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AN AUDIENCE WITH THE TREASURY MIN – ALF C

“A PLATFORM FOR AN ECONOMIC FIGHTBACK. TOWARDS A GREEN, DIGITAL, SAFE FUTURE” MORN’N & WELCOME EVERYONE  THERE’S A LOT TO GET THROUGH KNOW YOU’RE ALL KEEN TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS SO LET’S GET GOING! ALF RAN THROUGH HIS UPDATE WHICH WE COVERED HERE YESTERDAY. CLOSING WITH, WE’RE OK. DON’T LET […]

ALF’S PURPLE BUDGET UPDATE

16 WEEKS AGO WE LAUNCHED A PACKAGE OF MEASURES DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE ECONOMY AND JOBS  THE MEASURES DELIVERED £80 MILLION VIA DIRECT AND INDIRECT CASH SUPPORT  WE MOVED RAPIDLY AND DECISIVELY. FOR THE MOST PART IT HAS DONE THE JOB BUT WE CAN’T CONTINUE WITH HANDOUTS. IT COULD DISTORT […]

GEF’S GOOD NEWS

Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD! COMMUNITY EFFORTS Over lockdown I think we all felt that itch of wanting to get out and do something instead of being stuck inside. Well Stevie Bradley, currently in a two week quarantine after returning to our isle, has decided that […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 16TH JULY

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE ANOTHER WEEK OF NO RONA IT’S LIKE WE’RE BACK TO NORMAL NIKKI S HAS ANNOUNCED HOW SCOTLAND’S RELAXING THEIR LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS  IT’S WEIRD SEEING THE UK SO FAR BEHIND US THIS COMPARISON SHOWS HOW FAR AHEAD WE ARE AND THAT WE CAN’T BE COMPLACENT! WE ALL HAVE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 9TH JULY

HOWARD AND ASHY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED TYNWALD DAY  IT WASN’T THE USUAL SHABANG; NO BANDS, STALLS OR MUSIC  BUT PEOPLE STILL CAME OUT IN FORCE  IT WAS GREAT TO SHARE THAT MANX NATIONAL PRIDE WITH THE NATION  NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  HQ – “THANKS […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 2ND JULY

HOWIE AND ASHY TODAY HOWIE HIYA. I’M PLEASED TO BE HERE. TYNWALD WEEKEND COMING UP – WOO! IT’S TIME TO REFLECT HOW FAR WE’VE COME  WE’RE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER – THANKS FOR EVERYONE’S EFFORT BORDERS ARE ON EVERYONE’S MIND IT’S A COMPLEX SITU AND EMOTIONS ARE HIGH WE HAVE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 29TH JUNE

HOWARD & DR AL WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  AS H-MAN, DEFENDER OF THE ROCK, EMERGENCY POWERS REVEALED THEMSELVES TO ME  BY THE POWERS INVESTED IN THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, WE HAVE DITCHED THE EMERGENCY POWERS WE NO LONGER HAVE THE POWER THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER  POWER TO THE PEOPLE BUT […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 25 JUNE

HOWARD AND ASHY WELL GOOD AFTERNOON  PERFECT SUMMERS DAY ON THE IOM  THE HOTTEST DAY IN NEARLY TWO YEARS  ASHY AND HOWARD HAVE BEEN STUCK IN MEETINGS BUT THEY HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SUN  PRE COVID WE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU TO WEAR SUNCREAM AND DRINK WATER  NOW WE ADD […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 22ND JUNE

HOWARD AND DR AL  HOWARD WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD WEEKEND  I TOOK GREAT DELIGHT IN SEEING PEOPLE MEETING UP WITH LOVED THIS WEEKEND THE PUBS WERE BUSY AND THERE WASN’T ANY TROUBLE, THANKS GANG  WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF HOW WE HAVE RESPONDED TO THIS […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 19TH JUNE

ASHY AND MIKE FROM THE SAMARITANS  GOOD AFTERNOON  NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 30 DAYS WITHOUT THE RONA  LOCAL ELIMINATION ACHIEVED   UPDATE MAIN WEAPON IS OUR BORDER OUR MANX BUBBLE IS PRETTY MAGICAL  SCHOOL BAGS AND GYM BAGS WILL BE PREPARED YOU’LL HAVE TO GET THE IRON AGAIN TO HEAD BACK […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 18TH JUNE

HOWARD AND ASHY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE WE CAN SAY, THAT WE ARE COVID 19 FREE A MILESTONE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE  ASHY WITH NO NUMBERS COS WE’RE COVID FREE  DENTISTRY  SPENT SOME TIME REDESIGNING DENTISTS TO START WITH THEY WILL ONLY CARRY OUT URGENT TREATMENTS  PPE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL […]

IOM school openings: Q&A with Dr Al

All children on the Isle of Man are able to go back to school on Monday (yay!), but even though we’re heading into our new Manx normal, there are still plenty of questions to be asked.

We caught up with Dr Alex Allinson, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, to find out more.

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH JUNE

HOWARD AND SKELLY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON  HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE GLORIOUS SUNSHINE OVER THE WEEKEND ASHY HASN’T RUN AWAY TO HOST HIS OWN CHAT SHOW, HE’LL BE BACK LATER THIS WEEK  NUMBERS NO NEW CASES DAY 26 OF NO NEW CASES UPDATE FROM TODAY SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NO LONGER REQUIRED […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 12TH JUNE

ASHY & KATH MAGSON GOOD AFTERNOON  *ASHY HAS BEEN TO RON SMITHS NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 0 ACTIVE CASES UPDATE IOM IS NEARLY 100% CLEAR OF THE VIRUS GUTTED WE DIDN’T GET THE REAL TT TODAY, ANOTHER BIGGIE WE HAVE HAD TO SACRIFICE. BUT THE SACRIFICE HAS BEEN WORTH IT  […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 11TH JUNE

HOWARD + ASHY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE WE’VE GOT A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR YOU ALL TODAY BUT FIRST… ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 18 AWAITING RESULTS  0 ACTIVE CASES HOWARD 22 DAYS WITH NO CASES HAVE WE ELIMINATED COVID FROM THE ROCK? POSSIBLY  WILL WE SEE THE ODD CASE POP UP […]

MANX PUBLIC Q&A – 10TH JUNE

JAMES DAVIS AS HOST WITH ASHY TAKING QUESTIONS FROM THE MANX PUBLIC  WHERE WAS SOCIAL DISTANCING AT THE BLM PROTEST? POLICE ENGAGED STRONGLY WITH THE ORGANISERS. FROM WHAT ASHY SAW, PEOPLE WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING  WHAT ARE WE DISTANCING FROM? A HIDDEN ENEMY, A VIRUS IS SOMETHING WE CAN’T SEE. WE […]

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  […]

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 […]