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TV licence inspector banned over Isle of Man drink-driving
A TV licence inspector who was caught drink-driving while off duty has been banned from the road for two years. John Marcus Rodgers, 39, of Raeville Park in Belfast, was stopped by police on Athol Street in Douglas on Monday at about 23:30 BST. He was also fined £900 and ordered to pay £125 costs at Douglas Courthouse. Confirming he had left his job, his employers Capita PLC said the company "always expect the highest standards of conduct from our visiting officers"   Read More ...
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Minister highlights value of Junior Achievement in preparing young people for work
The Minister for Education and Children has highlighted the value of Junior Achievement Isle of Man (JA IoM) in preparing young people for entering work and managing their finances. Graham Cregeen MHK was speaking as a study of the impact of JA IoM’s work with schools was published. A Manx charity that’s part of a global organisation, JA IoM works with primary and secondary schools to deliver programmes such as Learn to Earn, for 13 and 14-year-olds, and Get a Job and It’s All About Money, for 14 to 16-year-olds   Read More ...
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Relatives Support Service will help bereaved families
A new service aimed at helping bereaved families cope following the death of a loved one was launched on Friday (September 15). The Relatives Support Service will be operated by staff from Noble’s Hospital but will be housed nearby in an office at Hospice Isle of Man. The charity stepped in to supply a room to accommodate the service, which has been established in memory of 14-year-old Jake Watson, who died last year following a severe asthma attack   Read More ...
Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Family |  Extended Families | 
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Manx support will provide sand dams to four communities in Kenya
Isle of Man Government funding of £85,609 has been awarded to Excellent Development to construct four sand dams, which will provide life-changing support to communities in Kenya. The Ukambani region in South-East Kenya is semi-arid and suffers from severe water shortages. Approximately 66% of households lack access to safe water, with women and children having to walk up to 12 hours a day to collect water that is often unsafe for human consumption   Read More ...
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SMP Partners to expand in Cayman
SMP Partners Group, which is headquartered in Douglas, has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the book of business and certain Cayman-based staff of Cayman National Trust Co. Ltd. (CNT). SMP Partners Group Chairman Steve McGowan, who is based in the Isle of Man office, said: ‘This acquisition cements our position in Cayman following the acquisition from Royal Bank of Canada earlier this year   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Isle of Man | 
HSBC appoints Head of Marketing for Channel Islands and Isle of Man
HSBC has appointed Kara Lisik as Country Head of Marketing for the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Based in Jersey, and with responsibility for all marketing activities in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, Kara’s new role will involve implementing brand strategy for the Bank’s retail, commercial, expat, wealth management and private banking divisions, across a range of channels and media   Read More ...
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RTC weighs in with support for Ramsey Thriller in the Villa team
Ramsey Town Commissioners have added their support to the Ramsey team entering this year’s Thriller in Villa white-collar boxing competition at the Villa Marina on Saturday October 7. The team – James Arneil, Vickie Black-Leigh, Juan Callister, Lynsey Christian, Rhiannon Edwards, Donna Grose, Christian Mayers and Stuart Storie - took time out from their training regime to meet Ramsey Town Commissioners’ chairman Andy Cowie who said: ‘Thriller in the Villa is a very exciting and unusual sporting event with a social purpose, as it raises significant funds for Hospice Isle of Man and Rebecca House, so Ramsey Commissioners are pleased to support both the event and the Ramsey team   Read More ...
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Michael Heritage Trust treated to slide show of images of the North West of the Island
It was a terrific evening, as dozens of 35mm slides of photos taken in the North West of the Island were shown. The banter between the knowledgeable presenters was outstanding, which contributed to the success of the event. It was possibly the longest session ever arranged by the Trust, but no-one would have complained if we could have continued. Aircraft at Jurby, the Kirk Michael windmill, early TT pictures, people and places in Sulby, the nurseries built by Kelly Bros   Read More ...
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Landmark moment as Beach Buddies reaches 8,000 volunteers
Beach Buddies continues to break more records and has reached another landmark figure at the weekend when the 8,000th volunteer was recorded at their event at Langness on Sunday morning. In perfect weather conditions, the event also had the biggest turn-out of the year for a Sunday morning volunteer session with more than 65 taking part, including 15 new volunteers. Beach Buddies’ founder Bill Dale said, “Thanks to everyone for making such a fantastic difference - we had a look around afterwards and couldn't find a single piece of rubbish anywhere on Langness   Read More ...
