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KPMG comments on new Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) for insurers

KPMG comments on new Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) for insurers

The Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) recently published FRS 103 for Insurance Contracts which supplements FRS 102 and completes the new suite of Financial Reporting Standards replacing the current UK GAAP with effect from 1 January 2015. Commenting on the publication by the FRC Simon Nicholas, Director at KPMG, says it provides further clarity for insurers […]

Secure Direct Mail representatives return from a successful Gibraltar KPMG Summit

Secure Direct Mail representatives return from a successful Gibraltar KPMG Summit

Representatives from the Isle of Man Post Office’s specialist eGaming communications brand Secure Direct Mail attended the 2014 KPMG eGaming Summit event in Gibraltar on the 3rd of April. The event was varied in terms of its format and included panel and breakout sessions, of which the Secure Direct Mail led one which focused around […]

Visitor Economy continues to grow

Figures released recently by Treasury show that overall spending by visitors increased by 1.6% to £107million in 2013. The 2013 Passenger Survey showed a fall of 1% in the total number of visitors due to a fall of 8% in the number of visiting friends and relatives (VFR). However, the number of visitors staying in […]

Department secures additional resources to drive economic growth

The Department of Economic Development has secured additional funding of £2million over three years to help drive additional economic growth in a number of key areas. Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK commented: ‘Through the important work that was done to help develop the Vision2020 strategy we have identified the key priorities and opportunities […]

Appointments

Rendezvous for LinksAir

Rendezvous for LinksAir

New Isle of Man operating airline, LinksAir, has today confirmed the appointment of Rendezvous Handling as its passenger and aircraft servicing provider for their new Robin-Hood Doncaster-Sheffield service. To support the new scheduled air services starting to Doncaster-Sheffield on Monday 14th April, LinksAir have agreed a contract with the Isle of Man Airport’s premier independent passenger and aircraft […]

Interim Director of Civil Aviation announced

The Department of Economic Development has announced that Brian Johnson will take up the role of Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) from May 2nd 2014 on an interim basis until a replacement for the outgoing Director Hartley Elder is found. Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK commented: ‘The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry is […]

New Finance Director for International Energy Group

New Finance Director for International Energy Group

Manx Gas parent company International Energy Group (IEG) has appointed New Zealander Paul Wright as finance director. He will be responsible for the finances of Manx Gas, Guernsey Gas and Jersey Gas and involved in the continuing integration of the three entities. Mr Wright moved to Guernsey from New Zealand in 1997 and spent two […]

Growth for the Miquando team

Growth for the Miquando team

Miquando, the Island’s No 1 Online Directory, is going from strength to strength, highlighted by the appointment of Jon Heard to Sales Executive. Jon brings to the team a wealth of experience from both long-established, well-known Manx businesses with a significant online presence, and IT solution providers in the UK. With more than 20 years’ […]

Events

The Truth About Drugs: A Basis for a Fair and Rational Policy?

Professor David Nutt is to give a talk at the Manx Museum on Monday 28th April entitled “The Truth About Drugs: A Basis for a Fair and Rational Policy?” 7.30 p.m. Monday 28th April 2014 Manx Museum Theatre, Douglas (doors open at 7.00 p.m.) Admission free – all welcome It was revealed last year that 40% […]

Chamber CPD Workshops welcomed by employers

Chamber CPD Workshops welcomed by employers

A series of workshops organised by Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce are helping members keep up to date with the latest advice on issues such as work permits, industrial relations and health and safety. The Chamber’s CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Workshops create an opportunity for employers to get valuable insights from leading experts on […]

Leading financial journalist shares her views on the true shape of the global economy

Leading financial journalist shares her views on the true shape of the global economy

More than 100 Isle of Man business leaders were given a detailed insight into the true global economic position at a breakfast briefing organised by Ramsey Crookall. Respected financial journalist Merryn Somerset Webb addressed the briefing at the Mount Murray Hotel, offering her assessment of what the future holds for investments, inflation and growth. The […]

Strong jobs growth reported for Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster

The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) recently held its 25th Quarterly Forum at the Nunnery in Douglas hosted by the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) of which it is a partner member, and there was particularly good news in terms of jobs. Latest figures from the 21 businesses that are members of the Cluster […]

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Acting Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Northwest Territories completes study visit

Acting Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Northwest Territories completes study visit

The acting Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Northwest Territories, Ms Colette Langlois, has completed a study visit to Tynwald. Ms Langlois attended a four-day training programme arranged by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald, during which she studied the parliamentary procedures and administrative functions of Tynwald and observed the Hansard voice recognition system in […]

Manx Telecom launches Ramsey Rocket sponsorship for 2014 season

Manx Telecom launches Ramsey Rocket sponsorship for 2014 season

Manx Telecom is sponsoring TT star Conor Cummins for the third successive season. The ‘Ramsey Rocket’, who holds the TT Mountain Course lap record from a standing start and is the fastest Manxman ever to race the legendary 37.75 mile circuit, is competing with the Honda Racing team this season alongside 20 time TT winner […]

