Isle of Man News last updated 13 October 2015 16:19:29

Schooling vital to Island’s success

POSTED today at 9:21 am

The Island’s economic success begins in the classroom.That was the comment made by Geoff Corkish MBE, MLC, Member of the Department of Education and Children, as he congratulated teachers who have taken part in the Primary Leadership and Management Training Programme.Thirty four teachers from 18 schools gained qualifications after a year’s study. The achievement will enable them to take the next steps on the career ladder.Fourteen teachers completed level two of the programme – aimed at those who already lead an area of the curriculum or another aspect of school life. Some of the 14 completed an additional assignment which, once validated by the University of Chester, will allow them to continue towards a Post Graduate Certificate in school...

IOMA Group wins award for best estate planning product

POSTED today at 9:13 am

IOMA Group, the oldest Independent Life Company on the Isle of Man, won Best International Trust and Estate Planning Product at the Professional Adviser International Fund and Product Awards 2015. Now in their 16th year, the awards have become an established part of the offshore calendar, held in honour and recognition of groups who distribute financial products and services internationally.IOMA’s Legacy Gift Plan (LGP) is a simple yet powerful estate planning solution for those wishing to secure their legacy for future generations. Seeing off strong competition from AXA, Canada Life International and Old Mutual International, the Legacy Gift Plan is designed to pass on wealth without any nil rate band restrictions, in a controlled and tax...

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