January 31, 2023

Cayman Islands National Community Enhancement Project Winter 2018

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Government has announced that the final National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Project for 2018 will run for three weeks starting on Monday, 26 November.

The initiative which is again being led by the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CP&I) will be delivered through the Public Works Department (PWD), the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). The programme, ending on Friday, 14 December, will enhance the physical environment throughout the community prior to Christmas, as well as provide upskilling opportunities and wages for the unemployed who qualify. Registration and training for the 15-day project will be held at the Lions Centre on Monday, 19 November, beginning at 9am. In addition to sign-up and an orientation by the administering agencies, registration will also include basic safety, work skills and conduct training before finishing at 12 noon.

“My Ministry is again tasked with managing the logistics and day-to-day supervision of tasks involved in the NiCE project,” said Minister of Commerce, Planning & Infrastructure, Hon. Joseph Hew.  “The Government is committed to providing additional assistance to those currently unable to secure long-term employment. It also sees the project as an opportunity to improve the look of the Cayman Islands ahead of what is traditionally our busiest time during the tourist season,” he added.

As with previous NiCE projects, November/December’s temporary seasonal initiative will involve repairs and maintenance, gardening, as well as clearing parks, beaches, beach access and roadside verges. A similar project will also be undertaken in the Sister Islands under the supervision of District Administration.

The project is open only to unemployed Caymanians and spouses of Caymanians who are 18 years old and over. Stringent vetting will take place to ensure that only those who are qualified are taken onto the programme.

Those accepted onto the initiative are required work daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Workers will be assigned between one to three weeks’ work and will be paid on December 5th, 12th and 19th accordingly.

Contracted workers will be paid $10 per hour; foremen will receive $12 per hour.

Application forms are available at the district libraries in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, as well as from District MLA Offices and at the Government Administration Building’s reception area in George Town.



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