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21 minutes ago, John Wright said:

The amount of private investment going into tourism over last 4 or 5 years has been good. There have been grants, £750,000 to Comis. But look, Mannin, Comis, Premier Inn, Park Hotel extension and now the Travel Lodge starting.

I don’t think we should have government investing in beds. Encourage developments, by all means. Leave hoteliering to hoteliers. And that means allowing CGL and the Port Erin Aquarium sites to go ahead. It’s the NIMBY planning that’s been the drag.

I agree John, government should facilitate and invest in a clean up of our eyesores which are a deterrent to investment. Local authorities should be charged with making our towns and villages more appealing to visitors and locals alike. If this requires changes to legislation then they should act on it.  

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14 hours ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

We don't like development here to improve things.  Too many NIMBYs who seem to think nothing should move forward for the better.

Better for you that is.

( Which in itself is a form of NIMBYism).

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17 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Better for you that is.

( Which in itself is a form of NIMBYism).

It is better for the island as a whole.  Where we all live.   I can't see many negatives in improving the facilities we have to offer locals and visitors.

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I think they've done that too early.  It is three and a half months away.  Another month would have made no difference and at least allowed this situation to unfold a bit more.  

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5 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

I think they've done that too early.  It is three and a half months away.  Another month would have made no difference and at least allowed this situation to unfold a bit more.  

Wouldn't make any difference. Too many visitors wouldn't make it here,or couldn't afford to. Besides,they knew weeks ago it wasn't happening

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Another nail in the coffin for iom businesses and more taxpayer funds being used to prop them up! The emergency budget in July will be interesting, maybe cut some senior civil servants salaries or jobs after just boosting their pensions by 2.75%

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5 minutes ago, Golfer said:

Another nail in the coffin for iom businesses and more taxpayer funds being used to prop them up! The emergency budget in July will be interesting, maybe cut some senior civil servants salaries or jobs after just boosting their pensions by 2.75%

Of course there won't be any paycuts.  Staggeringly.

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2 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Of course there won't be any paycuts.  Staggeringly.

As a starter for 10, put ALL government workers on £20k per annum

This is a state of emergency.

No one will starve.

The money cannot be used anyway - what are they going to spend it on?

Operation BIG RED BUTTON - RESET required.

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23 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

I think they've done that too early.  It is three and a half months away.  Another month would have made no difference and at least allowed this situation to unfold a bit more.  

as mentioned earlier in the thread, the riders will not have completed the necessary number of races to get the necessary licence to allow them to race on the mountain circuit.

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There seems to be a reasonable expectation that the border will still be  closed,  or if open 14 days quarantine in operation.  No tourism or business travel to the island this year.

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11 minutes ago, NoTail said:

There seems to be a reasonable expectation that the border will still be  closed,  or if open 14 days quarantine in operation.  No tourism or business travel to the island this year.

Will be getting like North Korea soon, no travel unless the dictator approves it!!

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15 minutes ago, NoTail said:

There seems to be a reasonable expectation that the border will still be  closed,  or if open 14 days quarantine in operation.  No tourism or business travel to the island this year.

That won't be a sustainable position if other countries are not invoking the same measures.  And that is before you get to the decimation of the economy those sort of actions will cause here.   All to protect a very small minority.   Another month or so I get in terms of controlling passenger flow into the island. Aside of that things need to return to normal and society will need to cope with the ongoing minor issues that will remain with diseases such as Covid 19.

There is going to be a big enough challenge actually getting a flight network to operate.

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