NICE workers protest

NICE workers protest

 National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) workers in Soufriere staged a brief protest today, after receiving letters  that the government of Saint Lucia will not renew  their contracts  come March 31, 2017.

The letter informed the workers that they will be given an opportunity to reapply to the project once the details and staffing needs of the initiative are finalized.

The office of the prime minister has announced plans to reform the NICE project which it says is currently not in keeping with its original mandate.

According to the government, the project is being examined to determine whether it fits in with its original mandate to allow persons to acquire a skill over a six month period to make them employable.

The Prime Minister’s, Nancy Charles,  told HTS Television evening news that persons who have been employed by NICE  were given consecutive contract renewals.

Charles explained that the bulk of the funding for the NICE programme has come from the government which has had to borrow money to support the initiative.

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40 Comments

  1. SLU Observer
    February 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Protest for what …. it’s the truth ..Kenny said so …. the only reason he did not end it ..was because of elections ….then he source/got funding to continue the project …. NICE is like an internship program .. was never a permanent job effort ….SIGHHHHH

  2. R
    February 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Very Nice!

  3. [email protected]
    February 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Hmmm look it thought uwp was a partt for the poor hmm u take it now dont feel sorry for u at all….thays wht u voted for so enjoy umemployment

    1. Anonymous
      March 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm Reply

      That’s a very ignorant statement to make. Furthermore, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t just UWP supporters employed by the program.

  4. M
    February 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    K

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply

      And what is your point

  5. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply

    They all are labors…….I know all of them…….

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

      And they are not to work and care for themseves !!!!!

      1. Anonymous
        February 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply

        Why one uwp supporter never got a jog in that program

  6. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply

    The Prime Minister’s, Nancy Charles, told HTS Television evening news that persons who have been employed by NICE were given consecutive contract renewals.
    never knew she was the prime Minister.

    1. Anonymous
      February 24, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply

      Learn to read idot the statement never made reference to Nancy Charles as being Prime Minister.” The Prime Minister’s, Nancy Charles” I guess you did poorly at school in English grammer. LOOK FOR THE ADPOSTROPHE.

  7. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Maybe they were implying that Nancy belongs to the prime minister, lol.

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply

      Yes she is his press secretary duuuhhhh.

    2. Anonymous
      February 24, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

      great answer… becuz they playing smart and they are JAs’

  8. God's child
    February 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Majority of those nice workers are lazy and are trouble makers.They were trying hard for other staff to lose their job so that they could have gotten it. But God not sleeping.

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm Reply

      No matter how much PET training they receive they still end up doing the same crap.

    2. Anonymous
      February 24, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply

      on the whole all persons who work for government are lazy

  9. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply

    To me the Taiwan government gave monies to fund NICE and why is it they Nancy is saying that out government is the one funding it so what was done with the money the Taiwan government gave smh

  10. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Am I the only one who never thought these workers were NICE. They should change the name to LAZY.

  11. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm Reply

    “They are all labors.” So how did Nancy Charles got the job she is now showing off with? Isn’t it because she is UWP? So what’s your point?

  12. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 5:33 am Reply

    National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE)
    understand clearly what it says
    TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT NOT TO BE EMPLOYED
    What have they learn can they move on now to get gainful employment ? do they have to remain being employed by the programme

    1. Anonymous
      February 24, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply

      JACKASS, YOU INTERPRETED THAT BADLY.

      AND MIGHT I ASK: WHAT SOLUTION ARE YOU OFFERING TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION?

      GO ASK YOU MASTER IF HE EVER HAD A REAL PLAN FOR THE NATION, BECAUSE 5 TO STAY ALIVE IS NOT MUCH OF A PLAN.

      I SEE LORD SO AN SO PAID A VISIT TO ST. LUCIA. WELL WE HEADING BAC TO SLAVERY BECAUSE THE ENGLISH ARE NOT A GENEROUS BREED AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO’VE SPENT TIME IN ENGLAND KNOW HOW GREEDY, RACIST, SELFISH AND CHEAP THEY ARE. SO GOOD LUCK WITH EXPLOITATION.

