Cayman Islands National Archives of approximately eighty nine (89) public authorities in the Cayman Islands.

The Law states that it may be extended by Order to

  • companies with a minority government shareholding or private companies carrying out government services under a contract,
  • any body or organisation that carries out services important to the welfare of the Caymanian Society
  • organisations that receive government appropriations on a regular basis.

Each private company and organisation will be consulted extensively before any decision is made to bring it under the Freedom of Information Law.

Last Updated: 2008-11-20