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NiCE programme kicks off for fourth year

Out-of-work Caymanians and their partners gathered at the Lions Centre on Monday (19 November), to register for temporary seasonal work.

It was part of the National Community Enhancement programme, now in its fourth year, which will see Caymanians offered jobs, starting from next week.

They will be involved in a variety of projects, like roadside marking, cleaning verges and beach access-ways, plus maintaining parks and public spaces.

Project coordinator Levi Allen explained the benefits of the programme:

“A number of projects completed successfully, excellent work being done to enhance the community, beautify spaces, complete projects which may have been languishing for a bit and most importantly, giving persons some skills that will help them get back to full-time employment,” Mr. Allen listed.

He added the community can help NiCE participants out, too.

“Look out for them, drive carefully, ensure that they are safe, ensure they make it back to their families and encourage them for the work that they’re doing because they’re really putting in a hard day’s work for a fair day’s pay,” Mr. Allen said.

Mr. Allen said they were waiting to hear whether there will be another mandate from the Government to run the NiCE project in the future.

About the author

Caroline James

Caroline James

Caroline joined Cayman 27 in September 2018 after seven years working for Sky News in London, both as a Producer on the World News programme and, latterly, as News Editor on the Foreign Desk, where she led coverage on the ground of stories as diverse as the 2016 US Election, corruption allegations surrounding FIFA and The Oscars. Before this, she worked as a Producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN) for two years, based in their London headquarters. Caroline graduated with a BA Hons degree in Arabic, French and German from Durham University, before gaining an MA in Television Journalism with distinction at City University, London. When not hunting down stories in Cayman, she can be found playing tennis, practicing Bikram yoga or enjoying a beer on Seven Mile Beach. You can reach Caroline at carolinejames@hurleysmedia.ky or 326-2243.

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