Thursday 6 August, 2020

Stricter vetting as gov’t rolls out more ‘NiCE work’ in Cayman

The government on Tuesday announced its decision to extend the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) project which will begin again on November 26  and run for three weeks.

In making the announcement, a release sent out by the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infastructure, which will be leading the line on the project noted that, “Stringent vetting will take place to ensure that only those who are qualified are taken onto the programme”.

The programme will again provide opportunities for the unemployed to work while enhancing the physical environment for the benefit of the community.

“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, 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.

The programme, which is slated to end on December 14, 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.

The first ever NiCE project was announced in August 2018. 



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