POSTED yesterday at 3:36 pm by George Campbell
A singing competition with what is billed as the Islands Biggest Prize Fund has reached its climax with the 6 finalists confirmed for the Grand Final on Saturday 25th May.Search for a Star 2013 has been running over the last 6 weeks and has seen an initial 15 contestants fight it out over a series of heats to stake their place in the final. T...
POSTED yesterday at 12:39 pm by DoI
Sales of surplus Government property have raised more than £5million as part of a review of assets by the Strategic Asset Management Unit of the Department of Infrastructure’s Properties Division, with plans for property worth more than £2m to be disposed of in this financial year. The Strategic Asset Management Unit has been working across Go...
Ahead of his special dinner event for the Isle of Man Hospice, we catch up with Lord Howard to get his views about the Island and its financial future
POSTED Thu at 4:00 pm
MEA staff have once again raised £1,200 this year for their annual donation to Manx charities. Staff choices to benefit were Riding for the Disabled and Manx Farmers Benevolent Trust who both received £400 each. A third donation was made to Southern Befrienders following a promotion on Manx Electricity’s Facebook page which reached some 10,500 people and was actively shared for the chance of claiming the final £400. Isle of Man Riding for the Disabled was started in 1976 and provides riding for approximately 100 young people at Pennybridge riding stables in Kirk Michael and who rely entirely on donations. Similarly, Southern Befrienders rely on donations and provide a befriending service for the elderly to alleviate s...
POSTED Thu at 3:57 pm
A delegation of Tynwald parliamentarians has returned from a study visit to the Scottish Parliament. The visit took place on Wednesday May 1st and Thursday May 2nd, as part of a process to familiarise members with procedures of other Commonwealth parliaments and afford Tynwald parliamentarians the opportunity to develop links with their Holyrood counterparts.The Speaker of the House of Keys, the Hon Steve Rodan SHK, led the delegation of Mr Alf Cannan MHK; Mr Geoff Corkish MBE MLC; Mr Howard Quayle MHK; Mr Richard Ronan MHK; Mr Leonard Singer MHK and Mr Laurence Skelly MHK. Delegates met with a number of members of the Scottish Parliament including presiding officer the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP and deputy presiding officers Elaine Smith MS...
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