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So far Rob Callister has created 166 blog entries.

“Gov’t not controlling market” says MHK

2018-05-22T20:47:38+00:00 22 May 2018|

Three ‘official partners’ for TT travel 2019

Government says motorcycle fans will have more options for TT travel packages next year.

The Department for Enterprise has appointed local firms Mann Link Travel, Freedom Travel and Terrific Travel to provide special ferry and accommodation deals as ‘official partners’.

It’s after former contractor Regency Travel wound […]

Detailed look at sewerage strategy for Peel Tynwald debate

2018-05-22T20:53:12+00:00 21 May 2018|

Scheme could cost up to £9.5 million

A spat over sewage?

A split has emerged in the Manx parliament over how to solve the problem of raw, untreated sewage being pumped into the sea at Peel.

At present, raw waste from the town is drained by gravity to a pumping station on the promenade […]

MHK Blog ‪14th to 20th May 2018‬

2018-05-19T11:48:53+00:00 19 May 2018|

Blog 20 May 18It was definitely a big week for Manx Politics with the purchase of the Steam Packet Company, a statement by the Health Minister relating to those affected by problems at the island’s Breast Care Unit and what is the best […]

Sale of the Steam Packet Company

2018-05-16T08:25:43+00:00 16 May 2018|

Steam Packet saleThank you Mr. President

Firstly, I wish to congratulate the Treasury Minister for his excellent opening remarks on such an important motion.

I also want to make some comments on the background to the situation we find ourselves in today, as well as […]

Committee findings set to be rejected

2018-05-15T08:15:44+00:00 15 May 2018|

Tynwald debates report on regional sewage treatment

The findings of a parliamentary committee on the issue of sewerage treatment in the west of the Island are set to be rejected by government today (15 May).

Chaired by Rob Callister MHK, the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee has made seven recommendations in its report on phase two of […]

Govt shops around for new Chester Street retailer

2018-05-14T20:15:02+00:00 14 May 2018|

The government is hoping another retailer will move into the empty store left behind by Shoprite after it closed its Douglas town centre outlet.

Shoprite’s owner Isle of Man Enterprises made the shock announcement it was closing the store at Chester Street, underneath the multi-storey car park, at the end […]

Stagnation in Douglas Bay bathing quality

2018-05-12T21:00:07+00:00 12 May 2018|

Committee Chair Callister critical of capital

There have been no improvements in the standard of water quality in Douglas Bay, according to the Chair of a Tynwald Environment Committee.

Rob Callister made the comments after Minister of Environment, Food and Agriculture Geoffrey Boot gave evidence at today’s (11 May) sitting in the Legislative Buildings.

Mr Boot cited […]

MHK Blog ‪7th to 13th May 2018‬

2018-05-12T14:29:22+00:00 12 May 2018|

Blog 13 May 18

It is a real privilege that this week I celebrate posting my 100th Blog, which is quite a milestone, especially for someone who hated English lessons as a child, and I still dislike writing notes by hand….

After spending some time […]

Mind your language – Keys to modernise rules

2018-05-12T14:09:30+00:00 12 May 2018|

The House of Keys has agreed to modernise its procedural language, which often assigns a gender to certain roles.

On Tuesday, all but one MHK voted to support a motion from Ann Corlett (Douglas Central) that, in future, standing orders should use gender neutral descriptions, where appropriate, instead of ’he’ […]