Isle of Man News last updated 31 August 2015 07:00:20

Enterprise Isle

POSTED Fri at 12:28 pm by Paul Moulton

The Isle of Man government has been looking to Dublin to gain advice on growing the Islands economy. The visit follows the Chief Minister's announcement in July of the proposed £50 million Enterprise Development Fund, the initiative designed to boost the Manx economy.Talking about his trip Allan Bell said, 'As we look towards detailed implementatio...

Festival of Motorcycling death

POSTED Thu at 11:56 am by Paul Moulton

Organisers of the Manx Grand Prix have issued a statement following the death of 42 year old competitor Dennis Hoffer from Hoogkarspel in Holland. He was killed in an incident near the 13th milestone during Wednesdays Manx Grand Prix qualifying session, the practice was called off shortly after 7pm as weather conditions deteriorated.Hoffer was a ne...

Ramsey RNLI launched to assist yacht with damaged anchor winch

POSTED Thu at 9:55 am

Ramsey RNLI lifeboat, the RNLB Ann & James Ritchie, was launched shortly before 8:00 this morning, Wednesday 26 August, to go to the assistance of a visiting French yacht anchored in Ramsey Bay.The 30 foot fin keel yacht had anchored over night just off Ramsey Harbour. The anchor winch failed this morning whilst the lone yachtsman was attempting to raise the anchor. With a freshening south-westerly wind and groundswell he was unable to raise the anchor single handed so he used the vessels VHF radio to inform Liverpool Coastguard of his plight. Liverpool Coastguard then contacted the duty harbour keeper in Ramsey and it was decided to launch Ramsey lifeboat to assist the yacht.Once the lifeboat was at the scene two crew members from the ...

Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

POSTED Thu at 8:52 am

The Isle of Man will be supporting Merchant Navy Day on Thursday 3rd September by flying the British Red Ensign from public buildings.Merchant Navy Day celebrates the role of the British Merchant fleet during the two world wars and their continued work around the globe today.The Isle of Man is participating in this event alongside the United Kingdom by flying the British Red Ensign, a red flag with the Union Jack in the top left hand corner, from certain public buildings. This is supported by the Chief Minister and the flag will fly from Government Offices on that day.Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the Department of Economic Development, commented:‘We are very proud of our maritime heritage and our modern fleet of ocean going vessels on ...

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