Isle of Man News last updated 26 May 2016 15:21:09

Initiative to encourage cycling restarts for summer

POSTED today at 12:18 pm by LC

Bike 4 Life is returning this summer and organisers hope even more people will participate.The Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) initiative – launched last year – encourages people of all ages and abilities to take up cycling and embrace a healthier lifestyle. Sessions recommence on 22nd June (1pm to 6pm) and run every Wednesday until 24th August.Zoe...

Nurses step back in time to celebrate change in their profession

POSTED today at 12:16 pm by LC

The Island's nurses and health care assistants marked Nurses’ Day on 12 May with a series of events to celebrate the remarkable work of the profession.This year’s celebrations focused on the theme ‘Be inspired by diversity through the years’ with the aim of also marking the centenary of the Royal College of Nurses, the world’s largest nursing union...

Tynwald study visit by parliamentarians from Kenya and Falkland Islands

POSTED yesterday at 2:18 pm

A delegation from the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee of the National Assembly of Kenya along with the Deputy Clerk of the Falkland Islands’ Legislative Assembly have found their week-long study visit to Tynwald a ‘valuable learning experience’. The Clerk of Tynwald’s Office arranged a programme for delegation leader and Committee Vice-Chairman the Hon. Richard Moitalel ole Kenta MP, the Hon Sakwa John Bunyasi, MP and the Hon Benson Mutura Kangara MP supported by Principal Clerk Assistant 11 /Secretary to the Delegation Mr John N. Mutega, who were joined by Cherie Clifford, Deputy Clerk of the Falkland Islands’ Legislative Assembly, to study the workings of Tynwald’s tricameral legislature, governance-related issues and ad...

Zurich International Life to move to new premises on the Isle of Man

POSTED yesterday at 2:12 pm

Zurich International Life (ZIL) will move to new premises in the Isle of Man in late 2017. The international insurance company, which is currently based on Athol Street in Douglas, has commissioned a new-build office on the Isle of Man Business Park on Cooil Road, affirming ZIL’s long-term commitment to the Island.ZIL has instructed Dandara on this project and both companies are working closely together to deliver a modern, state of the art facility, which will utilise Zurich Group’s Dynamic Working framework. Work has commenced on the three-storey structure which will become one of the first on the Island to have the prestigious ‘BREEAM’ accreditation. BREEAM, or ‘Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology’, asses...

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