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Department reviewing strategic sea services

The Department of Infrastructure is considering long-term options for the provision of the Isle of Man’s strategic sea services. Expressions of interest are being invited from operators who can provide passenger and roll on/roll off freight ferry services to and from the Isle of Man. The current User Agreement between the Isle of Man Government […]

MICROGAMING DEVELOPS INDUSTRY’S FIRST NATIVE CASINO APP FOR WINDOWS PHONE STORE

ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming continues to spearhead the movement in mobile gaming with the release of the industry’s first real-money casino app on the Windows Phone Store. Released in November, the app is suitable for any device running on either Windows Phone 8.0 or Windows Phone 8.1. Developed from scratch using native code and […]

Moore Stephens recommended for industry standard certification ISO 9001

Moore Stephens recommended for industry standard certification ISO 9001

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – Moore Stephens has been recommended for ISO 9001 certification to become the only firm in its industry in the Isle of Man with this prestigious international certification of its Quality Management System. The certificate comes after successfully completing an intensive four day audit by World Certification Services to standards of […]

Call to accelerate credit union legislation after official report underlines potential

Members of the Manx Credit Union Working Party are urging the Isle of Man Government to speed up their progress on updating credit union legislation after an official Government report has itself recommended the establishment of a credit union for the administration of some social benefits.   The Ci65 Review into the Isle of Man’s […]

Appointments

Equiom appoints London Director

Leading international trust and corporate services provider Equiom has appointed Ken Chapman as its London Director. Ken will join Equiom in January 2015, having previously held the positions of Head of Wealth Planning and Intermediaries for a large international private bank, and Head of Wealth Structuring at one of the world’s leading financial management and […]

RAMSEY CROOKALL APPOINTS NEW CONSULTANT

RAMSEY CROOKALL APPOINTS NEW CONSULTANT

Experienced and respected stockbroker Richard Wild has joined Ramsey Crookall as a Consultant. Since moving to the Isle of Man in 1970 Richard has developed a wealth of experience, including becoming a member of the London Stock exchange in 1987 and a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in 2011. He now […]

MBS has appointed Mark Patterson as Sales Executive.

Mark joins MBS at a key stage in the company’s development. Mark is familiar with the local corporate market and experienced in the delivery of technical solutions. Previously employed within the islands telecoms sector, Mark has also worked within both the islands recruitment and financial sectors. Mark will be based on the island. In addition […]

Equiom’s Fiona Noon receives promotion

Equiom’s Fiona Noon receives promotion

Leading international trust and corporate service provider, Equiom, has announced the promotion of Fiona Noon to Senior Manager – Client Services. The promotion comes at a time of expansion for the business which has seen staff numbers more than double over the past year across the three jurisdictions in which it operates (the Isle of […]

Events

Santa Claus is coming to Woodbourne Road this Sunday!

Get into the spirit of Christmas and bring your children along to a festive afternoon out at The Children’s Centre on Woodbourne Road, Douglas this Sunday (14 December) from 12 noon until 4pm. Hosting an array of games, competitions and raffles throughout the day with a fancy dress competition for the best festive outfit, this […]

Gough Law hosts distinguished Scottish speaker

Gough Law hosts distinguished Scottish speaker

Eighty invited guests filled the Claremont on Friday 8th December for the much anticipated Gough Law Christmas lunch. The annual event, which has a history of interesting guest speakers, was this year entertained by the inimitable Robbie Glen. Mr Glen, who had the distinguished audience in stitches throughout his speech, served in the Scottish Prison […]

AICP annual compliance conference in 10th year

AICP annual compliance conference in 10th year

The Alliance of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals is hosting its annual Manx State of the Nation conference at the Villa Marina, Douglas on Friday, 30 January 2015. The conference is a signature event for the Island’s risk and compliance professionals and 2015 is its tenth anniversary year. The conference will be opened by Chief Minister Allan Bell and delegates will […]

UK barristers to speak on state control of corporate conduct at ACSP’s January seminar

The Association of Corporate Service Providers’ seminar on Thursday January 15th 2015 will be with UK barristers Jonathan Ashley-Norman and Simon Farrell QC, both of Three Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn. Their talk, ‘State Control of Corporate Conduct: The Colliding Worlds of International Civil and Criminal Liability’ will cover civil and criminal aspects of directors’ duties; […]

Editor's Choice

Coming Home for Tynwald Day

Coming Home for Tynwald Day

One of the UK’s leading film critics, Mark Kermode, who has Manx roots, will be among many ‘coming home’ for Tynwald Day. Mark Kermode and his mother Audrey will be joining other guests of the President of Tynwald, Clare Christian, at the Tynwald Day ceremony on Monday July 7th. This year’s national day celebrations will […]

Nationwide International wins Moneyfacts award

A night of success at the Moneyfacts Annual Awards 2014 in London has seen Isle of Man based Nationwide International, the offshore branch of Nationwide Building Society, pick up the “Best Account Offshore Provider” award. Sylvia Waycot, Publishing Director, Moneyfacts, said: “By offering an excellent overall offshore product range across numerous currencies, including no notice, […]

