Jason Moorhouse quizzes DfE on the Domestic Events Fund and Senior Race Bank Holiday.
Under the gov’s exit strategy, there should be no border restrictions in place by the end of September, when many of the island’s students will go off to university.
Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson has told Gef what plans are being made for this and next year’s students. He has also hinted at changes being made to which exam boards the island’s schools follow.
Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson talks to Gef about schools reopening, the possibility of Covid tests for students and protecting vulnerable children from the virus.
April Fool’s Day will mark the start of this new venture which involves the restructuring of the largest department in gov, the separation of DHSC functions and the creation of a separate operational body.
A patient at Noble’s Hospital has sadly died with Covid-19. While the person died with the virus, it was not the primary cause of death. A total of 27 people have now died on our island with the virus. The gov has said that in future, deaths will be split […]
Two senior figures who between them have amassed more than half a century at the Steam Packet are to retire later this year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Woodward and Commercial Director John Watt will both leave in July. Between them, the two men have chalked up 58 years with the […]
A group of long covid sufferers say help is available for anyone currently recovering from the virus. ME sufferers and long covid sufferers have recently been collaborating to raise awareness and improve healthcare for the conditions, which share many traits. Of the current outbreak on the island, it is possible […]
Farmers’ Grants Farmers will have access to a wider range of grants from 1 April with the launch of the Agri-Environment Scheme. The new scheme introduces targeted funding options that encourage active farmers to implement changes on their land with outcomes that will see an efficient and productive food chain […]
The school holidays are traditionally when Manx Sport & Recreation runs a variety of sports schools all across the island, but obviously this Easter it won’t be able to do that. Instead, it has decided it will run free Zoom classes for children and their families covering everything from dance […]
Douglas Council has been ordered to pay an employee over £5,000 for unlawful deductions from his salary. William Pye, who has worked for the Council for 36 years, had gone on holiday to Cyprus in March last year and was due to be back on the island two weeks later. […]
An independent review of the capacity and capabilities of the DoI is due to report at the end of next month. It is being carried out by management consultants Beamans, which previously delivered a report into the island’s education system that led to changes being implemented in the DESC. Chief […]
Businesses that voluntarily closed on the infamous weekend before lockdown will be given £250 in compensation, the Treasury has announced. It is part of further support announced by the Treasury to support those businesses, individuals and self-employed persons who continue to be impacted by the most recent lockdown. The existing […]
There was a lunchtime business briefing today featuring Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan and DFE minister, Laurence Skelly The session also featured, gov chat show host, James Davis in a flashy studio setting The Economic recovery programme was launched last Summer, as part of the IoM financial fight back 6 work […]
Adults who live alone and lone parents and their children can now “team-up” with one other household when they feel they need support. CoMin agreed the change yesterday following the announcement that the current COVID-19 measures will stay in place until at least 6 April. A person living on their […]
The Times is reporting the British government is considering using the Isle of Man as an asylum centre in an effort to deter people from making dangerous journeys to Britain. This front page of The Times this morning The story, which appears on the newspaper’s front page this morning, says […]