MHK Blog 21st to 27th Oct 2019

2019-10-26T08:08:10+01:0026 October 2019|

Blog 27 Oct 19A lot of different activities going on this week, but certainly not at the same level of stress that I have felt over the past couple of weeks.

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne also visited the island on Friday to carry […]

‘Work had to be done by election’

2019-10-25T13:52:00+01:0025 October 2019|

Department of Infrastructure officers were told the promenade regeneration had to be finished by the next election, Tynwald has heard.

The first report of the committee looking into the regeneration scheme was received at the October Tynwald sitting.

Committee member Chris Robertshaw (Douglas East) told […]

The future of TT Zero

2019-10-25T10:13:50+01:0025 October 2019|

Rob CallisterRob Callister MHK, the member with political responsibility for motorsport, discusses the Department for Enterprise’s decision to drop TT Zero for the next two years, and looks at the future of the clean emissions race.

Video interview on Manx […]

No TT Zero for next two years

2019-10-22T11:57:07+01:0022 October 2019|

TT Zero John McGuinessTT organisers have confirmed that there will be no TT Zero races at the next two events.

A statement released by the Department of Enterprise on Monday afternoon said: ’After a successful 10-year programme, the Isle of Man Government’s […]

Are we facing a housing crisis?

2019-10-22T11:54:54+01:0022 October 2019|

Chief Minister Howard Quayle was this week called on to give a clear answer on whether the island was facing a housing crisis.

The question came in Tynwald on Tuesday as concerns were raised over apparently conflicting figures being given out by […]

TT won’t be included in public broadcasting

2019-10-22T11:51:12+01:0022 October 2019|

Nathan Harrison, 2019 Senior MGP winnerCoverage of the TT and MGP racing will not be included as part of the public broadcasting duties of Manx Radio.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister tabled an amendment to Treasury proposals for the station which would see […]

Tynwald backs £95k Manx Radio funding increase

2019-10-20T13:46:36+01:0020 October 2019|

manx radioManx Radio’s government funding is to increase to almost £1m in 2020 after Tynwald approved a £95,000 increase.

Juan Watterson SHK said there was “enough evidence” to show the station was not receiving “enough to provide the level of service expected”.

However, Julie […]

MHK Blog 14th to 20th Oct 2019

2019-10-19T08:07:58+01:0019 October 2019|

Blog 20 Oct 19Tynwald took centre stage this week, and it was certainly a bumper sitting with plenty of topics for debate amongst the Tynwald members – but more on that later….

Onchan resident and national treasure, Hector Duff, BEM celebrated his 100th birthday […]

Government to increase Manx Radio subvention

2019-10-16T19:20:51+01:0016 October 2019|

manx radioTynwald votes in favour of report after hours of debate

Manx Radio’s subvention will increase from almost £900,000 to £995,000, it has been confirmed.

Tynwald voted on the issue this afternoon, after several hours of debate on a report issued to the court […]