Isle of Man News last updated 09 February 2016 07:00:17

Sunday races could promote TT worldwide

POSTED today at 6:13 am by Manx Radio

Road Races Bill to undergo third reading this week Changes to the way the TT is run could increase its exposure worldwide. So says North Douglas MHK John Houghton, who's Road Races Bill will undergo its third reading in the House of Keys this week (9th Feb). It could be implemented in time for TT 2017. Part of the bill includes provisions f...

RTLC report - drivers aren't declaring convictions

POSTED yesterday at 2:15 pm by Manx Radio

Road Transport Licensing Committee to submit report to Tynwald The Road Transport Licensing Committee says public passenger vehicle drivers aren’t telling all about their criminal convictions. The body which regulates buses, taxis, minibuses and coach drivers will submit its annual report to Tynwald later this month. In it, chairman Keith ...

Hotel report: more cash needed

POSTED Thu last week

Investment key to boosting ageing facilities Specialist consultants from the UK say the Isle of Man can turn around its tourism industry – but it’ll take modernisation and money. A report from Hotel Solutions examined the Island's accommodation sector. It found ageing hotels which don’t use online marketing are in need of investment and rely heavily on a seasonal trade. The report will now be considered by the Department of Economic Development – although the experts say the situation has now changed after the sale of the Mount Murray Hotel and the threatened closure of the horse trams. Andrew Keeling of Hotel Solutions says Manx establishments need more support to attract visitors here:

LibVan outlines topics for AGM

POSTED Thu last week

Organ donation, govt contracts and residency controls on the agenda Should people on the Isle of Man automatically donate their organs to others after their death, with an opt-out rather than the current opt-in system?  That’s one of the policy points that’ll be debated by a political party when it holds its Annual General Meeting this weekend.  The LibVan Conference takes place at South Douglas Old Friends Club on Finch Road from 10am on Sunday.  Party members will debate organ donation as well as government contracts and residency controls for the Island.

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