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STRONG START FOR WORK PERMIT EXEMPTIONS IN GROWTH SECTORS

The Department of Economic Development has reviewed the impact of exemptions for certain roles in ICT and e-Business which were introduced in March 2016. Returns submitted by employers show that 17 local businesses made use of the new exemptions, employing 76 additional skilled and experienced workers as a result.

AN ISLAND OF ENTERPRISE AND OPPORTUNITY

The Department of Economic Development has increased the support and investment available for local people and businesses in 2016/17 leading to record low unemployment and the highest ever job vacancies advertised at the JobCentre.

ISLE OF MAN SHIP REGISTRY RINGS THE CHANGES

The Isle of Man's highly successful Ship Registry is evolving to meet the needs of the modern shipping world by streamlining its existing processes, introducing a new fee structure and adding extra value to the world class service provided.

REGISTRATION OPEN AND LEAD SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ISLEXPO 2017

Following the success of the inaugural conference last year, ISLEXPO returns for 2017 with a focus on accelerating business growth. Registration is now open for the free two-day event taking place on 24th and 25th May at the Villa Marina in Douglas.

LOCAL STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

This week local students were given the opportunity to use computer-controlled machinery and explore the options for further education in the growing manufacturing sector.

ISLE OF MAN APPRENTICE ENGINEER HONOURED AT 2017 NWAA AWARDS

An apprentice engineer from the Isle of Man was among the winners at the recent North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) New Talent Awards, an event run in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster.

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At HotelsCombined, we know that booking accommodation online isn't easy, but we believe it should be. Having to trawl through a hundred websites looking at a thousand 'deals' can be overwhelming and complicated. At the end of the day, you just want to know you've booked the hotel that's right for you - at the best possible price. We saw the opportunity to do something about this. Since then we've been working hard to find you the best hotel deals.

City Information & Statistics

Douglas (Manx: Doolish) is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 27,938 (2011). It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas, and on a sweeping bay of two miles. The River Douglas forms part of the town's harbour and main commercial port. Douglas was a small settlement until it grew rapidly as a result of links with the English port of Liverpool in the 18th century. Further population growth came in the following century, resulting during the 1860s in a staged transfer of the High Courts, the Lieutenant Governor's residence, and finally the seat of the legislature, Tynwald, to Douglas from the ancient capital, Castletown. The town is the Island's main hub for business, finance, legal services, shipping, transport, shopping, and entertainment. The annual Isle of Man TT motorcycle races start and finish in Douglas. View More Information at Wikipedia

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