Community Efforts If you thought you saw a dog walking around the TT course this morning then you might have spotted the Search and Rescue Dog IOM’s very own Manxie dog (powered by Jim Macgregor). Manxie dog set off at 6am this morning and is walking around the TT course […]
LAURENCE ‘SKELLMEISTER’ SKELLY *WEARING A TT SHIRT FASTYR MIE NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 3 ACTIVE CASES DENTIST OPENING PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE BUT WILL BE FINALISED NEXT WEEK. USE THE EMERGENCY DENTAL NUMBER IN THE MEANTIME UPDATE WELCOME TO TT WEEK WE HAVE 8 DAYS OF TT ENTERTAINMENT […]
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Should we continue to prosecute people for using cannabis? How does this benefit society? Is it a responsible, ethical and prudent way to spend public money? Giles believes not.
Isle of Man Sportsman of the year, Joe Reid, shares his thoughts on how the initiative could benefit the Island’s sporting and wider community in years to come.
HOWARD AND ASHY ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS TEACHERS CAN JOIN IN WITH THE WEEKLY KEY WORKER TEST SHOULD THEY DESIRE NO FURTHER NEW CASES 3 ACTIVE CASES NO COVID POSITIVE CASES IN THE HOSPITAL HOWARD WE WENT IN HARD AND AT THE START (IT WAS A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE BUT IT […]
If you haven’t already heard, Chris Thomas got the chop from CoMin last night.
Here’s the rundown of what happened and wtf ‘collective responsibility’ means.
ASHY & DR DUNCAN GERRY (IN CHARGE OF KEEPING OUR ELDERLY SAFE) GLORIOUS DAY ON THE ROCK ISN’T IT? NUMBERS NO NEW CASES 6 ACTIVE CASES 2 Hospital 2 Newlands 2 Community DR DUNCAN GERRY IS HERE TODAY TO TELL US ABOUT THE WORK GOING ON IN THE CARE HOMES […]
I am writing this as I start two weeks of quarantine… for the second time. By the time I’m allowed out I will have been self-isolating for nearly two months, and none of it within the comfort of my own home . Earlier this week I finally made it back […]
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DR AL HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD BANK HOL GANG NUMBERS NO NEW CASES ONLY 7 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE C-19 IS A STARK REMINDER OF HOW VULNERABLE AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD IS DUE TO YOUR EFFORTS WE’VE PASSED THE PEAK PEOPLE HAVE RECOVERED – OUR ISLAND IS IN A MUCH BETTER […]
I thought I would share my top tips – as a therapist & coach, on some musings through our time in lockdown, and how we ease our way back into ‘normal’ life, all whilst adhering to Howard’s new social distancing rules.
The lovely Laura Bowles, founder of islandofsocial and creative genius behind lots of our artwork here at Gef, has kindly created downloadable and printable colouring in sheets. Download your FREE copies by clicking the button below. TT COLOURING IN SHEET GAIETY THEATRE COLOURING IN SHEET TOWER OF REFUGE COLOURING IN […]
Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD Community Efforts Last Saturday, Jake Hodgson completed a 24-hour bike ride on the track around the NSC hockey pitch in memory of Ballakermeen teacher, Carol Synott, who sadly passed away on the 5th of May. The bike ride was only a […]
JAMES DAVIS IS HERE TO COMPERE A PUBLIC CORONAVIRUS Q&A ALL CORNERS OF THE ISLAND ARE BEING REPRESENTED VIA ZOOM. ONE FROM THE FLOOR; IS EVERYONE AT NOBLES BEING TESTED REGULARLY? ANYONE ADMITTED IS TESTED, YES. AND THEY ARE CONFIRMED IN OUR DAILY FIGURES FRANK SHINGLE FROM DOUGLAS; HOW DO […]
We (Catherine and Alaia) were discussing what it was like being home instead of finishing off our penultimate years at university in Warsaw and St Andrews. As we were chatting, we realised that, while we both love the Isle of Man, the student community here just isn’t what it is […]
ASHY & DR G FROM 111 NUMBERS NO NEW CASES OVER TO YOU DR G *NICE SCOTTISH ACCENT* NUMBER OF CALLS HAS REDUCED AND WE NOW PROCESS AROUND 100 CALLS A DAY TESTED OVER 3K INDIVIDUALS 2.4K TEXT MESSAGE RESULTS SENT OUT AND LOADS OF CALLBACKS CONTINUALLY ADAPTING – NOW […]
HOWIE AND ASHY “BEEN BUSY OLD WEEK HASN’T IT ? A CONF UPDATE WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT…” ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 9 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE ABOUT THE NEW CASE – IT WASN’T A HEALTH WORKER OR ANYONE CONNECTED TO A CARE HOME – IT WAS ONE OF […]
