MHK calls for increased respite care availability

2018-11-27T13:31:55+00:0027 November 2018|

Onchan member seeks details from Health Minister

An MHK believes respite care should be available to book further in advance on the Isle of Man.

Onchan member Rob Callister is asking about the services currently offered to local residents in today’s sitting of the House of Keys (Tues 27)

The question was tabled […]

Vulnerable young people need Government-wide support

2018-11-26T09:07:42+00:0026 November 2018|

MHK hopes select committee can find a way to help

An MHK hopes a select committee will give vulnerable young people the help they need.

Three Tynwald members will carry out an investigation to help improve housing and job prospects for those leaving care.

Onchan member Rob Callister will serve on the panel, which was set […]

MHK Blog 19th to 25th Nov 2018

2018-11-24T17:04:39+00:0024 November 2018|

Blog 25 Nov 18As I mentioned previously, I still believe one of the best qualities I bring to this role as an MHK is my life experience, my own life’s journey.

It is also fair to say that I was very surprised by my […]

Child sex crime victims have to be flown off-island for examination

2018-11-20T17:14:32+00:0020 November 2018|

Child victims of sexual assault are having to be flown off island for examination, it has emerged.

Chief Constable Gary Roberts made the revelation as he unveiled plans in his latest annual report to create an on-island sexual assault referral centre next year.

In his report, Mr Roberts said his officers […]

Should MHKs engage on social media?

2018-11-20T17:12:07+00:0020 November 2018|

Onchan MHK wants colleagues to interact with public online

An MHK, who is well known for his use of social media, says more of his peers should follow suit.

Rob Callister was speaking on yesterday’s (Sun 18) Sunday Opinion programme on Manx Radio, which explored the changing role of the 21st Century […]

The Feeling to perform at TT

2018-11-20T17:15:49+00:0020 November 2018|

Million selling chart act The Feeling are to perform during next year’s TT.

The band will be playing in the TT Hospitality Unit at the Paddock on Saturday June 1 as part of the official festival entertainment programme.

The Feeling reissued their acclaimed Twelve Stops And Home album this year, celebrating […]

MHK Blog 12th to 18th Nov 2018

2018-11-17T11:40:10+00:0017 November 2018|

Blog 18 Nov 18What is that saying about the best laid plans etc?

I definitely felt like that bloke desperately trying to get home for Christmas last weekend…

After a wonderful trip to the States of Jersey last week on behalf of the Commonwealth Parliamentary […]

Call for specialist centre for victims of sexual assault

2018-11-13T14:10:06+00:0013 November 2018|

Current system ‘unacceptable’ says Onchan MHK

The Island needs a specialist centre for those who have been the victims of sexual assault.

That’s the belief of Onchan MHK Rob Callister.

Mr Callister was speaking following comments from Chief Constable Gary Roberts, whose annual report has just been published.

Mr Roberts says the current handling of […]

MHK Blog 7th to 11th Nov 2018

2018-11-10T09:08:01+00:0010 November 2018|

Blog 11 Nov 18Jersey – New Members’ Induction Programme

I received an invitation to be part of a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) delegation heading to Jersey on 26th October, which I was more than happy to accept as it gave me an opportunity to […]

MHK Blog 4th to 6th Nov 2018

2018-11-10T08:57:07+00:0010 November 2018|

Blog 6 Nov 18With so many things happening this week, I have decided to split this week’s activities into two separate Blogs.

This particular one will focus around my on-island activities up to and including Tuesday evening, and the second one, which will be […]