Business News

Wi-Manx give serviced offices an ultra-high speed fibre internet connection

Wi-Manx have installed a superfast fibre connection into serviced office provider Dixcart’s flagship building Britannia House. A gateway for many new start-ups and tech firms fresh to the island, Dixcart has been responsible for attracting dozens of companies to the island creating jobs and generating tangible benefits to the local economy. The move will give […]

Digital Jersey launches new industry-led Coding Programme at the Hub

Today Digital Jersey launches its first technical digital skills development programme, to help address the critical skills shortage in the island. The Coding Programme is an innovative and interactive course that directly responds to the needs of the digital industry for skills and new hires, while preparing participants for work in the digital sector. The […]

A Royal First Birthday – Commemorative First Day Cover

Jersey Post will issue a special Commemorative First Day Cover on Tuesday 22 July 2014 to celebrate His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge’s first birthday. A Royal First Birthday – The Limited Edition Commemorative First Day Cover is a beautifully printed envelope displaying the Jersey Moments balloons stamp affixed to a stamp label. The […]

Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands funds family support services through Family Nursing & Home Care

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has made a donation of £28,000 towards the provision of family support services for Samarès and Le Squez. Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) has begun to make use of a vacant building next door to Samarès Primary School to set up a Child and Family Centre, […]

Business News

New Charities Law positions Jersey at the forefront of a rapidly evolving philanthropy sector

New legislation approved by Jersey’s government last week will help confirm the jurisdiction as a leading, matureand flexible centre for global philanthropic work, according to Jersey Finance. The Charities (Jersey) Law, approved by the States of Jersey on 18July 2014, creates a robust and modern legal framework to support all types of international philanthropic and […]

DOGGIELICIOUS LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO FINANCE NEW PREMISES AND EXTRA STAFF

Fast-growing dog treat business Doggielicious is launching a ‘crowdfunding’ initiative as it prepares to expand into new premises and employ extra staff. Crowdfunding is an online phenomenon which sees investors pledge their financial support for new products and projects. Doggielicious founder Alex Kennedy has created a page on leading online direct financing platform Indiegogo as […]

Limited edition Manx Ark Rare Breeds cover marks Centenary of Southern District Agricultural Society

Isle of Man Stamps and Coins is delighted to present a special postmark cover, limited to just 100 editions, to mark the Centenary of the Southern District Agricultural Society and showcase the work of the Manx Ark Project. This year’s Centennial show will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of July at Great […]

Tynwald agrees new Shared Equity Schemes for first time buyers

Tynwald last week approved the Department of Health and Social Care’s Shared Equity Schemes which have been designed to modernise and improve assistance for first time buyers following public consultation. The new schemes will launch on 31 July and will replace the current Grant and Top-Up Loan assistance available under the House Purchase Assistance Scheme […]

Events

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY MAKES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR MOTORCYCLES AT THE TT FESTIVAL

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has announced plans to expand the motorcycle capacity on its fast craft Manannan by 30%, which will provide the capacity for thousands of extra motorcycles during the 2015 TT. A new mezzanine vehicle deck will be fabricated this autumn for Manannan and installed prior to each TT, accommodating […]

On your marks, get set, Tweet! Manx Telecom give social media tips to Team Isle of Man

A social media expert from Manx Telecom has been giving advice to Team Isle of Man competitors selected for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Games – which begin on July 23 – will have an estimated global TV audience of around one billion, and social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook will be […]

Photography business focuses on young people’s career development

The team at Andrew Barton Photography have cause for celebration after their latest work experience student, Chantelle Gregson, was voted a category winner in Isle of Man Newspapers’ Young Photographer of the Year competition. 15-year-old Ramsey Grammar School student Chantelle, who spent two weeks working with Andrew Barton and his team, won the Abstract, Objects […]

St Sampson’s High pupils walk to Mexico City

STUDENTS from St Sampson’s High School walked from Guernsey to Mexico City. But instead of needing passports, they walked 5,500 miles – the distance from here to the South American city – with the aid of a comfortable pair of trainers and bottles of water. Around 500 pupils and teachers took part in the West […]

Appointments

Sarah joins Simcocks

Sarah Wolter has joined Simcocks as a paralegal. Her duties will include providing support to the Private Client team at Simcocks and carrying out research for Advocates. Sarah, 22, a former student at Queen Elizabeth II High School, returned to the Island after gaining a First Class Honours degree at Northumbria University in Law. Chief […]

SENIOR STOCKBROKING FIGURES MADE LIFE MEMBERS OF LEADING PROFESSIONAL BODY

Two leading figures in the Island’s finance sector have received life membership of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in recognition of 55 years in stockbroking. Ramsey Crookall & Co. Chairman Neal Crookall and Dursley Stott, a consultant to Ramsey Crookall, received the CISI life membership in acknowledgement of their long-standing membership of the […]

