Month: July 2020

Beach Powder

Picture this: you’ve spent the day at the beach at Playa del Vintners, glowing after several hours in the sun/on the booze and now, it’s time to leave. *sobs* Trying to brush the sand off your feet is hard enough when you’re sober but when you’re half cut or if […]

COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS: MENTAL HEALTH

THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED BY DAVE TAGGART AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, AND NOT IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH ANY OF THE COMPANIES, CHARITIES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH WHICH HE IS AFFILIATED. UNFORTUNATELY, BUT NOT UNSURPRISINGLY, THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH. FROM THE FINANCIAL BURDEN TO […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 30TH JULY

CHIEF MIN X HEALTH MIN  “WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE” ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES UPDATE  70 DAYS VIRUS FREE  THE ECONOMIC SHOCK CONTINUES TO BE FELT LOCALLY, WE KNOW UNEMPLOYMENT HAS INCREASED AND SOME SECTORS ARE STRUGGLING  ECONOMIC RECOVERY GROUP ARE WORKING THROUGH THE SUMMER WE’VE COME A […]

COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS: BORDERS

THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED BY DAVE TAGGART AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, AND NOT IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH ANY OF THE COMPANIES, CHARITIES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH WHICH HE IS AFFILIATED. SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT ‘BORDERS ARE A CONTROVERSIAL AND DIVISIVE TOPIC’.  AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY RUNNING, […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

School’s out for summer which means it’s time for some GOOD news. COMMUNITY EFFORTS If you drove along the mountain road yesterday morning, it’s likely that you noticed the events of Dylan’s Day. People from all over the island came out to support 8-year-old Dylan Walton as he climbed Snaefell […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 23 JULY

OG SET UP WITH HOWARD AND ASHY  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  UPDATE 64 DAYS WITH NO NEW CASES WE’VE HAVEN’T HAD TO GIVE YOU ANY BAD NEWS FOR 2 WHOLE MONTHS  ONLY US AND GSY HAVE ACHIEVED LOCAL ELIMINATION  ACTIVE CASES IN THE UK REMINDS US THAT […]

AN AUDIENCE WITH THE TREASURY MIN – ALF C

“A PLATFORM FOR AN ECONOMIC FIGHTBACK. TOWARDS A GREEN, DIGITAL, SAFE FUTURE” MORN’N & WELCOME EVERYONE  THERE’S A LOT TO GET THROUGH KNOW YOU’RE ALL KEEN TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS SO LET’S GET GOING! ALF RAN THROUGH HIS UPDATE WHICH WE COVERED HERE YESTERDAY. CLOSING WITH, WE’RE OK. DON’T LET […]

ALF’S PURPLE BUDGET UPDATE

16 WEEKS AGO WE LAUNCHED A PACKAGE OF MEASURES DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE ECONOMY AND JOBS  THE MEASURES DELIVERED £80 MILLION VIA DIRECT AND INDIRECT CASH SUPPORT  WE MOVED RAPIDLY AND DECISIVELY. FOR THE MOST PART IT HAS DONE THE JOB BUT WE CAN’T CONTINUE WITH HANDOUTS. IT COULD DISTORT […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD! COMMUNITY EFFORTS Over lockdown I think we all felt that itch of wanting to get out and do something instead of being stuck inside. Well Stevie Bradley, currently in a two week quarantine after returning to our isle, has decided that […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 16TH JULY

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE ANOTHER WEEK OF NO RONA IT’S LIKE WE’RE BACK TO NORMAL NIKKI S HAS ANNOUNCED HOW SCOTLAND’S RELAXING THEIR LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS  IT’S WEIRD SEEING THE UK SO FAR BEHIND US THIS COMPARISON SHOWS HOW FAR AHEAD WE ARE AND THAT WE CAN’T BE COMPLACENT! WE ALL HAVE […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

Here’s your weekly round up of all things good! Community Events After being cooped up for a few months, getting out again has been a fresh reminder of just how beautiful our island is. Well, Craig Brinkley has decided he wants to share his bit of our island with everyone, […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 9TH JULY

HOWARD AND ASHY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED TYNWALD DAY  IT WASN’T THE USUAL SHABANG; NO BANDS, STALLS OR MUSIC  BUT PEOPLE STILL CAME OUT IN FORCE  IT WAS GREAT TO SHARE THAT MANX NATIONAL PRIDE WITH THE NATION  NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  HQ – “THANKS […]

Manx Music – Tunes of Tynwald

Tunewald Day, no? Sorry – Tunes of Tynwald. Here’s some choons from Manxies who have glittered our lives with song. Bee Gees – Night Fever Suppose we should’ve really added their version of Ellen Vannin, but Night Fever’s the one. If there’s one thing us Manxies are good at it’s […]

Tynwald Day Party Pack

If you’re celebrating today, tomorrow or both, we’ve got you sorted with this islandofsocial party pack. Created by the talented Laura Bowles (the creative behind the ‘Gef heads’). Simply download, print, cut and enjoy! Yes, there is a President of Tynwald head. Be sure to tag us in any pics! […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND JULY

HOWIE AND ASHY TODAY HOWIE HIYA. I’M PLEASED TO BE HERE. TYNWALD WEEKEND COMING UP – WOO! IT’S TIME TO REFLECT HOW FAR WE’VE COME  WE’RE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER – THANKS FOR EVERYONE’S EFFORT BORDERS ARE ON EVERYONE’S MIND IT’S A COMPLEX SITU AND EMOTIONS ARE HIGH WE HAVE […]