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Retailer asks 'should we stop selling newspapers'

Image Credit: EVF

Follows disruption in getting them to the Island

A retailer on the Isle of Man is asking its customers whether it should consider stopping selling newspapers.

EVF has taken to social media to discuss the possibility after the supply of them was disrupted at the weekend.

Wholesaler G E White Limited confirmed there would be no Sunday delivery due to Manxman being on scheduled maintenance and the Manannan going to Belfast. 

Reduced supplies were sent yesterday (17 June) instead.  

Now fuel supplier EVF is asking whether the space it dedicates to the papers at its garages could be better used.

Manx Radio's John Moss went into Douglas to see what these people thought:

Manx Radio contacted EVF, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, G.E White Ltd, and Media Isle of Man for comment.
The Steam Packet provided us with the following statement:

"We understand the importance of the Sunday newspapers to our community and are dedicated to delivering our service for them as consistently as possible - as we are to delivering all the goods we carry to sustain our Island life. 

The maintenance of our vessels is crucial to maintaining the highest standards of safety and service for our passengers and for the transportation of essential daily freight. 

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

A full list of scheduled ‘non sailings’ such as planned maintenance is provided to commercial customers at the start of the year in order for them to be able to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements where possible.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company remains committed to providing a reliable service and will continue to deliver vital goods to the local community working in close cooperation with freight hauliers and local businesses."


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