Month: July 2012

Manx church bells to mark start of London Olympics

CHURCH bells around the Isle of Man welcomed the beginning of the London 2012 Olympics. The Diocese of Sodor and Man Joined Big Ben, many other churches and countless individuals across the British Isles by ringing for a full three minutes

Isle of Man 80-year-old nurse 'has no plans to retire'

BBC A nurse from the Isle of Man said she has “no plans to retire” despite recently celebrating her 80th birthday. Celia Mcllvenny has been nursing for 64 years Celia Mcllvenny, a health care assistant from Douglas, is the oldest

Forest developments

An appeal has been sent out for businesses to come forward with ideas to enhance leisure facilities in the forests of the Isle of Man. It is part of a government plan to meet increasing demand for outdoor pursuits. A

2012 NAMA Convention – Plattesville, WI

Below is a first draft of the agenda for the August 9, 2012 NAMA Board Meeting.  Please send me any additions you would like to be discussed.  *    Report on the 2012 Convention. *    Report on the 2014 Convention. *    New Officers of

Well done Cav!

Mark Cavendish reminded everyone why his nickname is “The Manx Missile” with his impressive sprint finish win on today’s Stage 19 of the 2012 Tour de France. A breakaway group nearly held off the peloton. It seemed until the very

Come and Celebrate the Celtic Spirit of the Isle of Man with Music, Song & Dance

In true Celtic spirit musicians and dancers will gather on the Isle of Man in July to celebrate the Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival with an explosion of colour and sound across the Island. This will be a special year for

Letter from Alan Holmes

Hello Manx Mum, From the horse’s mouth so to speak, here is a unique opportunity for any of your members to acquire some genuine autographed MANX MEMORABILIA.   In 1973, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of The Manx Grand Prix races,

World Record

Ten firefighters in the Isle of Man have succeeded in their world record attempt for climbing the greatest distance up a ladder in 24-hours. They toppled the current record held by firefighters in New Zealand who managed to climb a

Government responds to Laurence's question

The IOM Gov’s Head of Communications sent me the following this morning: “Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK has made it clear in Tynwald today that the Isle of Man Government has no plans or policy to change the Island’s constitutional

NAMA Past President calls for review into split from UK

A Manx politician is to call for a “comprehensive and independent” review into the potential benefits of breaking ties with the UK. Rushen MHK Laurence Skelly will table the question before Chief Minister Allan Bell at Tuesday’s sitting of Tynwald. Mr Skelly