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Tynwald agrees to buy Steam Packet

POSTED Wed 16-05-2018

Politicians have voted in favour of buying the Isle of Man Steam Packet. It follows a lengthy debate in Tynwald yesterday. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan asked the court for approval to spend £124 million on purchasing 100 per cent of MIOM Ltd – the parent company of the Steam Packet. Having a controlling interest in the Island's ferry services and assets is considered the best way to support the needs of local people and the economy. Last year Tynwald voted to reject the Steam Packet's revised offer of a new strategic sea services agreement which would have replaced the User Agreement. Government says it will seek to put in place a new strategic sea services agreement within the next 12 months.

ACE heritage link up for Island children

POSTED Wed 16-05-2018

Children will be given free access to on-Island heritage sites thanks to a link-up with a local business.The Fedelta Group and Manx National Heritage have teamed up to provide the ACE Card.Over 14,000 of the cards are distributed to primary and secondary school children – they offer free entry to all heritage sites operated by MNH.Director Edmund Southworth says: "Manx National Heritage extend their thanks to The Fedelta Group for supporting the ACE scheme and assisting the continued provision of free access to the Island's heritage for our young people." Chairman of The Fedelta Group Michael Shimmin says: "Fedelta have been part of the Isle of Man business fraternity for a quarter of a century, and as a locally owned firm we are keen to...

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