One new case of Covid from an individual who travelled to the island and who was already in self-isolation
It’s all been a bit doom and gloom recently, so Gef has scoured the web to find some heartwarming stories. A Lot of Dough Anyone who has seen American TV or films will know one thing about girl scouts, they sell cookies. And in California eight-year-old Lilly Bumpus has set […]
EGaming is a relatively new industry, but it’s one that’s taking over the island. It’s big business, with big opportunities- but how much do you really know about the industry? We chatted with our mates over at Amber Gaming to bust some of the myths surrounding one of the quickest growing industries.
VAT Returns and Payments Many businesses and individuals are experiencing additional pressure due to this year’s COVID-19 lockdowns. If you have a VAT return that is due to be submitted and/or a liability that you don’t think you are going to be able to pay, please contact the Debt Management […]
Howard, David, Dr Al, Dr Henny A week on from the loosening of restrictions I know deckchair time has made a difference Since last week we have had 3 new cases, but they were all close contacts of known cases Active cases have dropped rapidly, yesterday it dropped below 100 […]
Dr Ewart: ‘The link between the small recorded number of clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine is not yet certain. If there is a link, the risk is incredibly small at around four cases per million people.’
The picture was criticised for what some said was the ‘hypocrisy’ of the Manx Care team meeting when Chief Minister Howard Quayle had criticised private businesses and their employees for not working from home.
The competition focuses on vocal and instrumental performance, and includes solo, duet and ensemble classes. There are also specific classes for Manx instrumental music, and Gaelic singing.
Howard, David, Dr Henrietta Well good afternoon everyone Hope you enjoyed the sun and caught up with loved ones I did, I took some cake to me Mum’s garden Numbers 1 new case – it is linked 109 active cases 1 in hospital Vaccines Continue apace All over 40 letters […]
After the rather drab England games over the past fortnight, the Premier League is back this weekend providing us footy fans with more joy and heartache. Coincidentally having ready through the Times app this morning, I see the island is 10th in the world for vaccine rollout, thinking as sports […]
Manx football is currently suspended as a result of the latest lockdown, with the FA stating its intention to complete the season, which can be extended to the end of June if required.
Mitzi Danielson-Kaslik, 17, is publishing her first novel. Palvine, is a young-adult novel, following an unnamed narrator as she becomes involved with the titular Sylvester Spence Palvine, who has been wrongly assumed to be the perpetrator of a murderer- resulting in his two-year period of hiding.
Our final instalment from yesterday’s PAC evidence session with Dr Rachel Glover. Here, we learn all the nitty gritty details on testing and the friendly competition between the crown dependencies to test test test
This coverage of the PAC hearing is not intended to be a verbatim transcript of the full sitting and should not be treated as such, you can listen to the full sitting here. Continuing on from yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee evidence session with Dr Rachel Glover as part of its inquiry […]
This coverage of the PAC hearing is not intended to be a verbatim transcript of the full sitting and should not be treated as such, you can listen to the full sitting here. As today’s committee hearing started to pick up pace, it became clear that Dr Glover’s well publicised disagreements […]
In today’s roundup we have a phone box at Cregneash making headlines, Pfizer announce trial results in children and Councils in England and Wales have filled in 1.7m potholes in the last year.
Our final instalment of yesterday’s HoK questions – here, they discuss why a review into the DoI has been kept so quiet, Moorhouse want’s to know why gov’s website isn’t attractive and Edge and Baker have a stand off over a written question.
Yesterday’s HoK Questions – DEFA Minister Geoffrey Boot got quizzed on southern planning and what support there is for residents who want to reduce their environmental footprint at home.
Under the gov’s exit strategy, there should be no border restrictions in place by the end of September, when many of the island’s students will go off to university.
Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson has told Gef what plans are being made for this and next year’s students. He has also hinted at changes being made to which exam boards the island’s schools follow.
We all know how lockdown has been for adults- but what about the kids? We’re wanting to hear from young people about their experiences for our new series, ‘Lockdown Diaries’. Whether lockdown has exposed that homeschooling is your thing, or that you’ve found a new passion stuck in the house. […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sad news at the weekend. Two more members of our community died. Tragedy for the Island, thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones NUMBERS *snapshot* 8 new cases 469 active cases (DA corrects the number later in the qns to 391) […]
Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson talks to Gef about schools reopening, the possibility of Covid tests for students and protecting vulnerable children from the virus.
Paul Craine provides an update on the Climate Change Bill, compares the Isle of Man’s emissions to other countries and looks at what work still needs to be done.
I’m a mum. A tired mum.After three kids, I’ve seen my fair share of parenting fails. My eldest is only seven, so I’m fully aware I have plenty more years of parenting lows to come yet. I’ve been the mum who can’t unfold the pram in the middle of the […]
The pubs are shut. You’ve probably noticed. The extra time at home has given me more of a chance to study social media. So that’s just peachy. I know, I know – I should be using the time to read inspiring novels, repoint the brickwork and knit my own yogurt. […]
April Fool’s Day will mark the start of this new venture which involves the restructuring of the largest department in gov, the separation of DHSC functions and the creation of a separate operational body.
