IOM GOV UPDATE – 30TH APRIL

HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO – DOI MINISTER 

HOWIE

  • GOOD AFTERNOON 

  • THERE’S A LOT TO GET THROUGH

  • DELIGHTED TO BE JOINED MY RAYMONDO

ASHY UP FIRST THOUGH WITH THE NUMBERS

  • 2 NEW CASES TODAY 

  • ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL NEW CASES, IT ISN’T A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

  • WHAT MATTERS IS THE LONG TERM – WHICH ISN’T CAUSING ANY CONCERN 

HOWIE 

  • CONTACT TRACKING TELLS US THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT NEW CASES ARE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION GETTING BACK TO WORK 

UPDATE ON THE MARATHON COMIN SESH TODAY 

  • NEXT REVIEW POINT WILL BE 7TH MAY 

  • WE’LL HAVE THE DATA WE NEED THEN 

  • DON’T GET TOO EXCITED THO IT’S STILL GONNA BE #BABYSTEPS

  • WE WILL BE TRANSPARENT 

  • WHEN THE PLAN HAS HAD A FINAL REVIEW BY COMIN WE’LL CHUCK IT ON THE WEBSITE 

  • UNTIL THERE ARE GAME CHANGERS WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS

  • RECREATIONAL ANGLING WILL BE ALLOWED FROM SATURDAY MORNING – KEEP YOUR DISTANCE, WASH YOUR HANDS AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LICENSE 

  • GOLF – COMIN HAVE ASKED FOR MORE DETAILS, DR AL WILL BE UPDATING US ON SATURDAY 

OVER TO RAYMONDO 

  • THROWBACK TO THE 10TH MARCH DOI WERE GETTING READY FOR SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER TIME – TT, TRAMS, FERRY TERMINAL IN LIVERPOOL, PEEL HARBOUR

  • ALTHOUGH THE PROM WAS A CHALLENGE – AT LEAST WE WEREN’T WORKING TOO CLOSE TOGETHER 

  • THEN THE SH!TSTORM HIT – TT CANCELLED, BORDERS CLOSED, YOU KNOW THE REST 

  • AND THE FIGHT BACK STARTED *THIS IS MY FIGHT SONG*

  • NEWLANDS – ARMY OF PEOPLE SWUNG INTO ACTION AND DELIVERED IT IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS 

  • HAS SINCE HELPED TO ACCOMMODATE ABBOTSWOOD RESIDENTS 

  • OXYGEN – COMIN TOOK THE OPINION THAT WE SHOULD BUILD OUR OWN 

  • WE GOT IN THERE AND GRABBED THE EQUIPMENT ASAP – NO MESSIN 

  • NEW PLANT TO OPEN NEXT WEEK – KIND TRADESMEN, CHARITIES WHO HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN – YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE, WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL 

  • FACILITY MEANS WE WILL NOW BE ABLE TO DELIVER OXYGEN TO COVID-19 PATIENTS – WE DON’T NEED TO RELY ON OTHERS – WE’RE A STRONG, INDEPENDENT WOMAN ISLAND 

  • TRIBUTE TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRACKING ON AS NORMAL 

  • LOOKING AT EVERYTHING ACHIEVED SO FAR – IT’S FIRST CLASS

ON TO ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (THE PROM)

  • WORK WILL CONTINUE ON THE 4TH MAY 

  • TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TWEAK THE PLANS

  • SO WE CAN BE FINISHED BEFORE EASTER NEXT YEAR 

  • CONFIDENT WE AND OUR CONTRACTORS CAN SMASH IT 

  • PLANS WILL BE RELEASED SOON

THANKS TO ALL STAFF AND EVERYONE ELSE – RAYMONDO

HOWIE – PLEASE PASS ON MY PERSONAL THANKS TO COLLEAGUES TOO RAY

QUESTIONS 

  • CONSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH UK – CHANNEL ISLANDS ARE IN THE SAME BOAT, IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP THE UK WE WILL OF COURSE BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR. WE CHAT ABOUT BREXIT TOO 

  • “THE B WORD HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE C WORD, I HOPE THERE ISN’T A D WORD”

  • PROM – NEW PLANS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A FEW WEEKS 

  • UK DOI WORKERS / CONTRACTORS – WERE ALREADY HERE BEFORE BORDERS CLOSED 

  • ON CREATING A NEW FACILITY FOR CANCER TREATMENTS – NEW BEDS AND OXYGEN HAVE BEEN THE PRIORITY BUT THIS IS A FAST MOVING PROCESS

  • ON TESTING TRAVELLERS WHEN THE BORDERS OPEN – WE DON’T KNOW PRECISE PROCEDURES YET, WORTH THINKING ABOUT HOW TRAVEL CHANGED AS A RESULT OF 911

  • ON EXPANDING CANCER TREATMENTS – THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE CERTAIN CANCER TREATMENTS WE CAN’T OFFER BECAUSE OF OUR SIZE. WE NEED TO LEAN ON UK EXPERTISE 

  • WE’LL ALWAYS NEED TO SEND PEOPLE AWAY TO THE LIKES OF CLATTERBRIDGE SO THEY CAN RECEIVE THE BEST SPECIALIST EXPERTISE 

  • PROM SPEND WON’T CHANGE BUT WE’LL PICK UP THE SLACK 

  • HOWIE – BIT DRAINED FROM A 5 HOUR COMIN MEETING 

  • “RAY, GET YOUR STEPS IN” (HE WAS POPULAR TONIGHT)

  • TAX DISCS ARE STILL BEING PROCESSED 

  • DRIVING EXAMS NOT HAPPENING 

  • VEHICLE TESTING MOVING FORWARD 

  • WE NEED TO ACCELERATE CAPITAL PROJECTS TO GET THE ECONOMY MOVING – WE’LL MAXIMISE LOCAL SPEND WHERE WE CAN 

  • NO DOI STAFF BEEN FURLOUGHED  – PEOPLE ARE DOING DIFFERENT JOBS. 

  • PAUL – HI RAY – ARE YOU GONNA SHUT DOWN THE PROM TO GET THINGS MOVING MORE QUICKLY? RAY –  CONSIDERING ONE WAY. 

  • PAUL PUSHED FOR SOME CLARITY ON OG PROM COMPLETION SCHEDULE – ORIGINALLY IT WAS MEANT TO BE AUGUST 2021 – NOW WE’RE LOOKING AT EASTER 2021

  • ON COMPLETING PROJECTS ON BUDGET – WE KNOW THERE WILL BE CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY, WE’LL USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RE ENERGISE 

  • CAPITAL PROJECTS HELP THE MANX ECONOMY – MULTIPLIER EFFECT

  • PEEL MARINA DREDGING? – YES THE LADS ARE CRACKING ON WITH THAT 

SHOUTOUTS

  • HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY COLONEL TOM MOORE

    • ST NINIANS SENT HIM A NICE MANX FLAG BIRTHDAY CARD – WE RECKON IT’S THE BEST ONE HE’LL GET 

  • ELLA QUAYLE – 16 – FROM DOUGLAS – RAISED THREE GRAND FROM SHAVING HER HEAD

  • RECENTLY RELEASED MANX REPATRIATED RESIDENTS – WE KNOW IT WAS TOUGH – THANK YOU

2 thoughts on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 30TH APRIL”

  1. Could Amanda please ask the ministers what the R number is over here. That’s the number of people one infected person is infecting, over here. I think it would be point something. .1 or .2 maybe. Thanks

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