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SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARS EN ROUTE TO HOUSTON

SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARS EN ROUTE TO HOUSTON

Two sixth-form students are en route from the Isle of Man to Houston for a trip of a lifetime to attend NASA’s United Space School. Caitlin Pinder from St Ninian’s High School and Kitto Maddrell from Castle Rushen High School won the annual ManSat scholarships for the two-week space school in Houston, Texas, which gets […]

DEFA political delegations announced

Richard Ronan MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, has today (24 July 2014) announced the delegations for the newly appointed political Members of the Department. Chris Thomas MHK will take responsibility for Environment, Safety and Health Directorate, while Zac Hall MHK will be responsible for Forestry, Amenity and Lands, as well as the Wildlife […]

MANANNAN REPAIRS BROUGHT FORWARD

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will carry out repairs to Manannan earlier than originally planned to further minimise ongoing inconvenience to passengers. Manannan has been operating on reduced power since suffering a mechanical issue with one of her four engines, adding approximately 20 minutes to each journey and leading to revised departure schedules. […]

Minister announces department delegations

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK has today (24 July 2014) announced the delegation of Department duties to his newly appointed political Members. Chris Thomas MHK: Planning and Building Control. Juan Turner MLC: Local Authorities. The Minister will retain responsibility for Ports and Waste Management. Mr Thomas and Mr Turner joined the Department of Infrastructure last […]

Appointments

New Director of Civil Aviation for the Isle of Man announced

New Director of Civil Aviation for the Isle of Man announced

The Department of Economic Development has announced that Simon Williams will take over the role as the Isle of Man’s new Director of Civil Aviation on October 1st 2014 replacing Hartley Elder who retired earlier this year. Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK commented: ‘I am delighted to welcome Simon Williams to the Department […]

Two key appointments will help lead change and develop Island’s health service

Two key managerial appointments which will help to lead change and develop the Island’s health service have been made by the Department of Health and Social Care. Mrs Michaela Morris will take up post as Managing Director for Acute Services reporting directly to the Department’s new Chief Executive Mark Charters.  The new post – which […]

Edgewater Expands with Three New Appointments

Edgewater Expands with Three New Appointments

Edgewater Associates has embarked upon a significant new expansion programme with the appointment of three new members to its financial consultancy team. Rob O’Connor, Sid Ludbe and Heather Roberts have been appointed to the Isle of Man based financial services provider as Senior Financial Consultant and Client Managers, respectively, in a measure which reinforces the […]

New appointment for Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Jackie Baker

New appointment for Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Jackie Baker

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – Moore Stephens are pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Baker, adviser in the Crew Benefits advisory team. “We’re really pleased to welcome Jackie to the Moore Stephens family,” said Clive Dixon, managing partner in Moore Stephens. “She has a wealth of experience working with yacht crew and will certainly […]

Events

SPECSAVERS TO SPONSOR VISION AWARENESS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT

SPECSAVERS TO SPONSOR VISION AWARENESS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT

Manx Blind Welfare Society is delighted to welcome Specsavers as a sponsor of Vision Awareness Week 2014. The optician, which has a branch in Douglas, has committed its support by becoming sponsor of the Official Launch, to be held at the Manx Museum from midday on 15th September. This event, which is open to the […]

CUBBIN & BREGAZZI LAUNCHES CALLIGARIS STUDIO WITH EXCLUSIVE WINE TASTING

CUBBIN & BREGAZZI LAUNCHES CALLIGARIS STUDIO WITH EXCLUSIVE WINE TASTING

The Cubbin & Bregazzi team is delighted by the success of its first ever exclusive wine tasting event, held in collaboration with local independent wine merchant The Wine Cellar, to celebrate the launch of its new Calligaris Studio. Guests were invited to come along to an evening of wine tasting earlier this month, sampling a […]

ALL-STAR LINE UP FOR OKELLS BREWERY 350cc CLASSIC TT RACE

ALL-STAR LINE UP FOR OKELLS BREWERY 350cc CLASSIC TT RACE

Like the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT Race, the Okells Brewery 350cc Race is set to be a thrilling affair and it could well be even more closely contested with evenly matched machines and a stellar line up of riders offering the potential for a close race. The class, like all races at the 2014 Classic […]

Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ‘wins’ Davy Knowles

Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ‘wins’ Davy Knowles

Pupils from Bunscoill Ghaelgagh were treated to a special visit from Davy Knowles, their prize for winning the Manx Folk Awards Island of Culture category with their five-minute multimedia presentation celebrating the school’s Manx music, dance, song and drama activities. The Manx-born blues artist and Island of Culture 2014 ambassador judged the primary schools’ entries […]

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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

Parks section blazes a trail this summer

Douglas Borough Council’s parks section is blazing a trail through the town this summer. The team from Ballaughton Nursery have devised a floral trail competition based on the seven wicker sculptural displays, each referencing some aspect of business activity in the town, they have installed around Douglas. To enter the free prize draw, find all […]

Anniversary for crime busting charity

2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Crimestoppers charity, and the Isle of Man branch is now passed its 15th year of helping police to fight crime. Crimestoppers in the Isle of Man operates as an independent local charity, but is fully affiliated to the UK charity which was set up in 1989. Crimestoppers provides […]

Douglas horse tram exhibition August 2nd and 3rd

Douglas horse tram exhibition August 2nd and 3rd

An exhibition of Douglas horse tram memorabilia spanning more than a century is to be held to coincide with the 2014 Manx Heritage Transport Festival. The exhibition will be at the Strathallan Suite, Strathallan Crescent, Douglas on Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd from 10am to 5pm, admission free. On display will be a […]

Pupils provide bags of support for Team Isle of Man

Pupils provide bags of support for Team Isle of Man

Team Isle of Man competitors at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will have a little reminder of home thanks to pupils at The Buchan School. Children have been working hard to create gift bags made from Manx tartan with unique mementoes for all of the 46 members of the national squad, and managers, coaches, and […]

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

NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH STAYS AHEAD OF THE GAME

NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH STAYS AHEAD OF THE GAME

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nedbank Private Wealth has ensured that its clients receive the best quality financial advice by encouraging its staff to exceed the minimum standards of professionalism imposed by the regulatory bodies in each of the jurisdictions where it operates. All staff who provide investment advice are qualified to at least the minimum industry standard (Level 4), […]

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TT LEGEND LOUGHER AND YOUNG GUN COWTON SET FOR HEAD TO HEAD IN MOTORSPORT MERCHANDISE FORMULA 2 CLASSIC TT RACE

TT LEGEND LOUGHER AND YOUNG GUN COWTON SET FOR HEAD TO HEAD IN MOTORSPORT MERCHANDISE FORMULA 2 CLASSIC TT RACE

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Motorsport Merchandise Formula Two Race will be the final race to get underway at this year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts. Last year’s race featured a battle royal between eventual race winner Chris Palmer and runner-up James Cowton and this year’s race promises to be another thrilling contest. Although Palmer has now hung up […]

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Emergency funding supports response to Ebola outbreak

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease in Sierra Leone. An outbreak of Ebola has already claimed the lives of hundreds of people in the Kailahun District of the country. The International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers is assisting the humanitarian response […]

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Equiom Solutions to kit out Manx Feva squad for World Championships

Equiom Solutions to kit out Manx Feva squad for World Championships

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Equiom Solutions, part of the Equiom Group of companies, has announced its sponsorship of the Manx Feva sailing squad. The Isle of Man based tax services provider will supply branded t-shirts and spinnakers for the squad to take to the RS Feva World Dinghy Championships in Carnac, Brittany.   The Manx Feva squad, which consists of […]

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