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Isle of man Health and Care Association - three years on

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The Isle of Man Health and Care Association (HACA), the idea for which was first floated approximately three years ago at a PAG public meeting, continues to quietly work away for the benefit of local residents with some success.

The ongoing interaction between the Association and the Health and Social Care Department seems to be slowly producing some improvement in the way complaints by the public are handled; and HACA are pleased to report the management of the hospital, in particular, are becoming more receptive to the feedback they are providing to them.

As a relatively new charity HACA is still keen to recruit additional members but, even more so would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has some spare time and may wish to become involved in the running of the Association.

Theyare also planning a major fund raising event in May and additional volunteers are needed for the organising committee. So if you think you could help - even if only for the next few months - please call the HACA office on 652571 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More information on their website http://www.iomhaca.im/

 

Judicial Inconsistency - or what?

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eq justIn October 2013 this website published an article "Justice - truth in action"

It made the point that the public needs to have absolute confidence in our system of justice and referred to an inconsistency of approach in the Isle of Man.

Generally our police respond to drug offending with some vehemence as we are reminded this week via a report from EnergyFM:

"A 60-year-old man from Douglas has pleaded guilty to possessing and cultivating cannabis. Joseph Crook appeared at Douglas Courthouse yesterday charged with two offences.  He was stopped on Victoria Road by police on August 23rd who found he had a small amount of cannabis bush in his possession. In court Mr Crook also entered a guilty plea for cultivating four plants at a property in Douglas which were found on the same day. The case has now been adjourned for two weeks to allow the prosecutor to compile more evidence - Mr Crook will next appear in court on October 21st."

 

Manx Credit Union - make it happen!

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mcuThose that braved the horrible weather last night were rewarded with a valuable insight into the work going on to create a Manx Credit Union. Thank you all for such a good turnout and your valuable contributions during the Q&A.

A Manx Credit Union can only happen with your support. Please, please view their website, register your interest and make this happen.

Click on the logo for the website and more information.

Interview with David Talbot: http://www.manx.net/tv/mt-tv/watch/61798/manx-credit-union-proposal

 

Legislative Council (Part 2) - The Legislative Council Reform Bill 2014

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One of the core principles of the PAG Charter is that "The people have the right to elect Members of the Legislative Council"

It is at the very heart of the Reform Bill which Peter Karran will soon be presenting for a second reading in the House of Keys.

 

Legislative Council (Part 1) - Can we afford the Luxury of LegCo?

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The recent move by Phil Gawne to abolish the Legislative Council received short shrift from a majority of his of his colleagues in Keys and was thrown out.

At least the proposal raised some fundamental arguments about the purpose and cost of LegCo and it is this latter aspect which we explore in more detail.

The basic salary, from April 2014, for a member of the Legislative Council is £38,771.00.

LegCo has responsibility for the consideration of draft primary legislation (Bills). It is an important role, reviewing and revising new legislation presented to it, generally from the Keys.

 


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