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4G software update

Following Manx Telecom’s launch of the first 4G network on the Island, they’re pleased to announce software updates for LG G3, G2, G2 mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones. Customers using these devices can now enjoy the benefits that 4G offers, as long as they’re on a smartphone tariff and have the latest software version, […]

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY RECORDS ANOTHER INCREASE IN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING VISITORS

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY RECORDS ANOTHER INCREASE IN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING VISITORS

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company saw further growth in passenger numbers during the 2014 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. Compared with the 2013 event, there was an 11% increase in the number of motorcycles brought to the Island during the Festival, from 3,324 to 3,697. Passenger numbers were also up, by 1,100 […]

Isle of Man signs Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Ireland on economic cooperation and trade

Isle of Man signs Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Ireland on economic cooperation and trade

The Department of Economic Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland. The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland – Arlene Foster MLA was in the Isle of Man recently to sign the MOU alongside the Isle of Man’s Minister for […]

SO MUCH MORE FROM MICROGAMING THIS SEPTEMBER

ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming and Quickfire operators have so much to look forward to in September, with a trio of new online slots set for release! Three brand new games will launch in September: So Many Monsters, So Much Candy and So Much Sushi. The So Much More themed games are five reel, 25 […]

Appointments

Manx Telecom appoints new Corporate Sales Account Manager

Manx Telecom appoints new Corporate Sales Account Manager

Manx Telecom has appointed John Corrigan as Corporate Sales Account Manager. He has over 16 years’ experience in national and international sales, operations, and managerial roles in the enterprise, ICT, and aviation sectors. Prior to joining Manx Telecom he worked as an independent consultant focusing on sales and go to market strategies for companies operating […]

APPLEBY PARTNER APPOINTED FULL GENERAL MEMBER OF IMGL

APPLEBY PARTNER APPOINTED FULL GENERAL MEMBER OF IMGL

Isle of Man – 26th August 2104 - Claire Milne, a partner at Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC, has been appointed as a full general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. Corporate & Commercial department partner Claire, the Isle of Man team leader for the Intellectual Property & Telecommunications and Technology teams at Appleby, […]

Vote for Chris and Out2Play to win Wild Hero Award!

Vote for Chris and Out2Play to win Wild Hero Award!

A play worker at The Children’s Centre has been short-listed for a BBC Countryfile Magazine award. Play Development Officer Chris Gregory is one of only five nominees in the running for the Professional Wild Hero accolade which is open to nominations from the UK and Isle of Man. The winner will be chosen by public […]

SMP ACCOUNTING & TAX APPOINTS RACHAEL HOOPER AS TAX MANAGER

SMP ACCOUNTING & TAX APPOINTS RACHAEL HOOPER AS TAX MANAGER

SMP Accounting & Tax Limited, one of the Island’s largest accounting and tax firms, has appointed Rachael Hooper as a Manager in its Tax Department. Rachael will be working in all areas of UK, Isle of Man and International taxation, with a particular focus on UK resident non-UK domiciled individuals, Trusts and Inheritance Tax. After […]

Events

Final round of MBL sponsored Senior Open this week

The third and final round of the prestigious KHG Funds Senior Open golf tournament – which has MBL Financial as principal sponsor – takes place this Thursday [September 4] at Ramsey Golf Club. The Island’s premier Seniors event comprises three rounds – the first was held at Douglas Golf Course in July, and the second […]

Regulatory update for ACSP’s September seminar

The Association of Corporate Service Providers’ seminar on Tuesday September 23rd will take the form of a regulatory update with Paul de Weerd of the Financial Supervision Commission. Sponsored by Dougherty Quinn the session will be at the Upper Hall, Loch Promenade Church, Douglas, with registration at 12noon for a prompt 12.30pm start. Subject to […]