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Quality, variety and versatility of Manx produce showcased at chef finals
The quality, variety and versatility of Isle of Man food and drink were showcased at the Isle of Man Chef of the Year and Student Chef of the Year competitions.The prestigious titles were decided at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival at the Villa Marina Gardens yesterday (Sunday).The competition, sponsored by Robinson’s, sees talented local chefs create imaginative dishes using the finest local produce   Read More ...
Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Food and Drinks |  Cooking |  Chefs | 
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OFT Chairman to Meet Manx Gas Protesters
Manx Gas’s profits have, since 2015, been regulated via an agreement with the OFT, Treasury and Department of Economic Development (DED). The agreement places a ceiling on the amount of profit Manx Gas, a private company, can make. As a result of the agreement, gas bills are, on average, 6.5% cheaper than they were two years ago. The agreement is based on the relationship between profits and the capital value of assets used to produce them – known as Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)   Read More ...
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Equiom to discuss latest developments at Monaco Yacht Show
The yachting team from international professional services provider Equiom will exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show, providing updates on the group’s latest developments to clients and industry leaders. Edward Leigh, Director – Yachting and Aviation, will lead the delegation at the major yachting sector show, which takes place at the principality’s iconic Port Hercules from 27 to 30 September. Almost 600 international companies are due to participate in the event, which last year attracted more than 33,000 attendees   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Isle of Man |  Monaco | 
A Manx harvest tradition: Babban ny Mheillea
The making of a ‘harvest baby’ from the last sheaf of the harvest is a tradition linking back to pre-Christian beliefs. The babban was traditionally held aloft and met with cheers in the field before then taking pride of place at the centre of the Mheillea celebrations which follow, with much dancing and feasting. The babban is then kept on the chimney piece, where it brings good luck or wards of evil in the house, until it is replaced the following year   Read More ...
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Rushen Silver Band represent Isle of Man at Celtic Festival
Rushen Silver Band attended the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France during August as part of the delegation representing the Isle of Man. The festival, founded in 1971, features participants from all the world's Celtic nations, and attracts nearly one million spectators over 10 days each August. This year, Rushen Silver Band performed as part of the interceltic nights in the town's main stadium   Read More ...
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Unemployment figures for August 2017
The number of registered unemployed at the end of August 2017 was 393. 249 of which were male and 144 were female. This registered unemployed figure for the month is the lowest August figure since 2004. There was a decrease of 27 persons on the register between July and August. 144 signed on to the unemployment register and 171 left. There were 986 job vacancies notified to the Job Centre, during the month of August 2017, with 597 still remaining at the end of the month   Read More ...
Categories: Life & Style | 
Tags: Careers |  Employment |  Unemployment | 
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'Extremely rare' large minke whale pod spotted off Isle of Man
An "extremely rare" pod of about 20 minke whales have been spotted off the east coast of the Isle of Man, a conservation group has said. Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW) said whales kept "popping up" during a "feeding frenzy" between Douglas Head and Port Soderick Bay on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Jen Adams said it was "very unusual to see them foraging en masse" as they were "solitary creatures"   Read More ...
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DED Minister and CEO to appear before Tynwald Committee
The Economic Policy Review Committee, a Standing Committee of Tynwald, will be taking oral evidence on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 10.30am in the Legislative Council Chamber, Legislative Buildings, Bucks Road, Douglas from the Department of Economic Development Minister, Hon Laurence Skelly MHK, and the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Lewin. This is an annual general oral evidence session at which a range of topics will be discussed   Read More ...
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Magic show at Peel Centenary Centre
A family show full of magic, mystery and mirth is promised by the Friends of the Centenary Centre, who are staging a magic show at the venue in Peel on Saturday 23rd September. Magic! will feature local magicians, including Paul Martin, Rosalie and Giles Beaumont, Chris Burns, Lexi Dernie and Colin Boardman. It is produced by Mike Clague who, as well as being secretary of the Magicians of Mann, is treasurer of the Friends   Read More ...
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Congratulations to newly qualified ACCA Accountants
MPES would just like to say well done to all of our newly qualified ACCA accountants. MPES Chairman, Mr. Eddy Kewin stated: “These qualifications are very exacting and require the upmost dedication and hard work from the student. It is encouraging to see so many Manx students achieving their dreams and obtaining their professional qualifications locally. These new professionals will help to safeguard the Island’s future economic and worldwide competitiveness – well done everyone!” Photo - The newly qualified ACCA accountants (l to r Tracy Jones, Adam Ritchie and Eleanor Stokoe) and MPES tutors (l to r Eddy Kewin, Peter Brumby and Alan Lewin)   Read More ...
