Isle of Man News last updated 30 July 2014 18:27:47

Another blow for banking industry

POSTED yesterday at 3:17 pm by Joanne Clague

Royal Bank of Scotland International is axing jobs in the Isle of Man, in a move that's been condemned by unions. It's a further blow for the island's finance sector, following the announcement last week that private bank Kleinwort Benson is closing its island operation. Employees' union Unite claims 40 jobs will be affected locally. But RBS has ...

Steam Packet supports wheelchair charity

POSTED yesterday at 3:12 pm by MT

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting a Manx woman’s charitable efforts to collect unwanted wheelchairs for distribution to developing countries. Pam Kerruish’s involvement with UK charity Through the Roof and their ‘Wheels for the World’ programme started a few years ago after she spent time with Voluntary Service Overseas in Tajikis...

New service to support people in the North of the Island launched

POSTED yesterday at 12:28 pm

Ramsey MHK and Chairman of the Ramsey Cottage League of Friends Leonard Singer and Chairman of Hospice Isle of Man, Sir Miles Walker were delighted to officially open a new essential service for the people of the north of the Island. The launch was attended the Chief Minister Alan Bell and Eddie Teare, the Treasury Minister along with representatives of healthcare professionals from this area.  This new drop in day service is open to patients affected by cancer or any other life-threatening illnesses or their relatives or carers. It is also open to anyone seeking information or advice relating to cancer. This service will be based in Ramsey Town Hall, Parliament Square every Wednesday between 10.30am-6.30pm. Drop in days are held at Hospice...

Chamber of Commerce publishes Q2 Business Barometer survey

POSTED yesterday at 10:02 am

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce has revealed the results of its second ‘Business Barometer’ survey which provides data on a broad cross-section of the Island’s business sectors. The Chamber members who responded to the latest survey represented business services, finance, retail, construction, eBusiness, manufacturing, marketing, transport and tourism. The Business Barometer provides up to date information on the state of the Island’s economy, and statistics from the survey will be available for anyone to view on the Chamber website www.iomchamber.org.im. It is based on a representative sample spread across all sectors of the Island’s economy and the data will also be included in the Government’s quarterly economic report. The Q2 surve...

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