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2017 Junior Tynwald hailed ‘outstanding’

POSTED Fri at 3:44 pm by LC

The President of Tynwald, Steve Rodan MLC, has hailed Junior Tynwald 2017 ‘outstanding’. Mr Rodan said: ‘This year’s Junior Tynwald was marked by a high standard of debate, insightful contributions and well-articulated supplementary questions. I also extend thanks to the teaching staff for their encouragement and support, all of which made for an ...

PwC Isle of Man asks local businesses to have their say on Crime & Fraud Survey

POSTED Fri at 3:40 pm by LC

PwC Isle of Man is encouraging local businesses to participate in the biennial 2018 PwC Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, with the aim of discovering the true extent of economic crime within the Isle of Man.The survey is the premier thought leadership publication on economic crime.Alison Cregeen, newly appointed Advisory Director and Forensic...

Defibrillator unveiled at Spring Valley Industrial Estate

POSTED Thu at 11:05 am

A defibrillator purchased through Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation for use by the community of Spring Valley Industrial Estate was officially unveiled last week.The defibrillator, purchased by Isle of Man Post Office was presented to Paul Healey and Paula Lunt, from the Foundation, and Dave Scambler from the Isle of Man Ambulance Service, at its Postal Headquarters.The equipment is housed in a locked cabinet on the outside wall of the Post Office’s customer services suite and emergency services will be able to inform individuals of its whereabouts and the code to access in an emergency situation. The defibrillator can provide lifesaving treatment to an individual in the event of an ambulance being unable to get to the scene quickly.Craig’s He...

Time for a private settlement on the Moon?

POSTED Thu at 11:02 am

How will you watch Netflix on the Moon?Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. Many nations are discussing a return to the Moon, from the US to China, India and the European Space Agency. Yet, why only nation states and space agencies? Teams from the Google Lunar X Prize are preparing to launch to compete and win the prize, replicating what only government missions have accomplished to date. Is the time ripe now for an even greater step? Is a private settlement on the Moon a possibility?The International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC), the world’s leading open source think tank on the economics and commerce of space, is announcing its Lunar Economic Action Plan (LEAP) initiative to address this very question.Think of ...

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