Tag: Office of the Ombudsman

CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

| 23/02/2024 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has finally issued an explanation about a cyber attack on its online systems that took place on 9 February, having issued a statement just three lines long last week following press inquiries. Officials have claimed there has been no successful compromise, but, like other governments around the world, the CIG […]

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CUC denies conflict, blames licensing obligation

CUC denies conflict, blames licensing obligation

| 16/02/2024 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has claimed it is not conflicted over the bidding process for the generation of renewable power, even though it worked with OfReg to shape the bid. Officials have said that under CUC’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Licence, it is obligated to assist the regulator with the facilitation of competitive bids […]

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OfReg ordered to release CUC fuel and solar reports

OfReg ordered to release CUC fuel and solar reports

| 13/02/2024 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has ordered OfReg to release two reports, in full, that were created by CUC and given to the utility regulator. A freedom of information request in April last year had encompassed the 2014 CUC Cost of Service Study and the Incremental Distributed Solar Study (2023), but both had […]

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Ombudsman finds against judicial commission

Ombudsman finds against judicial commission

| 04/01/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Judicial and Legal Services Commission‘s failure to update its outdated complaints procedure to bring it in line with the 2016 amendments to the Cayman Islands Constitution amounts to maladministration, Ombudsman Sharon Roulstone found in a ruling delivered last month. The ruling came out of a complaint filed by attorney Bilika Simamba, who has […]

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Procedure still an issue 15 years after FOI law passed

Procedure still an issue 15 years after FOI law passed

| 28/09/2023 | 6 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman marks Right To Know Day, Ombudsman Sharon Roulestone has said that last year, the number of freedom of information requests was above pre-pandemic levels after 452 were made to the government, the most in one year since 2018. As the public continues to make use of the law, managers are releasing more […]

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DoT drip feed disclosure unacceptable, says Ombudsman

DoT drip feed disclosure unacceptable, says Ombudsman

| 18/09/2023 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has ordered the Department of Tourism to release details of the partnerships and sponsorship agreements it made with various overseas entities to promote the Cayman Islands to potential visitors between 2020 and 2022. More than 18 months after a local reporter made an FOI request for the records, […]

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Health ministry takes a year to respond to FOI request

Health ministry takes a year to respond to FOI request

| 12/04/2023 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Health and Wellness took more than a year to release a heavily redacted single email record in response to a freedom of information request by an individual seeking documents relating to a job application made to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit. Further delays in response to the Office of the […]

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Bank violated law over vaccine related data

Bank violated law over vaccine related data

| 29/03/2023 | 42 Comments

(CNS): In September 2021, CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank (Cayman) informed its staff that they would be required to prove they were vaccinated against COVID-19 and produce a weekly negative PCR test or go on unpaid leave. However, after two employees complained to the Office of the Ombudsman, the OMB conducted an investigation and found that the […]

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Cop denies cruelty charge over death of K9 Baron

Cop denies cruelty charge over death of K9 Baron

| 28/02/2023

(CNS): Police Officer Timothy Alexander Munroe appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, facing a single charge of cruelty to an animal in relation to the death of the police dog, Baron, last year. Munroe, who pleaded not guilty, graduated from police training in March 2022, one of two recruits to be awarded ‘Most Outstanding Student’. […]

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Cop and telecoms staffer charged in data breach case

Cop and telecoms staffer charged in data breach case

| 09/02/2023

(CNS): A police sergeant who was suspended from the RCIPS last year and a former employee of a local telecommunications company have both been summoned to appear in court next week in relation to a data breach investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), the RCIPS has confirmed. The former telecoms worker is alleged […]

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Ministry breached data law with vaccine prize draw

Ministry breached data law with vaccine prize draw

| 27/01/2023 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) marks International Data Protection Day this Saturday, it has revealed some of the details of its work this year in that area of its remit, including an own motion investigation (OMI) into a data protection complaint about the government’s “vaccine challenge” event, in which the ministry failed […]

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