A patient at Noble’s Hospital has sadly died with Covid-19. While the person died with the virus, it was not the primary cause of death. A total of 27 people have now died on our island with the virus. The gov has said that in future, deaths will be split […]
Two senior figures who between them have amassed more than half a century at the Steam Packet are to retire later this year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Woodward and Commercial Director John Watt will both leave in July. Between them, the two men have chalked up 58 years with the […]
A group of long covid sufferers say help is available for anyone currently recovering from the virus. ME sufferers and long covid sufferers have recently been collaborating to raise awareness and improve healthcare for the conditions, which share many traits. Of the current outbreak on the island, it is possible […]
Farmers’ Grants Farmers will have access to a wider range of grants from 1 April with the launch of the Agri-Environment Scheme. The new scheme introduces targeted funding options that encourage active farmers to implement changes on their land with outcomes that will see an efficient and productive food chain […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Hope people have watched the emotional well-being session – highly recommend it Thanks to all involved NUMBERS 15 new cases 646 active cases 16 in hospital 3 in ICU David Few other bits while I’m here; Patients must wear a fluid-resistant IIR […]
Are you struggling to find a healthy way to mentally escape the strains of coronavirus during lockdown? An ‘awe-walk’ might just do the trick. Unlike regular walking, the purpose of an ‘awe-walk’ is to stray away from personal worries and inner thoughts of ‘what’s for lunch’ by focusing on the […]
A man has this morning been arrested in Laxey after police were called to the village’s beach for the second time in two days. At around 6am today this morning, officers attended the beach after a social media post that had been made from a person allegedly organising a swim […]
The Department for Enterprise says it paid out £2,293,000 to businesses through the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme on Wednesday. Opened on March 3, the scheme is designed to support businesses with their overheads during the March 2021 circuit break lockdown. The additional payment of £1,000 was paid to 2,293 businesses […]
A quite remarkable woman is tackling a solo triathlon later this year and raising funds for a charity that has supported her. Anna-Lucia Parker, who lives with the auto-immune disease lupus, is racing in the Solo Sprint Triathlon, which is due to be held in Ramsey on May 8th. She […]
A Swig and a Swab The police have charged a man with drink driving shortly after he had been swabbed at the Covid testing centre at the Grandstand on Tuesday afternoon. A police statement said: ‘The male left the area but was located a short distance away and was arrested. […]
The Department for Enterprise is reporting a ‘substantial growth’ within the eGaming sector over the past year. The past 12 months have seen a huge increase to the number of applications for eGaming licences, with the Gambling Supervision Commission (‘GSC’) reporting the highest number of licences that the island has […]
Curraghs Wildlife Park is mourning the loss of their ‘old lady’, Frisco the red panda. Frisco was sadly put to sleep today. At over 17 years and 8 months old, the park said she was ‘exceptionally old for a Red Panda’. The average age red pandas live to is 14 […]
Polling by a Guernsey based research group shows 70% of Manx respondents still see the threat from Covid as high or very high risk. This is in stark contrast to Guernsey and Jersey where only 26% of respondents still perceive it as high risk. It also puts the island above […]
Manx National Heritage has agreed a deal with the Treasury which will see the Great Laxey Wheel repaired in time for the 2022 visitor season. The agreement provides funding for the emergency repairs to the mechanism of the wheel which will allow it to turn again and also brings forward […]
The school holidays are traditionally when Manx Sport & Recreation runs a variety of sports schools all across the island, but obviously this Easter it won’t be able to do that. Instead, it has decided it will run free Zoom classes for children and their families covering everything from dance […]
The Department for Enterprise is extending the support available under the Business Improvement Scheme and the Accessibility Grant. The additional support has been made available through the Economic Recovery Group, which is co-chaired by Treasury Minister Alfr Cannan and Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly, it aims to protect people and jobs, […]
Ewe Have to Control Dogs The police are again asking dog walkers to keep their animals on a lead, particularly when around sheep. The Constabulary have received reports of sheep worrying in the Barnell Lane area of Patrick between March 18 and 20. A statement said: ‘This has resulted in […]
The strain of lockdown on people’s mental health is becoming evident as the police report they have received calls from people threatening to harm themselves. Superintendent Stephen Maddocks said that last week the constabulary received 16 calls related to mental health issues including one person who attempted suicide and 11 […]
HQ Statement on Covid We have cautious optimism, the key data is heading in the right direction, but it is going slower than we had hoped for. The majority of cases are now being found in high risk contacts. Fewer people in isolation. All encouraging steps. Thanks to everyone who […]
Douglas Council has been ordered to pay an employee over £5,000 for unlawful deductions from his salary. William Pye, who has worked for the Council for 36 years, had gone on holiday to Cyprus in March last year and was due to be back on the island two weeks later. […]
An independent review of the capacity and capabilities of the DoI is due to report at the end of next month. It is being carried out by management consultants Beamans, which previously delivered a report into the island’s education system that led to changes being implemented in the DESC. Chief […]
Howard, David, Alf, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Alf is here today to share an update on the economy NUMBERS *David on Zoom with his Churchill book in the background 17 new cases 16 in hospital 2 in ICU Howard Frustrating to see unexplained cases The team are working […]
Fifty one athletes will receive Isle of Man Sport Aid (IoMSA) scholarships this year through a programme that will see them act as sporting ambassadors for the island. Recipients will receive financial support to help with travel and equipment and access to facilities at the Isle of Man Sport Institute […]