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  Isle of Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of the Isle of Man is strongly influenced by its Celtic and Norse origins.
The Isle of Man had a dispute with the European Court of Human Rights in the 1970s because it was reluctant to change its laws concerning birching (corporal punishment for male offenders).
Norway's King Magnus VI ceded the isles to Scotland in 1266, as dictated in the Treaty of Perth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isle_of_Man   (3044 words)

 Isle of Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Isle of Man Government / The Treasury is the only bank note issuing authority in the world to have its bank notes issued on Bradvek plastic (i.e., Tyvek® 919) and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson and Company.
Isle of Man S1 is also one of the first plastic banknotes in general (issued in November 1983, withdrawn in 1988).
Isle of Man is not a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but remains a dependency of the British Crown.
www.polymernotes.org /country_pages/IOM.htm   (331 words)

 ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Isle of Man is a British Crown dependency.
The Island's economy in 2002 is both prosperous and diversified but the Isle of Man remains keen to attract new business compatible with its aim of having sustainable economic growth compatible with the high quality of life.
The Isle of Man is already a key location for high-tech financial services and is continually developing its legal and technological infrastructure to meet the growing business demands of e-commerce operations.
www.mbc.org.im /artman/publish/cat_index_6.shtml   (348 words)

 Isle of Man - Factfile - Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Isle of Man is not a member of the European Union but does have a special relationship with the EU that allows free movement of trade between the Island and EU countries.
Matters of common concern to the UK and the Isle of Man such as external relations and defence are the responsibility of the UK Home Secretary Jack Straw and the Home Office Minister Lord Bassam of Brighton.
Although the Isle of Man has its own legislation, Manx law is based on the principals of English law and similar in most respects other than taxation and land matters, in which case it's been developed to suit the Island's special circumstances.
www.isleofman.com /factfile/government.htm   (1407 words)

 yps25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The intention of the government in the Isle of Man is to investigate the housing crisis.
Isle of Man Newspapers is trying to ingratiate itself to teachers by making a "news" issue of a Manx teacher's recent letter regarding the difficulties facing the ever dwindling number of Manx teachers.
The failure of the government in the Isle of Man to properly address the issue of higher education and specialist training also means that anyone not content to be office-fodder for the finance industry must leave to train and rarely return.
www.manxman.co.im /mecvan/pabyr/pb25.html   (3332 words)

 Isle of Man Government Isle of Man Finance - Isle of Man Finance Website
It is foreseen that this will attract high-net-worth individuals and active entrepreneurs to the Island with the drive to further stimulate the Isle of Man’s burgeoning economy.
The Isle of Man is an established international finance centre, with a secure base built on political stability, low taxation and a firmly established fiscal and regulatory environment independent of the UK.
Isle of Man Finance is a division of the Treasury Department of the Isle of Man Government and is responsible for assisting new businesses to establish themselves on the Island, international media relations and international marketing.
www.isleofmanfinance.com   (253 words)

 JS Online: Isle of Man
Isle of Man Guide: easy-to-use overview of all aspects of visiting the island, including trails, www.iomguide.com.
And from the southwest coast of the Isle of Man, Ireland is often visible.
For that reason, the Isle of Man has acquired a bit of bad reputation throughout the United Kingdom, inexplicably, as a down-on-its-heels, faded backwater.
www.jsonline.com /dd/destnat/jul04/245870.asp   (2177 words)

 Isle of Man News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Extra water supplies are available from Sulby reservoir Residents on the Isle of Man are to be spared a hosepipe ban thanks to the success of a new water treatment plant, the government has revealed.
On Sunday 26th March, at the Villa Marina, The Armed Man and Requiem written by Karl Jenkins, hugely successful contemporary composer, is to be performed by The Isle of Man Teachers' Choir.
The Isle of Man's fire service which dealt with numerous emergency flooding call-outs over the past two days has warned draines must be kept clear.
www.topix.net /world/isle-of-man   (753 words)

 Isle of Man Guide - Related News - Government
The Isle of Man Government is represented at the 2006 Government Leaders Forum (being held this week in Lisbon) by John Shimmin, MHK, in his capacity as Chairman of the Government’s Information Systems Steering Committee, a position he holds on behalf of the Council of Ministers.
Isle of Man Government Environment Minister, John Rimington MHK, is seeking reassurance regarding the safety of a nuclear cargo ship, the ‘Atlantic Osprey’, which has only recently entered service to transport nuclear material between Sellafield and several European ports.
The Isle of Man is to be represented at a major conference of education ministers from around the world.
www.iomguide.com /news/related-news.php?id=government+index   (3035 words)

