Isle of Man News last updated 21 October 2016 15:22:25

New director to take forward the work of public health following changes

POSTED Thu at 4:53 pm by MR

A change in approach to public health in the Isle of Man is being taken forward with the appointment of a new director at the Department of Health and Social Care, Dr Henrietta Ewart. Dr Ewart has served as interim Director of Public Health since April 2015 and, during that time, has modernised the Island’s work in this important field of medicine....

Pacific Fund Systems opens new European HQ

POSTED Thu at 4:50 pm by MR

Pacific Fund Systems Limited (PFS), the leading software company behind the pioneering global fund administration solution PFS-PAXUS, has officially opened its new European operational headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man.PFS’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Kneen, said: “PFS is a global software development company providing a powerful niche invest...

Ramsey Grammar School students win Young Historian Project Prizes

POSTED Thu at 12:35 pm

Ramsey Grammar School pupils, Emily Corkill and Nell Davies have won prizes in a nationwide UK, Spirit of Normandy, Young Historian Project competition that is championed by Manx D Day veteran, Hector Duff. Hector asked year 9 pupils to enter the competition when he recently visited them to talk about his experiences in World War Two.Numerous Ramsey Grammar School pupils entered the competition and Emily received a Very Highly Commended Certificate from the Spirit of Normandy Trust on her Local History Project, which looked at key WWII sites such as Radar stations throughout the Isle of Man, while Nell received a Highly Commended Certificate for her Family History Project, from the Young Historian Project for her project on her grandfather ...

Four-times triumph for four decades-old Anagh Coar School

POSTED Thu at 12:30 pm

For the fourth year in succession Anagh Coar Primary School, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has won the award for having the most pupils completing the Summer Reading Challenge. Supported by the Henry Bloom Noble Library the challenge - this year celebrating with ‘The Big Read’, the 100th anniversary of the birth of children’s author Roald Dahl - tasked children to register at the library, then read six books over the school holidays and attend activity sessions and collect incentives along the way. In recognition of the school’s achievement borough librarian Jan Macartney, together with senior library assistant Shirley Moore, architect of inspirational activity sessions for young readers, presented head teacher Rob ...

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