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Department set to introduce measures to help meet budget target

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure is set to introduce a package of measures aimed at securing the additional income necessary to meet its challenging budget target. The changes are being progressed to ensure the Isle of Man Government achieves its national priority of rebalancing public finances by 2016. The Department is responsible for delivering revenue savings […]

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First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Harbours conducted its first survey of visiting yachtsmen over the summer and the results indicate the majority were happy with the service. Guernsey Harbours leisure manager, Sally Diamond, said the results were encouraging and gave Guernsey Harbours a clear direction as to what visitors wanted. 10,500 vessels visited Guernsey this season and 388 responded […]

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Exhibition extended to allow more time for public feedback

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The exhibition at the Sea Terminal to showcase the options for the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade is being extended to encourage additional public feedback. Outline designs, technical information and artist’s impressions will be available to view in the main foyer until Friday 24 October. The closing date for people to indicate their preferred location for […]

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Public feedback invited on Douglas Promenade proposals

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A public exhibition is being held at the Sea Terminal to encourage feedback on the two options currently being considered for the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade. Outline designs, technical information and artist’s impressions are available to view in the main foyer. Members of the project team will be available to explain the proposals and to […]

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Further ‘twin mum’ support for the Island’s maternity unit

Further ‘twin mum’ support for the Island’s maternity unit

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the Island’s newest twin mums has made a donation to the Maternity Ward’s appeal to buy a new ‘twin cot’ with the support of her colleagues at Zurich International Life. HR Consultant, Donna Qualtrough, gave birth to her daughters, Erin and Ella, in the summer. They were born prematurely at 36 weeks and […]

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Ebola – risk to Island residents remains low, but the health services are prepared

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care would like to reassure the public that the risk from Ebola remains very low in the Isle of Man and that the Island’s health services are prepared. Only those who have recently visited one of the affected countries (Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia) and who have been in […]

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Proposals aimed at improving safety of new drivers

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure is inviting public feedback on proposals aimed at improving the safety of new drivers. Statistics show that a disproportionate number of inexperienced motorists are killed or seriously injured on roads throughout the British Isles. The Isle of Man has witnessed a number of tragedies involving young drivers and passengers this year […]

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Potential flooding – Amber Warning

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A fairly big ‘Spring’ tide on Wednesday night / early Thursday (about 00:17 BST, on 9th Oct.) which, due to low atmospheric pressure, will be higher than predicted by tide tables. There’ll be fresh to strong Southerly winds, so some over-topping by waves can be expected onto windward coastal roads and promenades around the period […]

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Renewed support for Manx Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Education Officer post

Renewed support for Manx Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Education Officer post

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peel, ISLE OF MAN – The Manx Wildlife Trust, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity, is delighted to have received renewed support for its key Biodiversity Education Officer post from the Department of Education and Children (DEC) and the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).  Since April this year, funding for the post, […]

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ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXTRA LIVERPOOL SERVICES FOR 2015

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

There will be extra Liverpool services and increased availability of offer fares next year, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed as bookings open for the rest of 2015 at www.steam-packet.com. The Company has announced Manannan will operate 48 additional seasonal Liverpool sailings next year. The schedule also includes extra year-round services to […]

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