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The Personal Medicine Revolution: A Role for the Isle of Man!

Consideration should be given to the Isle of Man becoming a centre for increasingly important therapies which include new approaches to cancer treatment and would attract offshore patients as well as benefiting the whole community. This was the main thrust of a speech delivered by Professor David Onions, a founder and president of Q-One Biotech, […]

ADJARABET LIVE ON MICROGAMING POKER USING BABELFISH TECHNOLOGY

Adjarabet has completed a full migration of its poker offering to the Microgaming platform; they are the first operator to use the revolutionary Babelfish API. The project, a joint effort with Georgian development house Singular (singular.ge), involved Adjarabet building their own custom poker software. Using Microgaming’s Babelfish API, this software is ‘plugged in’ to Microgaming’s […]

MM&C takes iGaming marketing expertise to Jersey

MM&C – the Isle of Man’s leading marketing and communications agency – has opened an office in Jersey to offer its expertise and experience to the Island’s rapidly growing iGaming sector. The Douglas-based company already has an international reputation in iGaming with a client portfolio including 123bet, Betinternet.com, BetStars.com, Racing2day.com, Link2win, Picklive, Sportmarket, and Supervivo. […]

EVA Plexus Limited

EVA Plexus Limited

We are pleased to announce that Aaron L. Kaplan of Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC has made an investment in EVA Plexus Limited. The investment will help further the development of the Deckbound technologies and games, as well as the supporting bitbind.io platform. EVA Plexus is also delighted to welcome Aaron to its board of directors. In addition, Gusrae Kaplan has […]

Appointments

Tracey Leahy appointed first patron of  Isle of Man Live At Home Schemes charity

Tracey Leahy appointed first patron of Isle of Man Live At Home Schemes charity

Tracey Leahy, Managing Director of MannVend Ltd, has been appointed as the first ever patron of Isle of Man Live At Home Schemes. The charity helps older people to continue to live independently and provides a range of services, including organising social groups, drop-in sessions, befriending, help with transport, and advice on accessing other support […]

Optimus continue their expansion with new recruit

Optimus continue their expansion with new recruit

Optimus Fiduciaries Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Shallcross as Head of Business Development and Marketing. “We’re really pleased to have Tim joining our expanding team” said Maureen Quayle, Director in Optimus, “His expertise in marketing and business development both locally and internationally will be a great asset to the firm”. Tim, […]

EQUIOM EXPANDS YACHTING AND AVIATION TEAMS WITH KEY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS – AYUK NTUIABANE AND GRANT ATCHISON

Leading international trust and corporate services provider, Equiom Group, is pleased to announce the significant expansion of its Yachting and Aviation teams with the recruitment of key industry professionals, Ayuk Ntuiabane and Grant Atchison. Ayuk and Grant recently joined Equiom following its appointment as manager of the Moore Stephens Trust Company in the Isle of […]

Barclays’ focus is on clients with new appointment

Barclays’ focus is on clients with new appointment

Neil Moore has been appointed to the role of relationship manager in the corporate and intermediaries team at Barclays in the Isle of Man. In his new role, Mr Moore will be responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of both local and international intermediaries. He will focus on building secure, proactive relationships with new and […]

Events

Demand for engineers in the spotlight

The Isle of Man’s manufacturing sector, supported by the Department of Economic Development, is encouraging local residents interested in a career in engineering to attend the 2015 Engineering and Manufacturing Careers event. It is being held on Wednesday 11th March 2015 between Noon and 8pm at the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), Peel Road, […]

ACSP March 20 seminar fully booked; repeat session arranged for March 24

The Association of Corporate Service Providers has arranged a repeat session on Tuesday March 24th of the March 20th Isle of Man and UK tax update seminar which is now fully booked. Sponsored by Dougherty Quinn the seminar, which will also include a FATCA/CRS update,  will be with Equiom tax director Philip Dearden and SMP […]

First Names Group shortlist for Prestigious WealthBriefing Award

First Names Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for independent trust / fiduciary company of the year at the 2015 WealthBriefing European Awards. The WealthBriefing Awards showcases the leading providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which […]

Melanie Langley to speak at Superyacht Conference

Melanie Langley to speak at Superyacht Conference

– Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (“MSCB”) Senior Adviser, Melanie Langley will join other superyacht industry experts presenting at Quaynote Communications’ Conference, “The Future for Captains and Crew” on 1 May 2015 in Palma. Running alongside the Palma Superyacht Show, the one day event has been enthusiastically greeted by the organisers of the show the Balearic […]

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

EcoVannin Partnership launched today

EcoVannin, a new initiative to develop the Isle of Man as an outstanding example of a sustainable community, has been officially launched today.  EcoVannin is a collaboration between three of the Island’s best-known environmental groups, the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture and the Manx Utilities Authority.  Together they will […]

Midwives’ calendar sponsored by Hartford Homes raises £2,500 for local breast care unit appeal

Midwives’ calendar sponsored by Hartford Homes raises £2,500 for local breast care unit appeal

A charity calendar released by local midwives and sponsored by Hartford Homes has raised £2,500 for the Manx Breast Care Unit Appeal. Staff at the Jane Crookall maternity unit, which launches a fundraising calendar every year, chose to support the appeal after one of the midwives was diagnosed with breast cancer. Midwife Liz Vipond said: […]

The 2015 Easter Festival of Running: the race is on

The 2015 Easter Festival of Running: the race is on

Organisers of the 2015 Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running, sponsored for the third consecutive year by Celton Manx, are urging entrants to register now for what promises to be three days of first-class race competitions and social activities.   The 2015 festival, the 53rd, will begin on Good Friday April 3rd in Port […]

Self-Injury Awareness Day explores ways to cope with difficult situations and feelings

Self-Injury Awareness Day will take place on Sunday 1 March. The Department of Health and Social Care is leading efforts to raise awareness about self-injury and self-harm, and explore alternative ways to cope with difficult situations and feelings. Self-injury and self-harm occurs when people intentionally injure themselves, often by cutting, bruising, biting and hair pulling […]

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

‘Town Team’ for Castletown created

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development and Castletown Commissioners have jointly created a Town Team to investigate and promote retail and leisure opportunities for Castletown. During the summer of 2014, the Department commissioned independent retail consultant Martin Sewell to undertake a study aimed at developing retail and leisure initiatives within Castletown. The resultant report provided an […]

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ISLE OF MAN MIRRORS INCREASING VALUE OF OFFSHORE M&A DEALS

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The total cumulative value of offshore merger and acquisition and IPO deals in 2014 was up 63% over the previous year, making it the biggest year in terms of dollars spent offshore in the past decade, according to a report released by Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration […]

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Six years on and still creating a buzz in the Channel Islands

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claire Boscq-Scott launched The Busy Queen Bee six years ago and since then she has created a huge buzz in the Channel Islands. The customer services expert provides secret shopper experiences for her clients, as well as networking opportunities and events – and has even published her own book online. ‘I love everything about what […]

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ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE VEHICLE LICENSING LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In response to customer requests, Isle of Man Post Office vehicle licensing now offers its customers assistance in getting new vehicle number plates produced. The newly launched service which has been rolled out across the Post Office network saves customers time and inconvenience by allowing them to order plates from any Post Office across the […]

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