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3D Seismic Survey to be conducted to determine offshore reserves of hydrocarbons

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development are currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake 3D seismic studies in the Isle of Man’s territorial sea in order to provide further data on potential reserves of hydrocarbons (predominantly natural gas). This is in advance of a hydrocarbon licence round which the Department will be conducting to allow oil […]

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Sierra Leone officers learn more about Isle of Man fisheries sector

Sierra Leone officers learn more about Isle of Man fisheries sector

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Representatives from the Government of Sierra Leone have been in the Isle of Man this week to learn more about our approach to fisheries management and protection. Victor Kargbo, Head of the Joint Maritime Committee Management Team, and Hindolo Momoh, Fisheries Officer, have taken the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge to put into […]

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Prison’s environmental projects create savings and strengthen links with local community

Prison’s environmental projects create savings and strengthen links with local community

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Prison is promoting a range of green initiatives as part of broader efforts to make its operations more sustainable. Schemes focusing on recycling, waste management and energy efficiency are helping to cut running costs and reduce the prison’s impact on the environment. A Greening Committee, which brings together a number of […]

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Action plan to manage Island’s green lanes

Action plan to manage Island’s green lanes

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure is introducing an action plan to promote the long-term management of the Island’s green lanes. A Green Lane Management Strategy has been produced after extensive consultation with a number of organisations, including Green Lanes Our Heritage, representatives of the various user groups and other Government Departments. The proposed measures will be […]

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Air pollution levels in the Isle of Man ‘very high’

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Public Health Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care has been informed by the Isle of Man Government Laboratory that the levels of air pollution recorded locally this afternoon are in the ‘very high’ band. The levels of particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – are at the ‘very high’ level (above […]

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Big Tidy Up to take place Saturday March 22nd

Big Tidy Up to take place Saturday March 22nd

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s Big Tidy Up will take place on Saturday March 22nd. Douglas Borough Council, the event’s originator and organising body, is urging local businesses, schools, volunteer groups and private individuals to get behind the campaign by the Mayor of Douglas Councillor Carol Malarkey, Council members, officers and staff to target litter hot spots around […]

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Council responds to Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on municipal waste management

Council responds to Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on municipal waste management

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council has responded to the Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on alternative means of municipal waste management service delivery. While agreeing there needs to be fundamental changes to the way in which the service is delivered the Council considers the consultation document and process to be flawed, as they reflect neither the aims nor […]

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Wildlife Trust praises Hartford Homes ‘green’ sponsorship

Wildlife Trust praises Hartford Homes ‘green’ sponsorship

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Wildlife Trust is looking to forge long-term ecological relationships with companies on the island in a bid to create a united approach to conservation and environmental issues. “We need local businesses to sponsor us,” said Andree Dubbeldam, who heads up the Trust’s Wildflowers of Mann project and is closely involved in the ambitious scheme […]

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Gas escape in Ramsey

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Gas are currently investigating a gas escape at the junction of Bowring Road and North Shore Road in Ramsey which will cause inevitable traffic disruption while engineers deal with the situation and carry out repairs. “We have set up a three-way traffic management system with traffic lights while the work is carried out and […]

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Homelife show

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reducing waste will be a key theme at the Homelife Show with extra recycling facilities for exhibitors and visitors and Public Services’ staff on hand with information and advice. The Department’s Reduce Reuse Recycle stand will feature money-saving kitchen tips, space saving ideas for recycling storage and other practical advice and demonstrations. It will also […]

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