ALF – TREASURY MIN NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 10 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE SALARY SUPPORT SCHEME HAS PAID OUT £30 MILLION = 11,000 JOBS / 1,500 BUSINESSES MERA HAS PAID OUT £5 MILLION TO 2,000 INDIVIDUALS SUPPRESSION OF VIRUS MEANS SOME SECTORS HAVE RETURNED FAR TOO EARLY TO EXPECT BUSINESSES TO […]
HOWIE, ASHY AND MARGARET FROM INFECTION PREVENTION ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 15 ACTIVE CASES 7 IN HOSPITAL HOWIE BECAUSE YOU PLAYED YOUR PART SERIOUSLY, RETAIL HAS RETURNED ABOUT 2,000 IN RETAIL HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGHOUT TOO SO THANKS TO THEM FOR KEEPING US FED AND WATERED THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO […]
LISTEN UP, GUYS! There are a few changes to the press conferences coming into play. The game plan is still the same: listen, ask questions, listen some more, ask some more, but as of today, the schedule and reporting set up is changing. Here’s the situ- Tuesdays have been cut […]
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The island’s borders closed almost two months ago in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. But how does tightly controlling who can come and go affect illegal drug supplies? “I think the first week there was a drop [in supply], then they’ve just adapted and it’s gone back […]
ASHY AND JO FROM CYBER SECURITY STATS 2 NEW CASES 21 ACTIVE CASES WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I MUST CONFIRM A FURTHER DEATH FROM THIS DREADFUL DISEASE BEHIND EACH OF THESE NUMBERS IS A HUMAN STORY, WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT ASHY UPDATE HOME WORKING EFFORT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL. SO […]
HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO (DOI MIN) ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES 24 ACTIVE CASES RAYMONDO WE’VE ALL BEEN GETTING CREATIVE. DOI HAVE BEEN BUSY AND DOING LOADS TOO AND ALSO FLEXING FOR THE GREATER GOOD NEW OXYGEN STORAGE FACILITY IN PLACE NEWLANDS ALL SET UP DOI STAFF HAVE TAKEN ON […]
HOWARD, ASHY, IAN HOWARD AND ASHY GOT THE ‘GREEN SUIT’ MEMO IAN MANSELL HERE TO CHAT ABOUT WORKPLACE SAFETY ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 35 ACTIVE CASES HOWARD THANKS FOR A SMASHING SHOW ABOUT THE NURSES YESTERDAY ASHY TWO PARTS OF RETURN TO WORK RETAIL – MIGHT BE […]
Eleanor (better known as Nellie or Nelly) Brennan was the daughter of a laundress in Douglas whose sailor husband had died at sea a month before Nellie was born. Growing up, Nellie helped her mother in laundering and pressing clothes but when Nellie was 16, her mother died and so […]
Being part of the global sport that is cycling, and with friends based in all corners of the world, I’ve heard so much about how different countries are handling this pandemic and the restrictions they have in place. I feel so lucky that our lockdown has allowed us to still […]
WE’VE GOT A FULL HOUSE TODAY – HOWARD, ASHY, DR AL, HENNY, LINDA PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO HAVE HENNY BACK AS SHE DRAWS A GOOD CROWD. ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES 37 ACTIVE CASES CONFIRMATION ON CHILDCARE SITUATION AFTER HIS EMAIL TO SOMEONE WENT MANX VIRAL: OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS […]
Well, while I was expecting this survey to garner some debate I wasn’t quite anticipating it to receive the response it did! Over 1,100 people have completed the survey across a well distributed age range which, whilst I’m no statistician, actually makes the results a statistically significant representation of our […]
WE’RE 2 MONTHS IN THE DEATH TOLL HAS BEEN TRAGIC THE GRIEF HAS BEEN IMMENSE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN THO YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB WE’VE STOPPED A CATASTROPHE PREDICTED AT HALF A MIL VICTIMS CAMPAIGN AGAINST VIRUS HAS COME AT A COLOSSAL COST TO OUR WAY OF LIFE SPOKE […]
Community Efforts As always there have been so many amazing efforts in support of others this week. Every week our island manages to prove how close our community is. This week Heather Maddrell offered some of her abstract paintings in exchange for nothing but a donation to the Friends of […]
My colleagues in the medical field are making massive sacrifices every day because of this virus and you can bet your Aunt Mildred that they’d be shouting it from the rooftops if they’d found a solution.
