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  1. I think Andy has more sense , he was however an excellent labour health and social care minister , and very supportive of the isle of `man when some muppets in Tynwald and DhSS were making rumblings about withdrawing from the UK IOM reciprocal health agreement , had that happened , the Isle of Man would really be right up sh-t creek now , he is very well thought of in Manchester ,and who would want the hassle and backbiting of trying to whip the labour party with its many factions and unruly unions into place , to become the next UK government ?
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    I have a feeling there may also be a tie up with governments pension scheme , where certain Hospice employees can benefit , it would be a good question to ask who other than those directly employed by central Government can benefit form the isle of Man government pension scheme , I know its often quoted as a Ponzie scheme , but in recent years I believe a number of non mainline government employees have been encouraged to join mainly to fund those already drawing their pension , at a recent conference the current Treasury minister said it was in good health , ,well that worries me !
  3. you need a surface thats easy to repair , no point in going for a complicated coloured design , if it does get damaged it looks terrible ,and difficult to match , All everyone requires is a nice flat even surface all along the promenade walkway ,thats capable or taking vehicles at certain times for Christmas parking and other special events , but you watch it will be another exercise in how much money can we spend , I would love to know who the design consultants are ,and how much their fee is going to be , this should be a simple overlay job carried out in house ,!
  4. John that will be why the DOI have decided to dig up west quay and the promenade in Peel, all part of extending the season and working in conjunction with tourism and the 54 parking and disabled spaces that are going to be lost in the scheme , I feel pity for anyone coming here on holiday and after being ripped off for £12 half the visuals and effects in the Mouse of Mananan don't ' function anymore ,
  5. Money to spend on so called extension to season keep museums heated and open and the MER and trains running , but when it came to the Manx Grand Prix government claim to only have money for a nine day race festival where people actually spend significant amounts of money in the economy , I don't know who actually does the value for money exercise , but I know which one makes better business sense to me ,and its not trying to attract visitors here in November ,
  6. Very poor on the PR message you would have thought a leaflet with last weeks collection saying thats it for 2 weeks , similar to the Christmas collection information , We haven't seen a courier for years and not on facebook but the bastards expect me to pay almost £1000 in rates for a second class service , Oh I see there putting the decorations up for Christmas , burning more energy ,contributing to global warming , you cant fathom this council policy out anymore ,
  7. Good luck to him, after all you have to fish where the fish are , the European and British economy are Knackered Gulf states still booming and looking to invest elsewhere , after all they have what everyone else wants , Oil and Gas,! which will continue to be a valuable commodity for at least the next 20 years Lets see what he comes home with lets, hope its the oil and not the oranges
  8. Just wait for the first EV related fire in an under ground carpark with apartments above , the chief fire officer and planners will be mortified ,, the new fire regulations will probably require provision for the carpark to be flooded to put out the fire , I kid you not, saw a an EV fire under a building in Spain unbelievable the heat and damage to the property , total meltdown !
  9. filled both my bins this week so I sincerely hope we don't get let down, refuse and green waste collections need to be 100% RELIABLE or people will not bother to get involved ,
  10. Traffic Chaos in Victoria street DOI vehicle apparently broken down , and traffic backed up in Bucks road , and Ridgeway street, its a no go area at present , there will be lots of yellow labels in M and S tomorrow ! if you can get down Victoria street!
