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.
Paul Craine provides an update on the Climate Change Bill, compares the Isle of Man’s emissions to other countries and looks at what work still needs to be done.
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 […]
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Hope people have watched the emotional well-being session – highly recommend it Thanks to all involved NUMBERS 15 new cases 646 active cases 16 in hospital 3 in ICU David Few other bits while I’m here; Patients must wear a fluid-resistant IIR […]
A man has this morning been arrested in Laxey after police were called to the village’s beach for the second time in two days. At around 6am today this morning, officers attended the beach after a social media post that had been made from a person allegedly organising a swim […]
The Department for Enterprise says it paid out £2,293,000 to businesses through the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme on Wednesday. Opened on March 3, the scheme is designed to support businesses with their overheads during the March 2021 circuit break lockdown. The additional payment of £1,000 was paid to 2,293 businesses […]
A Swig and a Swab The police have charged a man with drink driving shortly after he had been swabbed at the Covid testing centre at the Grandstand on Tuesday afternoon. A police statement said: ‘The male left the area but was located a short distance away and was arrested. […]
Polling by a Guernsey based research group shows 70% of Manx respondents still see the threat from Covid as high or very high risk. This is in stark contrast to Guernsey and Jersey where only 26% of respondents still perceive it as high risk. It also puts the island above […]
The strain of lockdown on people’s mental health is becoming evident as the police report they have received calls from people threatening to harm themselves. Superintendent Stephen Maddocks said that last week the constabulary received 16 calls related to mental health issues including one person who attempted suicide and 11 […]
HQ Statement on Covid We have cautious optimism, the key data is heading in the right direction, but it is going slower than we had hoped for. The majority of cases are now being found in high risk contacts. Fewer people in isolation. All encouraging steps. Thanks to everyone who […]
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. […]