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Government has given the “thumbs up” for work to begin on creating an Ombudsman’s office in Cayman. To do this the Complaints Commissioner’s office and the Freedom of Information office will be joined.

The new office will handle complaints against the police as well as Government agencies. Peter Gough, from the Deputy Governor’s office has been named Project Director, he says the 2009 constitution called for such an office to be created.

During an interview with Cayman 27 Mr Gough said, “It calls for an office to report to a parliamentary sub-committee and as I said, it’s completely independent of the executive arm of the government. It’s an extremely important office of the government, it’s there to ensure that citizens are not exposed to the improper use of power by the arm of the government.”

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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