Designated Officer’s Handbook

Trinidad and Tobago reached a historical milestone by adopting Freedom of Information legislation in 1999; however, this was only the first step. Ahead of us is the greater challenge of implementing the Act and transforming the culture of public agencies towards the direction of accountability and openness while protecting the interests that are worthy of protection.

This handbook was created as a guide for administrative best practice and provides general guidance for administering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It is to be used in conjunction with the Freedom of Information Act, 1999, and wherever disparities may arise, the Act takes precedence.

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