ASHY, MAJOR CHARLES WILSON, ED FROM MNH ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 19 TESTS OUTSTANDING NO NEW CASES 39 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY TODAY WE SHOWED OUR RESPECT BY STAYING INDOORS NEVER HAVE I EVER FELT SO HONOURED TO BE A MANX MAN THAN TODAY […]
Life in our COVID-19 bubble is far from normal. And whilst most are looking to find their ‘new’ normal; I’m actually a little lucky, because I have a Donna. And believe me when I say, everyone needs a Donna in their life. She is someone I hardly know and yet […]
It’s finally here – the first May bank holiday. I’m sure many of you are excited to take a break from your make-shift office and enjoy the long weekend, but there’s something even more significant to celebrate today. People from far and wide are coming together (virtually, of course) to […]
HOWARD, HENNY, ASHY ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 2 NEW CASES 40 ACTIVE CASES HOWARD CHAIRED A MEGA LONG COMIN MEETING THIS AM WE LOOKED AT THE DATA AND LISTENED TO THE EXPERTS NO EVIDENCE OF CASES BEING LINKED TO ANY OF THE CHANGES INCL CONSTRUCTION MANY CASES RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD […]
An all-island speed limit is a long-standing topic of discussion for us Manxies, with many arguments on both sides of the debate.
Many Samaritans are pulling out all the stops… How does it feel going into work when such a large proportion of the population are staying home?
HOWARD, ASHY, ROSS B (HEAD OF MENTAL HEALTH) NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 41 ACTIVE CASES NOW REPORTING ON ACTIVE CASES RATHER THAN RESUMED RECOVERED WE’VE HAD AN AUDIT – WE MADE A MISTAKE ON FRIDAY SO PAUSED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR A RECOUNT HOWARD PLAN = FLIGHT PATH WE ARE […]
The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate news headlines and all of our thoughts. Each day sees new measures and new challenges in an evolving situation which is truly unprecedented in modern times.
TYNWALD WENT ON FOR 4 HOURS THANKS FOR WAITING, BEEN A LONG ONE NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE NO FURTHER DEATHS 326 TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 17 DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY 6 DEATHS IN HOSPITAL 3416 CONCLUDED TEST 43 AWAITING RESULTS 6 AWAITING TESTS 19 CURRENTLY IN HOSPITAL SKELLY’S BEEN IMPRESSED BY […]
As COVID-19 spreads around Europe, most people’s knee jerk worry has been the health of themselves and their loved ones. The second is how they will pay for them to live in a now tightly-restricted economy. So, what should you do if you’re a primary carer and your child’s other […]
Chances are if you’re a business owner on the Isle of Man, you’ll be familiar with the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce. Established for over 60 years, they now have 450 members, who represent some of the largest businesses on the Isle of Man. Unless you’ve been firmly under […]
HOWARD, ASHY, DR KHAN (MICROBIOLOGY JEDI) GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE DELIGHTED TO HAVE DR KHAN JOIN THE LINE UP ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 42 TEST RESULTS OUTSTANDING 4 NEW CASES SINCE YESTERDAY SAD DUTY TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER DEATH IN NOBLES HOSPITAL. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES HOWARD – I’D LIKE TO PASS ON MY […]
DR AL + HEADTEACHER ROB COOLE + RACHEL SMITH, DIGITAL LEARNING COORDINATOR GOOD AFTERNOON NUMBERS 93 MORE TESTS COMPLETED 4 NEW CONFIRMED CASES NO NEW COVID RELATED DEATHS UPDATE 6 WEEKS AGO WE CLOSED SCHOOLS SOME HAVE REMAINED OPEN TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND KEY WORKERS AMAZING CREATIVITY AND FLEXIBILITY DURING […]
We’re not sure when we’ll be going pint with our mates again, selfishly we’re gutted. But we feel more for the hospitality entreprenuers who have had to close the doors on to their businesses.
ASHY + KATHRYN MAGSON – HEALTH CEO GOOD AFTERNOON PINCH PUNCH 1ST OF THE MONTH. WE’RE ENTERING THE THIRD MONTH WORRYING AND STRESSFUL FOR SOME BUT EVERYTHING IS HELPING THE FIGHTS SO THANK YOU YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IF WASN’T FOR CRONA – WE WOULD HAVE BEEN […]