The boss of the Ellan Vannin Line rival to the Steam Packet has told the Manx Independent he wants his vessels to be registered in the Isle of Man, not a flag of convenience territory.
His comments are contained in a story in which he responds to union views earlier this week.
Today’s Manx Independent also reveals that:
A member of staff at the Attorney General’s Chambers has been suspended
A lawyer has won £10,000 in a defamation case
Two of the plotters in the Douglas East by-election vote-rigging scandal have had their appeals rejected
A Chinese firm is set to offer jobs in the island
A home for people with disabilities is to be privatised
The government is asking whether other local authorities want to take over local registries after the Isle of Man Examiner this week revealed that Ramsey Commissioners wanted to take over the one in their town
An English MP was paid £40,000 by a Manx law firm for his advice.
Students are furious after they’ve found out that work which was going to count towards their GSCEs won’t after all. The issue has once again raised the question of whether the island should stop using the English examinations system.
In addition, there’s a full page of coverage after the jailing of paedophile Andrew James Maddrell How we broke the story online
The front page picture might not be the biggest news story in the world but it’s certainly important to a lot of schoolchildren. Has a thief been at work in their vegetable patch? Our south news correspondent, Mel Wright, reports,
On the back page, we report the good news from Rally Isle of Man and have a full report and pictures from the End to End walk.
The Manx Independent includes your 12-page Island Life supplement with the Isle of Man’s two-page What’s On guide.
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