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Paysafe onboard with Team Isle of Man
Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, has lent its support to the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association by becoming a Team Champion for the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia. As a Team Champion, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the Manx community, Paysafe is providing financial support to help Team Isle of Man get to the Games next year   Read More ...
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Newfield sponsorship assists Castletown Cricket Club to share the sport with new players
A sponsorship agreement between Isle of Man-based eGaming firm Newfield and Castletown Cricket Club is creating new opportunities for more people to get involved in the sport. The partnership, which began in 2015, will continue into the 2018 season it has been confirmed, with Newfield renewing its title sponsorship of the club, one of the founding cricket clubs in the Isle of Man   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Cricket |  Bat-and-ball games | 
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Steam Packet Company passengers donate £11,000 to MGP charity
The Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club has received a significant donation thanks to the generosity of passengers on Steam Packet Company sailings during the 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. Crew on both Manannan and Ben-my-Chree coordinated collections throughout the festival and kind-hearted passengers donated £11,001.47. The Club makes a large contribution towards the cost of hiring the two rescue helicopters required for the Manx Grand Prix, as well as assisting injured riders and families of those that are lost while competing, and the money will support its ongoing work   Read More ...
Categories: Sports |  Society & Culture | 
Tags: Festival |  Philanthropy | 
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Teenage cyclist 'driven off the road' by tractor on narrow Isle of Man road
A teenage cyclist was forced off the road by a tractor in the Isle of Man as he came perilously close to the boy. Helmet camera footage shows the boy, who is 13-years-old, making his way down the road in the Isle of Man. The tractor comes up behind him, and starts to pull in front of him, getting so close he is forced off the road   Read More ...
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Island’s GPs to attend third education session of 2017
The third GP education session of 2017 will take place on Thursday 21 September. Routine GP appointments will not be available that afternoon, however urgent appointments will be available through on-call GPs and anyone needing to see a doctor should ring their GP practice as normal. Practices will remain open during the afternoon for patients to collect test results, make future appointments and order repeat prescriptions as normal   Read More ...
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Alumni return to King William's College to celebrate 15 years of International Baccalaureate
Former students from around the world returned to King William’s College for celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of it adopting the International Baccalaureate. More than 180 alumni, teaching staff and former staff attended a dinner at the College on Saturday evening, 8th September, with former students travelling from as far afield as Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
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Staff Wellbeing Week at Ramsey Grammar School
Mrs Corrin said “I have been delighted by the enthusiasm of staff in signing up for these events as well as by the willingness of both staff and members of the local community to facilitate these activities in school. We have a shoestring budget to develop this important area where much of what we do is predicated on the good will of people who offer to help us   Read More ...
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Free Astronomy camping weekend
The IOM Astronomical Society is delighted to announce that they will be holding the Islands first Astronomy camping Weekend at Ballamoar Camp site Ballaugh next weekend from 4.00pm, Friday 15 September 2017 until 2.00pm, Sunday 17 September 2017. This is a FREE public outreach event and is open to anyone to come along and meet the members of the IOM Astronomical Society and find out just what astronomy is all about   Read More ...
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Sixth Prestigious National Final of the year for Port Erin shop
Port Erin's Mantons Cards has been selected as a finalist in The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards as 'High Street Entrepreneur of the Year'. The greeting card and gift specialists impressed the judges who said, “Against the dawn of internet shopping, many high streets have been left in the shadows. Once bustling hubs of commerce, empty units and thinning footfall are common ailments among town centres today   Read More ...
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Success for breeding programme with arrival of baby gibbon
A baby silvery gibbon has been born at the Curraghs Wildlife Park – a year after an adult pair were imported as part of a prestigious breeding programme. Nakula and Slamet came to the Island from Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent last summer with the hope they would produce young.The wild silvery gibbon lives exclusively on the Indonesian island of Java   Read More ...
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PokerStars Festival makes its Germany debut
PokerStars is set to hold the first PokerStars Festival in Germany from November 17-26, 2017 at the Casino Schenefeld in Hamburg. The live poker festival is sponsored by PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI). PokerStars Festival Hamburg will feature a host of tournaments for players to sink their teeth into including the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Main Event, with €500,000 guaranteed, the €330 Hamburg Cup and the €2,200 PokerStars Festival High Roller   Read More ...
