MHK Blog ‪23rd to 29th April 2018‬

2018-04-28T09:22:00+01:0028 April 2018|

blog 28 Apr 18Last weekend was very busy with my Political Surgery on the Saturday, which required various follow up correspondence to be drafted and sent out on Sunday morning on behalf of Constituents.

I also attended a Constituent meeting early on Sunday morning, […]

MHK to raise recycling question

2018-04-27T11:11:02+01:0027 April 2018|

A MHK wants to know about kerbside recycling schemes on the Isle of Man.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister will question Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer about the collection initiative in the House of Keys next week.

In particular, Mr Callister wants to know how many local authorities currently provide the service.

He’ll also ask […]

Don’t have 20 thousand pound baby, says minister

2018-04-26T20:56:51+01:0026 April 2018|

Your baby may only weigh six pounds but could cost up to £20,000.

That’s according to Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford, who was questioned by Onchan MHK Rob Callister in the House of Keys this week.

Mr Callister wanted to know about the cost of women travelling back to the Island […]

Question to the Health Minister – 24th April 2018

2018-04-29T17:23:12+01:0025 April 2018|

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care:

“What guidance his Department gives to women in the late stages of pregnancy about travel off Island, with special reference to the cost of repatriation in the case of premature confinement”

Link to Hansard (Page 8)

Tourism grants boost the economy

2018-04-25T07:42:01+01:0025 April 2018|

Grants for tourism events helped to bring in nearly £4 million in revenue last year.

Rob Callister (Onchan), the Department for Enterprise member responsible for tourism, said: ’In 2017-18 the department spent £365,000 on event support. It estimates this resulted in 10,509 visitors staying an average of 3.8 nights and spending in […]

MHK has pregnant travellers query

2018-04-25T07:45:57+01:0024 April 2018|

How can heavily pregnant women be more prepared when travelling?

That’s the question on the lips on Onchan MHK Rob Callister, who’ll raise the issue in the House of Keys tomorrow.

Mr Callister will ask Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford what advice his department gives to women in the late stages […]

Method of compiling tourism figures to be reviewed

2018-04-22T13:12:29+01:0022 April 2018|

News article from Energy FM:

The way the Government compiles tourism figures is to be reviewed following the recent publication of the annual Passenger Survey.

The Cabinet Office’s figures suggested the number of people visiting the Isle of Man last year fell by almost 9%, despite hoteliers, the ferry operator and other businesses […]

MHK Blog 16th to 22nd April 2018‬

2018-04-22T13:13:37+01:0022 April 2018|

Blog 21 April 18I went into the office early on Monday (7.30am), not because of an overall busy day but to enable me to get my head down and finish off preparing for this month’s Tynwald sitting.

I spent some time over the weekend […]

MHK Blog ‪9th to 15th April 2018‬

2018-04-14T10:37:13+01:0014 April 2018|

Blog 14 Apr 17There is no mistaking that the current Manx Parliament is trying to address some very emotional and difficult topics in their administration, including Abortion, Children & Family Services and now Organ Donation.

My colleague Martyn Perkins, MHK was given leave to […]

New Isle of Man Tourism Campaign Launched

2018-04-12T17:41:18+01:0012 April 2018|

Extraordinary Story VideoThe Department for Enterprise has launched a new three-year tourism campaign aimed at encouraging people to experience the full breadth of the Island’s offering as a visitor destination.

‘Isle of Man – The Extraordinary Story’ has been in development for several months […]