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The gov has announced that the current border arrangements will remain in place for the time being, to allow further monitoring of emerging risks. The COVID-19 Exit Framework allowed an initial change to Level 3 from 1 May 2021, and indicated a potential move to Borders Level 2 on or […]
Disabled Sports Boost A project that enables children with disabilities to try new sports at the NSC has been given £3,000 to buy new equipment. Currently around 80 children from 13 schools take part in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme that started in 2017. It is run by […]
The long awaited report into the February 2021 Covid-19 outbreak has found that the Steam Packet largely acted in good faith but found issues with both it and the gov’s handling of border regulations. The 94-page report was undertaken by Stephen Hind, the director of Treasury’s Audit Advisory division. The […]
Directors of the Corrins Memorial Home have said they are grateful that the gov has indicated that it is committed to keeping the Corrin Home open for a further six months but they need more details about how this will be achieved or the home will still close in July. […]
Education, Sport and Culture Minister Dr Alex Allinson has confirmed that he will be seeking re-election in September. First elected in 2016, Dr Allinson was chairman of the MUA before being appointed Education Minister last year. Announcing his intention to seek the support of the residents of Ramsey, Dr Allinson […]
Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says his department is continuing to seek solutions to a Tynwald resolution requiring banks to provide basic banking services free of charge for small charities and other not for profit clubs, societies and associations. But it is unlikely to be resolved before the General Election. The […]
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Laura Cretney is a Manx PhD student researching conflict in the Middle East. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic and has lived in the region intermittently over the last eight years. She has worked in international development and also runs the Middle East blog and online shop Pink Jinn.
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Thanks for tuning in Two and a half weeks since our last show. A few cases are popping up but it’s manageable and explainable The virus is here to stay, we need to learn to live with it Change in approach means […]
Ahead of a meeting tonight to discuss the future of the residents of the Corrin Memorial Home in Peel, an MLC has announced she will launch a bid for an emergency motion on the plans. Kate Lord-Brennan MLC, who is standing for the Keys in this summer’s General Election, says […]
The Manx Labour Party launched its manifesto at its AGM this weekend, with the party setting out its stall for the local and general elections later this year. Founded in 1918, the MLP is the island’s oldest political party, it currently has three representatives on Douglas Borough Council and was […]
In 2019, DHSC Minister David Ashford promised the establishment of an M.E. Service pilot scheme in 2019 with a full service established by April 2020 but nothing has yet materialised.
The DfE has announced the launch of the Graduate Role Incentive offering local businesses 20% of the first year salary up to £6,000 and an employer National Insurance rebate for each returning or incoming graduate hired into supported roles. Essentially that all means they’re trying to get graduates to come […]
Even if the Isle of Man Bank were to close all of its offices in the island, it would not affect our ability to issue our own money, the Treasury Minister has told Keys. Alf Cannan was asked by Garff MHK Martyn Perkins what the implications are for the issue […]
A Tynwald committee has said the Department of Infrastructure is attempting to hide the true cost of the promenade regeneration project from taxpayers. The Environment and Infrastructure Review Committee has delivered its final report into the much maligned scheme. In its report, the committee, chaired by Claire Barber MHK, identified […]
Despite Jersey being responsible for its own waters, the French are blaming the UK and demanding they sort it out or they will switch off Jersey’s power supply.
Business Support Applications for the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme (CBSS) – Circuit Break (March 2021) and the Business Premises Support Scheme (BPSS), which were introduced to support businesses during the Circuit Break Lockdown, have been extended until Friday May 14. The CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) was introduced on […]
Members criticised the lack of clarity in gov documents, paradoxes in the iso requirements and a lack of compassion being shown to people needing to visit ill or dying family members.
Howard, David, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Quite a few changes today – lots of detail to run through Numbers 15 results awaiting 0 new cases 13 active cases 2 hospital 1 ICU Dr Henny Reaffirming good news – no sporadic cases Suggested the group have not led to […]
Howard & David Good afternoon everyone Numbers 16 results awaiting 1 new case – unknown source 13 active cases 2 cases in hospital 1 in ICU Howard Despite the emergence of the cluster of cases, the emergence of new cases this week are relatively low. Contact tracing is working to […]
Howard, Dr Al, Dr Henny, David Numbers 15 results awaiting 2 new cases from a known source 10 active cases 1 ICU patient – someone who returned from the UK with Covid Understand concern We knew we’d see some again, but hope we’d have a bit more time Additional cases […]
The gov has tonight released the details of a gradual process which, subject to Tynwald backing the plan, should see the island’s borders fully open by July 1. It comes after Tynwald instructed CoMin to return with a more detailed exit plan in the March sitting and it includes warnings […]
The PwC report will also include a 12 month forecast model for the domestic economy determining what ‘good will look like’ for the year ahead.
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Howard, Dr Henny Well good afternoon everyone Two hours late to the party as there was a lot of chat in Keys today Monday will be our 21st day without an unexplained case SIGNIFICANT Dr H & Numbers Twice incubation period = local elimination. Seeing a significant number of tests […]
The committee said that because of the relatively small size of the Manx Bar, ‘there is still a high risk of the perception of conflict of interest whenever practising advocates are deciding how to deal with matters relating to other practising advocates’.