Attorney General talks up access to info Act
-though key requirements weren’t in place up to February
No person or organization has yet made use of the Access to Information Act, Attorney-General Anil Nandlall said on Friday though he neglected to mention that up to February, a list of public authorities as well as procedures to be followed to request documents had not been published in the Official Gazette as required by law.
There has since been no announcement as to whether these requirements have been met.
Nandlall made the comment in response to remarks by US ambassador Brent Hardt at a reception hosted by the diplomat at his residence in observance of World Press Freedom Day. The US envoy had endorsed the findings of a report by the International Press Institute (IPI) that investigated the media landscape in Guyana last year, which, among other things, said that journalists in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.