Isle of Man News last updated 03 June 2018 00:00:00

Tynwald agrees to buy Steam Packet

POSTED Wed last week by TH

Politicians have voted in favour of buying the Isle of Man Steam Packet. It follows a lengthy debate in Tynwald yesterday. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan asked the court for approval to spend £124 million on purchasing 100 per cent of MIOM Ltd – the parent company of the Steam Packet. Having a controlling interest in the Island's ferry services an...

70 officers involved in money laundering investigation

POSTED Wed last week by TH

Investigations are continuing after a series of raids in Douglas yesterday. 70 police officers visited a number of locations across the capital, and the south of the Island, looking for evidence related to a money laundering investigation. The five search warrants were executed at around 8.30am under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008. Staff from Cu...

Unemployment rises - 407 out of work

POSTED Tue last week

Unemployment on the Isle of Man has risen. There were 407 people out of work at the end of April – that’s an increase of eight from the month before. It means the Island's unemployment rate stands at one per cent - 71 per cent of the unemployed are men. During the month 917 vacancies were notified to the Job Centre.

Kayakers help rescue dog which went over cliff

POSTED Tue last week

Kayakers helped recover a dog which had fallen 200 feet over a cliff yesterday. Peel Lifeboat was called out at 1pm to aid the dog which had fallen off the coastal path at Knockaloe Beg Farm - the Coastguard was also called out to assist. Luckily a group of passing kayakers were able to recover the animal into their kayaks and took it to Glen Maye beach to reunite it with its owner. Coxswain Paul Cain said: "The owner of the dog did the right thing in calling the Coastguard and asking for assistance."

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