Tag: Juan Watterson MHK

Minister welcomes further decrease in recorded crime

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has welcomed evidence of another significant decrease in the level of recorded crime in the Isle of Man. Already at a 35-year low, recorded crime in the Island fell by a further 4.2% during 2013-14, with substantial reductions across many categories. A total of 2,110 crimes were recorded for […]

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Report highlights strong support for Armed Forces Community Covenant

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man’s Armed Forces Community Covenant has enjoyed strong support during its first year of operation. Juan Watterson MHK, the Isle of Man Government’s Armed Forces Champion, said he was delighted with the positive response from a number of key organisations and the wider Manx public. Mr Watterson yesterday (Tuesday 20 May) informed Tynwald […]

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Criminal Justice Strategy achieving significant improvements

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Significant improvements and cost savings have been achieved since the Isle of Man Criminal Justice Strategy was approved by Tynwald in December 2012. Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has provided an update on the reforms, which are aimed at modernising processes, streamlining administration and reducing the number of low-level offences appearing before the courts. […]

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Minister praises flood response

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the work of the emergency services in responding to the impact and aftermath of the recent severe weather. The Isle of Man Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service, Emergency Services Joint Control Room and Civil Defence Unit were at the forefront of efforts to deal with problems caused […]

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Minister praises work of Victim Support Isle of Man

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the important contribution made by a local charity towards supporting victims of crime in the Isle of Man. While the Island is considered one of the safest places in the British Isles, Mr Watterson said he recognised the growing demand for services provided by Victim Support Isle […]

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Minister praises Constabulary after significant fall in recorded crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the effectiveness of the Isle of Man Constabulary following evidence of another significant decrease in the level of recorded crime. Already at a 30-year low, recorded crime in the Isle of Man fell by a further 15.8% during 2012-13, with substantial reductions across all the neighbourhood policing […]

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Kevin Groom appointed as next Chief Fire Officer

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has on Friday, January 11 announced the appointment of Kevin Groom as the Isle of Man’s next Chief Fire Officer. Mr Groom, who is currently Deputy Chief Fire Officer, will officially take up the position on 16 February 2013. He will succeed Brian Draper who is retiring after a […]

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Minister highlights importance of Youth Justice Team

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has highlighted the important contribution made by the Youth Justice Team towards enhancing community safety in the Island. The multi-agency team is led by the Isle of Man Constabulary and works to prevent offending by children and young people. It has enjoyed considerable success over recent years in helping […]

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Minister welcomes fall in recorded crime

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has welcomed evidence of a continued decrease in the level of recorded crime in the Island. The latest crime performance statistics released by the Isle of Man Constabulary compare favourably to those in England and Wales and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey. Overall recorded crime is 12.4% […]

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Visit of UK Champion for Active and Safer Communities

Visit of UK Champion for Active and Safer Communities

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A well-known UK community reform champion has gained a personal insight into the proposed modernisation of the Island’s criminal justice system. Baroness Newlove, who visited the Island this week at the invitation of Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK, discussed a range of issues with members of the Isle of Man Criminal Justice Board. She […]

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