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Your nomination form is in the mail! Acting Postmaster General Anne James and FOI Senior Administrative Assistant Christina Smith help Mail Manager Designate Lloyd McField and Postal Officer Maureen Webb to get forms into post boxes.

Published 5th August 2008, 6:5pm

When picking up the mail this week, make sure to grab your nomination form for Cayman's first Information Commissioner. These were placed in all post boxes as part of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Unit's nationwide drive to get people involved in this historic selection process. "It is vitally important that people know the value and benefits of this officeholder. So while the Information Commissioner will be totally independent of the FOI Unit, we are spearheading the nomination and public education campaign to promote residents' understanding," explained FOI Coordinator Carole Excell. Accordingly, the nomination form doubles as an information sheet outlining the duties and powers of the Information Commissioner. "We all must know that this is the person who will be guarding our FOI rights. I cannot overstate the importance of getting involved in choosing the Information Commissioner," Mrs Excell said. Residents have until Friday 29 August to submit nominations. For those without a mail box, forms are available from the FOI Unit, Building D, Elizabethan Square, or can be downloaded at