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Fears businesses could reject IoM after COVID testing decision

CM slammed for bringing Island into ‘disrepute’

Businesses could be put off from setting up on the Isle of Man after ‘inappropriate’ comments made by the chief minister.

That’s the view of the chief executive officer of The Hubb – a network which describes itself as an "incubator for innovators" – who says Howard Quayle is bringing the Island into ‘disrepute’.

It follows comments he made in Tynwald this week defending government’s decision to send COVID-19 results off Island for genomic testing rather than utilising on-Island resource.

Jason Scales says the impact of his comments could be felt for some time:

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