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Vax, Dash & Scroll

The gov’s Vax Dashboard has gone live, giving keyboard warriors and genuinely interested people something new to look at. Information on the dashboard includes the total number of people vaccinated in phase 1. This is broken down by the brand of vaccine used, first and second doses, age groups and […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 26TH JAN

DAVID, DR AL, DR HENNY  THE CHIEF IS BUSY THIS AFTERNOON NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES 10 AWAITING RESULTS  ACTIVE CASES DOWN TO 30  DR HENNY ON THE SITUATION  GOOD NEWS – NO SURPRISE / UNEXPLAINED CASES  CONFIDENT WE HAVE CONTAINED THE TRANSMISSION CHAINS  AS LONG THERE ARE NO NASTY SURPRISES, […]

Vax, Dash & Scroll

The gov’s Vax Dashboard has gone live, giving keyboard warriors and genuinely interested people something new to look at. Information on the dashboard includes the total number of people vaccinated in phase 1. This is broken down by the brand of vaccine used, first and second doses, age groups and […]

GOV UPDATE – 5th JAN 2021

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFO TODAY YOU WILL HAVE HEARD BORIS YESTERDAY, IT’S BLEAK IN THE UK  SITUATION ON ISLAND EVOLVING QUICKLY  THINGS KICKED OFF HERE ON SUNDAY AND WE NOW HAVE FURTHER CONCERNS 6 POSITIVES LAST NIGHT AND ONE MORE THIS AFTERNOON  MIXED CIRCUMSTANCES BUT ATM […]

Gov Update – 3rd Jan

WELL GOOD MORNING EVERYONE HAPPY NEW YEAR HERE WITH DAVID AND DR HENNY A SUNDAY UPDATE AS ON NYE – 2 PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE  IT WAS UNUSUAL – THEY HAD COMPLETED 14 DAY ISO  THE NEWS OBVS CAUSED CONCERN. IT’S ENCOURAGING AND REASSURING THAT WE HAVE REMAINED VIGILANT RATHER THAN […]

Gef’s Grotto

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… We’re pretty lucky to be living on the Isle of Man at the minute, especially as we head into the festive season. While Christmas will be tough without our family and friends who can’t get past the border, we can enjoy […]

Gef’s GMP: The Historian

With the future is looking a little bit hazy at the moment, this week we’re encouraging the GMP to collect their history badge and engage with history. We’ve got something for everyone: from history nerds, to people who were desperate to drop it at GCSE. Take a courseEver wanted to […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 15TH OCTOBER

IOM GOV UPDATE  WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE THANKS FOR TUNING IN UPDATE ON CASES IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL DAY  WE ANNOUNCED A SUSPECTED CASE THIS AM AFTER AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVED A POSITIVE PRIVATE TEST BEFORE TRAVELLING  WE ASKED THEM AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS TO ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS. THEN […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 8TH OCTOBER

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  THANKS FOR TUNING IN  ASHY ON THE RETURN OF THE HEALTH SERVICE THEATRES BACK TO NORMAL  ENDOSCOPY BACK UP TO PREVIOUS LEVELS WINTER PLANNING COMPLETE  DRAWING UP WAITING LIST INITIATIVES FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS SOON – HOPE TO BRING LISTS DOWN  UPDATE  THE ISLAND HAS SEEN 5 NEW […]

To Go or Not to Go

Knowing what you want to do on the weekend at 18 is hard enough (Peggy’s or Outback?) – let alone knowing what you want to do with the rest of your life. For many teenagers, however, they find themselves having to decide just that: pressured with that endless UCAS form, […]

A Love Letter to:The Outback

For many a year, I have argued that the Outback is the greatest club in Britain. Many have disagreed with me- including student paper The Tab, who featured it in their list of ‘most tragic hometown clubs’. The slow suffocation of the UK’s night time economy is a tragedy- without […]

GEF’S WEEKLY SKEET

In the week when a Manx Karen went viral and Peel’s water turned brown, Gef’s here to keep you updated with the latest skeet… Douglas council binned the firework display  Bad news for Douglas residents: the fireworks have been cancelled, another casualty of the prom works. Who else is dreading […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 1ST OCTOBER

HOWARD, DAVID, HENNY AND SAM KNEEN (SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE) WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE MANX SITUATION UPDATE  NO NEW CASES SINCE THE LAST UPDATE OF THE 4 CASES IN RECENT WEEKS, ONLY ONE ACTIVE (STILL IN 14 DAY ISO) WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON ISLAND. GO STRAIGHT HOME. IT’S THAT […]

IOM GOV UPDATE: 24TH SEPT

HOWARD / DAVID / DR A WELL GOOD AFTERNOON  IT’S BEEN A FEW WEEKS  GIVEN BORIS WAS ON THE TELLY THIS WEEK, I THOUGHT I’D SHOW MY FACE AGAIN TOO  UPDATE  THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR AN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN C-19 CASES IN THE UK  BY NOVEMBER IT COULD MEAN 200 […]

Glimmer of hope for businesses?

