Month: January 2012

Shuffle at Economic development

The Department of Economic Development announces new political delegations FOLLOWING the appointment of Tony Wild MLC as a political member for the Department of Economic Development, Minister John Shimmin MHK has announced a number of changes to the delegated responsibilities

Manx State of the Nation

Chief Minister Allan Bell’s comments came during his address at the ‘Manx State of the Nation’ conference on Friday, which was organised by the Alliance of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals. He warned against dwelling on the achievements seen in

Long to reign over us! Happy and glorious stamps from IOM Post

The Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (Lord of Mann) with the release of six stamps bearing various portraits of the Queen, followed by the issue of a Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet

Chico & Rita (again)

Manx illustrator Juan Moore, who spent 18 months working on the animation Chico and Rita, has described its Oscar nomination as “mind blowing”. Mr Moore said he found out when he received an email from the film’s production manager Daryl


CRYSTAL SERENTIY, the largest cruise vessel ever to grace Douglas Bay. THE Isle of Man is set to welcome no less than 14 cruise calls this year with a further nine calls already booked for 2013, providing a welcome economic

Manx-funded film gets Oscar nomination

Chico and Rita has nominated for the Best Animated Film Award at the 84th Academy Awards. CinemaNX co-financed Chico & Rita and distributed the film in the UK in November 2010 to outstanding critical acclaim. The nomination marks the culmination

Isle of Man queenies up for sustainable seafood award

BBC ELLAN VANNINIsle of Man Fisheries are through to the final round of the UK Sustainable Seafood Awards to be held in London. Manx queen scallops are among six products from all over the world competing at the event at

Who Wants to See the White Boys Act?

Compiled and edited by Manx cultural field worker Stephen Miller, this compendium of sources focusses purely on the activities of the locally named ‘White Boys’. They were generally groups of young boys who emerged onto the streets during the festive

Fascinating article from Click Green on Manx gamble looking set to pay off

Click Green by Stuart Qualtrough at Isle of Man is looking to cash in on an ambitious renewable energy programme following a remarkable decision to surrender its share of the UK’s oil and gas revenues.The Manx Government wants to

Finlo and the Fairy Kings

Written by Ruth Blindell (it only took her seven years!),  a teacher at the Manx language school on the Isle of Man (Bunscoill Ghaelgagh) this is a bi-lingual book  in Manx and English. It went live on-line for purchase today.