Starlink is working with BlueWave to establish the island as a ground base for the satellite internet.
The Emergency Advisory Group have criticised the gov for giving it five minute’s notice that its view would be sought on the proposed changes to the Public Health regulations and that the island has a current infection rate of 277 per 100,000. It has advised that face coverings are made […]
The gov is exploring options around accommodating voters in this week’s local authority elections who may be required to isolate. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said: ‘This matter has been looked at in-depth in recent days and is being taken extremely seriously to ensure that anyone who wishes to vote in […]
In the shadow of three former parliamentary buildings, residents of the island’s ancient capital met on Monday evening as they grilled the candidates for this year’s Castletown Commissioners election. With Castle Rushen providing an imposing background and the Royal George and old House of Keys surrounding them, former Chief Minister […]
The Gov has made a further equity investment of £5m into the Steam Packet. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan has written to Tynwald Members regarding the one-off payment, which is designed to address the commercial impact of the coronavirus pandemic while the company continued to maintain essential lifeline services. This follows […]
The Tynwald class of 2021 meets for the final time this week as MHKs seek to be seen and heard, maybe even represent their constituents, ahead of this year’s General Election. With a big order paper and questions still to come, members will likely be using at least two of […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Howard (Pride Badge – 🏳️🌈 ), David, Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sorry for interrupting your session in the sun on the Quay But we have some old news We told Tynwald on Tuesday, so thought we should tell you about it too It’s been over a month since we […]
Tynwald members have overwhelmingly agreed to allow the gov to borrow up to £400m, to be repaid over 40 years, after a lengthy debate this afternoon. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan asked for permission to borrow the cash, £178m of which will be loaned to the MUA and a further £160m […]
For those who are coming to the island from the UK, they will need to provide documentation from their GP or the NHS App. The Manx Gov has told Gef plans are being put into action to ensure Manx residents will also have the required documentation in time for the change to take effect.
A review into the DoI has found that the department is struggling under the weight of providing such a wide range of services and a poor management structure. The report, by consultants Beamans, has recommended the implementation of a new structure that would include an extra level of management to […]
Manx Radio’s news editor Tim Glover has announced he has resigned from the station in order to contest this year’s General Election. Mr Glover, who has led much of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Covid pandemic, appearing at the majority of gov briefings, will contest the Arbory, Castletown and Malew […]
Pride and Posting Ahead of the island’s first Pride Festival, Isle of Man Post Office has temporarily redecorated its post box in the Sea Terminal in the colours of the Pride flag and is updating its social media pages. In addition to these gestures IOMPO’s dedicated sponsorship committee has agreed […]
The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, chaired by Onchan MHK Julie Edge, asked for opinions on the abortion service as part of a review of how the law has been implemented.