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The banknotes issued by of the Isle of Man Government are immediately recognizable by the common format that they apply to the design of their notes.
Norse symbols used in the Isle of Man have been recorded as either a Norse ship in full sail, which appeared on their flag and on a number of seals, or a lion rampant, which is recorded on at least one Norse seal.
Some years after Alexander took possession, the triskelion appears as the symbol of the Isle and it is suggested that the Alexander introduced the symbol as a type of family insignia, as his wife’s sister had been Queen of Sicily and her brother had become King of the island.
www.pjsymes.com.au /articles/triskelion.htm   (1044 words)

 Isle of Man Guide - INFORMATION, Government
The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom.
The Lieutenant Governor is the British Crown representative on the Isle of Man. The Governor is technically the executive head of the government, but in recent years this role has taken the form of vice-regal since most of his duties are now undertaken by Tynwald Government Departments or the Council of Ministers.
The Department of Local Government and the Environment and Local Authorities on the Island have recently worked together to negotiate new loan facilities with one of the Isle of Man’s leading financial institutions.
www.iomguide.com /government.php   (662 words)

 The Isle of Man
New Isle of Man tax rules allow shipping companies to apply for tax holidays of up to five years.
Isle of Man Government sponsorship is available for trainees to serve on Manx ships.
The Isle of Man has an experienced and supportive Marine Administration which is backed by the Island's financial services infrastructure.
www.ey.com /GLOBAL/content.nsf/Isle_of_Man/Shipping_IoM   (273 words)

 Isle Of Man Government Appoints "E-Envoy", Mandy Robinson, Tax-news.com, London
According to the Isle of Man on-line news resource, this new post has been created by the Manx government as part of a programme to co-ordinate the development, promotion and implementation of an 'e-commerce strategy' for the island.
The Isle of Man government has announced, on its website, that £7 million will be set aside for the 'special e-commerce development fund'.
Another IT company that has offices on the Isle of Man, PDMS Advanced Systems Group (one of three internet service providers on the island) has also praised the island's finance sector as an 'ideal' location conducive to offshore internet commerce.
www.offshore-e-com.com /asp/story/story.asp?storyname=762   (326 words)

 1000Countries.com: Isle of Man I: isle of man, ISLE OF MAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between England, Scotland and Ireland.
The Isle of Man is a British crown dependency, situated in the Irish Sea almost equidistant from England, Ireland...
The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea, equidistant from Scotland, Ireland, and England...
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/isle_of_man_1.html   (2964 words)

 MS wins Isle of Man government IT deal | The Register
The Isle of Man government is to migrate its IT infrastructure onto the Windows Server 2003 platform.
Although part of the British Isles, the Isle of Man is not part of the UK and does not have to follow the same procurement rules, Paterson explained.
The Isle of Man's position as a financial centre means it cannot afford to take business issues lightly: this is part of the reason Paterson is reluctant to engage the open source community.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/11/29/egov_isle_man   (573 words)

 Isle of Man Government courts videogames industry // GamesIndustry.biz
The Government of the Isle of Man is targeting the videogames industry as part of new plans designed to encourage more businesses to set up shop on the island.
The Isle of Man recently announced plans to abolish its general corporate tax rate with effect from April 2006.
In addition, the Government is offering grant packages of up to 40 per cent to help offset the cost of moving, setting up operations and acquiring new office equipment.
www.gamesindustry.biz /content_page.php?aid=11273   (378 words)

 The Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Motor racing first came to the Isle of Man in 1904 when the Gordon Bennett car trials were held.
In England it was impossible to close the public roads for racing, so a proposal was put to the Isle of Man government.
Motorcycle road racing first came to the Isle of Man in 1907 when the first TT races where held on the Short Course.
www.mcb.net /ttraces/Welcome.html   (735 words)

 Mirago : Regional: Europe: Isle of Man: Government
Isle of Man Government Information Centre - Information on the Isle of Man, including Press Releases, Maps and other official documents.
Isle of Man Government Laboratory - Research water and air quality, food, and radioactivity.
Isle of Man Special Constabulary - Uniformed body of volunteers with the same powers as a normal Police Officer.
www.mirago.com /scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top/Regional/Europe/Isle_of_Man/Government   (430 words)

 Feegan's Lounge Isle of Man
A post‑election "comment" in Isle of Man Newspapers effectively blamed the electorate for the low turn‑out and warned of the 'death of democracy*.
Isle of Man Newspapers is trying to ingratiate itself to teachers by making a.news' issue of a Manx teacher's recent letter regarding the difficulties facing the ever dwindling number of Manx teachers.
The failure of the government in the Isle of Man to properly address the issue of higher education and specialist training also means that anyone not content to be office‑fodder for the finance industry must leave to train and rarely return.
www.feegan.com /manx/yn_pabyr_seyr.php   (3409 words)

