Month: November 2010

Nollick Ghennal

I apologize for the spotty postings last week — the family was in town! Here are some festive greetings for your Christmas cards:Nollick Ghennal – Happy Christmas.Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa – Happy Christmas and a Good New Year,Bannaghtyn

Kennedy Centre – New Year’s Eve

December 31 Lily Neill The harp player combines traditional Celtic and Nordic music, eclectic tastes, and classical piano training to expand the voice of the harp. For more information, call (202) 467-4600.Sorry, no free parking for free performances.Take Metro to

Isle of Man tops Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table

The Isle of Man’s Ship Register has been named one of the best registers in the world after emerging with no potential negative performance indicators in the 2010 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table, an annual exercise undertaken by leading

Crunch time for future of island’s zero/10 policy

It’s D-Day for the island’s corporation tax strategy. The zero /10 policy will be considered tomorrow (Friday) by the European Union group that monitors the code of conduct on business taxation to decide whether it is compliant with rules on

Appointment of next Lieutenant Governor, Deemster and Attorney General

THE Isle of Man Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Wood as the next Lieutenant Governor of the Island. Mr Wood, who will succeed Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks in April next year, has recently retired from

Ree ny Marrey

‘Ree ny Marrey’ (King of the Sea) is an exciting collection of traditional Manx songs with eye catching illustrations by local artist Juan Moore. Presented in both Manx Gaelic and English this substantial publication also incorporates piano arrangements and chords

Chico and Rita

The Isle of Man was involved with the financing of this movie which traces the development of jazz from when Cuban music hit the American scene. I can’t wait. It’s already won awards — no wonder — the animation is

Manx National Heritage launch new edition of Living with the Wire: Civilian Internment on the Isle of Man

Manx National Heritage has launched a new edition of one of its most popular books ‘Living with the Wire: Civilian Internment on the Isle of Man’.  This fascinating updated publication reveals how internment was used in wartime by governments to

Nancy Corkish Christmas card for IoM Anti-Cancer

Nancy Corkish’s stunning Christmas card design for Manx Cancer Help, showing a flock of sheep in the snow against a backdrop of Calf Sound. MANY of us will face a diagnosis of cancer at some time in our lives. Whether

Zurich Binoculars Bring Wildlife Closer

Thanks to the generosity of the Zurich Financial Services Staff Charity Committee, school children around the Island now have a better chance of spotting wildlife.  Hearing that the Manx Wildlife Trust was in need of some binoculars for children to