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A Nation of Innovation

The Minister for Economic Development, Laurence Skelly MHK, has reinforced his commitment to driving business growth and innovation. He said: ‘As a nation we have been encouraging innovation across our industries for a good number of years. We have worked very closely with the private sector to assess what they need to grow and develop […]

Vigilance vital to defend Island’s interests following EU exit vote

Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK says the Island will need to draw on the strength of its external relationships to protect its position in the wake of yesterday’s referendum vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The outcome means the Isle of Man will have to seek a replacement for its Protocol […]

Tax net closes in on over £4 million of undeclared income

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK has warned that time is running out for Isle of Man taxpayers who have failed to declare income totalling more than £4 million. Mr Teare said the growing international network of automatic tax information exchange agreements will identify income received by Island residents in other jurisdictions.  And he gave notice […]

Recorded crime at lowest level since 1970

The number of crimes recorded in the Isle of Man has fallen below 2,000 for the first time in more than 45 years. End-of-year statistics released by the Isle of Man Constabulary show the overall level of crime decreased by 14% during 2015-16, compared with the previous year. A total of 1,968 crimes were recorded […]

Appointments

Manx Telecom appoints Head of Data Centre Infrastructure and Facilities

Manx Telecom has appointed Mark White as Head of Data Centre Infrastructure and Facilities. He has 15 years’ experience as a data centre manager and supervisor, and is a trained electrical engineer with over 25 years’ in the building services industry. Mark joins Manx Telecom from Norland Managed Services in the UK where, as Technical […]

Estera appoints new Directors to Isle of Man Board

Estera has announced the appointment of six Directors in its Isle of Man office. Ella Pinnock, Gary O’Connor, Les Coates, Rory Farren, Sandra Georgeson and Neil Cain further strengthen the leadership team of the global fiduciary and funds business’ presence on the Island. Commenting on the appointments, Sean Dowling, Managing Director of Estera in the […]

Equiom Solutions Limited appoints Derek McNutt

Equiom Solutions Limited appoints Derek McNutt

Leading trust and corporate services provider Equiom has continued to expand its tax and VAT business, Equiom Solutions Limited, with the appointment of Derek McNutt as a Senior Tax Consultant. Derek joins an established team of tax professionals at Equiom Solutions, which provides Isle of Man tax advice to a wide range of taxpayers and […]

Edgewater Associates announces six appointments as part of growth strategy

Edgewater Associates announces six appointments as part of growth strategy

Leading independent financial adviser Edgewater Associates has announced six new appointments to its team as it continues to grow its business on the Isle of Man. Colin Moore joins as Investment Manager/Senior Paraplanner.  Colin has over 10 years’ experience in financial services, most recently as Investment Manager at Duncan Lawrie. He holds a Masters in […]

Events

Trade-based money laundering subject of ACSP’s June seminar

Trade-based money laundering will be the subject of the Association of Corporate Service Providers’ seminar on Thursday June 21. Sponsored by DQ Advocates, the session will be with the Customs and Excise Division’s Ray Todd who will explain how trade-based money laundering disguises the origins and proceeds of crime and integrates illicit funds into the […]

ICSA event – ‘Misconduct at work “from hiring to firing” – an update on recent case law on disciplinary issues’

Caren Pegg, Dispute Resolution Partner at Appleby will give the next presentation for ICSA’s Isle of Man branch. The event, sponsored by Appleby, will cover ‘Misconduct at work “from hiring to firing” – an update on recent case law on disciplinary issues’, and will take place on Tuesday 14 June at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas. […]

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND 2016 INFORMATION & RECORDS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY CONFERENCE

Representatives from Isle of Man Post Office’s communications division, Integrated Mailing Solutions (IMS), will be attending and taking a stand at the 2016 instalment of the Information & Records Management Society Conference held at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton from 15 – 17 May. This year’s conference promises an action packed few days filled with […]

ESTERA SPONSORS ISLE OF MAN BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT

Estera, formerly Appleby Fiduciary Business, has been announced as sponsor of the Isle of Man Business Network annual ball drinks reception. The black tie ball, a highlight in the IOMBN’s events calendar, takes place at the Palace Hotel in Douglas on 20 May and will be attended by leading members of the Island’s business community. […]

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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

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 […]

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Community banking has arrived in the Isle of Man. Barclays has introduced the new initiative in its branches, bringing in the role of community banker to create a team of multi-skilled employees working in each branch. Community bankers will spend more time ‘on the floor’ interacting with customers and helping them access the range of […]

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Local family-run building  firm Hartford Homes has built and installed a bespoke ‘mud kitchen’ at Ashley Hill Primary School to boost the pupil’s outdoor play area. Hartford joiners designed the wooden play equipment for the Onchan school’s grounds and it includes storage, pan hooks and even the kitchen sink! Acting head teacher Laura Kinmond said: “The […]

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

Isle of Man Success at top e-Gaming Industry Awards

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A number of Isle of Man e-Gaming companies were winners at the prestigious 2016 B2B Awards and Marketing and Innovation Awards by eGaming Review Magazine (EGR) this week (1st June). The Isle of Man winners included Playtech, Microgaming, Continent 8 Technologies, PokerStars, BetStars and KPMG Isle of Man. Alfred Cannan MHK, the Department Member with […]

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Council to offer apprenticeships

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council’s department of environment and regeneration is offering seven apprenticeships. Applications are invited for an apprentice electrician, plumber, joiner and mechanic and three gardeners. Environment and regeneration committee chairman Ritchie McNicholl said: ‘The council recognises the need for the island to develop a skilled workforce in order to support a diverse and resilient […]

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ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE CELEBRATES THE CHURCHES OF THE PARISH WALK

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE CELEBRATES THE CHURCHES OF THE PARISH WALK

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps showcasing the Islands churches on the route of the Manx Telecom Parish Walk using the photography of Manxman Peter Killey. The Parish Walk is an annual event, held on the Island in June and sees walkers of different ages and abilities passing […]

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Final preparations underway for IFB2016

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development will be joining a number of local and international companies at the International Festival of Business (IFB) in Liverpool this month. IFB 2016 is being held over three weeks from June 13th – July 1st. The Department is hosting four events during the month across the Clean Tech, Maritime, Financial […]

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