Tag: Department of Home Affairs

Growing recognition for restorative justice programme

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A restorative justice programme at the Isle of Man Prison is continuing to earn recognition for its powerful contribution towards the rehabilitation of offenders. Delivered by the PrisonWorks charity in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, the innovative project helps prisoners address the consequences of their actions and lead more productive lives on their […]

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Views sought on modernisation of fire and rescue service legislation

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking the views of the public on proposals to modernise the Isle of Man’s fire and rescue service legislation. The Fire and Rescue Service Bill 2013 is intended to replace primary legislation including the Fire Precautions Act, which dates back to 1975, and the Fire Services Act, which dates […]

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Plans for rehabilitation and resettlement centre

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking planning permission to convert Grianagh Court into a rehabilitation and resettlement centre. An application has been submitted to change the use of the premises, which currently serves as the in-patient admission unit for the Isle of Man mental health service. The building is expected to become available in […]

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Department of Home Affairs seeking to update custody legislation

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking to introduce the Custody (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the House of Keys next week to update the rules relating to drug testing in prison. The current legislation, the Custody Act 1995, does not allow for ‘intimate samples’ to be obtained from prisoners to test for the presence of […]

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Appeal for prison work projects

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charities and businesses are being encouraged to join forces with the Department of Home Affairs to offer new work projects at the Isle of Man Prison. The ability to provide a range of constructive activities has an important role in maintaining discipline and safety in prison, as well as contributing towards the overall rehabilitation of […]

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Plans submitted for new custody block

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs has submitted plans to construct a new custody block at police headquarters in Douglas. Subject to permission being granted, the proposed development would replace the existing facilities which have reached the end of their operational life after more than 40 years of service. The project will involve a capital investment […]

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Plans submitted for replacement fire station

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs has submitted a planning application to construct a replacement fire station in the south east of the Island. Subject to permission being granted, a modern station and training tower will be located on the Ronaldsway industrial estate, near to the Sefton Express hotel and Strix factory. The new facility is […]

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Department of Home Affairs aims to give businesses a helping hand

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking to give Isle of Man businesses a helping hand to comply with new legislation to combat bribery. Comprehensive guidance information has been prepared to assist companies to do business competitively and fairly, and to put procedures in place to avoid committing an offence under the Bribery Act 2013. […]

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Isle of Man seeking to consolidate powers to combat the financing of terrorism

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a well-regulated and responsible international business centre, the Isle of Man is seeking to consolidate its powers to combat the financing of terrorism. The Department of Home Affairs is proposing to streamline and update the Island’s legislation by uniting measures from three different laws into a single Act of Tynwald. The draft Terrorism and […]

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Home Affairs aims to deliver a safe and successful TT

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Extensive planning, a coordinated approach and the commitment of staff across all divisions of the Department of Home Affairs will again be crucial to achieving a well-managed TT Festival. The practice and race period, which runs from 25 May to 7 June, represents the busiest time of year for frontline agencies such as the Isle […]

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