The PCs – UPDATE

LISTEN UP, GUYS! There are a few changes to the press conferences coming into play.  The game plan is still the same: listen, ask questions, listen some more, ask some more, but as of today, the schedule and reporting set up is changing. Here’s the situ-  Tuesdays have been cut […]

IOM GOV – 15TH MAY

ASHY AND JO FROM CYBER SECURITY  STATS 2 NEW CASES  21 ACTIVE CASES  WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I MUST CONFIRM A FURTHER DEATH FROM THIS DREADFUL DISEASE BEHIND EACH OF THESE NUMBERS IS A HUMAN STORY, WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT  ASHY UPDATE  HOME WORKING EFFORT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL. SO […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 14TH MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO (DOI MIN) ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  24 ACTIVE CASES  RAYMONDO  WE’VE ALL BEEN GETTING CREATIVE. DOI HAVE BEEN BUSY AND DOING LOADS TOO AND ALSO FLEXING FOR THE GREATER GOOD  NEW OXYGEN STORAGE FACILITY IN PLACE  NEWLANDS ALL SET UP  DOI STAFF HAVE TAKEN ON […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 13TH MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, IAN  HOWARD AND ASHY GOT THE ‘GREEN SUIT’ MEMO  IAN MANSELL HERE TO CHAT ABOUT WORKPLACE SAFETY ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 35 ACTIVE CASES HOWARD THANKS FOR A SMASHING SHOW ABOUT THE NURSES YESTERDAY ASHY TWO PARTS OF RETURN TO WORK  RETAIL – MIGHT BE […]

PM BOJO’s Latest Statement

WE’RE 2 MONTHS IN THE DEATH TOLL HAS BEEN TRAGIC THE GRIEF HAS BEEN IMMENSE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN THO  YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB WE’VE STOPPED A CATASTROPHE PREDICTED AT HALF A MIL VICTIMS CAMPAIGN AGAINST VIRUS HAS COME AT A COLOSSAL COST TO OUR WAY OF LIFE  SPOKE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 9TH MAY

ASHY,  MAJOR  CHARLES WILSON, ED FROM MNH ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 19 TESTS OUTSTANDING  NO NEW CASES  39 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY  TODAY WE SHOWED OUR RESPECT BY STAYING INDOORS NEVER HAVE I EVER FELT SO HONOURED TO BE A MANX MAN THAN TODAY  […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 7TH MAY

HOWARD, HENNY, ASHY  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 2 NEW CASES 40 ACTIVE CASES HOWARD CHAIRED A MEGA LONG COMIN MEETING THIS AM  WE LOOKED AT THE DATA AND LISTENED TO THE EXPERTS  NO EVIDENCE OF CASES BEING LINKED TO ANY OF THE CHANGES INCL CONSTRUCTION  MANY CASES RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 6 MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, ROSS B (HEAD OF MENTAL HEALTH) NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 41 ACTIVE CASES NOW REPORTING ON ACTIVE CASES RATHER THAN RESUMED RECOVERED  WE’VE HAD AN AUDIT – WE MADE A MISTAKE ON FRIDAY SO PAUSED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR A RECOUNT  HOWARD PLAN = FLIGHT PATH  WE ARE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 5th TUESDAY

TYNWALD WENT ON FOR 4 HOURS THANKS FOR WAITING, BEEN A LONG ONE NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE NO FURTHER DEATHS 326 TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 17 DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY  6 DEATHS IN HOSPITAL  3416 CONCLUDED TEST 43 AWAITING RESULTS  6 AWAITING TESTS 19 CURRENTLY  IN HOSPITAL SKELLY’S BEEN IMPRESSED BY […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 4TH MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, DR KHAN (MICROBIOLOGY JEDI) GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE DELIGHTED TO HAVE DR KHAN JOIN THE LINE UP  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 42 TEST RESULTS OUTSTANDING  4 NEW CASES SINCE YESTERDAY  SAD DUTY TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER DEATH IN NOBLES HOSPITAL. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES  HOWARD – I’D LIKE TO PASS ON MY […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND MAY

DR AL + HEADTEACHER ROB COOLE + RACHEL SMITH, DIGITAL LEARNING COORDINATOR  GOOD AFTERNOON  NUMBERS 93 MORE TESTS COMPLETED  4 NEW CONFIRMED CASES  NO NEW COVID RELATED DEATHS  UPDATE  6 WEEKS AGO WE CLOSED SCHOOLS  SOME HAVE REMAINED OPEN TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND KEY WORKERS AMAZING CREATIVITY AND FLEXIBILITY DURING […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST MAY

ASHY + KATHRYN MAGSON – HEALTH CEO  GOOD AFTERNOON  PINCH PUNCH 1ST OF THE MONTH. WE’RE ENTERING THE THIRD MONTH  WORRYING AND STRESSFUL FOR SOME  BUT EVERYTHING IS HELPING THE FIGHTS SO THANK YOU  YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IF WASN’T FOR CRONA – WE WOULD HAVE BEEN […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 30TH APRIL

HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO – DOI MINISTER  HOWIE GOOD AFTERNOON  THERE’S A LOT TO GET THROUGH DELIGHTED TO BE JOINED MY RAYMONDO ASHY UP FIRST THOUGH WITH THE NUMBERS 2 NEW CASES TODAY  ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL NEW CASES, IT ISN’T A CAUSE FOR CONCERN WHAT MATTERS IS THE LONG […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 29TH APRIL

