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Education on the Island

Following on from discussing Education Policy at our recent AGM, Liberal Vannin is holding a public meeting to discuss ‘Education on the Island’ at 7.30pm on Monday, September 25th at the Manx Legion Club, Douglas. We have two keynote speakers: Anna Cowin of Anna Cowin Learning, formerly of Isle Learn, who will talk of her …

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OUR BIOSPHERE – PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Liberal Vannin is proud to be an Island Biosphere partner organisation and discussed environment policy at our recent Annual General Meeting. We believe that it is essential that the Isle of Man Government actively works to ensure that the Island retains its Unesco Biosphere status by:

Policy statement on Homelessness

Liberal Vannin notes the recent report on Manx Radio relating to Party Leader, Lawrie Hooper, MHK’s response to a Tynwald question from Rob Callister, MHK covering the emergency provision of accommodation for people who find themselves homeless: Health service a ‘last resort’ for emergency accommodation – Manx Radio The Party expresses its concern that 12 …

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Information is Key to Public Confidence

Liberal Vannin is deeply concerned by the gap left by the recent resignations of both the Island’s Information Commissioner, Iain Macdonald and his Deputy, Nicola Whiting. As the independent authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Island’s data protection legislation, the Unsolicited Communications Regulations, the Freedom of Information Act and the Code of Practice on …

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Viewpoint by Peter Karran

No. 8 Open Letter to Chief Minister, Alf Cannan, MHK Dear Alf, Congratulations on taking the initiative to take over responsibility for housing, as part of the Department of Infrastructure. There is no excuse now for the usual lack of progress in dealing with this most important issue, which is a major factor in the …

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Student Grants

Tynwald’s Public Accounts Committee is seeking views on the Government’s Student Awards Scheme Liberal Vannin proposes that the Isle of Man Government considers the following: Students successful in obtaining a place in higher education should be eligible for an Isle of Man Government Student Award to cover the cost of all fees, together with an …

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