Day: 17 March 2021

Gef’s Daily Roundup

House Prices Policy and Reform Minister Ray Harmer has told Tynwald the provisional figures for 2020 house prices shows inflation of 6.5%. The figures, released after a request from Speaker Juan Watterson. The highest quarterly inflation was in Q1 in 2020 at 7.1% and this had dropped to 4.2% by […]

Ramsey Bin Men Isolating

One of  Ramsey Town Commissioners’ refuse collection teams are self-isolating after a positive Covid-19 test.  One member of the team developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for the virus.  The other two crew members in the working “bubble” have been contact-traced, advised to self-isolate, and will also be tested.   Due […]

Green Living Grant

Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot says his department is working to introduce a substantial energy efficiency scheme. The scheme will aim to help lower the emissions from homes on the island, which make up the biggest single portion of our carbon emissions. He explained: ‘The details are yet to be finalised […]

Fly Tippers Face Heavy Fines

People are being warned that fly-tipping will not be tolerated after a number of cases were reported on the island in recent weeks. Police and local authorities have taken to social media to share images of illegally discarded rubbish at local beauty spots including furniture, household waste and glass bottles. […]