Freedom of Information Bill Passes In Nevis

The landmark Nevis Freedom of Information Bill, 2018, was passed at a sitting at the Nevis Island Assembly on Tuesday.The Nevis Freedom of Information Bill, 2018, which was presented by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Information and Information Services, was passed unanimously. It will give members of the public a general right to access information.

Minister Evelyn during his presentation pointed out, however, that the public will not have access to all information including health and safety records, documents affecting personal privacy and containing personal information, general information received in confidence, cabinet documents.

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