Day: 15 March 2021

Win an iPad with Gef x Manx Telecom

MANXIES! Have we got a treat for you! In our third lockdown, we’re bringing you a truly excellent prize, perfect for lockdown and beyond. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Manx Telecom to give away a 32GB iPad, in a gorgeous space black. A truly stylish prize.  Look, it’s […]

Terms Published for Steam Packet Review

The terms of reference for the review into self-isolation requirements for Steam Packet crews have been published. Stephen Hind, the Director of Audit Advisory in the Treasury, has been appointed to conduct the review. The Treasury is the sole shareholder of the Steam Packet. The gov says that the review will […]

Covid Support to Continue Through Lockdown

Financial Assistance will be extended until the end of the current lockdown, the gov has confirmed. Chief Minister Howard Quayle today confirmed that lockdown will continue until at least 00.01am on Wednesday March 31. The Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance (‘MERA’), which provides individuals and the self-employed who are made redundant, […]

Housing and Economic Stability will be Critical Post Covid

The Treasury Minister has told Gef that the island’s finances are in a secure position and indicated where he sees gov spending priorities post pandemic. Despite claims by some people online, Alf Canan said the island was financially well prepared for this lockdown, saying ‘absolutely, we can afford it’. He […]

Food Delivery Support Available

People who find themselves unable to shop for food and essential supplies due to coronavirus restrictions are being made aware of support available to them.  Currently more than 3,200 people have been asked to self-isolate due to COVID-19 and many more vulnerable people are shielding at home, making it difficult […]

IoM Gov Briefing – 15th March

Howard, David, Dr Al, Dr Ewart Well good afternoon everyone  Thank you for staying at home over the weekend, I know it isn’t easy NUMBERS All tests have been processed – no awaiting results 29 new cases 847 Active Cases 14 in Hospital HOWARD Trend is a downturn – Positive […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Is Your Banking Critical? The Isle of Man Bank issued texts today asking customers to ‘only enter the branch if your visit is absolutely critical’.   It added: ‘This could be for urgent cash transactions or to report fraud. Most day to day banking can be done via online or mobile […]

Could Laxey Get Pumped?

Manx Utilities has said it may consider pumping Laxey and Garff’s waste to Onchan in order to connect to the IRIS system, despite previously rejecting that proposal. Raw sewage is currently pumped through pipes into the sea at Laxey. MU is seeking suggestions for sites suitable for locating pumping stations […]

Many Questions

Tynwald is back again tomorrow and there is, as ever, a long list of questions for Ministers. Cannabis The most eye-catching questions come from Garff MHK Daphne Caine, who is seeking updates on the island’s position on cannabis. Mrs Caine is going to ask Health Minister David Ashford: ‘What plans […]