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Super users of Instagram hit the Isle of Man

Super users of Instagram hit the Isle of Man

Some of the leading users of social media site Instagram have returned to the Isle of Man for a second time to photograph the wildlife, panoramas, towns and people in all their glory. With just under 1.5 million followers between them, Finn Beales (@finn), Jiri Siftar (@jeera), Dan Rubin (@Danrubin) and Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) are […]

2014 WINTER SCHEDULE STARTS IN NOVEMBER

Manannan’s final sailing of the 2014 summer season will be her Liverpool service on Sunday, November 2nd, marking the start of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s winter schedule. The winter schedule will see Ben-my-Chree operate two Heysham services per day from Monday to Friday, with Saturdays and Sundays seeing her carry out one […]

Department set to introduce measures to help meet budget target

The Department of Infrastructure is set to introduce a package of measures aimed at securing the additional income necessary to meet its challenging budget target. The changes are being progressed to ensure the Isle of Man Government achieves its national priority of rebalancing public finances by 2016. The Department is responsible for delivering revenue savings […]

3FM IS 10

3FM IS 10

3FM is celebrating 10-years of music radio on the Isle of Man. The station marked the occasion on the 17th October with a party at JAKS on the night and by giving away thousands of pounds worth of prizes in 10-hours over the course of the day, including; a £500 designer clothing voucher and a […]

Appointments

Equiom Group Appoints FATCA Specialist

Leading international trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has announced the appointment of Andrew Halsall as FATCA and Regulatory Reporting Manager. The new position has been created in response to the increasing complexity of requirements around FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard and is intended to ensure the highest standards of compliance and client care […]

Barclays grows business banking team

Barclays has appointed Gareth Rowlands as head of business banking in the Isle of Man and has made seven other appointments to the business banking team. Mr. Rowlands will manage the team of relationship managers that look after a diverse portfolio of local and international businesses. The team offer a range of business products from […]

SMP PARTNERS APPOINTS FATCA EXPERT CLAIRE MULHERN

SMP PARTNERS APPOINTS FATCA EXPERT CLAIRE MULHERN

Claire Mulhern, who coordinated the drafting and publication of the Crown Dependency Guidance Notes on FATCA, has joined the SMP Partners Group. She will primarily manage the Group’s FATCA implementation project and work closely with colleagues to ensure compliance with international information exchange agreements, whilst also providing ad hoc external consultancy and advice services. From […]

O’Riordan joins Kelly Luft Stanley & Ashton

O’Riordan joins Kelly Luft Stanley & Ashton

Kevin O’Riordan has joined established local advocates, Kelly Luft Stanley & Ashton. Mr O’Riordan comes to Kelly Luft after 18 years with Simcocks where he was a litigation director. Acknowledged as one of the island’s leading contentious trust and family law practitioners he is also a trained and active mediator in family and civil matters […]

Events

King William’s College Invites 2014 Sixth Form Scholarship Applications

King William’s College Invites 2014 Sixth Form Scholarship Applications

King William’s College has opened invitations for its annual Sixth Form Scholarship examinations, which is open to all school pupils due to enter lower sixth, or Year 12, in September 2015. Academic Scholarships, as well as Music, Drama and Sports Awards are available. This year’s examinations are to be held on Saturday 15th November, with […]

ACSP’s November seminar to cover Limitations of Liability in Maritime Law

The Association of Corporate Service Providers’ seminar on Tuesday November 18th will be ‘Limitations of Liability in Maritime Law – an Isle of Man Perspective’ with Peter Taylor of Simcocks Advocates. The seminar will provide a background to the concept of ship owners limiting their liability, discuss the Limitation in Maritime Claims Convention 1976 and […]

Law Society holds Experts in Legal Proceedings advocacy course

Law Society holds Experts in Legal Proceedings advocacy course

The Isle of Man Law Society’s latest advocacy training programme brought together two eminent legal practitioners to deliver a course on the use of experts in legal proceedings. Retired QC Adrian Whitfield has appeared in many landmark clinical negligence and healthcare cases. He is a former head of advocacy at Middle Temple and holds the […]

KPMG Announces International Speaker Line-up for 2014 IOM eGaming Summit

KPMG Isle of Man has announced the speaker line-up for its fifth annual eGaming Summit, which includes major international industry experts as well as key representatives of the local eGaming cluster. This year’s Summit features something of a departure from the usual structure, as it commences with a smaller, invite only International Masters of Gaming […]

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

First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

Guernsey Harbours conducted its first survey of visiting yachtsmen over the summer and the results indicate the majority were happy with the service. Guernsey Harbours leisure manager, Sally Diamond, said the results were encouraging and gave Guernsey Harbours a clear direction as to what visitors wanted. 10,500 vessels visited Guernsey this season and 388 responded […]

Exhibition extended to allow more time for public feedback

The exhibition at the Sea Terminal to showcase the options for the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade is being extended to encourage additional public feedback. Outline designs, technical information and artist’s impressions will be available to view in the main foyer until Friday 24 October. The closing date for people to indicate their preferred location for […]

Public feedback invited on Douglas Promenade proposals

A public exhibition is being held at the Sea Terminal to encourage feedback on the two options currently being considered for the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade. Outline designs, technical information and artist’s impressions are available to view in the main foyer. Members of the project team will be available to explain the proposals and to […]

Further ‘twin mum’ support for the Island’s maternity unit

Further ‘twin mum’ support for the Island’s maternity unit

One of the Island’s newest twin mums has made a donation to the Maternity Ward’s appeal to buy a new ‘twin cot’ with the support of her colleagues at Zurich International Life. HR Consultant, Donna Qualtrough, gave birth to her daughters, Erin and Ella, in the summer. They were born prematurely at 36 weeks 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

Grant Thornton named Employer of the Year by International Accounting Bulletin

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grant Thornton has been named global ‘Employer of the Year’ by the International Accounting Bulletin. The award was judged by an independent panel and was based on Grant Thornton’s “strong commitment to its employees, secondment programmes, and focus on quality.” The judges cited “Grant Thornton’s Advanced Manager Programme, the Leadership Foundation programme (which helps staff […]

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Greenlight International Sign New Business At TV Conferences.

Greenlight International Sign New Business At TV Conferences.

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Isle of Man television distribution company Greenlight International has just returned from two very successful sport and entertainment sales markets in France and Monaco. SPORTEL, held for 25 years in Monaco and focusing exclusively on sports programming to the world’s TV stations, delivered some great results from the company’s large bespoke stand, including the signing of […]

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Isle of Man Funds Association 2014 Open Evening and Drinks Reception

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Socially responsible investment fund managers The Premier Group (Isle of Man) Limited (“Premier”) are delighted to invite Richard Essex, an esteemed author and speaker in socially responsible investing, to give a presentation at the Isle of Man Funds Association Open Evening and Drinks Reception on 23rd October 2014, which is being held at 17:30 at the Old Courthouse […]

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Claremont Celebrates Michelin Guide Listing

Claremont Celebrates Michelin Guide Listing

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Claremont and Coast are celebrating its 2015 listing in the world Famous Michelin Guide for Hotels and Restaurants, having undergone a rigorous evaluation process to earn its place amongst the world’s finest establishments. The Michelin Guide for Hotels & Restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland is a 100 year-old annual series that provides a […]

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