Month: November 2020

TT 2021 Cancelled – Gov Statement

“The Isle of Man Government has taken the decision, as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, to cancel the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races, which were due to take place from Saturday 29th May to Saturday 12th June next year. Minister for Enterprise, Laurence Skelly MHK said: […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week when Wobble and Bobble return to the sea and there was some progress on the prom, we’ve got the latest skeet… Drug gang banged up A drug gang who plotted to bring £500k worth of cannabis to the island have been sentenced. Among the gang was a […]

Go Wax Go

Hannah Simpson Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. When Hannah Simspon, a local beauty therapist, found warm chewing-gum-like wax covering, and thus ruining, her carseat, handbag and footwell after breaking suddenly while transporting warm wax between salons, she knew she needed a piece of equipment to help the […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 26TH NOV

HOWARD, DAVID & HENNY GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE COVID DEATH EARLIER THIS WEEK A MANX RESIDENT DIED FROM COVID-19, OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPDATE THREE NEW CASES SINCE LAST WEEK ALL BECAME SYMPTOMATIC IN ISOLATION ONE OF THE CASES WAS A CLOSE CONTACT TO SOMEONE IN THE […]

Eat, Drink And Be Merry?

Eat, Drink And Be Merry? The reality of living with an eating disorder during the “most wonderful time of the year”. Christmas is often thought of as a relaxing time of year – time spent with family and friends, eating good food and drinking one too many (mulled) wines – […]

Manxies Making Waves

Media partnership with Extraordinary Islanders We all know that Manxies are capable of achieving extraordinary things. Here at Gef, in collaboration with Extraordinary Islanders, we’ve decided to highlight some incredible Manxies, including some household names and unsung heroes, who are doing fantastic things.  Familiar faces  Conor Cummins  Conor Cummins is […]

Charity roundup

This week’s charity roundup includes a 21 year old shaving her hair off for Breast Cancer and 20 years of Southern Dippers. Motiv8 appeals for funds The Manx addiction charity Motiv8 have launched an appeal for funds. If services close, there will no longer be support for young people and […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week when Serpent, Reef and MHKs got additional funding, we’ve got the latest skeet… Brand new head teacher for Ramsey Grammar With Annette Baker retiring next year, Ramsey Grammar have appointed a new head teacher , Sarah Findlater. Devon-born Mrs Findlater has an impressive C.V, having worked in […]

Money, Money, Money

Money, money, money, must be funny in the Tynwald world. Okay so they weren’t singing about MHKs but who doesn’t love a bit of ABBA on a Friday. So, this week Tynwald voted to follow the recommendations of a panel including former Chief Min Sir Miles Walker to boost MHKs’ […]

Gef’s Grotto

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… We’re pretty lucky to be living on the Isle of Man at the minute, especially as we head into the festive season. While Christmas will be tough without our family and friends who can’t get past the border, we can enjoy […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 19TH NOV

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE UPDATE THREE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 SINCE LAST WEEK THEY ARE PART OF THE CLUSTER THEY WERE ALREADY SELF ISOLATING AND ALL BECAME SYMPTOMATIC DURING ISOLATION TO THOSE WHO HAVE ISOLATED – THANKS FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES, YOU’VE PROTECTED THE ISLAND. A BIG THANKS TO THE CONTACT […]

How The Drunk Ruined Christmas

Us Manxies love a drink, especially around Christmas. And while getting together and catching up over a few pints can be a highlight of the festive season, it can also be a stressful time for people working in the night-time economy, emergency services, public transport and security services (i.e. everyone […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week when there was a suspected bomb in Braddan and the island’s most wanted fugitive returned,  we’ve got the latest skeet… Bomb disposal team come for FALSE alert Last Sunday, an unidentified object was found at Middle Farm industrial estate, meaning the bomb squad were called from the […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 12TH NOV

HOWARD, DAVID & HENNY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WATCH US TODAY COVID UPDATE AT THE WEEKEND THERE WAS A DEATH FROM COVID, WE EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES WITH THE FAMILY THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS TO 25 THIS REMINDS US OF THE DANGERS COVID POSES TO […]

When Gef met the FELLAS

Who doesn’t love a meme? Earlier this month, we caught up with ohayefella, an Instagram account memeing everything from Peel to Manx politics. We spoke to the four anonymous fellas behind the account to get all the skeet… What’s the Ohayefella origin story? The origin of Oh Aye Fella is […]

Charity Roundup

Here’s all the good that’s been going on this week.. Care awards The Isle of Man Care Awards took place on Tuesday night,  recognising the incredible work carers do for our community. The cutest winner was Stinker the ferret (aka the most decorated ferret on island) who won the Supportive […]

Gef’s Weekly Skeet

In a week when we were told to pick up our sh*t and the UK went back in to lockdown, we’ve got the latest skeet…   Squirrel Dan gets a court date When it comes to sustainability,  Squirrel Dan is your man. For the last 18 months, Squirrel Dan (aka […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 5TH NOVEMBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL WEEK WORLD SITUATION US ELECTIONS ARE ON A KNIFE-EDGE, WORLD AND AMERICA ARE HOLDING THEIR BREATHS WE’RE WAITING FOR BREXIT DEALS UK HAVE EXCEEDED 1M CASES, THE DEATH RATE IS PAINFULLY HIGH BORIS ANNOUNCED LOCKDOWN 2.0 FOR […]

Mind your own business

Mental health and wellbeing is a challenge for businesses across the island. In a recent online poll conducted by YouGov, 74% of people surveyed (4,619 respondents) felt ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ in the past year, but what is stress and how does this affect us? Stress is a natural […]

Gef’s GMP: The Historian

With the future is looking a little bit hazy at the moment, this week we’re encouraging the GMP to collect their history badge and engage with history. We’ve got something for everyone: from history nerds, to people who were desperate to drop it at GCSE. Take a courseEver wanted to […]

A Love Letter to: Woolies

Earlier this week, there was an incredibly cruel Twitter hoax, in which an unauthorised Twitter account claiming to be former legendary high street giant, Woolworths, claimed that the shop was going to have an iconic comeback. The tweet hit the presses, and caused a LOAD of excitement. Woolies is perhaps […]