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CYBER-SECURITY ADVICE

CYBER-SECURITY ADVICE Online security remains vitally important as we have seen over the past few weeks with concentrated cyber attacks on a range of institutions in the UK and elsewhere. Keep in mind these simple rules to make sure you are protecting yourself and your personal information from being compromised: If you are at all […]

Early years providers recognised for good practice

Early years providers recognised for good practice Early years providers were recognised for good practice at a presentation at University College Isle of Man (UCM) last night. Dhoon Primary School’s combined Reception/Year 1 class received the Manx Step into Quality Award.   A further six award-holders achieved post-verification certificates after demonstrating continued quality of practice. […]

Agreement on marine mammal conservation extended to Island

Agreement on marine mammal conservation extended to Island An international agreement on whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation has been extended to the Island – complementing the excellent work already being done locally to protect the species.   The Isle of Man is now signed up to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of […]

Young adults invited to represent Island at UNESCO Biosphere forum

Young adults invited to represent Island at UNESCO Biosphere forum Young adults are invited to apply to represent the Isle of Man at a major global youth forum discussing sustainability.   The event, being held in Italy from 18th-23rd September, will bring together 18 to 35-year olds from UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) regions. […]

Athletes and officials educated on anti-doping rules ahead of NatWest Island Games

Athletes and officials educated on anti-doping rules ahead of NatWest Island Games Isle of Man Sport has hosted a third weekend of anti-doping workshops for the Isle of Man team travelling to next month’s NatWest Island Games. Sessions conducted at the Sports Institute by Granville Bennett, Educator for UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), were attended by 51 […]

TT corner named in memory of Raymond Caley

TT corner named in memory of Raymond Caley A corner of the TT Course has been named in memory of Raymond Caley who passed away in February this year. Raymond Caley was a well-known local character and ran Caley’s General Store and Post Office in Sulby for many years. As one of the founding members […]

Businesses Beware

Businesses Beware The OFT is warning businesses to look out for an official-looking letter from a German company concerning “VAT Registration Numbers”.  The OFT issued a similar warning in 2013 and it looks as though businesses on the Island may be being targeted again. In the letter, it says that: “As part of the changes […]

Sporty youngsters praised for volunteer work 

Sporty youngsters praised for volunteer work Sporty youngsters who encouraged others to get fit and active have been praised by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children.   Forty-two 16-year-olds signed up for the Sure Sports Leader Programme last summer.   They attended a week-long camp, receiving training in coaching skills, safeguarding and protecting […]

New headteacher for St Ninian’s High School

New headteacher for St Ninian’s High School Chris Coole has been appointed headteacher of St Ninian’s High School with effect from September 2017. He replaces Andy Fox, who has been the school’s head since 2009 and who retires in August. Mr Coole attended Rushen Primary School and Castle Rushen High School. He graduated from the […]

Public invited to mark Armed Forces Day

Public invited to mark Armed Forces Day The public is invited to take part in the Isle of Man’s Armed Forces Day on Sunday 25th June.   Local men and women serving in the armed forces will join veterans in a parade along Douglas’s promenades at 3pm and at a church service at the Villa […]

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