 The Isle of Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Isle of Man is an self-governing dependent territory of the Crown which is not part of the United Kingdom.
As a British Crown dependency, the ultimate responsibility for the Island’s good government is vested in the Crown but, by long standing convention, the U.K. Government does not legislate for the Island except with the specific consent of the Island’s Government.
A recent MORI poll commissioned by the government revealed that 93% of the Island's population were satisfied with the quality of life, more than those in Guernsey and Jersey.
www.ey.com /global/content.nsf/Isle_of_Man/IoM_Home   (524 words)

 Isle of Man Government seeks to develop E-commerce links with UAE | Isle of Man
The Isle of Man, a self-governing British crown dependency, is holding discussions with high-level United Arab Emirates Government officials and leading businesses with the aim of developing E-commerce links with the emirates.
The talks are being led by the Honourable Donald J Gelling, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man Government, who is heading a large business delegation from the island to the UAE this week.
The Isle of Man is one of the first international offshore centres to develop its own E-business strategy.
www.ameinfo.com /711.html   (979 words)

 Isle of Man - About the Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The thriving east coast town and port of Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man. The hub of much Islandactivity, it offers a great variety of accommodation, holiday attractions and other visitor facilities such as first-class shopping, banks, building societies, and car hire.
Douglas is 16 miles from the northern coastal town of Ramsey, 12 miles from Castletown on the south coast, and 11 miles from the west coast port of Peel.
Producing many films and TV dramas the Isle of Man its boasts its own 11,000 plus square foot sound stage and has become one of the busiest areas of film production in the British Isles.
www.isleofman.com /about   (1054 words)

 Isle of Mann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Robertson begins his Tour through the Isle of Man (1794) in a tone appropriate to an intrepid explorer introducing a wild, barbarous, and practically undiscovered region to the notice of an awe-inspired public.
Reginald II, son of Olave II, King of Man, was killed by Ivar, a knight, in a meadow south of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rushen, and was buried in Mary’s Church (the Abbey), Rushen.”
It is said that “he embarked in a wicker boat, which drifted before the north wind towards the Isle of Man, where he was cast ashore at the headland, still known by his name, near the place where a city is said once to stood, but of which there are now no remains visible.
www.british-towns.net /england/isle_of_man.asp   (4301 words)

 AccessToLaw - Isle of Man
Isle of Man law firm site which includes within its "E-library" section over 20 "Cains' Briefings" on aspects of Manx law, particularly in relation to its status as an international finance centre.
The FSC supervises the private financial and commercial sector in the Isle of Man, with the exception of the insurance industry.
It is produced by K.F.W. Gumbley, solicitor and Secretary to the Legislative Committee of the Sodor and Man Diocesan Synod.
www.accesstolaw.com /site?s=78   (373 words)

 Isle of Man Coinage / Currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a statement of my grievance against the Isle of Mann government.
I feel that I have been taken advantage of when I was young and "impressionable" and lost a considerable amount of money into the bargain.
I cannot possibly believe, given the virtually non-existant return on this "investment", that the Isle of Mann Government were unaware of the situation right from the very beginning.
bdaugherty.tripod.com /iom.html   (303 words)

 Isle of Man Finance Sector Homepage - isleofman.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Introduction by the Hon Allan Bell MHK - Isle of Man Government Treasury Minister.
'Isle of Man Finance, a division of the Isle of Man Government Treasury, is responsible for the promotion of the financial services sector of the Isle of Man's economy and is now AAA credit rated by both Standard & Poors and Moody's.
By working with isleofman.com to raise the profile of the island as a secure, well regulated and respected international finance centre we encourage the use of the Island's existing financial services base for legitimate investment purposes.
www.isleofman.com /finance   (152 words)

 Isle of Man government consolidates on Windows platform
The Isle of Man Government (IoMG) went from having a highly diverse IT infrastructure in 2002 to standardising on Microsoft's software platform, and recently told Computer Weekly it will soon replace its Oracle Financials ERP system with Microsoft Axapta.
In 2003 the government conducted a full review of its IT assets and in 2004 embarked on a project to migrate its legacy applications to Unisys ES7000 and Clearpath servers, and adopt Windows Server 2003.
In May, the government finished upgrading its 4,400 users' Windows XP desktops to the latest version of Office, linked by Windows Server 2003 Datacenter, SMS, Sharepoint Portal Server and Active Directory.
www.computerweekly.com /Articles/2005/07/19/210905/IsleofMangovernmentconsolidatesonWindowsplatform.htm   (326 words)

 The Washington Times - Isle of Man
He will be responsible to develop, promote and implement the Government’s e-commerce strategy, based on thirty recommendations from top international consultants, about how to make the island a world leader in e-commerce.
Craine’s immediate twofold objective is to pull together the government e-commerce programme and establish targets for the complex process of making all Government paper transactions electronic.
It will be used to provide Government employees with internet access, improved IT in schools, training for the workforce in IT skills and to enable businesses to improve their IT links and e-commerce capability.
www.internationalspecialreports.com /archives/00/isleofman/13.html   (595 words)

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