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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s probably fair to say that the Manx people are now more aware of who their political leaders are than ever before, after some of the most turbulent few months in our history during the COVID-19 pandemic. So perhaps you’re keen to understand (and take part in) the island’s elections […]
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, […]
Here at Gef we love nothing more than celebrating the weird and wonderful of the Isle of Man, I mean, we’re named after a poltergeist that haunted a family in Dalby for god’s sake. Working with Visit Isle of Man, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most weird […]
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 […]
1. We don’t talk about death enough Death is scary. Talking about it makes you question your own mortality as well as those you love. We don’t want to bring it up for fear of upset – upsetting ourselves and upsetting our loved ones. Once death occurs, we spend time […]
Dr Al popped into Gef HQ today to record an exciting podcast that’ll be coming soon.
While he was in, we grabbed 10 minutes of his time to ask some questions about the teacher pay dispute and basically figure out wtf has been going on.
So that’s it – the end of the school year, and what a whirlwind it’s been. And now, just to rub more salt into the wound that is 2020, we turn our attention to the news that Mr Alex Townsend – aka the computer bus man – has retired.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
As the site of 52 Duke street sits in a pile of rubble, awaiting its resurrection into shops and flats, here at Gef, we’ve been looking back over our fond memories of the building.
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 […]
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 […]
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Wanting to jet off to white sand beaches to forget about the dreaded C-word, but know that your summer holiday just isn’t on the cards this year? Sigh no more friends, the bosses of Foraging Vintners, Ian Swindells and MaryBeth Coll, have you covered. They’re opening their new pop up […]
Like most on our island, I haven’t been to Guernsey and we’re all a little bit sceptical as we’ve been in our respective ‘cells’ for some time now, so we ask, WHO are the Guernsey massive?
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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, […]
So why is buying local so important right now? We asked the Head of Economic Affairs for the Economic Affairs Division, Adam Smith.
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 […]
Question White female here, who’s deeply embarrassed by how long it’s taken her to educate herself on black oppression and black history. My question would be this: I want to stand in solidarity and speak out in solidarity for the black lives matter movement and the black men and women […]
Question I’d like to help to talk to people who feel offended by the conversations going on. Specifically, white friends who feel the narrative is an attack on them when they don’t feel they are racist but equally don’t call out casual racism when they hear it. They reply with […]
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 […]
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! […]
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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 […]