January 28, 2022

Cayman: Over 600 participate in NiCE Winter project

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From Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure

Crew members at Smith Barcadere beach in George Town.

Grand Cayman – Some 600 hundred Caymanians and spouses of Caymanians have participated in the three-week National Community Enhancement (NiCE) project, which ends today, (Thursday, December 23).

The participants have been working across districts to clear beach accesses, clean beaches and cemeteries, improve road markings, support solid waste management, and help the elderly in their yards. The workers are also providing support to several Government departments and public authorities including Facilities Management Department, Agricultural Society, Mosquito Research and Control Unit, National Roads Authority, Public Works Department and the Department of Environmental Health.

NiCE participant undertaking curbside clean-up in Savannah.

Minister of Infrastructure Hon. Jay Ebanks has thanked the participants and organisers for their work to ensure that all Caymanians benefit from a healthy environment. “I want to encourage everyone across our Island to continue to maintain the clean and pleasant environment that the NiCE crew have started,” he said.

Minister Ebanks further commented, “the Ministry looks forward to continued partnerships with the public and private sector in delivering this important programme as we build stronger communities and support the most vulnerable”.

Team members engaged in recycling at the Department of Environmental Health.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, participants in the NiCE project were required to undergo rapid lateral flow tests throughout their involvement in the programme.

The NiCE winter project started on December 6.

Before and after cemetery clean-up in North Side.
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