Tag: Office of the Ombudsman

Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

| 04/12/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The ombudsman has let the Public Transportation Unit (PTU) off the hook over a refused freedom of information request because of its poor record keeping. In Sandy Hermiston’s latest decision regarding an applicant’s appeal over a denied public records request, she has upheld the [...]

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Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

| 02/10/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman is in the process of dealing with more than 120 complaints about the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that it has received since it was established at the beginning of this year, most of which are historical grievances going back as far as 2010. Ombudsman Sandy [...]

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Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

| 13/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Institute of Public Accountants does not have to reveal anything to the public as the Office of the Ombudsman has confirmed that the Freedom of Information Law does not apply to the industry body. Publishing the most recent decision from her office this week, Ombudsman San [...]

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Cops shoot pit bull during early morning raid

Cops shoot pit bull during early morning raid

| 12/05/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): An officer from the RCIPS Tactical Firearms Unit shot and wounded a pit bull, which later had to be put down, during a raid to look for illegal guns early Friday morning. The armed cops were accompanying Joint Task Force officers (RCIPS and Customs) who were executing a search warrant at an [...]

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Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

| 11/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration said it is working hard to address the delays people are experiencing in responses to their freedom of information (FOI) requests. Retirements and staff shortages, among other issues, are behind the delays, according to officials from the departmen [...]

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Ministry rejects need to apologise over FOI

Ministry rejects need to apologise over FOI

| 02/05/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has made it clear that no one from there will be apologising over the alleged mishandling of a freedom of information request and has taken aim at the Ombudsman, suggesting her press release was “unwarranted”. A release from the off [...]

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Ombudsman urges ministry to say ‘sorry’

Ombudsman urges ministry to say ‘sorry’

| 01/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has urged the finance ministry to offer an apology to an applicant who made a freedom of information request over stamp duty abatement records after the office found that the request had been badly handled. In the end the applicant was able to secure the records sh [...]

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Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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Local lawyer and cop join ombudsman

Local lawyer and cop join ombudsman

| 24/01/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Local attorney and two-time political hopeful Sharon Roulstone has been appointed as the deputy ombudsman in the complaints division of the newly amalgamated office, which covers freedom of information as well as complaints about the public service. Peter McLoughlin, a former UK cop who has b [...]

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