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  1. Yes sorry ! Mean that for my input . Although the mental health comments will I feel likely be relevant to this post . Hence the lock down on news etc.. if so , so sad !!!
  2. My 3 month injection at GP's was as appointment and blood tests at Nobles no issue either . But as said above loads of staff milling around or sitting chatting in general areas but seemingly not much else happening . Still hard to get car park though and of course blood clinic always busy
  3. All this too and throwing about MHK's or Commisioners/Councll is academic really as there are high paid (overpaid) CS and staff to get it right as thats what there paid for . The real issue is they are not doing the job we are paying them for. First stop should be CEO of the relevant department prompted by MHK's and or Chief Secretary . And a set up that allows accountibility . This is what should be addressed as a priority and then we should safely leave it to the CEO . In this case Black , who quite honestly is so out of his depth its untrue. Again said at the last election key to all this is a strong capable CM. who thinks outside the box and gets the population on side ,makes some tough decisions and rattles some cages . We have someone whos so far away from this sadly . Till this happens its waste city and Black and his incompetants will reign supreme. On another angle have it on very good authoriity that the Financial Services Authority , think thats what they are called now , are in no hurry to go back to there offices as apparently bosses are loving the freedom and the leisurely lifestyle they can enjoy in there gardens ,barbecue and late starts etc rather than dossing in there offices ! Lots of staff want to go back but great reluctance for management . Now there is a surprise , not . Wonder how many more Government departments are similar .
  4. I have first hand experience of Mental health service here including Crisis team . They in the main are not fit for purpose and there mandate seems to be dish out meds and sign someone off as quick as possible. God help anyone who isn't strong in themselves as its not going to end well. I said at the start of all this that mental health is going to be a major factor and some thought I was being over the top. I wasnt as just watch in the next few months . I fear for anyone needing help and input as your not going to get it with any commitment .
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  6. Railings on steps on Laxey Beach was a pretty good effort tbh ..how long did it last ? First storm around 6 weeks .
  7. If this is a good thing or bad who knows but the lack of notice about the two changes is just incompetent . And Baker says we of course could always comunicate better ..What !!! there was zero as far as I can see. This department is beyond help. We all know what would happen if this was the private sector. All management would be out the door before they knew what was happening. They just dont care clearly !!
  8. Police were using it over a year ago at least I know it was for sale then taken off the market I think and then Police started using it again .
  9. Wonder has anyone from DOI produced a survey to justify this ? How many cycles go down that road daily !!?? Maybe a few start of day and a few end of working day but rest of the time ? Imbeciles , good old DOI never lets us down .
  10. Personally I feel if it had been any other march it wouldnt have been allowed. In hindsight Police made the correct decision and it all went off peacefully and mainly observing Social distancing . Must havn been a tough call tbh .
  11. Yes went up to see it tonight . Mind blowing tbh. Good luck with turning left on filter lane . A guy in a merc just ignored it and went straight down the bus lane. Lots of thats going to happen for sure .
  12. Your right and I tend to agree re cost. Not maybe as much as 35 million but definately 30 million. But any extra over the 25 forecast DOI have been told has to come out of there budget so we may never know . As for voids , yes I didnt see any and also they were to dig and excavate down 1.7 metres apparently and they haven't gone close to that . Even for the pipe runs . Also I cant see even with more workers down there how its going to be finished by March even leaving out the 'second' phase .
  13. Well only the other week they said that the Prom wall was going ahead immediately and thats 500k plus and counting so it would seem nobody as pulled the reins in yet ! My therory always is that DOI dream up these high schemes to justify the management existence . No rush to repair the roads anytime soon so thats all it can be. What cost now all these schemes on the go currently ? Berthing in Liverpool ? The sooner someone with balls gets a grip of DOI the better for all of us. Sadly they and staff there seem bullet proof..
  14. Yes I know but isnt UK in a mess too ? Vat will change I'm sure . Something will have to !
  15. Your right !!! And watch VAT or the likes change . Where in for lean times .
  16. Its not going to happen 2021/22 . No chance . Wait till the fallout from this current Covid issue hits the fan and the costs are looked at. Health service bill will be horrendous along with the support packages to workers and limited income . CS pension scheme which had to find 50 million plus by 2021 is now going to have to find that or more immediately. And there's still the public sector salary bill to find . Hard times sadly on the horizon.
  17. That of course is dispensing with Buses ,cars ,lorrys and other normal modes of transport mmm brilliant idea
  18. I think Black is anyones puppet. If ever someone is in above his ability he is. He clearly hasn't a clue about running DOI. As has been proven so many times and its ongoing . I've said it so many times CM should have got a grip on DOI from day one but clearoy he's a puppet too . Chief Secretary seems to powerful .
  19. Bit of a flurry of activity down there today with lots happening and lots of workers. Funny how they have just discovered the receipe for big jobs . See the story is changing already too as Black saying there was never a date to finish or a final cost. Well there was on both counts and many promised it would come in under budget and on time . Harmer , remember him ? , said there would be 50 to 60 men working on site at any one time .. I really having looked at whats still to do cant see it being finished as planned by March. And onoy the other month I was told it was to finish by xmas then till March to snag and get it ready for the Summer . Lots of mileage in this story yet .
  20. II dont think they have actually cut it out as such just put spacers in and removed them after concrete gone off. And as you see definately closer expansion joints. By my reckoning this is at least the 4th variant to try and sort out the cracking . Wonder what they are going to do with the gap as it will only fill with water etc and freeze and then undermine the concrete ..or fill with crap with same outcome and look really bad . Looks terrible already and its only just been done . A promenade to be proud off !
  21. Yes its from memory on the length just passed Castlemona and it would seem its th latest effort to sort out the cracking. The same area has also got expansion joints much closer at around 1.2 metres apart if not less ..it looks a mess ! As pictures confirm.
  22. As they havent been paying there staff its very unlikely ..ohh and then there is the pubs that arent surving the Virus .
  23. Will be fun for cars and buses ! DOI sharpening their pencils as we speak ! Smiling as they realise this is a chance to go one better in the waste of money and cock up stakes ..cant wait !
  24. They need to focus on just managing what their going to do by next March as I'm pretty sure they will fall along way short on that one too . Watch for more changes as it gets near end of March . And yes my money is def not going on Nick Blacks timescale ! And all at what price , we will never know
  25. You know it makes sense , and thats why it has zero chance of happening !
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