Some people will be offered the opportunity to have surgeries off island.
The Sexual Assault Referral Centre Project has taken a further step forward with the appointment of an on-island clinician to lead sexual assault referral services. Victims and survivors will benefit from a clinician-led service in a joint initiative established by Manx Care, the Department of Home Affairs, the Isle of […]
Manx Care have released the following statement: ‘An outbreak of Covid has been identified at Southlands, and whilst it is recognised that visiting is a vital support mechanism for residents, it is our duty to ensure the safety of residents, staff and visitors by following infection prevention and control procedures […]
Howard, David & Dr H Good afternoon everyone, David’s here and so is Dr H Been a few weeks since we were last here This is because of the stable situation Gov has used this time to review our Covid response – particularly the borders It’s our intention to reintroduce […]
The Treasury has today priced £400 million of 30 year Sterling sustainable bonds with a coupon of 1.625%. The gov announced that HSBC acted as Sole ESG Structuring Advisor, and Barclays, HSBC and Santander as Joint Lead Managers. Clifford Chance acted as Legal Advisor to the Issuer and Dentons for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Howard, David, Dr H Well good afternoon everyone. Since we last spoke four members of our community have lost their lives Decisions have never been easy or straightforward It’s always a balancing act – lives, economy England, Ireland, Wales – They’ve all taken different paths There’s no single approach, just […]
Reayrt-ny-Baie in Douglas will remain closed for a further 14 days, with effect from 5.30pm tomorrow (Friday). This is due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the home which is impacting both residents and staff.
The government has tonight confirmed the sad news that another member of our island community has lost their life to Covid-19. This brings the total number of lives lost to the virus on the island to 30. Chief Minister Howard Quayle said: ‘I am deeply saddened by this news. My […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Corlett Bolton is celebrating the success of another member of its team being called to the Manx bar. Pamela Wells initially joined the practice as office manager in 2016 after a number of years in the island’s insurance, banking, payroll and charity sectors. Since then she has worked in a number […]
Last Thursday saw the Microgaming Cavaliers crowned as Isle of Man Basketball champions in a low scoring, but tense final. This marked the end of a four year odyssey to climb back to the top of the mountain for the first time since 2017 for the Cavs.
David, Dr Al, Dr Henny Good afternoon everyone Howard is busy so Dave is stepping in Borders eased on Monday The latest easing and new pathway mean people can come with no testing or iso, if they tick the following boxes; Must be travelling from the common travel area Must […]
Six-year-old Daisy Harrison is walking the mini Parish Walk to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM in memory of her second cousin, Wendy Ward, who passed away from the disease in 2019, and has already raised over £545. Born in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State,’ Daisy lives […]
Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for Covid over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive and contact tracing is continuing. The gov said: ‘Mitigations to help prevent the spread of Covid are already in place at the school. This includes reminders on the […]
Howard (Pride Badge – 🏳️🌈 ), David, Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sorry for interrupting your session in the sun on the Quay But we have some old news We told Tynwald on Tuesday, so thought we should tell you about it too It’s been over a month since we […]
The long awaited report into the February 2021 Covid-19 outbreak has found that the Steam Packet largely acted in good faith but found issues with both it and the gov’s handling of border regulations. The 94-page report was undertaken by Stephen Hind, the director of Treasury’s Audit Advisory division. The […]
Changes to the Isle of Man’s borders that were announced earlier this week will come into effect on Monday May 24. CoMin has reviewed the latest data and agreed that it is the right course of action. They will continue to monitor the situation closely. Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, […]
In a slightly delayed release, Sam Turton chats to Paul Jones about the European Super League, FC Isle of Man and its role in the community and the dreaming of the FA Cup
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Thanks for tuning in Two and a half weeks since our last show. A few cases are popping up but it’s manageable and explainable The virus is here to stay, we need to learn to live with it Change in approach means […]
In 2019, DHSC Minister David Ashford promised the establishment of an M.E. Service pilot scheme in 2019 with a full service established by April 2020 but nothing has yet materialised.
Chamber of Commerce members are being asked to take part in an online survey to identify questions that businesses want candidates to answer during the General Election campaign. Claire Watterson, Chair of Chamber’s Think Tank group which is organising the survey, explainedL ‘In addition to encouraging all of our members […]
It’s June 2012, England has just been knocked out of the Euros by Italy, anticipation is growing for the world’s best athletes to compete at London 2012 and a counter-terrorist police raid results in the death of an innocent man when raiding the wrong flat, DS Steve Arnott refuses to […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Quite a few changes today – lots of detail to run through Numbers 15 results awaiting 0 new cases 13 active cases 2 hospital 1 ICU Dr Henny Reaffirming good news – no sporadic cases Suggested the group have not led to […]
Howard & David Good afternoon everyone Numbers 16 results awaiting 1 new case – unknown source 13 active cases 2 cases in hospital 1 in ICU Howard Despite the emergence of the cluster of cases, the emergence of new cases this week are relatively low. Contact tracing is working to […]