(CMR) The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure (PAHI) has announced that the National Community Enhancement Project (NiCE) will take place from December 6 to 23. The deadline for application is Wednesday, December 1.
NiCE provides up to two weeks of paid work to unemployed Caymanians and spouses of Caymanians, ages 18 and over, in a number of areas, including the beautification and maintenance of roadside, parks, cemeteries, and beaches.
Selected participants in the project will be required to undergo rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests throughout their involvement in the program.
Minister of PAHI Hon. Jay Ebanks stated that he was pleased that the Ministry will be moving forward with the project to offer employment to out-of-work Caymanians.
“Given the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the additional financial strains that the holiday season can pose, it is good we can put people to work,” he said.
He further commented, “We are conscious of the environment in which they will be operating, so the Public Works Department which is overseeing the project will ensure the work teams engaged in NiCE wear masks, adhere to proper hygiene practices, and social distancing protocols. The safety of the crews is very important to us.”
Application forms are available at all district libraries, Members of Parliament Offices, the Needs Assessment Unit, WORC and the public reception at the Government Administration Building.
Completed application forms must be placed in the NiCE drop boxes at the district public libraries, WORC, or the Government Administration Building. Alternatively, they can be emailed to [email protected] or sent via WhatsApp to 917-0153, no later than noon on Wednesday, 1 December.
Registration details for selected participants will be available at a later date.