The traditional end-of-the-year National Community Enhancement project will run Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

Applications for the registration and training for the 15-day project will be held at the Lions Centre on Nov. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until noon.

Led by the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, the program will be delivered by the Public Works Department, the National Roads Authority and the Department of Environmental Health. Work will enhance the physical environment throughout the community before Christmas, and provide job opportunities and wages for the unemployed who qualify.

As part of the November/December temporary employment initiative, the NiCE workers will perform repairs and maintenance, gardening, as well as clearing parks, beaches, beach access and roadside verges.

A similar project will also be undertaken in the Sister Islands under the supervision of District Administration.

This will be the second NiCE project this year. For the first time, the government ran a two-week summer program, in which 467 people took part.

The NiCE initiative is open only to unemployed Caymanians and spouses of Caymanians who are 18 years old and over. Stringent vetting will take place to ensure that only those who are qualified are taken onto the program, according to a press release announcing the program.

Those accepted are required to work daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and will earn $10 per hour. Foremen will receive $12 per hour.

Application forms are available at the district libraries in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, as well as from District MLA Offices and at the Government Administration Building’s reception area in George Town.

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