In this week’s Isle of Man Examiner, the Treasury Minister says that lockdown has hit the economy harder than in previous lockdowns.

On page one we report about a colleague in our industry who’s been targeted when he’s covered cases.

Also this week:

The Chief Minister’s frustration over the latest Covid figures.

A union is calling for bus drivers to be prioritised for Covid vaccination after nine of its members tested positive.

Carol Saunders, who lives by the Jurby coastline, is angry about the number of people that park their cars near her home on their way to visit to an old shipwreck.

Tynwald has agreed that a ’robust and speedy’ system of genomic testing is vital in the fight against Covid-19.

The businessmen behind a £6m sports complex in the south of the island have dropped plans to include shops in the development.

MHK Jason Moorhouse has raised in Tynwald the issue of a constituent who was being harassed by ’threatening’ TV licensing letters every two weeks.

The police have been conducting speed checks in St Mark’s, catching one car doing 47mph in the 30mph zone.

The completion date of the Douglas Promenade works have been pushed back yet again - this time to mid to late August.

The help available for children who are struggling with mental health problems during lockdown.

The number of victims of crime being referred to a local charity is set to increase during lockdown.

Women who became mothers just before lockdown 2020 have been keeping in touch during this year’s lockdowns for support.

Fourteen rare penguins have been moved from the Curraghs Wildlife Park in Ballaugh to a new home in Northern Ireland.

In his column, David Cretney talks about litter louts and penalties - and what can be done to stimulate interest in local authority elections.

Manx actress Samantha Barks has starred in a one-off episode of All-Star Musicals.

Reform to the island’s adoption laws has moved a step closer after the House of Keys has accepted the principles of the Adoption Bill.

A new business is planning to extract and sell Manx sea salt.

More than 30,000 fish eggs produced in the Isle of Man have been used to keep Jersey’s angling season afloat.

Our sports coverage includes bad news about the Easter Festival of Running.

Plus your letters, business news, a television guide, our popular crossword and plenty of community news.

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