The Freedom of Information (FOI) Law was passed on 19th of October 2007 and came into effect on the 5th of January 2009. The existence of this Law gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authorities in the Cayman Islands; however, it also stipulates some exemptions from that right. The objectives of the law are to promote accountability, transparency and public participation throughout Government.
The FOI Law was recently revised to incorporate the changeover from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to the newly formed Office of the Ombudsman. This version now reflects FOI Law 10 of 2007 consolidated with Law 19 of 2012 and Law 27 of 2017, the latter of which detailed the necessary changes to formally transition from the ICO to the Ombudsman.
Click here for the FOI Law 2018 Revision
As a public authority, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands is committed to openness, transparency and serving the public interest in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007.
The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands is committed to fulfilling it’s responsibilities under the new legislation, and will regularly be posting key information in this section. For further information relating to Freedom of Information at the Port Authority or to request information, please contact:
|Information Manager:||Mr. James C. Parsons Jr.|
|45A Harbour Dr.
George Town, Grand Cayman
|Mailing Address:||Port Authority of the Cayman Islands
P.O. Box 1358
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
|Telephone:||(345) 949-2055 or (345)914-3725/3702|
|Hours:||Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm|
|Freedom of Information Website:||www.ombudsman.ky and www.gov.ky|
|Freedom of Information Email:|
We are 100% committed to helping you locate the information you are looking for. Port Authority staff has been briefed on offering the best possible support when trying to obtain information from our authority.
If you wish to make a request for information then you should contact the Information Manager listed above or in his absence, the Information Manager Designate. Requests may also be made through our Government assigned email address or the Port Authority’s own FOI email address .
Requests must be in writing (letter, email or facsimile) and must include your name and an address (either postal or e-mail). Please be as specific as possible about the information you would like, as this will help us to respond promptly. Where possible, please include a contact telephone number so we can call to discuss your request if necessary.
We will respond to your request immediately. The Law requires public authorities to respond within 30 calendar days, allowing an extension of an additional 30 calendar days if needed. We are obligated by law to always acknowledge receipt of all FOI requests made to the Information Manager and we are also obligated to let you know if there is a need to extend the deadline. For detailed advice on what sorts of information is exempt please see the FOI Unit website.
No application fee is required by Law and there is no charge for visiting a public authority to view records requested under FOI. However, a fee may be associated with the provision of duplicating materials. Details regarding costs and payment are listed in the FOI Regulations which is posted on the FOI Unit website.