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Freedom of Information
As a public authority, National Housing Development Trust is committed to openness, transparency and serving the public interest in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007.
Freedom of Information (FOI) Law was passed on 19th October 2007 and came in effect in January 2009. It gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authority, but also sets out some exemptions from that right.
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 organizations to publish proactively, and develop a greater culture of openness.
- The Law states that Information to be published by publish authorities includes:-
- 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 with the authority.
- Classes of records held
- Manuals, interpretations, rules, guidelines, practices or precedents.
Please check our document library and disclosure log to see the information you would like is not already available.
P.O. Box 2379
Grand Cayman KY1-1105
NHDT FOI E-mail: email@example.com
Telephone: (345) 945-7649
Fax: (345) 945-7679
Sara Lee Moore
Information Deputy Manager
P.O. Box 2379
Grand Cayman KY1-1105
Making a Request
We want to help you find the information you are interested in.
If you want to request information from National Housing Development Trust, you should initially look at the document library and the disclosure log to see if the information you seek has already been published.
If you wish to make a request for information then you should contact the Information Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submit a request to FOI Unit website.
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 promptly. The law requires public authorizes to respond with 30 calendar days, allowing an extension of an addition 30 calendar days if needed. We will always acknowledge receipt of FOI requests made to the Information Manager and we will let you know if we need to extend the deadline. For detailed advice on what sorts of information is exempt please see the FOI Unit website.
Fees associated with a Request for Information
There is no application fee and no fee for going to public authority and looking at a record request by FOI. However, a requester maybe a required to pay copying or change of format fees. Details concerning cost and payment are contained in the FOI Regulations with are available on the FOI Unit website.
Right of Appeal
If you make a request under the Freedom of Information Law and are not satisfied with our response, you are entitled to an internal review. If you believe you are to an internal review, please put your appeal in writing and either e-mail or post it to the Information Manager. Include your name, address, telephone number and the reference number at the top our letter or email to you. You have 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of a refusal an internal review. Please explain why you would like us to review our original response.
Under section 33 of the FOI Law, you may ask for an Internal Review of a response to your request;
- If you were refused access;
- If you were granted partial access to the record(s) specified in your application:
- If your request was deferred;
- If there was a refusal to amend or annotate an official document containing personal information; or
- If a fee was charge for action taken or if you disagree with the amount of the fee charged;
Where the decision was taken by a person other than the responsible Minister, Chief Officer of Principal Officer of the public authority.
Appeal to the Information Commissioner
If you are dissatisfied with the internal review of our decision, or an internal review was not available, you can seek an appeal from the Information Commissioner.
Information Commissioner’s Office (Location)
2nd Floor, Elizabethan Square, Building 1
George Town, Grand Cayman
Information Commissioner’s Office (Mailing address)
P.O. Box 10727,
Grand Cayman KY1-1007