People of Colour Isle of Man (POC IOM) are hosting a festival – Culture Festival on Saturday August 21, at The Nunnery to celebrate their one year anniversary. The jam packed day will include entertainment for all age groups and will features stalls from local businesses plus live music in […]
Here’s a quick quiz for you. Which Manx news story of the last few weeks hasn’t made you want to run away screaming, with your hands over your ears? You win again, the correct answer is indeed the unveiling of the statues of The Bee Gees. The Brothers Gibb, cast […]
A scheme that will help reduce carbon emissions and household bills by helping people make properties more energy efficient will come into effect on October 1. The Green Living Grant scheme was approved by Tynwald, and is part of the gov’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050, for the benefit of the […]
Postal voting will be available for the first time in the Isle of Man during this year’s House of Keys General Election. The intention is to provide a convenient and secure alternative for registered electors who are unable to attend their allotted polling station or who choose not to vote […]
An additional 50,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island, ready for distribution to pharmacies and local authority outlets over the next two days. More than 25,000 test kits will today be delivered to participating pharmacies and local authorities assisting with distribution. The public are advised that LFDs can […]
Following the recent increase in community transmission of Covid in the island and the confirmed cases at Reayrt Ny Baie residential home in Douglas, Manx Care is closing its Residential Care Homes for older people to non-essential visitors for an initial period of ten days. This includes visitors, new admissions […]
POC IOM’s Culture Fest is a celebration of the diverse people and cultures we have on the Isle of Man and how they come together to define what it exactly means to be Manx. The festival, which takes place on August 21 at The Nunnery, Douglas, will see music, art, […]
Former Onchan commissioner, James Cherry has announced he’ll be putting his name forward in the constituency of Onchan in this year’s General Election. Mr Cherry said ‘I wish to be a driving force for long term, beneficial and prosperity change to the island. I won’t be shy in making hard […]
Over 100,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island and are being made available to the Manx public today. Further deliveries will be made on a regular basis. Civil Defence volunteers are assisting in the distribution of LFD packs to community pharmacies and other regional pick-up points. […]
The Treasury department has announced a variety of benefits and grants to support businesses and self-employed people after a call for more help by the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.
The Emergency Advisory Group have criticised the gov for giving it five minute’s notice that its view would be sought on the proposed changes to the Public Health regulations and that the island has a current infection rate of 277 per 100,000. It has advised that face coverings are made […]
Manx creative Rachel Miles has worked on campaigns for Strictly Come Dancing, The Hundred and now the BBC’s Tokyo 2020 coverage.
Image Copyright: BBC Creative & Nexus
Howard, Ashford and Dr H Numbers have gone up, we’ve crossed the 1k threshold. I know lots of you use the numbers as a barometer to how our island is fairing in the face of the pandemic. But we must shift our focus from case numbers to hospitalisations I understand […]
Treasury has announced a temporary increase to the rate of Incapacity Benefit for the first 14 days of absence from work in order to improve support for persons unable to work due to isolation. The rate of short term Incapacity Benefit will increase from £86.55 per week to £230.00 per […]
More than 120,000 lateral flow home tests kits will be made available to the general public next week, to support the Manx community in learning to live with and adapt to Covid. All community pharmacies are currently out of stock following a delivery of supplies to the island yesterday. Residents […]
Rearyt-Ny-Baie in Douglas has been temporarily closed for visiting and new admissions due to positive cases of COVID-19 within the residential home. The measure has been taken at the property on Albert Terrace as a precaution to contain the spread of the virus within the home and to protect the […]
The gov is exploring options around accommodating voters in this week’s local authority elections who may be required to isolate. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said: ‘This matter has been looked at in-depth in recent days and is being taken extremely seriously to ensure that anyone who wishes to vote in […]
In the shadow of three former parliamentary buildings, residents of the island’s ancient capital met on Monday evening as they grilled the candidates for this year’s Castletown Commissioners election. With Castle Rushen providing an imposing background and the Royal George and old House of Keys surrounding them, former Chief Minister […]
So what can you expect as a family turning up to Culture Fest, well, where to begin? We’ve planned our Culture Fest afternoon with families and children at the heart of it all. Most food vendors will be offering children’s portions at lower prices and there will be a dedicated […]
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) If you have something to share with the world, and you don’t know how to say it: interpretive dance is always a winner. Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20) A strong feeling of surprising ease always proceeds to the realisation that you’ve failed to do […]
The Gov has made a further equity investment of £5m into the Steam Packet. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan has written to Tynwald Members regarding the one-off payment, which is designed to address the commercial impact of the coronavirus pandemic while the company continued to maintain essential lifeline services. This follows […]
Disabled residents and pram users have said that the conditions of our pavements are atrocious and strike fear.
Image: A dropped kerb only accessible from the road. Stephen Underwood
Members of the public who have a positive lateral flow test result or symptoms of coronavirus are being urged to stay home, self-isolate and be patient when calling 111. The 111 team is currently dealing with a large influx of calls, many from people who have used the lateral flow […]
Isle of Man Transport has said the MER will not operate from Laxey to Ramsey & vice versa until further notice due what is calling ‘track maintenance’ This follows reports that a tram, which Gef understands was being driven by Director of Public Transport Ian Longworth, derailed at Lewaigue on […]
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This image provided on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Cologne district government shows the Blessem district of Erftstadt in Germany. (Rhein-Erft-Kreis via AP)
The Tynwald class of 2021 meets for the final time this week as MHKs seek to be seen and heard, maybe even represent their constituents, ahead of this year’s General Election. With a big order paper and questions still to come, members will likely be using at least two of […]
kits will be available this evening between 8pm and 10p from pick-up points in school car parks in key areas of the island, and again these are for people who are close contacts only.
In total, 14 coastal buildings, including six lighthouses, and 13 war memorials have been added to the island’s protected buildings register (PBR).
Image credit: Ron Strathdee