Tag: NiCE

Man and machine clean up sargassum

Man and machine clean up sargassum

| 22/08/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A combination of specialist machinery and a group of workers has had a significant impact in the battle against sargassum seaweed on local beaches. A small crew of six people on the extended National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) cleaned up the coastline at the South Sound ramp and board walk, the Frank Sound ramp, […]

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NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

| 01/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing saga of the sargassum influx has led the government to extend the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) bi-annual clean-up for another two weeks for some of the 486 Caymanians who signed up for this summer’s programme. The minister responsible for infrastructure, Joey Hew, whose ministry is spearheading the project, told the Legislative Assembly […]

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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 | 90 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 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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