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IOM GOV UPDATE – 8TH JUNE

HOWARD, DR AL, CHRISSIE (SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS)  HOWARD IS DONNING A DAPPER YELLOW WAISTCOAT AND HANKY  “I’M GIVING ASHY A BREAK TODAY. BUT I’M SURE HE’S WATCHING TONIGHT TO MAKE SURE WE DO IT PROPERLY” NUMBERS NO NEW CASES LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNISE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR ISLAND  DR […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 4TH JUNE

HOWARD AND ASHY  DOUBLE PODIUM MEANS NO MORE BACK AND FORTH FOR THE DYNAMIC DUO  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS AWAITING 18 RESULTS  0 NEW CASES 0 ACTIVE CASES  A FEW OTHER BITS…  LETTERS FOR THOSE SHIELDING – FRESH ONES ARE ON THE WAY OUT WITH NEW ADVICE  HOSPITAL AND CARE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 3RD JUNE

JAMES DAVIS AND DRL AL WITH QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC  INTRO FROM JAMES *FEAT. A CRACKING MANX TAN  DELIGHTED TO BE JOINED BY DR AL  WE ASKED DOMINIC CUMMINS TO JOIN BUT HE SAID EVEN BY HIS STANDARDS A ROADTRIP TO THE ISLE OF MAN WAS A LITTLE TOO FAR  […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND JUNE

GRAHAM CREGEEN, MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS KEV GROOM, CHIEF FIRE OFFICER  *WE HAVE A NEW SET UP – 2 X PODIUMS, 2 X FLAGS, SAME GREEN BANNER GOOD AFTERNOON NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 1 ACTIVE CASE UPDATE – GRAHAM & KEV  EVERYONE ACROSS DHA HAS WORKED HARD – THANK YOU  […]

Not the TT 2020

Not the TT 2020 will see local riders pairing up with local cyclists to complete a lap of the legendary TT course – still on 2 wheels, but this time they’ll be powering themselves around. The challenge will raise much needed funds for the Manx Solidarity Fund, helping those impacted by […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST JUNE

HOWARD, ASHY, HENNY “WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE” SORRY WE’RE LATE WE WERE CATCHING UP ON BREXIT WITH THE UK  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS  NO NEW CASES ONE ACTIVE CASE WE HAVE A NEW GRAPH BEING RELEASED TONIGHT THAT WILL BE UPDATED DAILY  ACTIVE CASES PEAKED MID APRIL  TOTAL CASES HAVE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 29TH MAY

LAURENCE ‘SKELLMEISTER’ SKELLY  *WEARING A TT SHIRT  FASTYR MIE  NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES  3 ACTIVE CASES DENTIST OPENING PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE BUT WILL BE FINALISED NEXT WEEK. USE THE EMERGENCY DENTAL NUMBER IN THE MEANTIME UPDATE  WELCOME TO TT WEEK  WE HAVE 8 DAYS OF TT ENTERTAINMENT […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 28TH JUNE

HOWARD AND ASHY  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS  TEACHERS CAN JOIN IN WITH THE WEEKLY KEY WORKER TEST SHOULD THEY DESIRE  NO FURTHER NEW CASES 3 ACTIVE CASES  NO COVID POSITIVE CASES IN THE HOSPITAL HOWARD WE WENT IN HARD AND AT THE START (IT WAS A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE BUT IT […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 27TH MAY

ASHY & DR DUNCAN GERRY (IN CHARGE OF KEEPING OUR ELDERLY SAFE) GLORIOUS DAY ON THE ROCK ISN’T IT? NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  6 ACTIVE CASES 2 Hospital 2 Newlands 2 Community DR DUNCAN GERRY IS HERE TODAY TO TELL US ABOUT THE WORK GOING ON IN THE CARE HOMES  […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 25TH MAY

DR AL HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD BANK HOL GANG  NUMBERS NO NEW CASES ONLY 7 ACTIVE CASES  UPDATE  C-19 IS A STARK REMINDER OF HOW VULNERABLE AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD IS  DUE TO YOUR EFFORTS WE’VE PASSED THE PEAK  PEOPLE HAVE RECOVERED – OUR ISLAND IS IN A MUCH BETTER […]

QUESTION TIME: ASHY AND THE MANX PUBLIC

JAMES DAVIS IS HERE TO COMPERE A PUBLIC CORONAVIRUS Q&A  ALL CORNERS OF THE ISLAND ARE BEING REPRESENTED VIA ZOOM. ONE FROM THE FLOOR; IS EVERYONE AT NOBLES BEING TESTED REGULARLY? ANYONE ADMITTED IS TESTED, YES. AND THEY ARE CONFIRMED IN OUR DAILY FIGURES FRANK SHINGLE FROM DOUGLAS; HOW DO […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 22ND MAY

ASHY & DR G FROM 111 NUMBERS NO NEW CASES OVER TO YOU DR G  *NICE SCOTTISH ACCENT* NUMBER OF CALLS HAS REDUCED AND WE NOW PROCESS AROUND 100 CALLS A DAY  TESTED OVER 3K INDIVIDUALS  2.4K TEXT MESSAGE RESULTS SENT OUT AND LOADS OF CALLBACKS CONTINUALLY ADAPTING – NOW […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 21ST MAY

HOWIE AND ASHY  “BEEN BUSY OLD WEEK HASN’T IT ? A CONF UPDATE WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT…” ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 9 ACTIVE CASES  UPDATE  ABOUT THE NEW CASE – IT WASN’T A HEALTH WORKER OR ANYONE CONNECTED TO A CARE HOME – IT WAS ONE OF […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 20TH MAY 2020

ALF – TREASURY MIN NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE 10 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE SALARY SUPPORT SCHEME HAS PAID OUT £30 MILLION = 11,000 JOBS / 1,500 BUSINESSES MERA HAS PAID OUT £5 MILLION TO 2,000 INDIVIDUALS  SUPPRESSION OF VIRUS MEANS SOME SECTORS HAVE RETURNED FAR TOO EARLY TO EXPECT BUSINESSES TO […]

IOM GOV – 18TH MAY

HOWIE, ASHY AND MARGARET FROM INFECTION PREVENTION  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 15 ACTIVE CASES 7 IN HOSPITAL  HOWIE  BECAUSE YOU PLAYED YOUR PART SERIOUSLY, RETAIL HAS RETURNED  ABOUT 2,000 IN RETAIL HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGHOUT TOO SO THANKS TO THEM FOR KEEPING US FED AND WATERED  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO […]

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 […]