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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Douglas Borough Crematorium and Chapel upgrade to begin in November

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Major work to upgrade the borough crematorium and chapel is to begin on Monday 10th November 2014.   The £1.5m project is expected to take 12 months and will provide improved facilities for mourners, celebrants, funeral directors and staff.   A separate project to renovate the surrounding paths and walls will be undertaken at the […]

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Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growth in both broadband and mobile subscribers across the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands saw Sure’s performance described as “stellar” by its parent company, Batelco, in the Group’s third quarter financial report. Across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Sure increased its broadband subscriber base by 13% during the nine month period […]

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New Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy appointed

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Robin Bischert to the role of Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy. His three year fixed term appointment is effective from 1st October 2014.   Robin brings a wealth of experience to the role. Most recently he acted as Interim Chief Executive Royal Greenwich […]

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Abacus employee receives Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014

Abacus employee receives Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Donna Richards, Trust and Corporate Administrator at Abacus Trust Company Limited, has been presented the Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014 for her results in the recent Corporate Secretarial Practice exam of the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme. The Isle of Man branch of the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators has been presenting awards to students […]

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Learn how to ‘Live Well – Stay Well’ with a long term health condition

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The public are being invited to join the next Live Well – Stay Well course which is due to start at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital in November.Department of Health and Social Care’s Live Well – Stay Well programme aims to help and support people to manage their long term health conditions and improve their […]

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Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Parents of preschool children are being invited to learn about Montessori education, a unique approach which promotes independence, at this weekend’s Isle of Man Bump, Baby and Toddler Show. Aspirations Montessori School, which follows the teaching method, will exhibit at the Villa Marina arcade from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 2. Mary Lyons, […]

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Tim Shallcross heads South for global conference To address Moore Stephens African Partners

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business development manager, Tim Shallcross, is heading to South Africa to address Moore Stephens Africa network partners attending their annual partners’ conference on 7 November 2014 in Clarens, Eastern Free State. The conference brings together 200 attendees including 60 partners from 15 African countries. “It’s a great honour to be invited to speak to the […]

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Prizewinners recognised at ICSA Isle of Man Annual Dinner

Prizewinners recognised at ICSA Isle of Man Annual Dinner

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

ICSA Isle of Man’s 2014 prize-winners were recognised at a recent dinner, sponsored by RBS International, with Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception supported by Appleby and held at the Mount Murray Hotel & Country Club, Santon. ICSA Chief Executive Simon Osborne and President Lorraine Young were among the guests and the evening’s compere, Ron Berry, introduced the […]

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Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Post Office unveiled a stunning and vibrant miniature sheet celebrating the exemplary works of The Isle of Man Guild of Silk Painters in the production of its silk town banners. The stamp launch took place on the morning of October 23 at the House of Manannan in Peel, where the banners will now remain […]

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Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

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