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  1. Would that be the same Bee Gees that claimed in their autobiography to have been born in Manchester? As if being born in Douglas was something to be ashamed of.
  2. Some more info here https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/bidders-line-up-for-50m-liverpool-cruise-terminal/
  3. I’m sure they would be given a warm welcome if they visited Anagh Coar and popped into The Heron for a pint.
  4. As rhe ship is battery powered will the Government be installing a charging point on Victoria Pier?
  5. The Times today gives more detail: - "Ms Dos Santos was put in charge of the struggling Sonangol in 2016 by the presidential decree of her father, José Eduardo dos Santos, whose regime became a byword for authoritarianism, corruption and nepotism. But when he retired as president in September 2017 she was quickly sacked. Details of the family’s property portfolio in London highlight the issue of fortunes linked to allegedly corrupt regimes flowing into the city. Ms Dos Santos bought a house in Kensington, west London, for £8.65 million without a mortgage in 2007 via an anonymous company registered on the Isle of Man. The property website Zoopla estimates its present worth at £13.3 million."
  6. More adverse publicity I fear https://qz.com/africa/1787255/how-isabel-dos-santos-sidestepped-a-crackdown-by-western-banks/ The Grauniad has more on Isabel Santos today https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/19/isabel-dos-santos-president-daughter-africa-richest-woman-angola
  7. As the Good Lord said to the man on the donkey, Get off thine ass, and walk.
  8. See https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/cayman-national-bank-confirms-data-breach-impacted-isle-of-man-subsidiaries and https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/ne8p9b/offshore-bank-targeted-phineas-fisher-confirms-hack-cayman-national-bank
  9. Mentioned on the Garff Commissioners Laxey Heritage Trail. Section 5. see https://www.garff.im/visitor-information/laxey-heritage-trail/laxey-heritage-trail-5/ Montague House mentioned under 13 The Glen Gardens. The Trail details give some interesting details about some of the old buildings in Laxey for those interested in local history.
  10. In view of this, perhaps the committees first proposal will be to phase out the TT. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/isle-of-man-tt-zero-is-sinking-promoters-get-down-to-business-138563.html
  11. See https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/20/former-666bet-director-reportedly-settles-67m-claims-with-liquidators
  12. More here https://simpleflying.com/flybe-isle-of-man/
  13. Is this the gentleman referred to here? http://teamxander.blogspot.com/2019/05/1990s-pointless-celebrities-1st-june.html
  14. You mean THIS Emma Thompson. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/7993507/Emma-Thompson-Sorry-I-meant-to-say-they-stone-gays-on-the-Isle-of-Man.html
  15. Try typing “Tax prat of the year” into Taxation home page. Article can be accessed by clicking on article of that name (dated 5 Feb 2013} at bottom of search results. Perfect example of M.P.s who grandstand, IMO. Perhaps the UK could adopt the system tried by Sweden some time ago, where everyone’s tax records were publicly available. It would be a big exercise to bring this in, but they could start with M.P.s.......
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