JAMAICA Government Officials Go Back to School

18 January 2003

In advance of the actual implementation of the Jamaican Access to Information Act, the Jamaica Observer reports that over 400 government officials will partake in the initial leg of a four-month-long training program. “This process of formal training of public sector workers seeks to prepare them to effectively and efficiently handle requests for government information and meet the general information needs of the public,” the Access to Information Unit said. Jamaica‚Äôs law was passed by Parliament in June of 2002 and will become operational later this year. UPDATE 1/24/03: More on this story can be found here.

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