Saturday, 4 April 2009

Jamaica's Access To Information Essay Competition 2009


TITLE: Campion College Student Wins ATI Essay Competition


DATE: Friday, April 03, 2009


The Public Relations Manager for the ATI Unit, Damian Wilson, said the unit would be launching another essay competition for tertiary level students.

He also outlined that the unit has also embarked on a number of other initiatives to increase awareness of the Act. These include the launch of its Facebook page and a channel on YouTube. He disclosed that the unit is getting ready to launch an advertising campaign on Jamaica Urban Transit Company(JUTC) buses, and on liquid crystal display (LCD) screens in supermarkets.

The ATI Unit spearheads the implementation and administration of the ATI Act, which was passed in June 2002. The Act provides the public with a general right of access to official documents held by public authorities.


The article reports on an award ceremony for the Access to Information Unit's Essay Competition which seeks to promote awareness of the act among school students. Contains information about the purpose of the competition and future plans for the competition.

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