New Beginnings, Official Opening of Robinson’s Floristry Centre

New Beginnings, Official Opening of Robinson’s Floristry Centre

Signature by Robinson’s and Post-a-Rose launched their new Floristry Centre on Thursday 10th April, with drinks and flower themed canapés for invited guests who enjoyed the new surroundings decorated for the occasion by renowned floristry tutors Muriel Simpson and Craig Bullock. The five Isle of Man Local Flowers Clubs decorated the lawn outside the Floristry […]

New TV deals for Isle of Man TT Races set to deliver increased revenue and profile

The Department of Economic Development has announced that new TV deals have been confirmed by North One TV with major international broadcasters which are set to deliver increased revenue and profile for the TT Races and the Isle of Man. In the UK, ITV has agreed a new five-year deal to screen fifteen one-hour TT […]

Community News

Change of venue for Manx Cancer Help’s Archibald Knox Ball due to great demand

Change of venue for Manx Cancer Help’s Archibald Knox Ball due to great demand

The Archibald Knox Ball in aid of Manx Cancer Help on Saturday September 6th has attracted such overwhelming support a larger venue has had to be secured. Sponsored by Celton Manx the ball, with joint patrons Katie Melua and James Toseland as guests of honour, will now be held in a marquee in the grounds […]

Spring into action with the Appleby Sportive 2014

Spring into action with the Appleby Sportive 2014

Entries are now open on-line (via www.ellanvannin.cc) for the 5th annual Appleby Sportive, which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May. Starting and finishing at Ramsey Rugby Club, the challenging cycling event consists of timed courses over either 100km or 72km, taking in many roads that are not typically used in local races […]

Sure Sidecar races set for battle royal at 2014 Isle of Man TT

As well as six high quality solo races, the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, is set to see two highly competitive Sure Sidecar TT races with a stellar line-up of outfits confirmed.. Reverting back to the open regulations, last used in 2010, the entry, again in excess of 60 machines, […]

2014 Easter operations at Isle of Man Post Office

With only days to go before the Easter weekend, Isle of Man Post Office would like to advise its customers of changes to operation and opening times over this period. On Good Friday (April 18), mail will be received from the UK early morning as usual with mail being delivered to customers as normal, there […]

Charity News

Lighthouse abseilers drop in to help charity

Lighthouse abseilers drop in to help charity

The first ever abseil from the top of Douglas Head Lighthouse took place on Saturday (April 12) to raise funds for The Children’s Centre. Twenty-two took part, including MHKs Laurence Skelly and Kate Beecroft, with the fundraising total for the event expected to be around £5,000 when all the sponsorship money is collected. Participants made […]

Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

A recent aid visit to The Gambia by Kirk Michael resident Fams Camara and his family had more than one happy ending for people living in the rural areas of the African country. Having successfully bid for funding from the International Development Committee, Fams went out to ensure a borehole was drilled for the village […]

Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

A recent Shoprite Charity Quiz Night at Bar George in Douglas has raised £2,000 for the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust. Chairman of the Trust Ron Spencer said: “We’re very grateful to Shoprite for organising this great quiz and to James Davis for acting as question master for the event. Thanks to […]

Andrew’s marathon effort for Manx Blind Welfare Society

Isle of Man school teacher Andrew Wilkinson is running Sunday’s London Marathon in aid of the Manx Blind Welfare Society. Andrew said he had chosen the charity, which looks after the interests of blind and visually impaired people on the Isle of Man, as its headquarters, Corrin Court, is next door to his school, St […]

Other News

Buchan pupils triumph in Zurich Schools Mini Tennis Programme Final

Buchan pupils triumph in Zurich Schools Mini Tennis Programme Final

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pupils from the Buchan School have won this year’s Zurich Inter-Schools Mini Tennis Championship. The finals took place recently on the indoor courts at Albany Tennis Club in Douglas, with pupils from eight primary schools taking part in the event following a series of regional heats across the Island. The Championship marks the end of […]

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Glasgow 2014 medal designs unveiled

Glasgow 2014 medal designs unveiled

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The medals which Team Isle of Man will be aiming to win at this year’s Commonwealth Games have been unveiled for the first time. The gold, silver and bronze prizes are the focus of training and commitment for 4,500 athletes across the Commonwealth, and to mark 100 days to go to the opening ceremony on […]

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Gary Johnson lines up for 2014 Bike Nation Lightweight TT with CF Moto backed WK Bikes effort

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

WK Bikes is heading to this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy on a positive note with factory support from leading Chinese manufacturer CF Moto, and TT frontrunner Gary Johnson piloting its 650i in the 2014 Lightweight category. The Lincolnshire-based distributor enjoyed maximum exposure at the 2013 edition of the high-profile […]

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Marathon runners raise over £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

Marathon runners raise over £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A team of 10 amateur runners from the Isle of Man have raised £2,170 for the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust by completing the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon which took place earlier this month. The team – Dasa Mojzis, Terri McCullough, Charmaine Armitage Mitchell, Sue Preskey, Sandra Cardwell, Rachel Lee, Jennifer Houghton, […]

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