Politics

Feb 18 Gov Briefing Update

HOWARD, ASHY, HENNY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  WE HAVE COVID ON THE ISLAND   NOT RELATED TO TRAVEL SITUATION UPDATE ON TUESDAY AN INDIVIDUAL CONTACTED 111 TO REPORT SYMPTOMS  OFFERED A TEST AND WENT INTO SELF ISO  LATE YESTERDAY THE RESULT CAME BACK AS POSITIVE  THE REST OF THE HOUSE WERE […]

MHKs respond to GP Closure

Douglas South MHKs Claire Christian and Captain Paul Quine have for a swift resolution to the potential closure of a doctors’ practice in their constituency. It has been announced that Snaefell Surgery in Anagh Coar is due to close after partners at the GPs in Anagh Coar this week informed […]

Hey Big Spender

The Capital Programme in this year’s Budget totals spending of £182,382,000. The majority of the Capital Programme for 2021/22 will be undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure in line with their responsibility to manage and maintain the bulk of Government’s infrastructure and its own share of the public sector housing […]

Key Figures From This Year’s Budget

Government revenue spending for 2021/22 is budgeted at £1.161 billion, representing £13,740 for every person on the Island – an increase of 3.3%. Some of the highlights of this year’s Budget include: No increase in income tax or National Insurance Personal tax allowance up to £14,250 (up £3,750 since 2016) […]

Budget At A Glance

Treasury Minister Alf Cannan’s fifth and (probably) final Budget of this administration has  been called a “budget of resilience” which the gov seeking to stabilise the economy, protect jobs and invest in vital public services while providing a platform for economic recovery from the pandemic. It will see £1.161 billion […]

Gef’s Budget Preview

Tomorrow is Budget day and Treasury Minister Alf Cannan will present his fifth and final Budget to Tynwald and the Great Manx Public.  In a financial year where Covid had us forced to stay at home, our tourist economy collapsed, the TT was cancelled and Brexit finally happened, this has […]

Hunt on for Education CEO

The Gov is on the hunt for a permanent Chief Executive Officer to lead the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC). Earlier this week, the DESC dropped its controversial Education Bill. It comes after former CEO Prof Ronald Barr left shortly after the arrival of Dr Alex Allinson as […]

Through the Key Hole

Some snippets from this week’s Key’s written answers Huawei Ban Still Likely The island is continuing to work with partners in the Channel Islands and Westminster to seek a solution to the UK ban on Huawei technology being used in 5G technology.  Douglas Central MHK Chris Thomas asked Enterprise Minister […]

Education Bill Explained

Today Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson confirmed the gov was dropping the Education Bill and would instead seek to reform the island’s education system through secondary legislation. Gef has written this handy explainer for the who, what, where and why of the Bill’s rise and fall. What Was It? The […]

Education Bill Dropped

The Education Bill has been dropped by the gov, Minister Dr Alex Allinson has confirmed. Dr Al gave a statement to the House of Keys this morning to confirm the Bill will not be continued in its current form and has been withdrawn. The new Bill has been heavily criticised […]

Order! Order!

A busy order paper for our MHKs this week with a large list of questions for ministers and several important Bills reappearing. Question Time Kicking off in the Qs, there are 24 questions down for oral answer, how far they get through that in the hour afforded to questions will […]

GOV UPDATE – 4th FEB 2021

DAVID AND HENNY NUMBERS TOTAL TESTS: 28585 AWAITING RESULTS: 53 AWAITING TESTS: 126 NO NEW CASES 8 ACTIVE CASES TODAY MARKS 23 DAYS SINCE LAST COMMUNITY CASE 4 DAYS SINCE ENDING CIRCUIT BREAK THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR STICKING TO THE RULES YOU MADE WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED TWICE IN 12 MONTHS […]

Cannan Responds to Bank Cuts

Treasury Minister Alf Cannan has responded to the mass wave of redundancies announced at Lloyds this morning, which will see up to 25% of their staff on the Isle of Man being made redundant. While these redundancies affect c120 of its c400 employees on the island, Lloyds Bank International says […]

Circuit Break Lockdown Ends

The Isle of Man has exited lockdown after a 25 day “circuit break” succeeded in stopping community spread of Covid-19. The end of the lockdown means that life on the island can return to near normal.  There is no longer any requirement for social distancing and the government is no […]

DHSC Returns to ‘New Normal’

Health and care services across the island will return to their pre-lockdown ways of operating when the circuit break restrictions are lifted at 12:01am tonight. Staff and volunteers who have been subject to shielding will be able to return to work and the café, shops, canteen and ward trolley service […]

Ramsey Rate Increase

Ramsey Town Commissioners have confirmed that residents’ rates are to go up by 1% in the next financial year. A statement said: ‘The new rate shows the Commission’s commitment to maintaining a viable and sustainable financial plan while continuing to invest in the Town and meeting increased costs. The most […]

GOV UPDATE – 29th JAN 2021

HOWARD (NEW PAISLEY TIE), DAVID, DR HENNY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  THANKS FOR JOINING  THANKS FOR TUNING INTO THE PUBLIC Q&A ON WEDNESDAY.  I DIDN’T KNOW SEWAGE COULD BE SO INTERESTING  NUMBERS 14 RESULTS AWAITING 2 NEW CASES, BOTH TRAVELLERS, ALREADY IN ISO 29 ACTIVE CASES NO ONE IN HOSPITAL […]

Order! Order!