An exciting new cultural initiative for the Island

Funded by the Isle of Man Arts Council and supported by Manx Litfest and Isle of Man Poetry Society, the Manx Bard is a new post to which the Island’s most worthy poet will be appointed each year. The Manx Bard will officially launch on the opening night of Manx Litfest, Wednesday 24 September, at Jabberwocky in Duke […]

WEEKEND OFFERS ARE BACK  AT THE SEFTON AND PALACE HOTELS

WEEKEND OFFERS ARE BACK AT THE SEFTON AND PALACE HOTELS

The Sefton and Best Western Palace Hotel are delighted to once again offer customers the ever-popular Weekend Specials for 2014/2015! Available from 14th September 2014 to 29th March 2015, the Weekend Specials offer guests the chance to book a double occupancy room, with dinner and breakfast included, at either The Sefton or Best Western Palace […]

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

Island DEC collection for Gaza raises over £4,600

A street collection held in the Isle of Man last weekend for the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza has raised over £4,600. The money, collected by volunteers in Douglas, Ramsey, Peel, Castletown and Port Erin, has gone directly to the DEC to be distributed to aid agencies working to provide humanitarian support to the […]

Manx Telecom takes immediate action to protect public

Following recent reports of Island residents being targeted by phone scam fraudsters, Manx Telecom has made technical changes to the fixed line network to add an extra safeguard against this type of crime. Recent incidents have involved criminals posing as bank officials to try and get victims to hand over their account details and security […]

KING WILLIAM’S COLLEGE ACHIEVES 38% A*/A at GCSE

Students at King William’s College have again achieved a very strong set of results. The highlights were as follows   38% of all exams awarded A* or A grades.  87% of all exams awarded A* – C grades.   8 students achieved straight A*/As or were within one grade of doing so.   Anna Hall gained 11 A*s. […]

Youth Expedition to Vancouver Island – Canada

Youth Expedition to Vancouver Island – Canada

A team of 7 teenagers from Adventurous Experiences ‘Youth Scholarship – Development and Leadership Program’ have just returned from a 3 week long expedition to Vancouver Island, Canada. Camping every night, using which ever mode of transport which most suits the objectives of the expedition. These included Kayaking around the northern coasts of Vancouver Island […]

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

All to play for in final round of MBL sponsored Senior Open

All to play for in final round of MBL sponsored Senior Open

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The third and final round of the prestigious KHG Funds Senior Open golf tournament – which has MBL Financial as principal sponsor – is coming up on September 4 at Ramsey Golf Club. The Island’s premier Seniors event comprises three rounds – the first was held at Douglas Golf Course in July, and the second […]

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Manx produced music thriller released in the USA and UK to critical acclaim

Manx produced music thriller released in the USA and UK to critical acclaim

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Paddy Lincoln Gang – a ‘dark and edgy’ critically acclaimed film about a rock band in Los Angeles is released this week in the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland. The Paddy Lincoln Gang has been written and produced by Isle of Man-based Alistair Audsley, best known locally as a creative director and marketing consultant, […]

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SMP PARTNERS PRESENTS £2,000 TO CHARITY OF THE YEAR

SMP PARTNERS PRESENTS £2,000 TO CHARITY OF THE YEAR

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

SMP Partners has presented £2,000 raised thanks to the efforts of staff during the Parish Walk and Citywing Plane Pull to Manx Cancer Help, the firm’s Charity of the Year for 2014. SMP Partners employees competed against 10 rival teams to pull an aeroplane over a 34 yard course during the Citywing-organised event in July, […]

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Limited edition Mugen postcard and gift pack to celebrate John McGuinness’ 21st victory at SES TT Zero

Limited edition Mugen postcard and gift pack to celebrate John McGuinness’ 21st victory at SES TT Zero

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office has unveiled a limited edition gift pack and postcard celebrating John McGuinness’ stunning new lap record win at this year’s TT Zero race on the Japanese Mugen Shinden, where he claimed his 21st TT victory. Despite his wrist injury the Morecambe Missile completed the one lap at an impressive 117.366 […]

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