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Andy Onchan

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  1. 1 minute ago, Holte End said:

    Due to be behavioral problems on Bus services, I think there needs to be a adult supervisor ,if MHK's are to use public transport.

    Yes, they could throw up and all sorts!

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  2. 16 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    That's a good question.  I suspect DoI have set up some sort of expanded Parking Division ever since they got Chester Street and Drumgold Street back from the Corpy, and it wouldn't surprise me if it had also been decided that they had control of the Airport's car parks as well.  Certainly the decision to impose this parking app seems to have come from that.

    Ahh.... a newly appointed (probably retired and brought back specially for the purpose) Parking Czar!.... that has a certain ring to it. 😂

  3. 6 minutes ago, 0bserver said:


    Just goes to prove what short memories we have.

    I was 7 in '64 and remember going down to the end of our terrace street with my mother a couple of times to a standpipe to fill buckets (she carried those) and my very own thermos flask!

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  4. 6 hours ago, hissingsid said:

    As I have posted on another thread food or fuel vouchers or both is the way to go this helps the two commodities that are hurting the most.   Free transport would be a big help to a lot of people.    Dig into whatever is left of the 42 million or however much is left of it which has been put away with no plan in mind.


    The £42m in hard cash doesn't exist. It will come out of the general revenue account. It's just a magical number they've plucked from the air plus a contingency to ensure that Cyril's Servants are looked after irrespective of whether they manage steer us to carbon neutral status by 2050 or not.. 

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  5. On 8/6/2022 at 12:09 PM, cissolt said:

    MG make 5% profit regardless of price.  This is based on EBITDA, which is easily manipulated.  

    Gas prices have been volatile, but one thing's for sure Manx gas are making at least 5% profit guaranteed by government 

    And Ancala's Management Fee levied against MG will be paid to USA regardless. 

  6. 3 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    There are time limits. Of course she will apply once she can. Until then you get second class, third world treatment. 

    Wouldn't her LTR status count towards a Brit citizenship application?  

  7. 45 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    Yes but they don’t give them out like candy. In the meanwhile it would be great if IOMG did what most countries do and give out a simple residency ID card. 

    But she can apply. It's not as if there's no alternative.

  8. 39 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    One counter. A ton of people. Zero blame on the poor girl doing what she can. Loganair is a joke. 


    Wouldn't the lady doing the check-in be employed by a third party passenger handling company and not Loganair? 

  9. 52 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    No. Philippines passport holder. IOM doesn’t give out residency cards so unless you bring all your home office paperwork every time you fly, you’re not going anywhere. 

    Oh, and all the passengers from the other flight were just out ahead of us in the queue. With just one checkout counter open. What a total joke Loganair is. IOMG needs to get a grip on air travel or they can forget all their fantasy visitor targets. 

    Wouldn't it be better in the long term if she had a British Passport? (assuming IOM is your main residence?) 

  10. On 8/6/2022 at 8:57 AM, Roxanne said:

    If ever there was time to encourage more residents to move here - then this isn't it.

    A friend of mine based in UK was considering applying for a position with IOMG. Sent me a message only a couple of days ago to ask various questions on living standards, costs for various aspects of every day life etc. I was about to respond to him today and tell him that now was probably not the best time to move to the Island when he told me that he'd secured a job in the Middle East! He's had a lucky escape.

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  11. 41 minutes ago, HeliX said:

    What % of the local population do you think was in that M&S? A statistically significant sample? Impressed that you know how old everyone's mobile phone is, too.

    Must be a coincidence that it's the same old tabloid talking points usually directed at people on benefits.

    Stop trying to be clever by reading too much into what I have written! My comments are based on fairly regular visits to the same mall (albeit at different days/time) over the last year. 

    And what makes you think my comments were anything to do with people on benefits????

    Grow up.

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  12. 2 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

    Is there really a crisis? Or is that just what we are being made to believe? Covid, Ukraine, Taiwan, energy, inflation - every news story is apparently taking us to the brink.

    On another thread, there is a post about a restaurant with folk queueing out the door. I live in a pretty affluent town over here and the picture is very similar. There just isn't the 'feel' of a real issue - yet.

    I don't for a moment doubt that there is real suffering in the lowest income groups. And though I know a few mates who have turned off the hot tub and finally put in LED bulbs, the issue hasn't crept far enough up the income curve yet. Although I work to the doctrine that every pounds a prisoner and begrudge higher prices and taxes I'm lucky insofar as I can suck it up for now. I tend to take quite a cussed approach and do all I can to part with cash to someone or an organisation I think is profiteering. Only last week, after Octopus 'told' me they were putting my DD up to 260 quid a month from 100 quid, we had an exchange of views and settled at 150 quid. If I slip into the red I'll choose when I top it up with my credit card on which I get payback points. As I pointed put to then, my pain starts when the heating goes back on and I'm not inclined to prop them up in the meantime.

    I'm fervently of the opinion that if it was really that bad, the UK would have seen significant public disorder by now.

    Aye, the financial squeeze doesn't seem to have stopped some from wanting their takeaways or restaurant visits, or driving at breakneck speed (rather than slowing down and making an effort to improve on their MPG), or making do with what mobile phone they've got. I had occasion to go into a scottish shopping mall on the east coast late yesterday teatime and NEXT was very busy as was M&S. 

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  13. 46 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

    Squeeze the cojones of the Manx gas board for starters. I refuse to believe they have done all they can to put this company in its place. 

    I'm at a loss as to what Manx Gas actually bring to the table (other than increased tariffs) that MUA can't do themselves on our behalf. They're just an added layer of expense. Nothing more than a middle man.

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  14. 18 hours ago, HeliX said:

    More social housing would be nice.

    Disagree. MId-market Housing Trust/Associations yes, but not more local council/authority builds as there are already too many occupying these properties whose income would put them in that mid-market sector, which where they belong.

    The whole housing sector is FUBAR.

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  15. 7 hours ago, Kopek said:

    They've had plenty of time to do so! So the usual Pro Sefton doesn't really work here?

    Isn' t there Dutch involvement in this site?

    It'll take some courage then.

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  16. 1 hour ago, jackwhite said:

    Assume you're trying to say it's overly expensive? I don't believe it is. 

    No (and without wanting to steal NB's thunder) I think he's referring to the fact that HNWI have got the money to drink for longer, irrespective of the pricing/cost.

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