Tag: National Community Enhancement Project

DoA to trial sargassum as fertiliser

DoA to trial sargassum as fertiliser

| 15/07/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Agriculture is set to test out some of the sargassum seaweed that temporary workers on the NiCE project are currently clearing from local beaches. Most of the seaweed that has been plaguing local beaches is being collected and taken to the George Town Landfill, where it is being weighed and deposited, […]

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Almost 500 workers sign on for clean-up

Almost 500 workers sign on for clean-up

| 10/07/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): An army of 486 local men and women hit the roads and beaches of the Cayman Islands this week as the annual summer clean-up programme, National Community Enhancement (NiCE), got underway. This year the workers will be focusing on the sargassum that is plaguing the region and having a detrimental impact on local beachgoers […]

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Summer clean-up offers work for jobless locals

Summer clean-up offers work for jobless locals

| 24/06/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Government is set to begin a two-week-long island-wide spruce-up project next month offering work to unemployed locals cleaning up parks and cemeteries, beaches and beach access points, collecting garbage and clearing roadside verges. This is the government’s second National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Summer Project offering work and an opportunity for people entering the job […]

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NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

| 06/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have reported that just 343 people out of over 500 unemployed workers who registered to take part in government’s Christmas clean-up are currently on the job. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) winter project, which started last month, has the lowest level of participation since the project began under the UDP administration back […]

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CIG launches NiCE Christmas project

CIG launches NiCE Christmas project

| 13/11/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Local unemployed workers will have another chance to join the seasonal clean-up programme next week. But this year the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Project for Christmas 2018 will run for three weeks ahead of the holiday, starting on Monday, 26 November, and ending on Friday, 14 December. Caymanians can register at the Lions Centre […]

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NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

| 13/09/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The number of unemployed people who joined the recent summer clean-up initiative fell by almost a quarter compared to previous NiCE programmes, but many of those who were involved had significant barriers preventing them from getting into the wider labour market, government has said. The latest programme finished at the end of last month, […]

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Teenager arrested after ‘NiCE’ stabbing at dump

Teenager arrested after ‘NiCE’ stabbing at dump

| 28/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from West Bay following a stabbing on Tuesday at the George Town landfill on Seymour Drive. The victim was taken to hospital with serious but not-life-threatening injuries. The assault happened at around 1:00pm near the Department of Environmental Health compound at the dump, where the two men who […]

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NiCE workers to get certificates

NiCE workers to get certificates

| 20/08/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The government plans to give workers who have signed up for the summer National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) clean-up programme a training and participation certificate, suggesting that it will be a “valuable addition” to the resumes of permanent job seekers as they look for work and help them secure a full-time job. Planning Minister Joey […]

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Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

Opposition calls for action as NiCE attracts 100s

| 14/08/2018 | 84 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of people turning up to register for the government’s National Community Enhancement (NiCE) on Monday, the opposition urged government to take action to help the unemployed. In a statement to the media, Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the spokesperson for labour issues, said the turnout was a symbol of the failure by […]

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Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

| 06/08/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced a new summer clean-up project and will be offering two weeks paid work for unemployed Caymanians this month. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme normally takes place in December and January as part of a Christmas and New Year spruce up for the islands. But the commerce ministry, in partnership with […]

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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Following comments by the premier in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that government would be running the annual Christmas clean-up, officials confirmed Friday that they are now seeking applicants for the three-week programme. The National Community Enhancement Project (NICE) 2017 will provide opportunities for the unemployed to work for up to two weeks before Christmas […]

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