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Hurricane Matthew Blamed For Delay In Tabling Freedom Of Information Bill

THE Freedom of Information Bill, which was intended to be tabled in the House of Assembly this month, is now scheduled to be brought to Parliament before the end of the year.

According to a statement from Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald, who has responsibility for the legislation, he met with the Freedom of Information committee early last week, which provided him with a copy of a report following their wide consultations.

“It was initially intended to have the bill tabled in the House of Assembly late October 2016,” the statement said. “However due to the unforeseen setbacks caused by Hurricane Matthew, it is likely that the bill will be tabled before the end of the year.”

Mr Fitzgerald thanked those involved in the bill’s development and applauded those who took an interest in the town hall meetings in Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma, as well as those individuals who submitted written suggestions.

“The government will continue to seek to elevate the level of transparency and accountability in governance as it works in the best interest of the Bahamian people,” the statement said.

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Required 4 years, 11 months ago

Valid excuse. Remember: Jerome's political garbage can probably got knocked over by the winds, and getting that sorted out surely has got to be a priority now. But I can already hear his next excuse... Christmas is coming, and he can't table a bill when he's too busy checking the Naughty and Nice list he tiefs from Santa, to table that in the House.

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sealice 4 years, 11 months ago

does the PLP really think that the Bahamian population is so stupid that it will believe this flat out lie for a second? they must probably looking in the mirror and trying the lines on themselves first.....

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hallmark 4 years, 11 months ago

@sealice. My Lord, especially that last paragraph. He probably had to try that one out about a hundred times. LOL

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ohdrap4 4 years, 11 months ago

“The government will continue to seek to elevate the level of transparency and accountability in governance as it works in the best interest of the Bahamian people,”

Right now, the level of transparency is clear as mud.

lol

Marathon remembers...

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