Month: February 2009

Cavendish fifth on Tour of California stage three

MARK Cavendish was fifth on stage three of the Tour of California as the race came down to a bunch sprint for the first time in this year’s race. The Manxman was beaten to the line by Norwegian Thor Hushovd

IOM Budget at a glance

In the hardest budget of his career, Allan Bell announced the following in Tynwald today. No change in personal income tax – standard rate stays at 10 per cent and higher rate remaining at 18 per cent. No change in

100 Years of Naval Aviation

The 30p stamp depicts the Fairey Barracuda MkII torpedo dive-bombers of 827 Naval Air Squadron from the aircraft carrier HMS Colossus. Their roundels are those of the British Pacific Fleet. From June 1944, the operational training of air crew for

Great news from Liz Newand in Australia about our Australian Manx

Thank you for your enquiry about our welfare. It is very difficult to keep up with the enquiries we are getting from over Australia and the world, as well as cope with getting our own safety looked after [ buckets

Grand Island — Grand sale

Tomorrow there’s an “everything must go” sale at the Grand Island Hotel in Ramsey. The hotel is to be levelled and guess what — they’re going to build apartments there. Just look at all that junk!! But there’s some good

Australian Manx

As members of the worldwide Manx family we share the shock and sadness of the Australian communities suffering from the loss of life and destruction of property in Victoria in the terrible bushfires. I have not yet heard whether any

Online stuff

This is a Manx version of YouTube. There’s some good stuff here! The Isle of Man government’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a free, online social network to encourage Manx-born workers to return to the island. The

Another string to the IoM bow

The Manx stand at the International Gaming Expo in London is attracting a lot of interest. The expo offered a prime opportunity to promote the Island’s strong proposition to the egaming sector as well as showcase the growth and diversification

Archibald Knox: A Tale of Two Cities

On Friday 13th February in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, Manx National Heritage will host a public lecture, “Archibald Knox: A Tale of Two Cities”. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and admission is free of charge. It’s

Isle of Man and Cronkbourne cricketer Max Stokoe

Max Stokoe IOMCA is the Isle of Man Bank’s under-21 Player of the Year 2008. He has won a place on the Elite International Cricket Council Emerging Players programme. The course will take place in Spain during March and is