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On Monday evening Team GB’s Manx Olympian Mark Cavendish achieved a Silver medal in a hard fought race at the end of the Men’s Omnium event in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Isle of Man Post Office recently released a vibrant Team GB Rio 2016 stamp collection in recognition of Team GB’s participation in the […]

Consultation on Proposals for Economic Growth

The Department of Economic Development has issued a consultation paper on a range of proposals to grow the Island’s workforce. The ‘Proposals to Accelerate Economic Growth’ consultation is open until Friday 30th September and offers people the chance to submit their views and suggestions on the Department’s plans for economic growth. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister […]


The new Douglas Post Office, housed within the former Carnival site in Strand Street, Douglas, will be open for business for the first time next Monday (15th August). The new post office, which is bigger than the current location, will provide customers with a modern facility and will be fully accessible for disabled customers, those […]

Consultation on ‘Code of Conduct’ for Isle of Man Insurance Companies

The Isle of Man may be the first Crown Dependency to introduce a ‘Code of Conduct’ for Insurance providers on the Island. The consultation, issued by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IOMFSA), sets out a number of proposals for developing the Island’s existing regulatory framework in order to enhance the fair treatment of […]


Manx Telecom appoints HR Transformation Manager

Manx Telecom has appointed Alex Gibson as Human Resources Transformation Manager. His role will be to help facilitate the development of infrastructure and resources to provide a platform which allows for changes to be implemented that are necessary for Manx Telecom to achieve its strategic goals. Alex, who is originally from New Zealand,was HR Manager […]

Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited announces key promotions

International trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has announced the appointment of Edward Leigh to its Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited Board of Directors, in addition to the promotion of Dawn Ashall to Senior Manager. As Director of Yachting & Aviation, Edward is responsible for leading the growth of Equiom’s yachting and aviation business lines […]

Old Mutual International Isle of Man appoints Peter Kenny as managing director

Old Mutual International Isle of Man, part of Old Mutual Wealth, the leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, announces the appointment of Peter Kenny as managing director. Peter will be responsible for leading the 430+ strong team, reporting to Steven Levin, CEO of investment platforms for Old Mutual Wealth. He will also […]

Rod Lingard appointed Chairman of Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) Limited

Thomas Miller, a leading international provider of insurance, professional and investment services, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Rod Lingard as Chairman of Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) Limited. Rod takes over the Chairman’s role from Ian Jarrett who after almost 50 years with Thomas Miller will be retiring this month.  Rod, a […]


Open data camp to explore digital developments

An event exploring the latest developments in open data and digital engagement will be held at the Tynwald Library in Douglas on Saturday. A panel of local and international speakers will provide an insight into progress that will help to shape the future of the digital economy and Government transparency. Participants will have an opportunity […]

Summer Professional Seminars at Moore Stephens

Training is “in season” during July and August at Moore Stephens with basic business topics and compliance. Starting the first week of August, Moore Stephens’ Compliance Officer and MLRO, Becky Galvin will be hosting a series of lunchtime compliance seminars covering Fraud, AML/CFT, Information Security and the Bribery Act and Anti-corruption. Each session provides 1 […]

Minister to take part in Twitter Q&A

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK will be hosting a live question and answer session on Twitter later this month. Using the hashtag #askphil, people will be able to tweet questions to @PhilGawne on a wide range of topics. Minister Gawne will be online for 45 minutes from 2pm on Friday 15 July. Twitter is an […]

Isle of Man eGaming summit announced for September

Those working in the eGaming industry have a further opportunity to discuss ongoing issues and future direction with the announcement by KPMG of the next Isle of Man eGaming Summit on 8th September. Director of KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar Micky Swindale, who has been instrumental in developing the eGaming Summit format, said: “The […]

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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


Over the last year, twelve incidents of post people being attacked and physically injured by dogs on the Isle of Man have been reported; however, many more “near misses” and stand offs with dogs are often never formally accounted for. Isle of Man Post Office will not put its delivery and collection staff in a […]

Chief Constable’s annual report highlights successes and challenges

The Isle of Man Constabulary is tackling an increasingly complex range of vulnerability and public protection matters as part of its efforts to keep people safe. While the Manx force has driven down recorded crime to a level last witnessed in 1970, the operational demands on its services remain as high as ever. The Chief […]

App allows users to read the signs

Motorists can stay up to date with road closures and driving conditions in the Isle of Man by using the readthesigns mobile phone app developed by the Department of Infrastructure. The app allows users to check information being displayed on 13 electronic traffic signs situated at the Villa Marina, Liverpool Arms, Richmond Hill, Bath Place, […]

Single parent support group receives Recognition award

Single parent support group receives Recognition award

A support group for single parent families is set to enjoy a higher profile and keep its ‘younger members’ entertained after it received a Celton Manx Recognition award. Manx Gingerbread Friendship Group is one of 22 local good causes to benefit in 2016 from the award scheme aimed at those charities and not-for-profit organisations with […]

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


| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps showcasing the artwork of internationally renowned artist and designer Roger Dean. The issue which includes an Isle of Man inspired image marks a significant collaboration between Isle of Man Post Office, Manx National Heritage and Roger Dean himself with a landmark exhibition […]

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10 out of 10 – Top Award Ten Years Running

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Capital Treasury Services Limited, a leading provider of treasury services on the Isle of Man and part of the Capital International Group, is celebrating the Capital Liquidity Account being awarded the AAAf/S1+ rating by Standards & Poor’s for the tenth consecutive year across all three major currencies. When the Capital Liquidity Account was launched in […]

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Financial Assistance now available for Customer Service Excellence Accreditation

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has increased the suite of ongoing business support by providing assistance with a Customer Service Excellence accreditation for local companies. The accreditation is a new addition to the Department’s successful Business Support Scheme (BSS). The BSS provides funding (of up to 50%) of development projects designed to improve local companies. […]

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Global report provides valuable insights for Isle of Man businesses

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

CEOs confident of growth despite challenges of disruption and cybercrime While 72 per cent of top executives believe the next three years will be more critical to their industry than the previous 50 years, the vast majority are confident in their company’s growth prospects, according to a recent report issued by KPMG. The 2016 Global […]

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