HOWIE, ASHY, DEBBIE – DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES  HOWIE  GOOD AFTERNOON  I HAVE TO DASH TO CHAT TO ZOOM THE UK SOON BUT WILL LEAVE YOU IN ASHY’S VERY CAPABLE HANDS ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 4 NEW CASES TODAY  NEED TO LOOK BEYOND THE DAILY NUMBERS AND LOOK AT […]

A Love Letter To Tim Glover’s Voice

This year, instead of counting down to TT we’re all eagerly tuning in to the Government’s daily coronavirus briefings. While we are becoming somewhat familiar with the various MHKs and their defining characteristics, there’s one voice in the room that just hits differently. One voice that immediately transports me to […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 8TH APRIL

FEAT GAZ + DAVE AHSY POLICE ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY  ON BEHALF ON THE IOM – THANK YOU TO THE POLICE  8 POSITIVE TEST RESULTS @10AM – NO NEW ONES SINCE THEN 7 IN CONFIRMED CASES IN HOSPITAL  22 PATIENTS AWAITING RESULTS 282 TESTS OUTSTANDING  82 RECOVERED 75 ACTIVE CASES  “SENDING STRENGTH […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE: 1PM SPECIAL-7TH APRIL

A 1PM TREASURY SPECIAL WITH ALF THIS HAS CAUSED DISRUPTION WE’RE ALL WONDERING, WHEN WILL OUR ECONOMY START MOVING AGAIN? YOU MIGHT BE FINDING YOURSELF ON THE DOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN BENEFIT APPLICATIONS MERA (MANX EARNINGS REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE) INTRODUCED YESTERDAY – 1143 APPLICATIONS […]

Gef’s Good News – March 2020

Your favourite local meals are now available on WHEELS Save the dried pasta and rice for another time and treat yourself to some decent food  this weekend.We’re working on a full round-up of delivery and collection options, here are a few highlights in the meantime; L’Experience aren’t messing around, they […]

Do your bit: Join the Woodland Trust

Climate Change.  It’s everywhere.  Not just “climate change” the all too familiar, dangerously-close-to-losing-all-meaning two word alliterated sentence at the top of this article, but the actual, real thing.  Climate Change The Destroyer™ is actually happening all over the only planet we’ve got and every single educated mind out there is […]

Après TT

“The TT races in the Isle of Man aren’t just about the bikes” declares Mark Womack, in a TT focused episode of TVs Booze Britain “and they’re not just about the drinking”. The programme was trying to lift the lid on the UK’s binge drinking ‘epidemic’, but never a truer […]

TT 2019 : Schedule

TT IS SO CLOSE, WE CAN SMELL IT. We’ve listed the practice and full race schedule below, which is of course, subject to change due to Manannan, Mother Nature and well, every other weather God around!Pass us a beer…our bodies are READY! QUALIFYING PROGRAMME 2019 SATURDAY 25TH MAY 18:20 – […]

TT: How Fast Can We Go?

Just less than a month now until you can grab a crate of beer, roll up your mum’s favourite picnic blanket and hitch yourself onto a hedge in the middle of nowhere. Everyone seems to forget the feeling until the first bike of the year flies past, leaving only shocked faces, burnt […]

TT 2018: Top 10 Moments

#1 The record breaking RACING! Just a casual 135.452mph lap for Hicky in the Senior TT race… Unbelievable Gef! The boys sure put on a show last year didn’t they?! #2 The ‘Battle’ of the Beer Tents (and arguably, the best TT beer tent offerings we’ve ever had!) Photo Credit: […]

Brexit?! What about Manxit, yessir?

Poor Theresa May. Since the Brexit referendum announcement of June 2016, Aunty T has been there to lead negotiations with those big, bad, faceless Eurocrats. And now, crestfallen and brow-beaten, she bears the wearied expression of a ghost somehow haunted by its own horrors. Whether you’re a leaver, remainer or […]

Nice to See You, To See You…

Six students from University College Isle of Man are creating a night to remember with favourite game-shows from the past to help those who cannot remember… Or something like that 🤷‍♂️ As part of their Events Management and Marketing degree, students have to plan, produce and stage a charitable event. Their […]

Gef’s Good News – October

GUYS! It’s November! We’ve dived headfirst into the 11th month of the year, seriously tho – wasn’t it just June?!October was filled with some gloriously autumnal days, and QUITE A FEW POSITIVES. Here’s your Good News round up for the Isle… George Blackwell Last month, George completed his (second!) 12-day […]

IOM TT coverage up for tender

It was announced last week, in the final week of the Manx Grand Prix, that there’s a possibility Manx Radio TT may not return next year.The Manx Radio TT posted an emotional farewell announcement, complete with a picture of the team on their Facebook page.Naturally, the motorbike fans on the […]

When Gef Met…Adam Drummond

Hi Adam! Fantastic achievement and a huge well done to you! Tell us, how did you hear about the competition? I heard about the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) exams through my school: we originally had an assembly where our teacher, Mr Hunter told us that we could do this exam […]

By Order of the Peaky Finders

Do you ever agree to do something after a few beers and wake up with a hangover stinkin’ of regret?Well that’s kinda what happened with 6 local lads when they decided to raise money for charity by completing a challenge. There’s no regret in raising money for causes close to […]

Gef’s Good News – July

Life is good. The Ben might be broken, Tesco’s shelves might be empty, you can’t water your plants BUT lest we forget all the magical happenings of the past month.School’s out for the summer, the rain Gods have provided and the opportunity of a whole, new, summer month lies ahead. […]