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PAG Event: Cruising Cash Cows?

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Cruising Cash Cows? Perceptions and Misperceptions

a presentation by Dr Ross Klein

Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Monday 27th November 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Manx Legion Club, Douglas

The event is free and open to all

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 We are now used to seeing small cruise ships moored in Douglas Bay.

The Government is considering a proposal to build a £60 million deep water terminal to receive the latest generation of cruise liners. These vessels hold up to 5000 passengers. On the face of it this would seem to be good for our economy. But there are always two sides to a story. What might the full impact be on the Isle of Man? That's what Positive Action Group (PAG) will debate at its November public meeting.

 

'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire'

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IoM Premiere for new film on offshore Finance industry
 

'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire'

(documentary)

Manx Museum Theatre, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Monday 13 November 2017

Two screenings: 6.00pm and 7.45pm. 

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Admission free - All welcome

 
 
Positive Action Group (PAG) is screening a new documentary telling how Britain transformed itself from an imperial to a financial power through a global network of offshore jurisdictions. 
 
'The Spider's Web – Britain's Second Empire' will be shown at the Manx Museum Theatre on Monday 13 November, with screenings at both 6.00pm and 7.45pm.   Admission is free - All welcome
 
This recently-released film throws light on how bankers, lawyers and accountants set up a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions which captured wealth from across the globe and funnelled it into the City of London.  It argues that real power lies not in our democratic institutions but rather in the hands of the wealthy and influential few. 
 
Roger Tomlinson of PAG comments - "PAG is pleased to give an Isle of Man premiere for this timely film. It will clearly be controversial here but we feel the issues it airs are relevant to the Island and deserving of debate.  We hope to welcome the public at both screenings. The early screening offers a chance to come straight from work. Just turn up.

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Page Event: Big Brother database

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Public Meeting

Government's 'Big Brother' Database.

Do we need it?

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Dan Davies - Director of Change and Reform, IOM Government

Steve Burrows - Entrepreneur, Chartered IT Professional

Tristram Llewellyn Jones - Civil Liberties Campaigner

7:30 p.m. Monday 30th October 2017 

Manx Legion Club, Market Hill,  Douglas 

The event is free and open to all

 

Statins: Curse or Cure?

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Statins: Curse or Cure? A Public Debate.medication-cartoon

Dr Alex Allinson MHK 

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Courtenay Heading

 Monday 25th September 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

Manx Museum Theatre, Douglas 

The event is free and open to all


The cost and funding of prescription drugs is a hot topic in the Isle of Man.

Positive Action Group (PAG) kicks off its monthly series of public meetings with a debate about the wisdom of widely prescribing statins to adults. Statins are drugs which lower cholesterol in the blood. Elevated levels of cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and often devastating problems. 

The British Heart Foundation identifies two groups of people who benefit from statins - those who already are at high risk and those who potentially are at risk. Taking statins is one option to lower the risk. But is the drug safe? What are the side effects? Should the NHS be prescribing a preventative pill when there are other ways to achieve a healthier non-risk life style? 

Guest speaker Courtenay Heading is a former Healthcare Innovation Consultant to the Isle of Man Government.He firmly believes that adopting a healthy life style pays untold dividends and has amassed a wealth of information which is contrary to conventional medical practice. He rejects what he perceives as the pill culture and the cost to us all. 

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, is a practising doctor who is well aware of the advantages of statins. He will advocate those benefits and the continued use of the drug.

Following the debate their will be adequate time for questions from the audience.

 

PAG Event: Is more means testing merited?

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Is More Means Testing Merited?

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