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Gawne unveils revised prom plan

POSTED Fri at 4:44 pm by Joanne Clague

A £21million redevelopment of Douglas promenade has been altered to try to answer the concerns of visually impaired people. There had been an outcry over the lack of controlled crossings along the length of the promenade, in a design that focused on 'shared space'. Last week, Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne agreed to undertake a blindfolded wa...

Reception for Douglas Carnival winners, sponsors and supporters

POSTED Fri at 3:44 pm by LC

The Mayor of Douglas Sara Hackman has hosted a reception for Douglas Carnival winners, sponsors and supporters.More than 50 people gathered in the Council chamber to hear the mayor thank everyone involved for contributing to what was a ‘highly successful community event’. Winners of the Bins of Glory wheelie bin race were ‘Bin and Gone’ made up of ...

Port St Mary loses commissioner

POSTED Fri at 10:57 am

The fall-out from the removal of a Douglas councillor because he's not on the voters list continues with a further local authority resignation.Port St Mary commissioner Rebecca Sinfield has been 'advised regretfully' that because she is not on the register of electors she must vacate her seat. Earlier this week, two Ramsey commissioners were forced to quit for the same reason.It started with the forced resignation of Douglas councillor John Joughin. Asked to take a 'pragmatic' approach to legislation by central government, the local authority published the relevant clause that states that 'A person shall, unless disqualified by virtue of this Act or any other enactment, be qualified to be elected and to be a member of a local authority for ...

PwC Isle of Man management promotions respond to market demands

POSTED Fri at 10:44 am

PwC Isle of Man is delighted to announce the latest promotions due to continued demand for non-audit and advisory services from the firm.Neil Cowley and Steven Craven have been promoted to Senior Manager in the assurance department. Neil takes a leading role in delivering the firm’s technical expertise in the application of complex UK and International accounting principles, in assisting clients with the introduction of the new FRS102 UK accounting and in the area of corporate reporting and investor relations. Neil has been with PwC Isle of Man since 2002, more recently working with a number of our listed clients, advising them on technical financial accounting and reporting matters.Steven’s promotion comes at a time when his focus has shif...

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