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Candidate believes focus needs to stay on 'niche' areas of economy

Fri, 26 Aug 2011

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An election candidate for Douglas East says the Isle of Man has a lot of money to find over the coming years and we can't continue as we are at the moment.

Broadcaster Paul Moulton believes we need to keep ourselves focused on the niche areas of the economy that can be expanded on, so we don't have all our eggs in one basket.

Mr Moulton says this has already been done successfully with e-gaming and the aircraft register.

He also believes in the private sector taking over some of the areas the government has been running.

He cites the new coffee shop in the sea terminal as an example of where this has worked recently.

We asked Mr Moulton about the national issues the Island faces.[play media file below]

The other Douglas East candidates are Chris Robertshaw, Brenda Cannell, John Karran and Geraldine O'Neill.