Tag: Isle of Man Government

Department looking at ways to reduce travel disruption

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure has said that future arrangements for the Isle of Man’s strategic sea services will include a focus on ways to increase resilience on Manx routes. The provision of spare capacity for both passenger and freight services will be considered, along with the types of vessels to be operated and the ability […]

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Extension of Telecommunications Contract

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Government has renegotiated and extended its major contract with Manx Telecom plc for the provision of telecommunications and network services. The Cabinet Office says the new contract will generate significant cost savings, recognise the expertise and capability in Manx Telecom’s core services, and optimise the opportunity for competitive tenders where competition […]

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Economic Development Minister offers confident outlook for 2015

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK today offered a confident outlook for the Isle of Man’s economy.  The Minister commented: ‘2014 was another good year for the economy with continued growth of around 3% and unemployment falling by nearly a quarter – and the prospects for 2015 are as good if not better. […]

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Proposal to progress reform of rating system

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Proposals are being drawn up to progress the reform of the Isle of Man’s domestic rating system. The move is in response to a recommendation made at the October sitting of Tynwald during a debate on a Select Committee report into the issue. Tynwald Members will be asked to support a Treasury motion in January […]

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Trends highlight need for action on big ticket issues

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest Quarterly Economic Report to the Council of Ministers highlights the continued growth in the number of pensioners in the Isle of Man. The report, for the period 1 July to 30 September 2014, shows a 2,400 increase in the number of people in receipt of pension income over the past three years. The […]

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ISO CERTIFICATION SUCCESS FOR REGISTRIES

ISO CERTIFICATION SUCCESS FOR REGISTRIES

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Companies Registry and Isle of Man Ship Registry have announced the renewal of their ISO 9001:2008 certification after successful audits of their quality management systems. Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK presented the certificates to Director of the Ship Registry, Dick Welsh and Companies Registrar, John Wilkinson. The Minister commented: […]

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Significant fall in unemployment over past 12 months

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of people registered as unemployed in the Isle of Man has fallen by 253 over the past 12 months. The total for the end of November 2014 stood at 864, compared with 1,117 for November 2013. The current figure is also 2 less than October (866). The most notable reductions in unemployment have […]

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Data from consultation on public transport and parking released

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data from the Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on public transport and car parking has been released. The consultation, open to public comment from mid-June to the end of July, received 1,589 responses on questions relating to car parking and 1,711 responses on public transport  proposals. Feedback had been invited from a wide variety of organisations […]

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Launch of Energy Awards 2014

Launch of Energy Awards 2014

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local organisations of all sizes are being encouraged to submit entries for the 2014 Energy Awards, which are now open to submissions. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Energy Expo being held in August as part of the Royal Manx Agricultural Show. Graham Cregeen MHK, the Department Member with responsibility for Energy commented: ‘The […]

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Second Manx Delegation to Israel a Resounding Success

Second Manx Delegation to Israel a Resounding Success

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Initiated and organised by the unique relationships between Counting House, the Isle of Man Government and several Island service providers, the conference room at the Hilton Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel, was bulging at the seams for the 2014 Global Lottery Messenger Forum on 20th May. Over 75 delegates representing 30 Lottery Messenger brands, including the absolute […]

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