In this week’s Isle of Man Examiner: The latest on the new Covid-19 scare


This week’s Isle of Man Examiner leads on the latest on the Covid-19 scare.

We have comprehensive coverage about the issue.

The story shares the front page with the news of the first vaccine injection given in the Isle of Man.

Inside:

The Chief Minister’s verdict on the Brexit deal.

Three members of a drugs gang and a corrupt former prison guard are appealing against the length of their jail terms.

Seven Manx residents and TT star John McGuinness were celebrated in this year’s New Year’s Honours.

The jet ski Romeo who was jailed after breaking Covid rules has apologised to island residents for the trouble he caused.

People across the island have kicked off 2021 by raising thousands for charity in sponsored new year’s dips around the island.

Difficult and challenging discussions lie ahead with the UK in the wake of the Brexit deal, says the boss of an organisation representing hundreds of people working in the Manx fishing industry.

Volunteers behind the restoration of Ramsey Pier have begun talks with government over the next phase of the project.

Nineteen good causes received a boost from Manx Telecom’s 2020 It’s Our Community scheme. We print a big picture of those involved.

A birding charity has tweeted concern over the decision to keep a landfill site in the north of the island open.

In our “Word on the Street” feature, we ask people if they have permanently changed this habits in the wake of the pandemic.

The Chief Minister says he would like to see more new houses built to help young people get on the property ladder.

Two New Year’s Day babies.

The official statistics from the Met Office detailing 2020’s weather.

The first licence to grow hemp has been given to an island farmer. There are more details in our Food and Farming pages.

Difficult and challenging discussions lie ahead with the UK in the wake of the Brexit deal, the boss of an organisation representing hundreds of people working in the Manx fishing industry tells us.

The boss of the Financial Services Authority has cast doubts on whether an anti money laundering body will be travelling to the island this year to conduct a follow-up review.

The team behind esports betting brand Luckbox ’looked at the entire world’ before deciding on basing’ themselves in the Isle of Man, they tell us.

The year 2020 is one we’ll never forget, for the obvious reason of the pandemic. But what about the other news that happened?

We have 12 pages of photographs of other news events. How many do you remember?

On the back page, three relative new names to the sport of fell running dominated the St John’s race on New Year’s Day. Our sports…



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