As a public authority, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is committed to openness, transparency and serving the public interest in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Law was passed on 19 October 2007 and came into effect on 1 January 2009. It gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authorities, but also sets out some exemptions from that right.
FOI Contact for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Information Manager: Kyle McLean
Deputy Information Manager: Simone Mamby Lynch
Address: (Location): Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town
Mailing Address: Government Administration Building Box 134, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000
Telephone: (345) 949-0623
Fax: (345) 949-4053
Each public authority covered by the Freedom of Information Law has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme in accordance with s. 5 of the FOI Law. The main purpose of a publication scheme is to make information readily available without the need for specific written requests. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and develop a greater culture of openness.
The Law states that Information to be published by public authorities includes:
FOI Disclosure Log
DOT Publication Scheme 2011
The functions of the authority, what work it does and how it sets about its tasks
The departments and agencies of the authority
The subjects handled by each department or authority, with the locations of the departments and agencies and the opening hours of all offices
The title and business address of the Principal Officer and other key officers within the authority
Classes of records held
Manuals, interpretations, rules, guidelines, practices or precedents