Shared Equity Schemes – Consultation Response

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published a response to the recent consultation on replacing the current House Purchase Assistance Scheme, with two Shared Equity Schemes. The consultation was launched in March 2014 and sought comments on two new distinct Shared Equity Schemes: First Home Choice aims to assist First Time Buyers […]

Manx Gas Apprenticeships Offer Opportunities for the Future

Manx Gas Apprenticeships Offer Opportunities for the Future

Manx Gas is looking to “invest in the youth of the island” by offering up to three apprenticeships to candidates who can demonstrate their desire to work in an engineering based environment. “After a difficult few years and a major restructure of the business we are now able to provide these opportunities,” said Robert Gardner, […]

Community News

Department highlights potential for tidal flooding in 2015

The Department of Infrastructure is advising Isle of Man residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding in coastal and harbour areas next year. High tides in January, February, September and October 2015 could cause disruption, particularly if combined with strong winds and low atmospheric pressure. While more accurate weather forecasts can only be issued […]

King William’s College hosts Christmas truce football match

King William’s College hosts Christmas truce football match

For its final Centenary event of this term, King William’s College pupils took part in last week’s “Football Remembers” national initiative to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 with a football match. As King William’s College have students from more than 20 different nationalities, they were able to field a German team from among their […]

Moroccon mountain trekkers raise £16,205 for children’s charity

Moroccon mountain trekkers raise £16,205 for children’s charity

A team of fundraisers made it to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa as part of a charity challenge which raised £16,205 for The Children’s Centre. The group of 17 trekkers set off for the summit of Mount Toubkal in Morocco which is 4,167metres (around 13,600 feet) summit above sea level and […]

Manx Motor Meet prize presentation

Manx Motor Meet prize presentation

A Young Driver Manx Motor Meet took place last weekend at the Grandstand in wintry conditions to promote road safety to young and new drivers.  Yesterday evening saw a prize presentation ceremony take place at the Youth Service Café Laare in Douglas for those who took part in a variety of competitions during the Meet. […]

Charity News

Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

This year’s TT collection on board Steam Packet Company vessels in aid of the Rob Vine Fund raised in excess of £13,000, lifting the total raised by passengers over the years past the £200,000 mark. The annual collection started, as many great ideas do, over a pint in the pub, following a conversation many years […]

Prison officers and inmates complete charity walk

Prison officers and inmates complete charity walk

A group of prison officers and inmates undertook a sponsored walk from Jurby Prison to the old Victoria Road prison site in Douglas earlier this month to raise funds for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice. The route was mostly cross country, ascending the challenging Ballacobb and round the back of Beinn-y-Phott. The group followed the Millennium […]

Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day raises over £8,000

Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day raises over £8,000

The inaugural Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day held last Thursday (19th June), raised a magnificent £8,170 for the charity. Eighteen teams took on the 18 holes of Mount Murray Golf Club and the AM-AM competition proved even hotter than the weather. At the finish, two were tied on 118 points with the winners – […]

A Helping Hand for the Manx Wildlife Trust’s 2015 Calendar

A Helping Hand for the Manx Wildlife Trust’s 2015 Calendar

The Manx Wildlife Trust, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity, is delighted to announce the publication of its calendar for 2015. Showcasing spectacular Manx wildlife and scenes, the calendar has been very generously sponsored by PokerStars through their corporate giving programme, Helping Hands. A longstanding Gold Corporate Member of the Manx Wildlife Trust, PokerStars launched […]

Other News

Barclays’ expert highlights importance of fraud awareness

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The challenges facing the global finance industry as a result of fraudulent activity were the subject of a recent seminar hosted by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.   Sean Hegarty, from the Bank’s corporate banking fraud risk management team, was in the Isle of Man to discuss marketplace trends and the new challenges facing finance […]

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Vannin Capital launches UK’s first bi-annual litigation funding research series

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an exciting first for the litigation funding industry, Vannin Capital, the market leading dispute resolution funder, is delighted to announce the launch of its bi-annual research reports which will aim to provide insights into the high growth area of third party litigation funding (TPLF) in the UK. Combining analysis of the latest developments and […]

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Vannin Capital launches UK’s first bi-annual litigation funding research series

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an exciting first for the litigation funding industry, Vannin Capital, the market leading dispute resolution funder, is delighted to announce the launch of its bi-annual research reports which will aim to provide insights into the high growth area of third party litigation funding (TPLF) in the UK. Combining analysis of the latest developments and […]

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4G to go live for MTPay As You Go customers on Jan 5th

4G to go live for MTPay As You Go customers on Jan 5th

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In another first for the Island, Manx Telecom’s Pay As You Go mobile customers will be able to access the Island’s fastest mobile broadband and only 4G service from January 5th, when it’s opened up to all Pay As You Go customers with a compatible SIM card and 4G handset. 4G delivers speeds up to […]

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