There’s an extraordinary sitting of Tynwald on Tuesday, but we haven’t actually had the order paper yet, so that makes a political preview a tad more difficult than it should be. But fear not, the Keys and the MLCs both have a full plate. Legislative Council Starting upstairs for a […]

Douglas Rates up 1.6%

Douglas Council has announced that the rate levy for the 2021-22 financial year has been set at 451 pence, an increase of 1.6% over the previous year. Council Leader David Christian MBE JP delivered his annual review and presentation of the budget, in doing so he said that setting the […]

Bun Fight on the Buses

The leader of the Liberal Vannin Party has criticised the gov’s plans for elderly residents to travel to the island’s vaccine hubs. Lawrie Hooper was allowed to ask an urgent question in this week’s Keys for how residents will access the hubs at Chester Street and the Airport which turned […]

Island is Failing Victims

An MLC is criticising the lack of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre on island, which has forced victims to travel to the UK without forensics taken from the body – which may result in strong evidence for court cases being lost.  Tanya August-Hanson was due to ask for an update […]

Order! Order!

After the exciting January edition of Tynwald, it’s back to Upstairs Downstairs this week as MHKs and MLCs have busy order papers. Question Time Starting with questions, Claire Chirstian has an urgent question on domestic abuse during lockdown. In response to this, Justice and Home Affairs Minister Graham Cregeen has […]

Covid Support Extended

Covid financial support measures MERA and the Salary Support Scheme have both been extended to assist those who are unable to return immediately to work following the coronavirus circuit breaker lockdown. People who have been able to return to work over the weekend, or who will be returning to work […]

Lib Vannin Call for Weed Consultation

Liberal Vannin Party chairman Paul Weatherall has called for a public consultation on recreational cannabis after September’s General Election. The party said that around the world, attitudes are changing towards the “War Against Drugs”, with many jurisdictions either legalising cannabis for recreational use or decriminalising it.  Some, like Portugal, have […]

Tynwald In Brief

Area Plan I warned you all it would be back on the radar and well now it is. The Area Plan for the East looks set for its day in court. In a written answer Policy and Reform Minister Ray Harmer confirmed that as of January 12 two claims were […]

It’s Biden Time

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll be aware that Joe Biden will be sworn in tomorrow to replace Donald Trump as President of the USA. Biden beat Trump by winning 306 votes in the Electoral College to Trump’s 232. Here’s Gef’s guide on what and when to watch […]

GOV UPDATE – 18th JAN 2021

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY 12, USUAL LINE UP IS IN THE ROOM / ON ZOOM  COMIN LADS MET THIS AM, WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IT AFTER THE… NUMBERS 12 AWAITING RESULTS  4 NEW CASES 2 TRAVELLERS 2 HIGH-RISK CONTACTS IN ISOLATION  53 ACTIVE CASES VACCINATIONS […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH JAN

HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  DAY 9 OF LOCKDOWN 2.0 NUMBERS 12 PEOPLE AWAITING RESULTS  1 NEW CASE FROM A TRAVELLER 39 ACTIVE CASES 1 IN HOSPITAL  MASKS SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WEAR THEM FOR VALID MEDICAL REASONS  PLEASE CONSIDER THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE A LEGIT REASON, JUST […]

Order! Order!

Tynwald sits for the first time this year on January 21, here’s a snapshot of what to look out for. We have written a separate piece on the changes to cannabis legislation, which can be read here.  Education reform Education Minister Dr Al will set out a motion that will […]

Cannabis and Tynwald

Now don’t get too excited, we’re still only talking of cultivation for medicinal and industrial uses. But at this month’s Tynwald sitting, Douglas North MHK Ralph Peake is moving the motion approving the Misuse of Drugs (Cannabis) Regulations 2020. If approved by Tynwald, it will become possible in the Isle […]

Keys in Brief

Tim Baker, DOI Minister Only three GCSE and A-Level students studying Manx Figures released by Education Minister Dr Al show that just three students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 are studying Manx in the island. Castle Rushen, QE II and Ramsey Grammar schools all have one student studying […]

Tynwald In Brief

Up to 30 of the island’s secondary school teachers look set to be starting off the new year working from home.  Figures released in Tynwald by Education Minister Dr Al, shows that Ballakermeen High School expects a maximum of 10 teachers to be working from home. He was asked how […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 11TH DEC

HQ, ASHY AND HENNY UPDATE IT’S BEEN A MONUMENTAL WEEK WITH THE UK BEING THE FIRST TO ROLL OUT THE VACCINE 90-YEAR-OLD MARGARET WAS THE FIRST TO GET THE JAB IN THE UK THE VACCINATION PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT SAVING LIVES AND RETURNING LIFE TO NORMAL IOM VACCINATION PROGRAM IT’S […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 3RD DEC

