Starlink is working with BlueWave to establish the island as a ground base for the satellite internet.
Another member of our island community has sadly lost their life to Covid-19, the government has confirmed this afternoon. The person, who was receiving treatment at Noble’s Hospital, died on Tuesday. Chief Minister Howard Quayle has said: ‘‘It is extremely saddening to hear of the passing of another member of […]
Red-and-black zebra crossings, which somewhat remind us of ‘Dennis the Menace’, are being installed in Kirk Michael in response to residents calling for more formal pedestrian crossings, while adhering to TT safety requirements. The work is included as part of a maintenance project which is currently underway. Two crossings of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
ieces of Plastic (3PoP), Plastic Busters and Beach Buddies have joined forces to make a joint pre-election statement suggesting the issue of litter should be a top priority for candidates in September’s election.
In the final of our four pieces into Mr Robert’s annual report, Gef looks at recruiting new officers, the increase in reports of sexual assaults and the future of community policing.
Some of the midwifery team supporting the Rainbow Care service, (l-r) Elizabeth Quayle – Student Nurse on placement within Maternity, Maddy Taggart – Midwife, Dianne Rubery – Lead Midwife for Bereavement, Barbara Drinkwater – Staff Nurse.
Thousands flocked to Tynwald today to celebrate not only the island’s National Day, but the visit of HRH Princess Anne The Princess Royal. After 2020’s event was scaled down for reasons unknown, this year saw the return of all the pomp and ceremony usually associated with the day. The ceremony […]
Without the mobile classrooms, the school has permanent capacity for 1,370 students, meaning it would be about 400 students over subscribed without them.
Credit: Google Street View
A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and theheadteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them. The school remains open and contact tracing is underway. A further student attending St Ninian’s High School has received a positive PCR test on Tuesday (29 June), following the […]
Back in August 2019, when Nathan Harrison completed his Manx Grand Prix double, none of us could have thought that it would be over two years before we would see racing on the world’s most famous road circuit. Now, with the countdown to TT22 well underway, Gef sat down with […]
We live in extraordinary times, which is actually ideal as last night some of the island’s community joined together to celebrate some of the Extraordinary Islanders who have done so much to inspire and support others through what has been an extremely challenging 18 months. Organised by Isle of Man […]