Author Archive: James Qualtrough

James Qualtrough (Jamesq) is the Founder and Editor of Isle News and is based on the Isle of Man. Isle News is a news site for the UK offshore jurisdictions of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

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Isle of Man supports vulnerable victims of African conflict

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Government, through its International Development Committee (IDC) has agreed to give charities a total of £50,000 to help victims of conflict in Burundi and South Sudan. Action Aid has been granted £25,000 to support refugees from Burundi who have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ongoing constitutional crisis […]

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Barclays to boost digital skills at Royal Agricultural Show

Barclays to boost digital skills at Royal Agricultural Show

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barclays Digital Eagles will be on hand at this year’s Royal Manx Agricultural Show to share their technology expertise with islanders. The Digital Eagles are a fully-trained group of Barclays employees on a mission to boost digital confidence and they will be running a range of digital-themed activities that visitors can get involved with during […]

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TRY ARCHERY AT MANX BLIND WELFARE SOCIETY’S VISION AWARENESS WEEK OPEN DAY

TRY ARCHERY AT MANX BLIND WELFARE SOCIETY’S VISION AWARENESS WEEK OPEN DAY

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can try your hand at archery during a special open day hosted by Manx Blind Welfare Society as part of Vision Awareness Week 2015. Members of Blind Veterans UK will assist sighted and visually impaired visitors have a go at archery as part of a day of activities at the Society’s Corrin Court centre […]

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Tynwald recognises Dean’s contribution to Manx community

Tynwald recognises Dean’s contribution to Manx community

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tynwald has recognised the contribution to the Manx community made by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in the Isle of Man Canon Philip Gillespie ahead of his leaving the Island to take up his appointment as Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. Canon Gillespie, who has served the Island since 2011 […]

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Famous Five: Douglas scoops five Green Flag awards

Famous Five: Douglas scoops five Green Flag awards

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council will be flying the flag five times over after being awarded five Green Flags. 2015 is the third year in succession that Douglas has been successful in the scheme, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises excellence in parks and green spaces and judges them against eight criteria including horticultural […]

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HSBC staff on track in the Ballaugh Curragh

HSBC staff on track in the Ballaugh Curragh

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A hard working team of volunteers from HSBC in Douglas recently spent a day helping the Manx Wildlife Trust repair one of the tracks within the nature conservation charity’s Goshen Nature Reserve.   Maintained by the Trust purely for its varied habitat and wildlife value and so not currently open to the public, Goshen covers […]

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Equiom celebrates multiple short listings in Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading multi-jurisdictional trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has been short listed for three categories in the prestigious Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2016. The international Group is in the running for ‘Trust Company of the Year’ for the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Hong Kong. The announcement follows Equiom’s recent success at the Citywealth […]

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Cancer survivors invited to lead August 29 Relay for Life celebration

Cancer survivors invited to lead August 29 Relay for Life celebration

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Those whose lives have been touched by a cancer diagnosis are invited to play a key role in Relay For Life Isle of Man on Saturday August 29 at the National Sports Centre, Douglas by joining in the Lap of Honour which marks the start of the 24-hour event. The relay, for which Celton Manx […]

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Changes to work permit system announced

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK says that changes to the work permit system announced by the Chief Minister in Tynwald will give greater certainty to Isle of Man employers and their prospective employees seeking to take up employment in the Isle of Man and reduce the bureaucracy around applications. The Minister said: […]

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Mud pies and soil tea for Arbory pupils thanks to Hartford Homes

Mud pies and soil tea for Arbory pupils thanks to Hartford Homes

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hartford Homes has built a ‘mud kitchen’ at Arbory Primary to help enhance the school’s outdoor play area. The local family-run building firm, which is currently working on the nearby development at Cronk Cullyn in Colby, has donated and installed wooden play equipment complete with work surfaces and even the kitchen sink! Arbory Primary School’s […]

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