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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

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7 hours ago, Barlow said:

Only an utter fool or someone who has a massively inflated opinion of themself would even think of another civil engineering project whilst the Promenade is in such a mess.

I think I might know just the man for the job! 

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13 hours ago, Dirty Buggane said:

These are my own musings  and have no basis in fact what's so ever.

I'm sorry, but you are a little misled - your musings are entirely factual.

Not only is the MER extension a significant part of the problem, but the people responsible for it are - at the very height of this monumental screw-up - suggesting that the railway could be extended to Birch Hill and Farmhill.

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5 minutes ago, Banker said:

But if contractors are on a fixed price contract with time penalties surely it makes sense to work Sunday to try & finish on time?

If that's the case, a watertight government contract will be a first, most of them you can drive a coach and horses through !

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

But if contractors are on a fixed price contract with time penalties surely it makes sense to work Sunday to try & finish on time?

On good authority, most of the issues have been caused by a ill prepared DOI planning which prevented a sensible work schedule and bigger work force. I believe that the day rate hours booked are very very high due to inability of contractors in early days to proceed .

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5 hours ago, Banker said:

Regarding promenade delays, does anyone know why they don’t work on Sundays when it’s even quieter than the weekdays?

I did overhear on the the workman talking to a business owner in one of the side streets that they were now doing 12 hour days, 7 days a week.

I think that weather - like today for instance - may have an impact on that

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