Day: 9 February 2021

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Home Vaccines Begin Today, the vaccination rollout began for housebound patients. Beatrice Quirk, aged 97 from Douglas said she didn’t feel a thing. She was vaccinated by Anna Quirk (no relation), a Senior Nurse in the Community Nursing team. Patient Transfer’s Executive Lounge Patients returning from hospital appointments in the […]

Education Bill Explained

Today Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson confirmed the gov was dropping the Education Bill and would instead seek to reform the island’s education system through secondary legislation. Gef has written this handy explainer for the who, what, where and why of the Bill’s rise and fall. What Was It? The […]

Sports Awards Shortlists Announced

The nominees for the 2020 Isle of Man Sports Awards have been revealed with names from on and off island making up the shortlists. The annual celebration will see the island’s top athletes, teams and coaches recognised in front of sports fans at the Villa Marina in Douglas on March […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. My background is massively chaotic, with mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, isolation. I am sure that […]

Education Bill Dropped

The Education Bill has been dropped by the gov, Minister Dr Alex Allinson has confirmed. Dr Al gave a statement to the House of Keys this morning to confirm the Bill will not be continued in its current form and has been withdrawn. The new Bill has been heavily criticised […]

Stores Will Not Reopen

Three Douglas stores will not be reopening after their parent companies were bought by online retailer Boohoo. Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis were all part of the failed retail group Arcadia that collapsed into administration last year. It was announced on Monday morning that Boohoo had agreed a £25.2m deal […]