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  1. That tracker is wrong. That relates to the potential delay of the Bristol flight which is now superceded.
  2. Yes, it is still there and is called 'Hands Free'. It is a bit of a rigmarole to book, as it is treated as an onboard extra, such as pre-buying food/drink, but it works for me, rather than paying £15 for a full blown Hold Bag.
  3. It seems pretty likely that Chris Thomas wanted a stalemate so that he could enter a second round of voting. The easiest way to do this was to reduce the pool of available votes, but it seems that only Wannenburgh was up for participating in his little ruse. It’ll be interesting to see if Cannan brings CT into the tent, or leaves him pissing about on the outside.
  4. No, clearly not. Nick Black has (so far) destroyed the careers of three Ministers, and is still firing out press releases about spending £9m on unnecessary tarmac and concrete at the Airport, plus £2m on new fire engines, to replace the barely used old ones. This guy, and his 'minder' Greenhow, should be first in the cross hairs of the new CM.
  5. Although the overall easyJet schedule for the Winter remains pretty poor, that have now added six extra flights each way over the half-term weekends. Fares currently below £30 each way. It's not a solution, but it suggests they are looking at forward bookings are willing to slot in extra capacity, where they can make it work (for themselves)!!
  6. I am an Onchan voter, and I have read Rob Collister's manifesto. Considering that it is such a weighty tome, one thing that struck me was that I could not find a single word about the dreadful mismanagement of major capital projects by the DoI, and consequent waste of public money, the need for much improved governance, accountabilty and transparency, and the overhaul of the senior ranks of the CS. I know that Rob has been a Member of the DoI for the last year or so, but this is no reason to ignore this significant issue. Just saying.......
  7. I am an Onchan voter, and I have read Rob's manifesto. Considering that it is such a weighty tome, one thing that struck me was that I could not find a single word about the dreadful mismanagement of major capital projects by the DoI, and consequent waste of public money, the need for much improved governance, accountabilty and transparency, and the overhaul of the senior ranks of the CS. I know that Rob has been a Member of the DoI for the last year or so, but this is no reason to ignore this significant issue. Just saying.......
  8. I'd recommend Gadget Geeks at Port Jack. Very helpful.
  9. Am I the only one who totally switches off when that dreadful shouty Irish woman comes on the Radio, to wheel out the teachers' latest gripe? If they want to be listened to, they need to get a different spokesperson.
  10. I have some overseas travel booked for October to a country currently on the Amber list. Checking the https://covid19.gov.im/travel/travel-to-the-isle-of-man/ site, I see that Pathway 1 (basically double-jabbed people) now says:- Residents and non-residents are eligible for this pathway if: They have completed the full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of either Pfizer BioNTech; Oxford/AstraZeneca; or Moderna or one dose of Johnson and Johnson) On arrival, at least two weeks has passed since the full course was administered They have not been to any countries on the red travel list in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man They do not have COVID-19 or any symptoms of COVID-19 From my perspective, and anyone else travelling to Green or Amber countries, this is good news, but was this announced anywhere, or did the IOMG just slip this change in without telling anyone?
  11. As I recall, the redevelopment plans for Lord Street involved the Government granting a very long lease to the would be developers, subject to them starting work, and building some specified facility for bus passengers, within an agreed time frame. In the current uncertain circumstances, there seems to be a reasonable likelihood that nothing will happen, and the site will revert to Government, at some stage. I don't recall them selling the old prison site, but I could have missed that.
  12. They have totally lost the plot in Australia, as their dismal vaccination programme means they are facing many more months of truly draconian restrictions. Even their returning Olympians are facing 28 day (!!) self-isolation. It they aren't careful, they'll take themselves back to the 1600's when they were totally isolated from the rest of the World and no-one knew they were there.
  13. It’s a bit odd that this ‘plan’ focuses largely on sites in private ownership, which would cost huge sums to compulsorily purchase, and ignore sites in IOMG ownership like Summerland, Lord Street, the old Prison and Park Road.
  14. I've been watching the vaccination dashboard since Thursday, and the number of people awaiting first doses has gone from 2(!!) to 58. So, only a maximum of 56 people have taken note of HQ's appeal to get vaccinated. It really is time for COMIN to stop giving this group too much consideration and just remove the remaining restrictions.
  15. If you go back over the previous minutes, over many months, Burroughs always promises a solution 'by the end of the week/month/next meeting', but TB, NB or JR never called him out. They're all useless.
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