Month: May 2020

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 29TH MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 28TH JUNE

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 27TH MAY

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  […]

No Mann Is An Island…

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 25TH MAY

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 […]

Gef’s Colouring In

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 […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

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 […]

QUESTION TIME: ASHY AND THE MANX PUBLIC

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 22ND MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 21ST MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 20TH MAY 2020

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 […]

IOM GOV – 18TH MAY

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 […]

The PCs – UPDATE

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 […]

IOM GOV – 15TH MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 14TH MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 13TH MAY

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 […]

Nellie Brennan – A Manx Heroine

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 […]

PM BOJO’s Latest Statement

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 […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 9TH MAY

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  […]

75th Anniversary of VE Day

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 7TH MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 6 MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 5th TUESDAY

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 […]

When Gef met BAS

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 4TH MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND MAY

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 […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST MAY

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 […]