So, in the latest earthshattering news for the world of international travel and healthcare, ITIJ can reveal that a (temporary) reciprocal healthcare arrangement has been made by Guernsey (pop. 54,000) and the Isle of Man (pop. 87,000) (See page 8).
‘WTF (Where the Flipping Heck) are they?’ I hear 95 per cent of the international readership of ITIJ cry!
Well, they are two British dependency islands. One off the coast of France, and the other
in the Irish Sea, somewhere between Liverpool and Belfast.
So, there’s a lot of travel between the two islands then?
Er, well no, not that much really. There are no direct flights.
So, what’s the point?
Absolutely no idea. They are both offshore banking hubs, so perhaps their governments are just making sure the nice bankers keep their money (and staff) as clean and healthy as possible, if they have to transfer between each other.
That’s a nice story, but it’s hardly ‘earthshattering’ news, is it?
Well no, but hey, give us a break, you might have noticed there’s a pandemic on at the moment
and other earthshattering news is in short supply.
Gosh, there’s no pleasing some people is there?
I mean, the ITIJ team are out there every day, working our fingers to the bone, digging out the stories that matter most, and what do we get?
Well, I don’t know then.
Perhaps Banking Weekly would be more interested in the story.
You can’t win them all.