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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/cannan-hopeful-on-liverpool-berth-solution/ All this guy does is Waffle Waffle and Waffle. It’s like he is in competition with Chris Thomas. FFS Holy Joe Liverpool Mayor, says IOM is part of the Northern Powerhouse. He also says it’s unlikely any development work will be done on the Princes Landing Stage until after SPC have moved into their new docking facilities. What’s the problem? Peel Holdings? There may be problem if the Treasury Minister and the Department of Incompetence, along with HRH The Chief Minister don’t get their arses in gear, sign the necessary papers and work with LCC, and get the new facilities building works starting. LCC have a contractor in place and work to develop a road is due to commence. All IOM politicos love to do is talk, and dream up problems, and pretend they can come up with solutions, when in fact, dogs can make a better breakfast than they can. At the speed IOMG is working at, and the seriousness in which they treat the matter, there is more chance of Mother Theresa agreeing a Brexit treaty with EU27.
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    More IOM Government Spin

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42995&headline=How you can read the Courier online right now&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 Pure Bullshit
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    Perhaps the units are needed for the new tech start up companies invested in by IOM Taxpayers?
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    More IOM Government Spin

    Just watch HRH The Chief Minister with his chest puffed out, having another ‘cosy’ chat with Paul Moulton, on You- Tube, at the e-gaming summit at Mount Murray. As he was formerly a political member with responsibility for egaming, he claims to be an expert. Again the usual bullshit was trotted out, growth, jobs, jobs and people buying new houses. I thought many of the new egaming workers new to the island, end up in a shared housed on Castle Mona Avenue, or housed in a former hotel/bar, having been purchased by an egaming firm, to house their employees. A good way to set down roots or be involved within the local community. Note to HRH - property prices are on their arse, even high end HNWI properties aren’t selling. It took them years to sell the Castle Mona, unless that’s a phoney sale’.
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    Today’s Fcuk up, courtesy of the Department of Incompetence, helped along by unfortunate chain of events. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42988&headline=DoI and Packet apologise for traffic problems&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018
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    More IOM Government Spin

    That’s if the IOMG don’t try to sweep any bad news under the carpet
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    New Tech Firm owes wages

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42962&headline=In today's Manx Independent: Look who wants to move in with KFC&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 The workers who weren’t paid by a new start up tech company on the island have been awarded damages by an Industrial Tribunal. Let’s see if the company pays out.
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    More IOM Government Spin

    Out of curiosity, has the renegotiated VAT agreement been sorted yet? If not, it’s not wise of Chris Thomas to indulge in ‘dick waving’ and boasting as to the economic growth of the island within the last year. Why can’t we keep quiet, and keep our heads down, say nothing to distract and draw attention. The UK Treasury I’m sure will notice the islands boasts, and they will if were not careful, reduce our income, and the excuse could be ‘we can afford it’ ‘we are boooooooming’.
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    I thought Jurby Junk was a tourist attraction? The Starship Enterprise will have one less attraction up in Jurby.
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    This article is interesting as it mentions criticism of lack of spending by cruise ship passengers, especially when those passengers, have paid for full board and all inclusive deals. Why pay for cups of tea and slices of cake? The other concern raised is fuel emissions emitted by the liner. I would say that in some respects this goes against the spirit of the UN BIOSPHERE Award presented to the island and so beloved by HRH The Chief Minister and his sidekick Deputy Dawg, Chris Thomas. Think of the fumes, think of the ozone.!
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    Monstrous old scrounger

    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/douglas-man-denies-benefit-fraud/ Another case of old man and the system, note the comparisons in the original case at the start of the thread, and this case, which is a different scenario. It seems that the Inspectors in Markwell House have actually done some work - it’s just a pity, people have been allowed to allegedly manipulate the system, for a large period of time before action is taken. I think they are very reactive rather than being proactive. It should be noted that in the above case, the defendant has pleaded not guilty, so it will be interesting if and when the case comes to trial.
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    More IOM Government Spin

    #Guess who’s back, back again, Howard’s back# Having conveniently escaped the rally screwup, and keeping schtum generally, he’s just opened his gob regarding Brexit to his favourite National Government Mouthpiece Manx Radio. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/cm-sets-out-islands-brexit-plan/ All this legislation being planned, are they going to get it passed in time? Presumably all the Tynpotwalders will be sweetened accordingly to pass the legislation, with little debate! Just to add a little balance to the thread, I’m sure our politicos will be wetting themselves, deliriously happy at the thought of thousands of tourists entering Government owned installations, giving them the golden opportunity to spend £100m+ on harbour facilities and cruise liner berths. Think of the GDP figures they will cry! http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/record-cruise-numbers-for-island-in-2018/
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    More IOM Government Spin

    The latest steaming pile trumped by Chris Thomas, Deputy Chief Minister, and heavily promoted by the National Broadcaster, Manx Radio - https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/gdp-up-by-7-4/ We had this bullshit endlessly trotted out under Bell. Again, whilst this is undoubtedly is wonderful, and I’m sure the Cabinet Office will be partying into the night at the news, which will no doubt mean bonuses all round, and an increase in staff, so they can all hold each other’s hand. This will be picked up by UK Civil Servants, after all how can we plead poverty when our economy is booooooooming according to these figures, as compared to the recent UK GDP figures. Still it will Manx Gas and Manx Utilities an excuse to increase charges, on the assumption that we are a wealthy island.
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    Totally Agree, but the damage was done when IOMG purchased IOMSPC supposedly ‘in the National Interest’. We now have an Administration which is concerned with squandering taxpayers cash and blowing the islands reserves, which will soon diminish when you factor in Liverpool Landing Stage, land purchase and redevelopment. The island is not so run by politicos but the politicos and hanger ons are being influenced by vested interest groups. This publicity will continue to eat away until Tynpotwald vote through funding.
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    Tram & Bus Incidents

    Today’s latest http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42884&headline=Crash%20probe%20goes%20on&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 It looks like they are wanting to bury bad or negative news. What’s to hide? Is the driver of the vehicle facing court action? Or is justice done behind closed doors?
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