Isle of Man work placement for remote island residents

Martin and Iris Green Martin and Iris Green have travelled from Tristan Da Cunha

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Two residents from one of the most remote group of islands in the world have begun a four-month work placement in the Isle of Man.

Martin and Iris Green have travelled from the volcanic island of Tristan Da Cunha in the south Atlantic ocean.

Each will be given experience of various areas of Manx life which relate to their professions at home.

A government spokesman said the scheme is part of the Isle of Man's commitment towards international development.

Tristan Da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory located 1,750 miles from South Africa and 1,500 miles from the nearest land mass of St Helena. The volcanic island is accessible only by a seven-day boat journey from Cape Town and has a population of 260.

Mr Green works with the island's agriculture department and Mrs Green heads up the island's Post Office and Philatelic Bureau.

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