  11. There is no doubt an agenda to kill off the MGP by certain people in government , but beware of what you wish for , the MGP is a feeder or new riders for the TT and many of the unpaid officials make themselves available for both events , I recon if you loose one event the other will follow , If its is governments ambition to grow the tourist figures and bring more economic benefit to the islands economy ,then the races outperform any other events , this includes the Steam packet and airlines who both benefit significantly where during those periods they have capacity figures I am surprised there has not been more concern expressed from the retail and hospitality sectors who are dependent on the significant income both events provide Shortening the MGP programme is definitely a nail in the coffin and despite what the chairman of the Manx motorcycle club and other government voices have stated the 2022 MGP classic festival was a let down for many ,with grid numbers restricted and only 24 starters in one race it just never got going ,and sadly disappointed many fans many stuck for extra days with nothing to see or do , WE need to realise these fans pay £thousands to get here ,but without a decent race programme with days off when they can spend money in other parts of the island or attend other motorcycle related events such as vintage , trials, Enduro, sprint , we are at risk of loosing both the TT and MGP ,
  12. I am waiting to find out why Crookall, managed to shelve the enhancement scheme and loss of car parking spaces on East Quay in Peel and how Thomas has managed to bring it back to life , everyone I speak to in pell thinks its a complete waste of money and a major loss of parking and disabled spaces
  13. Chris Thomas time you rolled your sleeves up and sorted this lot out , before all the fingers point to you , ! and stop making excuses for crass incompetence and bad management
  14. Everyone working for government who visits people in their own homes or comes into regular contact with children , should be subject to a DBS check , if this rumour is correct someone in Government really has some explaining to do ,
  15. and now we have the latest fiasco 20 weeks to re do a pelican crossing in Victoria street that really has very little wrong with it , but no its got to be raised like , the the crossing in Lord street and while this is happening whole street and businesses inconvenienced , while the rest of the urgent road repairs around the Island continue to get even worse , time for a Major review down at DOI and the money they continually waste
  16. Good to see all these government departments working together , coach business has been building nicely , so why is the promenade and Quayside in Peel being dug up and closed until may 2023 for a vanity project? it must be effecting business in Peel and other places , but we must be seen to be wasting money on something !
  17. the last place I remember like that was a pub on the TT course , black tar walls no porcelain !
  18. I see the storms have ripped to shreds the corporations Celtic style decorative hangings that were suspended from the street lights on the prom , they must have ratepayers money to burn these boys , and its not as if no one know the gale was approaching and time to either make them secure or take them down for the winter , I wonder how much almost 2 miles or decorative panel on each street light cost ? and how long they will be left in tatters ,
  19. I didn't realise until pinhead kelly passed away he was a highly decorated lancaster bomber crewman , so was ken Corkill DFC who taught science , the teachers never spoke much about the war , rather looking forward to better times and hoping our generation wouldn't have to see and do what they had to do ,
  20. its not so long ago a fisherman in Peel made an error in an entry in his boats log , no fish taken or damage to stocks or the environment , he had to pay a similar fine , penalties in the fishing world are severe and they need to be , what I find strange in this case in the South is the fisherman has not even bothered to mount an appeal to the courts for a reduce sentence , only run to his MHK looking for sympathy , its the old saying If you cant do the time (fine) then don't do the crime ,
  21. who in their right mind will want to get involved with the horse trams DOI has screwed everything up , no certainty if the track will ever run the full length of the promenade again , or future Tynwald funding and now subject to off Island railways inspection and regulation , huge vets bills and food to be found for the horses in the winter I think Chris Thomas has a cheek to even suggest this as an option , his own department is an utter disaster as a Douglas MHK I think he is a bloody disgrace !
  22. Omobono

    Christmas 2022

    Should have gone to Tesco the Christmas choc's and selection box, Quaiity street etc are much cheaper than anywhere else at the moment
  23. walked into Boots this week and received an instant flue jab , at no cost , and today both wife and I received our covid boosters in Chester St at 11-oo even though there is 4 years difference in our ages , only had 5 minutes to wait and fill in consent forms , nurse said where they can identify two people ( mans and Wife } partner ) in same household they will send out appointments for the same day and time , It looks to me if those running the vaccinations are working smarter and more efficiently , and the staff are brilliant, friendly, and welcoming ! and out of the way of clipboards and managers ! we usually confront at Nobles
  24. I know someone who has had 5 different appointments cancelled in recent weeks ,the last one following a telephone call on the day of the appointment , Just what is going on in our health service ,
  25. I have witnessed several drivers clipping the curb on the inside lane down there , you can see the rubber marks , the whole thing is poorly designed and at night the lighting is very poor , never mind in a couple of months it will be covered in sand and debris from the beach and those silly traffic lights that don't look to be weatherproof , will soon start to corrode when the salt and sand gets to them , ,an expensive over engineered disaster !
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