Four Drugs Arrests

Last Friday the police’s alcohol team coordinated an operation to target the possession of controlled drugs in and around licensed premises on the island. 

A spokesman said: ‘This is an issue we work closely alongside the licensing trade to tackle and we thank them for their continued support.Plain clothes officers and drug detection dogs were deployed in the operation. A total of five arrests were made and four of the arrests were for offences in relation to the class A controlled drug cocaine. We will continue to work with the licensed trade to actively target those that choose to deal or possess controlled drugs on licensed premises.’

TT Consultation

A consultation into major changes to the TT fortnight is underway on the gov’s website. The planned changes include extra race days and moving Senior Race Day to a Saturday. You can find the consultation here.

Beach Buddies

Beach Buddies founder Bill Dale has said the charity will take a short break from its volunteer events over Tynwald weekend and will be back in action again on Sunday, July 11.

Zuma Jailed

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in jail by the country’s highest court. He has been given five days to hand himself in to police. Failing that, the police minister must order his arrest. The sentence comes after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt.

Iso Exemptions

The British gov has decided that foreign business leaders will no longer need to quarantine when arriving in England if their trip is likely to have a significant economic benefit to the UK. The exemption will be for arrivals from amber-list countries, and only given in exceptional circumstances, the Department for Business (BEIS) said. Executives will need to have Covid tests and have written permission. It will balance economic interests with public health safety, BEIS said.

Now is not the Time

Ireland has delayed the opening of indoor venues because of increasing cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant. Indoor hospitality was due to reopen on 5 July.

Taoiseach  Micheál Martin has said that when it does reopen, it will be limited to those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.

It’s Coming Home

Yes it is.

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