VACCINATION SPECIAL – ASHY, HENNY AND KATHRYN MAGSON ASHY UPDATE ‘I’M JOINED TODAY WITH HENNY AND KATHRYN WHO HAVE BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE PANDEMIC’ IOM IS COVID-FREE, SINCE YESTERDAY – NO ACTIVE CASES THANKS TO THE GREAT MANX PUBLIC FOR KEEPING US SAFE BUT WE WILL LIKELY GET […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 26TH NOV

HOWARD, DAVID & HENNY GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE COVID DEATH EARLIER THIS WEEK A MANX RESIDENT DIED FROM COVID-19, OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPDATE THREE NEW CASES SINCE LAST WEEK ALL BECAME SYMPTOMATIC IN ISOLATION ONE OF THE CASES WAS A CLOSE CONTACT TO SOMEONE IN THE […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 19TH NOV

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE UPDATE THREE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 SINCE LAST WEEK THEY ARE PART OF THE CLUSTER THEY WERE ALREADY SELF ISOLATING AND ALL BECAME SYMPTOMATIC DURING ISOLATION TO THOSE WHO HAVE ISOLATED – THANKS FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES, YOU’VE PROTECTED THE ISLAND. A BIG THANKS TO THE CONTACT […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 12TH NOV

HOWARD, DAVID & HENNY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WATCH US TODAY COVID UPDATE AT THE WEEKEND THERE WAS A DEATH FROM COVID, WE EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES WITH THE FAMILY THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS TO 25 THIS REMINDS US OF THE DANGERS COVID POSES TO […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 5TH NOVEMBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL WEEK WORLD SITUATION US ELECTIONS ARE ON A KNIFE-EDGE, WORLD AND AMERICA ARE HOLDING THEIR BREATHS WE’RE WAITING FOR BREXIT DEALS UK HAVE EXCEEDED 1M CASES, THE DEATH RATE IS PAINFULLY HIGH BORIS ANNOUNCED LOCKDOWN 2.0 FOR […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 23RD OCTOBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  THE DECISION TO SUSPEND THE 7 DAY TEST WAS A PRECAUTION AS THE UK / NI ARE OUT OF CONTROL  COMIN ARE CONTINUING TO EXPLORE TESTING ADAPTION. NOTHING IS OFF THE TABLE  SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE REGULARLY TRAVELLING BACK AND FORWARD AND ARE REPEATING THE […]

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

IT’S A TRADITION HOWARD LOVES: IT’S THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS   TO THE POLITICIANS: WE’RE HERE BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE ASKED US TO MAKE THE ISLAND THE BEST IT CAN BE.   NOT EASY THOUGH IS IT FELLAS? 2020 HAS SHOWN US THAT.   WE’VE HAD TO […]

#EducatingMann

It has been four months since over 1500 Manx residents marched across Douglas promenade. The record-breaking turnout set the tone for the Isle of Man’s stance on racism. POC residents braved social media and wrote articles, sharing their experiences about growing up and living on the island as an ethnic […]

Are you OK?

This week, the Government announced the ‘Are you Ok?’ campaign, a response to the damaging effects COVID-19 has had on many Manxies’ mental health. The scheme is encouraging us to chat and open up to one another, to reduce some of our anxieties. We caught up with the Chief Minister […]

COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS: MENTAL HEALTH

THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED BY DAVE TAGGART AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, AND NOT IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH ANY OF THE COMPANIES, CHARITIES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH WHICH HE IS AFFILIATED. UNFORTUNATELY, BUT NOT UNSURPRISINGLY, THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH. FROM THE FINANCIAL BURDEN TO […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 30TH JULY

CHIEF MIN X HEALTH MIN  “WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE” ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES UPDATE  70 DAYS VIRUS FREE  THE ECONOMIC SHOCK CONTINUES TO BE FELT LOCALLY, WE KNOW UNEMPLOYMENT HAS INCREASED AND SOME SECTORS ARE STRUGGLING  ECONOMIC RECOVERY GROUP ARE WORKING THROUGH THE SUMMER WE’VE COME A […]

COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS: BORDERS

THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED BY DAVE TAGGART AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL, AND NOT IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH ANY OF THE COMPANIES, CHARITIES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH WHICH HE IS AFFILIATED. SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT ‘BORDERS ARE A CONTROVERSIAL AND DIVISIVE TOPIC’.  AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY RUNNING, […]

IOM GOV UPDATE 23 JULY

OG SET UP WITH HOWARD AND ASHY  ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  UPDATE 64 DAYS WITH NO NEW CASES WE’VE HAVEN’T HAD TO GIVE YOU ANY BAD NEWS FOR 2 WHOLE MONTHS  ONLY US AND GSY HAVE ACHIEVED LOCAL ELIMINATION  ACTIVE CASES IN THE UK REMINDS US THAT […]

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  […]