A decision of the English High Court issued last week may have provided a glimmer of hope to businesses suffering from the COVID-19 fall out. Further details are set out below, but, in short, the High Court ruled on the interpretation of certain clauses in insurance policies after insurers previously […]

A Love Letter To Kush

It’s sad but true: most animals need to die before they become legends. Harambe, Cecil the lion- both achieved a weird mutant hybrid of meme and sainthood after their untimely deaths. However, on island, we have our own celebrity animal, alive and thriving: Kush, a 7 year old red panda. […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 6TH SEPTEMBER

WELL GOOD MORNING EVERYONE  WE’RE BACK SOONER THAN EXPECTED  IT’S SUNDAY, AND IT’S 10AM…SO YOU KNOW WHAT I’M ABOUT TO TELL YOU  LATE YESTERDAY A CASE OF COVID WAS CONFIRMED ON THE ISLAND POSITIVE RESULT WAS FROM A RESIDENT RETURNING WHO HAS BEEN IN SELF ISOLATION THEY HAVE COMPLIED WITH […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 3RD SEPT

HOWARD, ASHY, DR AL WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE  PROMISED I’D SEE YOU AGAIN IN SEPT HERE.I.AM  DAVID WITH THE NUMBERS 0 NEW CASES IN OTHER NEWS FROM DHSC; INCREASED TESTING CAPACITY – THANKS TO THE MICROBIOLOGY TEAM  HOSPITAL THEATRES ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING  HOSPITAL READY TO REACT TO ANY […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 28TH APRIL

GOOD AFTERNOON, SORRY FOR THE DELAY  NUMBERS REGRETTABLY I HAVE TO REPORT ONE FURTHER DEATH – CONDOLENCES TO ALL AFFECTED 1 MORE CONFIRMED CASE  UPDATE MORE SECTORS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO BUSINESSES SUPPORT SCHEME AND SALARY SUPPORT SCHEME £6.5 MILLION HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID OUT  NEW SINGLE EMPLOYEE SCHEME PLAN […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 26TH APRIL

BOOTY + JULIE EDGE  JULIE IS THE CHAIR OF THE POST OFFICE – SHE’S HERE TO TELL US ABOUT SOME NEW STAMPS NUMBERS NO NEW CASES  CAN’T SAY MUCH MORE AS I’M NOT A MEDICAL EXPERT  PROUD TO SEE THE ISLAND CLAPPING FOR HEALTH WORKERS  BOOTY WE SUPPORT THE RETURN […]

IOM GOV – 25TH APRIL

FEAT LOZ SKELLY + BRIAN BUTLER – CONSTRUCTION FEDERATION FASTYR MIE NUMBERS NO FURTHER CONFIRMED CASES NO FURTHER CONFIRMED DEATHS  SPEEDY RECOVERY EVERYONE  LOZ CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO 2008  WE STARTED THE JOURNEY OF LOCATE IOM  WE CREATED A LITTLE VIDEO FOR LOCATE, NOT MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY WATCHED IT  […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 22ND APRIL

ASHY, HOWIE AND GARY ROBERTS (POLICE BOSS) ASHY  120 TESTS OUTSTANDING  NO NEW CASES  80 ACTIVE  SAD AND SOLEMN DUTY TO REPORT 6 FURTHER DEATHS – ALL RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD CLUSTER REPATRIATION HOTEL –  COMIS CAN BE SPLIT IN WINGS SO CAN ACCOMMODATE TWO DIFFERENT COHORTS – OTHER RETURNING RESIDENTS […]

IOM GOV UPDATE – 20TH APRIL

ASHY WAS JOINED BY DR LYZ HOWARD THE MATRON @ NOBLES  GOOD AFTERNOON  THANKS TO EVERYONE STICKING TO THE RULES  REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN 3 FURTHER DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY I CAN BARELY BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE HEARTACHE OF THEIR LOVED ONES – HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO ALL IMPACTED […]

IOM GOV – 19TH APRIL

FASTYR MIE LOZ SKELLY IS JOINED BY CLAIRE CHRISTIAN AND REBECCA FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  UPDATE PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT (GOV MANIFESTO) INCLUDED MANY ACTIONS AND KPI’S. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IT HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN  OUR ISLAND A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK – WE’RE FOCUSING ON THE […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 13TH APRIL

NUMBERS 232 CONFIRMED CASES 131 PRESUMED RECOVERED  99 ACTIVE CASES 13 IN HOSPITAL  TRIBUTE TO RICHARD LLOYD A RICHLY PERSONABLE TRIBUTE WAS SHARED FROM CHIEF CONSTABLE – ASHY CAN’T BEAT IT  ‘WE HAVE LOST A VERY SPECIAL PERSON’ UPDATE  WELL DONE FOR STAYING IN, WE KNOW IT’S TOUGH  HE SAW […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 12TH APRIL

FEAT LORD BISHOP – PETE EAGLES HOWIES SAID WE’RE AT WAR WITH AN INVISIBLE ENEMY – HE IS RIGHT NOT AN EXPERT ON WAR FIGHTING  BUT UNDERSTAND FIGHTING POWER HAS 3 COMPONENTS – PHYSICAL / CONCEPTUAL / MORAL  ALL THREE ARE IMPORTANT  BUT NAPOLEON HIMSELF SAID MORAL COMPONENT OUTWEIGHS BOTH  FOR […]

IOM GOV DAILY UPDATE – 9TH APRIL

FEAT ASHY AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS – ROSS +  DR SKEL OPENING UPDATE HOWARD HAS HAD A POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS RESULT. MILD SYMPTOMS AND STILL WORKING FROM HOME. GET WELL SOON, LAD! NUMBERS 1879 TESTS COMPLETED 1751 RESULTS BACK, 128 PENDING  TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 190 TOTAL PRESUMED RECOVERED 92  97 ACTIVE […]

Gef’s Good News: CrowdShield.im

Highlighting the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), it has reached the point in the UK where one NHS hospital contacted a ‘medical fetish company’ to procure disposable scrubs for their front line staff. But fear not, no one up Nobles will be walking around in assless chaps any […]