First Names Group Increases its Channel Islands Team

First Names Group is delighted to announce the appointment of four new directors in Guernsey following the rebrand of Mercator. The acquisition of Mercator on 31 March 2014, provided First Names Group not only with a much sought after pan-island presence in the Channel Islands, but also 59 new ‘First Names’, cementing the organisation’s position […]

New appointment for Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Jackie Baker

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – Moore Stephens are pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Baker, adviser in the Crew Benefits advisory team. “We’re really pleased to welcome Jackie to the Moore Stephens family,” said Clive Dixon, managing partner in Moore Stephens. “She has a wealth of experience working with yacht crew and will certainly […]

Community News

Call to recycle old phone directories

JT is asking islanders to join in and help to recycle as many old phone directories as possible now that the 2014 phone directory has been distributed Island-wide. The 2014 recycling campaign is now well under way with old directories being collected at a number of recycling points around the Island, including primary schools, parish […]

Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands funds family support services through Family Nursing & Home Care

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has made a donation of £28,000 towards the provision of family support services for Samarès and Le Squez. Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) has begun to make use of a vacant building next door to Samarès Primary School to set up a Child and Family Centre, […]

Holidays for Heroes Jersey receives largest ever single donation

HOLIDAYS for Heroes Jersey has received its largest ever single donation from Nautilus Trust through a multi-million philanthropic foundation which they manage. The Jersey Foundation, which was established by an international philanthropist, has donated in excess of £40,000 to the charity. The donation has covered the cost of a week in the island for 25 […]

Barclays support local schools with dyslexia dictionaries

Thirty-eight Jersey schools have benefited from a donation of dyslexia dictionaries thanks to Barclays. Local teachers attended a presentation event to receive the dictionaries at the Barclays branch at Library Place. The dictionariesare specifically designed for children with dyslexia to help build their confidence and skills.  They are printed on coloured paper, making the words […]

Charity News

Charity Sky Dive raises over £1,400

MBS are proud sponsors of the recent Charity Sky Dive undertaken on the 31st May at Jurby, Isle of Man by Jimmy McGuire and Leanne Kelly from the Bernard Schulte Ship Management company. Jimmy had wanted to undertake a parachute jump for many years. When the Lancaster based “Black Knights” advertised an island visit earlier […]

DOUGLAS RUFC TEAM WINS CITYWING CHARITY PLANE PULL

Douglas RUFC claimed victory at the Citywing Plane Pull event, held at its hangar at Ronaldsway on Sunday 6th July, with teams raising money for Citywing’s 2014 charity of the year, Manx Cancer Help. The entrants flexing their muscles were Triumph Group, Southern Police, Robinson’s Fresh Foods, Southern Nomads RUFC, Western Vikings RUFC, Douglas RUFC, […]

Park invites islanders to celebrate Love Parks Week at charity fitness session

Local recruitment consultancy, Park, is inviting islanders to celebrate Love Parks Week at a free charity fitness session in Lower Park on Wednesday 30th July, in conjunction with Jersey Crossfit. Love Parks Week, which runs from 25th July – 3rd August, is an annual event, which celebrates the importance of green spaces to healthy, happy […]

New training workshop for charity shop volunteers

Charity shop volunteers are invited to attend a FREE workshop on Providing Excellence in Customer Care which is being organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation later this month. The half-day workshop is taking place on Monday 28th July from 9am-12.30pm, at Les Bourgs Hospice in St Andrews. The workshop is being delivered by Kathy Tracey […]

Other News

CICRA announces chief executive appointment

| July 22, 2014

Michael Byrne has been appointed as chief executive ofCICRA (The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) after a period as interim chief executive. CICRA, which encompasses the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA), formerly known as the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), and the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA), made the appointment following former chief […]

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Holidays for Heroes Jersey receives largest ever single donation

| July 22, 2014

HOLIDAYS for Heroes Jersey has received its largest ever single donation from Nautilus Trust through a multi-million pound philanthropic foundation which they manage. The Jersey Foundation, which was established by an international philanthropist, has donated in excess of £40,000 to the charity. The donation has covered the cost of a week in the island for […]

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Callcredit Summer eClub a Success

| July 22, 2014

Some 50 guests from all sectors of the Island’s eGaming community joined Callcredit Information Group at Bar George on Thursday 3rd July for this year’s second instalment the celebrated eClub series. Guests enjoyed a laid-back atmosphere, drinks, food and a specially branded Callcredit cake, as well as the chance to be entered into a prize […]

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Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2013 – On and off Island spending analysis

| July 22, 2014

Following on from the publication of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2013 the Economic Affairs unit of the Cabinet Office has produced a breakdown of weekly household expenditure into spending that has occurred on the Isle of Man and that incurred off Island. The voluntary survey was run for a year and collected data […]

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