The General Election is on September 23.
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.
Whilst we’ve all heard the depressing stories of business closures during the Covid pandemic, it’s not been all doom and gloom. The world has seen a boom in small businesses as people make use of their time at home and the Isle of Man is no different.
When POC IOM started on the wild journey of turning Culture Fest, a festival that celebrates the vibrant and diverse culture on the island, into a reality, we really underestimated how much planning, organizing and help would be required. We quickly realized how much of a task we had taken […]
POC IOM celebrated its first birthday in June 2021 and, ever since, we have spoken about the idea of hosting some sort of celebratory event, not only to commemorate the work that we have done, but also to shed light on the plethora of cultures we have here on the […]
Last Thursday saw the Microgaming Cavaliers crowned as Isle of Man Basketball champions in a low scoring, but tense final. This marked the end of a four year odyssey to climb back to the top of the mountain for the first time since 2017 for the Cavs.
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 […]
It’s that time of the year again, the sun is shining through the clouds, the kids are almost finished with school and in the distance you can hear the faint sound of MHKs patting themselves on the back for a job, well, done. It’s Tynwald Day again. Whether you’re just […]
David, Dr Al, Dr Henny Good afternoon everyone Howard is busy so Dave is stepping in Borders eased on Monday The latest easing and new pathway mean people can come with no testing or iso, if they tick the following boxes; Must be travelling from the common travel area Must […]
Following the recent change to UK laws around men who have sex with men (MSM) being able to donate blood, Health Minister David Ashford MHK has said that the ‘long overdue’ change should be brought to the island this year. The UK move saw the rules altered in all four […]
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 […]
Six-year-old Daisy Harrison is walking the mini Parish Walk to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM in memory of her second cousin, Wendy Ward, who passed away from the disease in 2019, and has already raised over £545. Born in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State,’ Daisy lives […]
A planning application to cut down 25 elm trees from ‘one of Europe’s last elm tree tunnels’ to create a farm access road along Braaid Road in St Marks was debated in the House of Keys this morning amidst multiple protests, a petition and national media attention to opposition to […]
Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for Covid over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive and contact tracing is continuing. The gov said: ‘Mitigations to help prevent the spread of Covid are already in place at the school. This includes reminders on the […]
My brother is gay and it took him a long time to come out of the closet. Raised by three strong women, he always knew he had support. However, having been teased at school and not getting the support he needed from his dad, he was reclusive into his early […]
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 […]
It’s been one year since eight acquaintances sat on Zoom to figure out how to raise awareness and educate the island on matters to do with racism – It’s been a year since POC IOM was born and they’ve achieved a LOT in 12 months. Here they tell their story of their journey so far.