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TWO more organisations have called for the postponement of the proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Chap 22:02, due to the lack of public consultation. In a statement yesterday, the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) said there had been no consultation with stakeholders on the introduction of the proposed legislation in Parliament.

The CCIC said it was especially concerned by the extended time frame for access to important information from the State and the role of the Attorney General in dealing with applications for the request of information.

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