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  1. Hmmmm

    Legco 2021

    What an eye popping post this is. Perhaps your former role left you somewhat in awe of the capabilities of previous incumbants of your present position. I am certain, beyond doubt, that 'scrutiny of government legislation' would not present too much of a problem for a number of professional people nor indeed the average joe on the street (which is where most MHK's frequented).
  2. I am strangely drawn to agree with this suggestion but for a different reason. The man clearly has an ego that requires attention, so let him prove his worth. I supect he would genuinely believe the time is right. Personally, I wouldn't let him run the meat draw in the local boozer.
  3. A wind of change would be refreshing - out with the bluster and staid outlook. I believe the compisition of the Keys and Legislative lends itself to JPW being CM. That in turn should lead to some interesting ministerial appointments.
  4. Absolutely not. Whether it is sloppy journalism or not it smacks of a huge sense of entitlement. Should have just kept his head down.
  5. So they have 'found' another 10 covid related deaths following a review of death certificates since the pandemic began. I wonde what prompted the review. Further 10 Covid-related deaths confirmed - Manx Radio Neuseating to listen to the dynamic duo.
  6. I view DBC as similar to the IOMG CS, very out of touch, over staffed and on excellent pay rates/pension benefits. If they wish to save money then they need to look at the workforce rather than cutting the public services. I am a Douglas rate payer and it is clear DBC is in need of long needed review of staffing and estate management. The complaints re IOM CS employees is equal in context to DBC.
  7. The issue, as I view the matter, is whether the Government is being open and frank with the numbers it is stating are in hospital that are covid related. If this guy is correct then they are somewhat mis leading.
  8. Well EAG group still advising Comin with some obvious but nonetheless sensible questions, particularly around employment and schools returning. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/lft-supplies-need-increasing-significantly/
  9. The six homes are all run under the auspices of Manx Care, who seem to have a very different approach to that of their Minister or Comin. What is the situation with the privately run homes - some restrictions?
  10. Can see Quayle and Ashford taking this option. They do like to follow the CI Viz: Officials are planning to “piggyback” on the UK’s system though don’t plan to use the NHS app. Islanders will be issued with a QR code, that will confirm a person’s vaccination status, that will be valid for use in countries around the world where the UK has struck agreements.
  11. Moulton being proactive prior to any interview with Baker?
  12. Coordination and planning - This has always been the issue and it is even more amplified since Comin decided to down tools and leave it to everyone's personal responsibility. The confusion this caused after such draconian measures was to be expected and has resulted in a vacuous void of strategy from Quayle, Ashford and the assembled cohorts. Can anyone say what the current strategy is for dealing or mitigating this pandemic? Track and trace - which should be top notch is whittled down, testing is at a premium, LFT are the new go to, an election looming and it appears the current incumbents are frozen as to any reasonable response. Where else is this policy being pursued? There seems a complete lack of ownership being displayed by Comin.
  13. Yes. I wonder at what stage the Govt have to re visit mitigation stage (masks etc) - particularly with numbers increasing in hospital and ICU today?
  14. Couldn't have been that expected as they had a very recent and very quick recruitment drive around the same period for contact tracers etc. Think they are acknowledging they cant do the scale of contact tracing they find themselves in atm. So what happens with this team going forward, I think a few were on zero hour contracts but there were a number of full time roles with in the team.
  15. We will have to await the finer details. Will it be an alternative make to the one you have been doubled jabbed with, will the booster be a second generation to take into account the variants that have since emerged?
  16. Port Erin Commissioners appear fairly pro active in terms of the town. This is particularly so in regard to their main attraction - the beach front. The initiatives that encourage bands, beach sports, the beach huts, pop ups etc are to be applauded. The Upper Promenade has seen a redevelopment and whilst the Cosy Nook could be described as quaint, it is clearly not fit for purpose. The proposed new development would be fitting for the area and progression of the town. The current inertia is all too common in such matters.
  17. Yes they need to concentrate on upgrading and maintaining the primary routes. These grandiose schemes are all well and good if the rest of the network is in apple pie order, which is clearly not the case. Where they appear to be going wrong is shoe horning everything into the same space (trying to please everyone), the roadways become a lot more narrow - as evidence with the promenade scheme - this surely will have a detrimental effect. A classic example of engineering a ridiculous cycle lane where it causes more harm than good.
  18. There would be an immediate reduction, perhaps that would not have been the case when they were first muted, but time has moved on. People do like a freebie and I am sure some have hoarded a lot. i loved the way Ashford tried to spin a positive out of Comin's lack of planning the impact of LFT would have.
  19. Baker has been quite an appalling minister and his interviews in situ on the Promenade with Moulton and all the chao ensuing around him bring home how out of his depth this man is. Yes his department have let him down but he is the focal point of the Dept.
  20. Corkish was an ineffectual politician - probably said more in this clip than his 12 years as an MHK/MLC.
  21. I wonder if this is an issue with the inputters not being conversant with the intricacies of the dashboard? It is nonetheless embarrassing that the numbers are not tallying. Ashford, as Minister, should really be asking questions a s to why the only public facing dashboard is so riddled with nonsensical maths. On a separate, although linked note, I found this report rather illuminating as to the mindset and mis placed penny pinching attitude, that underpins the whole approach to the pandemic. COMIN's circumspect attitude often leads to more problems and eventually more expenditure, an illustration of which is the LFT that both Quayle and Ashford have attempted to put a positive spin on- something they hoped would be a piecemeal offering and somewhat inconsequential - they misjudged the mood of the GMP, not for the first time. Lab only funded for 200 PCR tests per day - Manx Radio 'Clinical advice' prompts change in LFT recommendations - Manx Radio
  22. Yes it is quite unbelievable how continue to make the same mistakes. I wonder if this one was being laid when the first Loch Prom one was being re-laid. It would not surprise in the least. You have to wonder who is instructing them to redo the work and where was that person(s) when they were being originally put down.
  23. So the scrapping of the exit tests must be retrospective as 111 have taken no time in cancelling the exit tests for people due same today and no doubt for the forthcoming days. One has to wonder if this is money related or to ease the strain on the swabbing and 111 system. This raises the broader question of the reasoning being employed to bring about these changes. Is it merely for convenience as the system is not fit for purpose?
  24. There is a large juxtaposition evolving, with the populous told to carry on as normal, especially 2 plus 2 - live your life - don't isolate - your vaxed - and Health Services inc GP practices retreating into their shells, unsettled and worried: Isle of Man Government - Noble's Hospital
  25. The dashboard is all over the place - yesterdays active case total was 465 and today it is 698. So 233 new cases in last 24 hours. Clearly several tranches coming in during the 24 period.
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