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Freedom of Information Underpins Strong Democracy II

Citizen Advocate Afra Raymond continues to prosecute the important FoIA – David, Blogmaster “…3. (1) The object of this Act is to extend the right of members of the public to access to information in the possession of public authorities…” —Objects statement in FoIA “…Because outside of national security matters and matters of the Cabinet…there are few other matters on

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Tobago Sandals Roles

Afra Raymond continues the advocacy struggle on behalf of the people – Blogmaster This article will delve into the roles of the various officials and public Institutions who are responsible for this Tobago Sandals MoU. Information Approach This process followed the familiar pattern of information management, in which the ‘Underlying Commercial Arrangements’ are intentionally obscured, while other details are selectively

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Sandals MoU?

Social advocate Afra Raymond continues his work by calling for transparency with the agreement between Sandals and the Trinidad and Tobago government. The Butch Stewart company also featured in the Barbados newsfeed this week when newly elected Prime Minister Mia Mottley signaled that she will be meeting with Stewart soon to discuss  the expectation of her government. -David – Barbados

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Afra Raymond Gets CLICO Data – A Case of FOI Working?

The CLICO debacle which has affected several Caribbean countries continues to reverberate. The catastrophic event has changed (should) how pan-Caribbean companies are managed. Are we satisfied that learnings gleaned in the post-CLICO collapse are being documented and changes made to processes and regulations to mitigate against a recurrence? – David, Blogmaster LAST week, nearly six years after he first requested

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Cautionary Tale for Barbados – How the MASSY|TSTT Merger Affects Us

The following blog by Afra Raymond is instructive for Barbadians because Trinidad and Tobago has implemented transparency legislation. Based on the many critiques by Afra of the integrity and transparency variety that have occurred in the T&T space, clearly the legislation has not efficiently served to deliver on the intent and the benefit to a society to hold public and

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