      1. Anonymous
        February 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm Reply

        National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE)
        can someone tell me the meaning of CREATE and what is it to CREATE
        how could that ever mean being fully employed by the programme
        to respond to your question what solution that i have to the unemployment situation
        please writer for your information i presently employ 5 persons in the little operation that i run, and its mine, i own it
        i dont depend on government for me to live
        what are you doing to help

  13. viewer
    February 24, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    Y’all protesting,when y’all was voting and screaming (yo pare) y’all didn’t know the consequences of y’all actions…now a lot of people going to be unemployed, but people harshly criticized Kenny for a program which created employment for some…some st.Lucian’s just selfish, only thinking about themselves,we cry saying vat to high we were promised a deduction,lol,but only get a deduction in cents

  14. Society
    February 24, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply

    There is more to come….too much peolpe on remand….for over 5yrs….do something about that….

  15. Blabla
    February 24, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply

    WELL NICE PROGRAM WAS ONLY FOR SLP SUPPORTERS. NONSENSE NOT ONLY SLP SUPPORTERS NEEDED WORK IN THIS COUNTRY. SECONDLY I KNOW OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY SOMEONE TO LOOK AFTER THEIR MOTHER , FATHER AND CHILD, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR BIG JOBS AND GOVERNMENT HAVE TO PAY PEOPLE TO LOOK AFTER THEIR FAMILIS WHILE LIVING IN THEIR HUGE HOUSE AND LIVING A LAVISH LIFE. THESE FAMILIES THAT CAN AFFORD SHOULD PAY HALF SALARIES AND GOVERNMENT HALF NONSENSE. NICE PROGRAM SHOULD BE ONLY TO TAKE CARE OF POOR PEOPLE ONLY.

  16. str888
    February 24, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply

    while ppl will do crime to feed their families…… ur’ll look and look and found UWP now lets see what they will do to ur’ll (Word deleted)

  17. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply

    Black people are fools i am sure some of them voted for the white chastanet so let them suffer

  18. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

    The funding for NICE came from ALBA (Venezuela). The bank of ALBA gave US $10, 000, 000.00. Get your facts right!

    THOSE OF US WHO REMEMBER ASHANTI’S SONGS FOR THE POOR MAN’S PLIGHT KNOW THAT UWP HAS NEVER BEEN FOR THE POOR.

    AND EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE IN WAYS THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO WORK. THE NICE PROJECT WAS MEANT TO REHABILITATE. REHABILITATION IS A PROCESS, IT TAKES TIME.

  19. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply

    SOON CHASTANET WILL STOP THE EDUCATION PROJECT AT BORDELAIS.

    MORE TO COME…

    REMEMBER PEOPLE ALL THOSE IDEAS TOWARDS NICE AND STEP WORKERS WERE SUPPORTED BY RICK WAYNE, WEREN’T YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

    CALL RICK WAYNE’S SHOW AND ASK HIM: WHAT’S GOING ON?

  20. Ladee
    February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

    The protest is probably the hardest they have worked. The supervisor are worse

  21. critic
    February 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm Reply

    All of you foolish cause there is no post in government called nancy charles it was suppose to be written as the prime minister’s press secretary nancy charles.

  22. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm Reply

    look arround St.Lucians some of the NICE workers have 2 jobs. some their whole house hold is working while some others have no work.. NICE worker get highher sarlaries over in house workers. I agree some restructing needs to take place.Some I am hoping will be kept.

  23. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I feel so sorry for you all ,so busy fighting down each other that you cannot see what is in front of your nose …poor things

  24. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm Reply

    Nice was just a colourful name. It was one of kenny inventions to use tax payers money to subsidize voters to win elections. It was never intended to be any type of genuine employment program.

  25. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Right now I can see the uwp is for themselves they seated n forgot about the poor ppl that fighting for jobs in st. Lucia

  26. Daaaaaaa...
    February 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Captain the ship is sinking!!!!

  27. psst
    February 25, 2017 at 7:10 am Reply

    Some NICE workers are so dam lazy, sleeping on them not doing a dam thing but getting pay.

  28. Results
    February 27, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

    It was about time.Majority of these nice workers ill the people, don’t come to work on time and when ever they feel like so they are just there for the money.

  29. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I could remember making many trips to the NICE office to fill out applications for employment with the elderly care program. They never followed up with me. Guess what? Before I knew it all spaces had been filled.

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