Month: October 2020

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week where Manx twitter got spicy and Groudle Glen Water Wheel made a comeback, we’ve got the latest skeet… Dr Rach resigns Manx Twittersphere went into overdrive this week when Dr Rachel Glover, the leading scientist for the Covid-19 lab, tweeted that she had resigned. Which led to this […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week when Father Christmas made a comeback and we broke up with Guernsey we’ve got the latest skeet… Cannabis protest  Each week we write a section on people who have been banged up because of cannabis possession/distribution offences. Cannabis is a HUGE talking point on island, with many […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 23RD OCTOBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  THE DECISION TO SUSPEND THE 7 DAY TEST WAS A PRECAUTION AS THE UK / NI ARE OUT OF CONTROL  COMIN ARE CONTINUING TO EXPLORE TESTING ADAPTION. NOTHING IS OFF THE TABLE  SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE REGULARLY TRAVELLING BACK AND FORWARD AND ARE REPEATING THE […]

The Manx Events Fund Debate

The 500k domestic events fund, announced as part of the 100m Economic Recovery, is now open for applications. This week’s vox pop asked what YOU would do with the money to spice up island life. Here are your thoughts: Festivals Islanders are KEEN for a festival on the island. Whether […]

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

IT’S A TRADITION HOWARD LOVES: IT’S THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS   TO THE POLITICIANS: WE’RE HERE BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE ASKED US TO MAKE THE ISLAND THE BEST IT CAN BE.   NOT EASY THOUGH IS IT FELLAS? 2020 HAS SHOWN US THAT.   WE’VE HAD TO […]

A Love Letter to: The Woody

This year, The Woodbourne pub celebrates its 125th birthday. Built in 1895, there have been punters cutting about The Woody since Queen Vic was on the throne. The Woody is one of the last real community pubs on the island, so it would be rude to not write a tribute […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week where a new conkers champion was announced and the corona rumour mill went wild, we’ve got the latest skeet…  Half term Hols Dr Al told the parents and guardians of the IOM this week that they shouldn’t go on their jollies to the UK or further afield […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH OCTOBER

IOM GOV UPDATE  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE THANKS FOR TUNING IN UPDATE ON CASES IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL DAY  WE ANNOUNCED A SUSPECTED CASE THIS AM AFTER AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVED A POSITIVE PRIVATE TEST BEFORE TRAVELLING  WE ASKED THEM AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS TO ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS. THEN […]

#EducatingMann

It has been four months since over 1500 Manx residents marched across Douglas promenade. The record-breaking turnout set the tone for the Isle of Man’s stance on racism. POC residents braved social media and wrote articles, sharing their experiences about growing up and living on the island as an ethnic […]

When Gef met Roj

“A lot of people are finding it difficult to source beer with the same ease as before lockdown because a lot of the breweries across, like a lot of businesses, have actually scaled down because there isn’t really the outlet for the products.” Roger Cave, CAMRA Isle of Man Can […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week where an angry Yorkshireman said some VERY rude things about the Isle of Man and Father Christmas wannabes got their hopes dashed, we’ve got the latest skeet… It all kicked off Nationally Last week we reported that 5 lads from Doncaster were BANGED UP for breaking Covid […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

This year, the world has changed. Around the globe, people were asked to stay at home, only leave for essentials, attend virtual school or work from home, distance ourselves from other people, wear masks and wash our hands. For some, they lost loved ones, missed exams, missed proms, missed graduations, […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 8TH OCTOBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  THANKS FOR TUNING IN  ASHY ON THE RETURN OF THE HEALTH SERVICE THEATRES BACK TO NORMAL  ENDOSCOPY BACK UP TO PREVIOUS LEVELS WINTER PLANNING COMPLETE  DRAWING UP WAITING LIST INITIATIVES FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS SOON – HOPE TO BRING LISTS DOWN  UPDATE  THE ISLAND HAS SEEN 5 NEW […]

To Go or Not to Go

Knowing what you want to do on the weekend at 18 is hard enough (Peggy’s or Outback?) – let alone knowing what you want to do with the rest of your life. For many teenagers, however, they find themselves having to decide just that: pressured with that endless UCAS form, […]

A Love Letter to:The Outback

For many a year, I have argued that the Outback is the greatest club in Britain. Many have disagreed with me- including student paper The Tab, who featured it in their list of ‘most tragic hometown clubs’. The slow suffocation of the UK’s night time economy is a tragedy- without […]

GEF’S WEEKLY SKEET

In the week when a Manx Karen went viral and Peel’s water turned brown, Gef’s here to keep you updated with the latest skeet… Douglas council binned the firework display  Bad news for Douglas residents: the fireworks have been cancelled, another casualty of the prom works. Who else is dreading […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST OCTOBER

HOWARD, DAVID, HENNY AND SAM KNEEN (SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE) WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE MANX SITUATION UPDATE  NO NEW CASES SINCE THE LAST UPDATE OF THE 4 CASES IN RECENT WEEKS, ONLY ONE ACTIVE (STILL IN 14 DAY ISO) WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON ISLAND. GO STRAIGHT HOME. IT’S THAT […]