Liberal Vannin backs bank holiday petition
Liberal Vannin backs bank holiday petition

From IOM Newspapers:

The petition to reinstate the Senior Race Day bank holiday has been backed by the Liberal Vannin Party.

Created by Max Byrne, the petition has been gathering support on the website since the cancelling of the bank holiday was announced on Thursday and has been signed by over 4,000 people.

The decision to drop the bank holiday, following the cancellation of the TT, was listed on a Tynwald order paper for the May 19 sitting. Chief Minister Howard Quayle then later confirmed the decision to scrap it had been made during Thursday’s press briefing.

Chairman of the Liberal Vannin Party Michael Josem described the axing by the Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan as a ’mean and sneaky move’.

Mr Josem added: ’The 2020 Senior Race Day Bank Holiday should be immediately reinstated, and further, dedicated this year in recognition of the exceptional efforts of key workers in the Isle of Man.

Liberal Vannin backs bank holiday petition

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.

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