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Spirits speaking at Milntown?
The Isle of Man’s most haunted house, Milntown, is hosting a supper and evening of Spiritual Mediumship on Friday 15th September 2017. The evening will be led by Cathy Tsitsos, one of the island's most talented and gifted mediums. Using her gifts, Cathy helps to connect those present with their loved ones. Passing on messages and words of comfort from the Spirit World   Read More ...
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Edgewater grows General and Commercial Insurance book with acquisition of Balla Brokers
Edgewater Associates Limited (Edgewater) is pleased to announce that it reached agreement on 31st August 2017 with Balla Brokers (Insurance Services) Limited (Balla Brokers) to acquire the latter’s book of around 1,000 Isle of Man-based insurance clients. This is the third acquisition for the company in the past 12 months, with MBL Financial and Lasenby Knox coming under the Edgewater brand in December 2016 and March 2017 respectively   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Insurance | 
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Moore Stephens offers General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training
With just eight months to the deadline when companies must demonstrate compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Moore Stephens will join forces with UK IP and technology Lawyer, Dai Davis, to host a full-day of training with full CPD credit on 26 September to assist the Island’s businesses deal with this new EU regulation. Non-compliance with the new GDPR could cost the Island’s businesses dearly   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Laws | 
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New intake of young athletes for Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy
The Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy is welcoming more than 70 young Manx athletes onto the programme on Friday, 15th September. Following the success of the first two years, with some of the athletes representing the Isle of Man at the Island Games and Commonwealth Youth Games, the third year sees a new class comprising 74 aspiring young athletes from across many disciplines   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Sport of athletics |  Athletes | 
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World Rally Car run puts Fagg back on track
Leading Manx co-driver Rob Fagg has had some testing times lately, experiencing back to back retirements for the first time this season, but he was able to put that behind him as he had the opportunity to experience a Ford Fiesta WRC for the first time. Back in July, Robert Graham & Co Chartered Quantity Surveyors backed Rob and Welshman Hugh Hunter looked to get their BTRDA campaign back on track as they contested the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales   Read More ...
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Mayor’s charity committee supports Housing Matters
The Mayor of Douglas Debbie Pitts’s charity committee have shown their support for Housing Matters and Isle of Man Foodbank by donating food and household items to the two Manx charities. Councillor Pitts explained: ‘We hold regular meetings of the mayoral charity committee so decided that to recognise the work Housing Matters and Isle of Man Foodbank are doing to support those in housing or food crisis, we would ask committee members to donate non-perishable items each time we met   Read More ...
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UK round pounds to remain legal tender in the Isle of Man
Treasury is reminding the public that United Kingdom ‘round pounds’ will remain legal tender in the Isle of Man after they are taken out of circulation in the UK next month. In the UK the new 12-sided one pound is superseding the traditional round version, which is being demonetised from October 15. This means it will no longer be accepted in UK shops but it can be returned to banks in exchange for the new coin   Read More ...
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Ayre WI “Shows the Love” for aspects of Island life likely to be affected by climate change
Members of Ayre Women’s Institute, Andreas, held a coffee morning with a difference on Saturday 9th September in Ramsey Town Hall. Alongside the usual home-made cakes, there was a display of photos and Green Hearts - all designed to “Show the Love” and concern that members feel about climate change. The morning was attended by MHKs Tim Baker and Alf Cannan and Chairman of the IOM Federation of WIs, Mrs Pam Beedan, together with WI members and friends from around the Island   Read More ...
Categories: Science & Nature | 
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More taxpayers are going online
The number of taxpayers discovering the benefits of submitting their personal income tax returns online continues to grow. With less than one month to go until the October 6 deadline for returns for the 2016/17 tax year, almost 11,000 have so far been submitted online, representing 35 per cent of all returns received to date. At this time last year over 9,200 returns had been submitted online or 30 per cent of the total received by that stage   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
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Calls to ban the Isle of Man TT races shunned by widow of veteran racer
The widow of the 250th rider to be killed in the Isle of Man TT races has refused to back calls to ban the event, saying it would be ‘disrespectful’ to his memory. Father-of-four Paul Shoesmith, 50, lost his life on the course in June 2016 shortly after recording his fastest ever lap. According to unofficial records, Mr Shoesmith was the 250th rider to be killed on the road track and since his death five more have lost their lives   Read More ...
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