Some companies want Covid restrictions eased |

In this week’s Isle of Man Examiner, we report on the concerns of people who suffer from Long Covid.

They wrote a letter to the Minister of Health.

We also report the government’s island plan. Does it really have substance?

Inside:

Glimpse of Paul Speller’s Tynwald.

A two-page article in memory of former Grand Bailiff Michael Moyle.

We also remember John Keown MBE, who lost his life last month after being hit by a car in Cyprus, and Adrian Earnshaw, formerly MHK for Onchan and a government minister.

A Chamber of Commerce survey suggests some businesses want Covid rules relaxed. Most say their business has been affected.

Craig Phillip Teare, a 35-year-old man from Anagh Coar, has admitted trying to smuggle cocaine wrappers to the island hidden inside his bum.

A group of environmental activists have welcomed a motion from Tynwald this week calling for a review of a 2014 government report on the island’s offshore energy opportunities.

And a protest is planned against the potential exploitation of gas under the Manx seabed.

Face-to-face outpatient appointments began at Noble’s Hospital and Ramsey District Cottage Hospital after the switch to virtual appointments introduced when the Omicron variant took hold.

There is still a backlog for routine breast screening appointments, according to Manx Care. Health bosses want to wipe it out by summer.

Proposals to raise the island’s minimum wage rates by 15% must pass the Tynwald. This would bring the hourly rate to £9.50 per hour.

A planning application has been submitted for a 45 bedroom residential care home to replace Cummal Mooar in Ramsey.

Photos from the Cronk y Voddy plowing match. And we look back to past plowing matches in our Down Memory Lane feature.

Ralph John Walker had his probation extended for attempting to violate a license ban.

The latest on the End Cafe building in Laxey.

Bird flu is on the island.

New members of staff at University College Isle of Man.

Hartford Homes is applying for planning permission for seven homes near the airport.

Kip McGrath, a business that offers English and maths lessons, is in the process of fully reopening after operating online for the past five months.

Motorcyclist Adam Simon Campbell has been fined for not having a valid driver’s license or insurance.

The Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association is set to fund a three-year PhD in cancer research at the University of Liverpool for Elisabeth Non Gash.

In our series on various charities this week, we take a look at the TT Riders’ Association.

David Ashford is writing a column for us as part of our new weekly MHKs series.

In his column, David Cretney talks about the latest furry additions to his family.

In our food and farming pages, we meet the Coole Girls and learn about their free-range hens and eggs.

Ballakelly Farm has become the first agricultural enterprise to achieve UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man accreditation.

Bryony Vernon was elected president of the Southern District Agricultural Society.

In our past page we see how the Suez Crisis hit the Isle of Man.

In Working Week, we meet the men behind MyZone, a company that aims to get people fitter around the world.

The new lite version of the Manx Grand Prix has been confirmed by the Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Department for Enterprise, as the examiner predicted seven weeks ago.

That’s the main story on the last page.

There are 10 action-packed sports pages.

There is also our letter page, crosswords, a television guide and community news.

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