The island has only had once female minister since 2011.
The President of Tynwald, the Hon Laurence Skelly, has paid tribute to former President Noel Cringle OBE who died in the early hours of this morning at the age of 83. Mr Cringle served as Member of the House of Keys for Rushen from 1974 to 1986 and 1991 to […]
Manx Care will begin a phased re-opening of Reayrt-ny-Baie Residential home from Tuesday 31st August. This follows the re-opening of other Manx Care nursing and residential facilities earlier this month, after temporary closures were put in place following a number of Covid cases and increased levels of community transmission. Reayrt-ny-Baie […]
Manx Care will ease some of the visitor restrictions at most of their Residential Care Homes for older people on Tuesday 31 August. These eased measures will be in place at all of the below Homes operated by Manx Care, not including Rearyt-ny-Baie, from Tuesday 31st August; Southlands – Port […]
The Isle of Man is a place of many interesting factoids, we’ve got the largest working water wheel in the world, we were the first nation in the world to give women the vote and we’re home to one of (if not the) largest population of wallabies outside of the […]
I love a cocktail. But do you know what I love more than a cocktail? 120 cocktails. This was the offering from Kiki’s. Their new dispenser is like their lockdown delivery service- except supersized. The service, which launches today, includes a very ‘grammable set up of between 1 and 5 […]
Though you’re less likely to find people sleeping on the streets on the Isle of Man, homeless charities Graih and Housing Matters say the scale of our homelessness issue is being ignored.
A new hospital will cost you your seat, but trying to sell off Manx Radio won’t – election time in 1996
Paul Speller continues his series of articles looking back at previous general elections, in the run up to polling day on September 23. Today, he takes a look at 1996, which marked the end of an era in the government and signalled what ultimately proved to be a false dawn in party politics.
Islanders who need to provide proof of their vaccination status for international travel or to attend events will soon have two options to obtain their Covid vaccine certificate but access the NHS App is still a while off. Anyone who does not wish their vaccination data to be shared with […]
Those with underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to illness from coronavirus and those who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed individual are being offered two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gef takes a look at what’s been going on in Afghanistan and speaks to Louise Whitelegg from Christian Aid IoM.
Image: Afghan residents waiting for papers. (Credit: Christian Aid)
Residents will soon be able to go online to order lateral flow tests to their homes, which will be delivered by Manx Independent Carriers. The gov has said that Isle of Man Post Office, which it owns, was unsuccessful in the bidding process for the delivery of the LFTs. A […]
Gay rights, drawing lots and children in prison – election time in 1991
With the September general election just a few weeks away, we asked Paul Speller if he’d like to share some of his memories of each of the general elections he has helped to cover, starting with 1991.
The Department of Health and Social Care has rubbished comments made by the island’s most senior doctor to a Tynwald standing committee. Yesterday we reported on much of the shocking evidence provided by the island’s Medical Director Dr Rosalind Ranson. The Public Accounts Committee also invited the DHSC to respond […]
This article is part three of our coverage on the evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by Dr Ranson the Medical Director of the DHSC, which has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. You can read part one of the coverage, which looks […]
Evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by Dr Ranson the Medical Director of the DHSC, has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. Public Health The Medical Director then told the committee that the clinical group she had formed had started to have more […]
Evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by the Medical Director of the DHSC, has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. The previously private evidence given by Dr Ranson to the Public Accounts Committee was released on Wednesday night and reveals that in the […]
Three more people have died as a result of COVID-19, two of whom were patients at Noble’s Hospital. Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK said: ‘This is extremely sad news. On behalf of the Government, I extend my sincere condolences to family and friends.’ Only one of the deaths occurred in […]
A new app which will allow seafarers and members of the public to record and map pollution simply by taking a photo has been launched on the island. The Eyesea App was launched on a rather stormy evening at Port Erin but fortunately the weather did not dampen the mood […]
Visiting has been suspended temporarily at Isle of Man Prison after a small number of prisoners in one wing were identified as Covid positive. The decision has been taken by the prison governor in the interest of the safety of prisoners, staff and the community. All prisoners, staff and […]