The Freedom of information Law, 2007 (FOI Law) gives the public the right to access information held by public authorities such as Cayman National Cultural Foundation. CNCF fully supports the implementation of this law and stands ready and willing to assist the public with their requests for information.

Below is basic information on the FOI Law, how to apply for information and the procedure we will use in processing applications for information. For a more complete review of the FOI, please visit the Freedom of Information Unit website.

The Freedom of Information Law gives people in Cayman and overseas access to a wide range of records held by a public authority but also provides exemptions for certain types of information such as personal information and certain commercial information. In some cases an exemption can be waived because of an overriding public interest in the information sought.

For 2018 Updated Law visit ombudsman.ky/foi

FOI

Freedom of information Law

Procedure CNCF will acknowledge the request within 10 calendar days after receiving it. A decision regarding whether to release the requested information will be communicated to you within 30 calendar days after receipt of the request. If completing the procedure is going to take longer than 30 calendar days, for reasons allowed by the FOI Law, you will be notified that the deadline for a decision has been extended.

Right Of Appeal if you are unsatisfied with the decision, you have the right to appeal by requesting an Internal Review of the decision. CNCF Managing Director Marcia Muttoo, who is designated CNCF’s Chief Officer for Freedom Of Information purposes, conducts the Internal Review. If still unsatisfied with the decision of the Interval Review, the requestor has the right of appeal to the Freedom Of Information Commissioner.

Fees The Freedom of Information Regulations allow for providing copies of records in various formats.  Some sample fees:

  • B&W photocopies – $1.00 per page
  • Photographs 8.5 x 11 or smaller – $5.00
  • Conversion of analog audio or video to MP3 or DivX – Hourly rate of staff undertaking the conversion plus cost of the CD or DVD
  • Shipping – actual cost of shipping method chosen by applicant plus a preparation charge of $20.00

Classes Of Information Held by CNCF

Administrative
  • Staff HR records
  • Financial & Accounting
  • Purchase Agreement with Ministry of Culture
  • Staff meeting minutes
  • Board of Directors meeting minutes and resolution
  • Building and vehicles
Programmes
  • Event plans and operation
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Designs
  • Volunteers
  • Sponsorship
  • Outputs
  • Photocopies, Video and Audio recordings
  • Correspondence
How to Apply for Information

Requests for Information Must:

  • Be submitted in writing and can be sent by post, fax, email or hand delivered.
  • Have a name (real or ficticious) and address of the person making the request, so that we can respond to the request.

You may use an application form or write the request in your own words. It is not necessary to give a reason why you are requesting the information or to mention the Freedom of Information Law. You may request to have records containing the information sent to you or to inspect the records at our office. You may also request to have the records sent to you in a specific format such as on a CD.

Expedited Service

You may request expedited service to have the record produced within 10 calendar days, however you should show a compelling reason for expedited service. There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee for expedited service which is payable when submitting your application.

Send your request to the information Manager. See Freedom of Information contact for full address details.

Freedom of Information Contact:

Information Manager:
Phone: 1 (345) 949-5477
Fax: 1 (345) 949-4519
Email: mmuttoo@artscayman.org
Postal Address: P.O. Box 30201 Grand Cayman, KY1-1201, Cayman Islands

Please note the Disclosure Log is available upon request.

FOI

Freedom of information Law

The Freedom of information Law, 2007 (FOI Law) gives the public the right to access information held by public authorities such as Cayman National Cultural Foundation. CNCF fully supports the implementation of this law and stand ready and willing to assist the public with their requests for information.

Below is basic information on the FOI Law, how to apply for information and the procedure we will use in processing applications for information. For a more complete review of the FOI, please visit the Freedom of Information Unit website.

The Freedom of Information Law gives people in Cayman and overseas access to a wide range of records held by a public authority but also provides exemptions for certain types of information such as personal information and certain commercial information. In some cases an exemption can be waived because of an overriding public interest in the information sought.

For 2018 Updated Law visit ombudsman.ky/foi

Procedure CNCF will acknowledge the request within 10 calendar days after receiving it. A decision to release of information will be communicated to you within 30 calendar days after receipt of the request. If completing the procedure is going to take longer than 30 calendar days, for reasons allowed by the FOI Law, you will be notified that the deadline for a decision has been extended.

Right Of Appeal if you are unsatisfied with the decision, you have the right to appeal by requesting an Internal Review of the decision. CNCF Managing Director Marcia Muttoo, who is designated CNCF’s Chief Officer for Freedom Of Information purposes, conducts the Internal Review. If still unsatisfied with the decision of the Interval Review, the requestor has the appeal to the Freedom Of Information Commissioner.

Fees The Freedom of Information Regulations preses for providing copies of records in various formats, some sample fees:

  • B&W photocopies – $1.00 per page
  • Photographs 8.5 x 11 or smaller – $5.00
  • Conversion of analog audio or video to MP3 or DivX – Hourly rate of staff undertaking the conversion plus cost of the CD or DVD
  • Shipping – actual cost of shipping method chosen by applicant plus a preparation charge of $20.00

Classes Of Information Held by CNCF

Administrative
  • Staff HR records
  • Financial & Accounting
  • Correspondence
  • Business operation and plans
  • Performance Agreement with Ministry of Education, Training, Youth, Sports and Culture
  • Staff meeting minutes
  • Board of Directors meeting minutes and resolution
  • Building and vehicles
Programmes
  • Event plans and operation
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Designs
  • Volunteers
  • Sponsorship
  • Outputs
  • Photocopies, Video and Audio recordings
  • Correspondence
How to Apply for Information

Requests for Information Must:

  • Be submitted in writing and can be sent by post, fax, email or hand delivered.
  • Have a name (real or fictions) and address of the person making the request so that we can respond to the request.

You may use an application form or write the request in your own words. It is not necessary to give a reason why you are requesting the information or the mention the Freedom of Information Law. You may request to have records containing the information sent to you or to inspect the records at our office. You may also request to have the records sent to you in a specific format such as on a CD.

Expedite Services

You may request expedited service to have the record produced within 10 calendar days, however you show a compelling reason for expedited service. There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee for expedited service which is payable when submitting your application.

Send your request to the information Manager. See Freedom of Information. Contact for full address details.

Freedom of Information Contact:

Information Manager:
Phone: 1 (345) 949-5477
Fax: 1 (345) 949-4519
Email: mmuttoo@artscayman.org
Postal Address: P.O. Box 30201 Grand Cayman, KY1-1201, Cayman Islands

Please note the Disclosure Log is available upon request.