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  • The Island Games is coming home in 2029

    The Isle of Man’s bid to host the 2029 Island Games has been successful. It comes after the International Island Games Association’s (IIGA) unanimously supported the move in Orkney on Saturday. The IIGA had already recommended the Isle of Man should be chosen to host the multi-sport event following an earlier inspection. More than 2,000 athletes from 24 member islands will contest 14 disciplines during the mini-Olympics for islanders attracting around 1,000 fans to watch. Andrew Inkster, interim chair of t…

    read more 5 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Visually impaired podcaster picks up Manx culture award

    A visually impaired podcaster, a hugely talented harpist and a school choir were amongst the winners at the North American Manx Association (NAMA) awards on Wednesday. The annual awards recognise “outstanding achievements” by young people on the Isle of Man and honour their contribution to Manx culture in areas such as language and music. Evie Roberts, 14 and from Ballakermeen High School, received the Manx Community Award for her inspirational podcast series “Talking in the Dark”, which has included thoug…

    read more Wed, Jul 3rd 2024 4:45 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man unveils sports for 2029 Island Games

    The Isle of Man has announced the sports that will make up the 2029 Island Games.  It is expected that the International Island Games Committee (IIGA) will confirm the Isle of Man as the official host in July, having made it the preferred bidder.  The Isle of Man hosted the first ever Games in 1985 and it has since grown to become an established international event, considered a ‘mini-Olympics for islanders’. If successful, the Manx Games could attract 4,000 people from 23 islands and generate around £3.5m…

    read more Thu, Jun 20th 2024 11:07 am by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • School funding review published

    An independent review into the way schools are funded on Isle of Man has been published, along with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s (DESC) response to its findings. The review, which makes five key recommendations, was carried out by Premier Advisory Group (PAG) and MLG Education Services (MLG) between autumn 2022 and summer 2023. The recommendations are: Change the school funding formula Review Additional Educational Needs (AEN) Optimise recruitment processes Rationalise the most ineffici…

    read more Mon, Jun 17th 2024 5:00 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • “Inspirational” Mark Cavendish knighted in King’s Birthday Honours

    • Sir Mark knighted for services to the sport of cycling and charity work• Athlete hailed as a "hero" and "inspiration" by first-ever cycling coach• Chief Minister congratulates Manx Missile on knighthood• Captain Stephen Carter and TT legend Richard 'Milky' Quayle also honoured Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish has been knighted in the King’s Birthday Honours. The accolade comes just weeks after the 39-year-old achieved his 164th career victory, making him the most successful men’s sprint cyclist of all tim…

    read more Fri, Jun 14th 2024 11:30 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Youth coaches ‘Sure’ to impress with volunteer hours

    “Young sports coaches from the ‘Sure Sports Leaders Programme’ have been recognised for their contributions to promoting sports and active lifestyles among…”

  • Regional swimming pools report update published

    “An update about the future of regional swimming pools has been published on Tynwald’s Register of Business. The follow up to the Department of Education, S…”

  • Skills Strategy backed by Tynwald

    “A plan to address the Isle of Man’s current skills shortage and help build a secure, vibrant and sustainable future has been backed by Tynwald. The Skills…”

  • Children take centre stage for Island’s largest multi-sport event

    “Hundreds of children will descend upon the National Sports Centre for the Island’s largest multi-sport event on Saturday.  Participants have been training…”

  • Strategy to develop futureproof Manx workforce unveiled

    “A new strategy that paves the way to tackle a significant skills shortage and build a future ready workforce for the Isle of Man has been unveiled. The Ski…”

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