JAMAICA: Senate Passes Access to Information Bill

1 November 2003

The Jamaica Observer reports that the Senate has finally passed The Access to Information Amendment Bill and the accompanying regulations after several weeks of debate fueled by the opposition. In the end, the modified Bill was passed unanimously. The Act, which is aimed at bringing greater transparency to Government by giving the public access to official documents, was passed last year. However, It was brought before the Upper House again for an amendment to allow for its phased implementation in select state bodies.

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