It is very important for us all to understand the Freedom of Information Act of Trinidad and Tobago
- The Freedom of Information Act of 1999 (FOIA) was assented to on November 4, 1999. It came into effect on February 20, 2001.
- The Act is designed in support of the following tenets of governance:
- Equality of Access
- Empowerment and Increased Participation
to help you understand access the freedom of Information User’s Guide.
also download the FOIA 1999 here, or come into the National Archives for other relevant documents
FOI is important for all democratic societies, Trinidad and Tobago is not alone in the implementation of FOI legislation and bodies.
as well as over eighty-five other States have FOI laws in place…Check it out,
If you have read these documents and understand them you would realise the pivotal role National Archives and Records Management play in securing democracy and freedom of information.