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  […]

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 […]