News from on and off island.
Ahead of a meeting tonight to discuss the future of the residents of the Corrin Memorial Home in Peel, an MLC has announced she will launch a bid for an emergency motion on the plans. Kate Lord-Brennan MLC, who is standing for the Keys in this summer’s General Election, says […]
The Manx Labour Party launched its manifesto at its AGM this weekend, with the party setting out its stall for the local and general elections later this year. Founded in 1918, the MLP is the island’s oldest political party, it currently has three representatives on Douglas Borough Council and was […]
Minister David Ashford told the Public Accounts Committee this week that the genomics scientist would be part of the group which is being created to provide independent advice to the Council of Ministers.
Before his conviction, the man had an association with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) and in 2016, he was commissioned to paint a mural at St Mary’s Primary School in Douglas.
The DfE has announced the launch of the Graduate Role Incentive offering local businesses 20% of the first year salary up to £6,000 and an employer National Insurance rebate for each returning or incoming graduate hired into supported roles. Essentially that all means they’re trying to get graduates to come […]
Even if the Isle of Man Bank were to close all of its offices in the island, it would not affect our ability to issue our own money, the Treasury Minister has told Keys. Alf Cannan was asked by Garff MHK Martyn Perkins what the implications are for the issue […]
A project to stimulate Ramsey’s marine engineering sector marked a significant milestone on Saturday when Mezeron made use of the shipyard slipway for the first time in 20 years. A phased improvement plan totalling around £800,000 was carried out by the DoI, which is responsible for the site, after the […]
A Tynwald committee has said the Department of Infrastructure is attempting to hide the true cost of the promenade regeneration project from taxpayers. The Environment and Infrastructure Review Committee has delivered its final report into the much maligned scheme. In its report, the committee, chaired by Claire Barber MHK, identified […]
Stephanie Kelsey, founder of local business Beachpowder Limited, is set to pitch her sand-removing products to the Dragons in next week’s episode of Dragons’ Den. Stephanie will take Beach Powder and Beach Powder Shimmer, two talc-free powders she designed to remove sand from the skin, into the Den in the […]
Despite Jersey being responsible for its own waters, the French are blaming the UK and demanding they sort it out or they will switch off Jersey’s power supply.
Business Support Applications for the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme (CBSS) – Circuit Break (March 2021) and the Business Premises Support Scheme (BPSS), which were introduced to support businesses during the Circuit Break Lockdown, have been extended until Friday May 14. The CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) was introduced on […]
Members criticised the lack of clarity in gov documents, paradoxes in the iso requirements and a lack of compassion being shown to people needing to visit ill or dying family members.
Visiting at Older Persons Day Services and Residential Care Homes will resume with individuals nominating two people who will be allowed to visit during this period.
The police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in the area of Bowring Road in Ramsey on Saturday morning. On arrival, police officers and paramedics found the man had sustained what the Constabulary described as ‘serious but non-life threatening injuries which subsequently required treatment at Nobles Hospital’. […]
With the OASIS Boxes, the solar panels power the box to extract water from the ground and lakes, as well as collecting rainwater, but importantly they also filter the water.
Our reporter Sam Turton has downloaded the NHS app and registered his details with it and will provide an update as to the success of this later on today.
The new ferry terminal in Liverpool will not be ready before March 2022 at the earliest and there is no confirmed price for the taxpayer funded scheme, but it will be over budget. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker was asked for an update on the scheme in this morning’s Keys sitting […]
Sixteen times world tap dance Champion Kai Scanlan has joined up with the charity to choreograph two routines, one for beginners and an advanced so that there’s an option to cover every ability.
Chaired by Speaker Juan Watterson, PAC is conducting inquiries into the use of genomic sequencing in response to a pandemic and into the Steam Packet and the border protocols during the pandemic.
GP Practices, dental practices providing NHS services and opticians’ practices will revert to their previous way of working during lockdown periods – including social distancing and the wearing of masks by patients and staff.
Dr Ewart: ‘We should continue to do the things that help protect ourselves and others: respecting people’s space, using a face mask in crowded areas, not spending too long in poorly ventilated places and continuing to wash our hands regularly.’
The gov has tonight released the details of a gradual process which, subject to Tynwald backing the plan, should see the island’s borders fully open by July 1. It comes after Tynwald instructed CoMin to return with a more detailed exit plan in the March sitting and it includes warnings […]