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PAG Public Meeting: Zero Base Budgeting presentation

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Many thanks to Kate Beecroft MHK for providing us with such a a thoughtful presentation. If only the Goevrnment could move towards budgeting in this manner rather than 'they get the money because they always have'.

They should re-evalute the effectiveness of their entire expenditure each budget.

Please find attached Kate's presentation in two formats: it's original Microsoft Powerpoint, and Acrobat PDF.

Contact us if you experience any difficulty in downloading.

 
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 16:29
 

Right Royal Rumpus

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What an extraordinary opening session it  was for Tynwald in January 2014.

Looking down from the public gallery it seemed as though there were more vacant seats than those occupied.
 
Speaker Rodan's cushion  was taken by Deputy Speaker Singer - resplendent in his civvies - no wig and gown for him.
Similarly Clerk Phillips was absent, replaced on the day by LegCo Clerk King.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:20
 

PAG Public Meeting: Sustainable Island Tourism presentation

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Presentation by Dr. Brendan Canavan on Monday 9th December 2013

The concept of 'sustainable tourism' has emerged from a desire to avoid the perceived negative impacts of  tourism, to make as low an impact on the local environment and culture as possible, whilst helping to generate future employment for local people. The aim of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development brings a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and of course the tourists themselves.

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Download this file (Sustainable_Tourism.pdf)Sustainable Tourism - PDF version1914 Kb707
Download this file (Sustainable_Tourism.ppsx)Sustainable Tourism - PowerPoint18012 Kb585
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:21
 

The Hoary Issue of Planning!

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planning-mistakes"The hoary issue of Planning" - that's how the Chairman introduced the topic to David Cretney when the DOI Minister recently appeared before the Environment & Infrastructure Policy Review Committee.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:06
 

Scoring a hat-trick and feeling smug!

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hat_trick-imageAs 2013 draws to an end PAG can be forgiven for feeling jubilant as elements of the PAG Charter show signs of being realised.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 22:57
 

Justice - truth in action

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Suffering an injustice is one of the most damaging human experiences. It gnaws at your emotions and of those near to you.

Think then how the Horan family must feel, after more than five years in the judicial system and no compensation on the horizon.

Here's what Jim Horan wrote on Facebook:

Five and a half years ago my house was totally demolished by Manx Gas. I didn't have mains gas at all and the forensic inspectors proved without a doubt it was mains gas that demolished my house. Manx Gas have spent five and a half years refusing to accept responsibility! Is this justice?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:45
 

e-Gaming - "Assessing the Value" presentation

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isle-of-man-e-gamingThe October 2013 PAG Public Meeting e-Gaming - "Assessing the Value" proved to be a lively event with robust comment and discussion following this power-point presentation by Peter Greenhill, CEO e-Gaming Development (DED), supported by Howard Quayle, MHK responsible for e-Gaming (DED).

The audience of about 60 people seemed evenly divided as to the undoubted value of this developing sector of the IOM economy balanced by a genuine concern and disquiet about promoting gambling.

 Those of you that have computers that can use PowerPoint may click on the second attachment for a slideshow. 

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Download this file (PAG eGaming Presentation.pdf)PAG eCommerce presentation454 Kb640
Download this file (PAG Presentation Release Version.ppsx)PAG eCommerce presentation - Powerpoint1032 Kb718
Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 09:36
 

Obesity outburst clouds real issue

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The sweeping statements made about obesity in the Isle of Man by Chief Minister Bell appears to be based on a commissioned study conducted by Theodoros M. Bampouras, Senior Lecturer in Sport Mechanics and Performance Analysis at the University of Cumbria.

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The resultant report of 30th November 2012 is quite specific in that it is confined to data analysis from 5 year old school entrants in 2012.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:06
 


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