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Fairtrade Award – Outstanding Project

Phil Gawne and Rosemary Clarke were invited to the Fairtrade Foundation’s 20th Birthday Reception at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.  The reason? The Isle of Man’s Fairtrade Group had been awarded the Outstanding Project in the twenty … Continue reading

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Successful Fairtrade Fortnight!

Assemblies, banana smoothies, delicious home-made cake tasting, Fairtrade stalls, competitions, dress down days – just some of the activities across the Island over the last two weeks. Some cafes are trying Fairtrade tea and coffee for the first time. All … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight is nearly here!

Look out for our Fairtrade Detective sheet which enables you to find as many shops, cafes and other outlets which use or sell Fairtrade goods.  You could win a Fairtrade prize – closing date Friday March 14th.  It’s not too late … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Island Status Renewed!

Today we received the certificate to show that we still have the right to call ourselves a Fairtrade Island. The Fairtrade Foundation says: It has been a huge pleasure to learn of all that has happened since you last renewed … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Art Exhibition

The large windows of the MEA building in Strand Street, Douglas, are hosting an exhibition of children’s Fairtrade Art this week. Drefi the Fairtrade Dragon was created by St John’s Primary School – some of the pineapples and bananas he … Continue reading

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Local Fairtrade Website Launched

For the last few weeks Peter Knowles has been honing his web skills as he has developed a new, local website dedicated to Fairtrade.  With Fairtrade Fortnight beginning on Monday 25th February, it is an opportune time for the launch. … Continue reading

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Going Bananas!

We were delighted to welcome Nicholas Faisal, a banana farmer from St Lucia to the Island at the end of November.  In two days he visited 6 schools and we all learned much more about growing bananas.  Nicholas had come … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Conference

The conference was a success!  So says Shirley: “Just a note to say a big thank you from myself and the children for a wonderful day.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it and are so enthusiastic about trying to become a … Continue reading

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Living Below the Line

Have you ever really thought what it would be like to live like a quarter of the world’s population – on £1/day?  How about actually trying it?  Kristina Crawford, the Global Poverty Ambassador on the Island, has signed up to … Continue reading

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Keeping up with Fairtrade

First we had Fairtrade Fortnight.  Now it will soon be World Fair Trade Day – Saturday 12th May.  How about inviting your friends round to enjoy a cup of fairtrade coffee?  You could always help our fund-raising campaign by asking … Continue reading

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