MHK Blog 25th Nov to 1st Dec 2019

2019-11-30T10:56:05+00:0030 November 2019|

Blog 1 Dec 19There is an excellent article on the Tynwald website this week that records that on 25th November 2019, Tynwald marked the 100th anniversary of the first election of Members to the Legislative Council by Members of the House of Keys.

In […]

Health fears must be allayed

2019-11-25T17:07:45+00:0025 November 2019|

Portrait of Chris Thomas MHKThere will be no 5G network in the island unless all public health fears are allayed.

The Policy and Reform Minister gave this commitment in the same week that telecoms provider Sure announced it began trials of 5G […]

MHK Blog 18th to 24th Nov 2019

2019-11-23T10:15:13+00:0023 November 2019|

Blog 24 Nov 19Straight into this week’s activities, which started with me holding my final political surgery of the year at the Onchan Community Hub last Saturday. I think it was the first surgery in which no one called in, which is absolutely […]

5G ‘won’t be allowed’ if proven harmful

2019-11-20T13:42:02+00:0020 November 2019|

 Chris ThomasTynwald approves planning changes to allow installation of telecoms equipment

More telecommunications infrastructure will now be able to be installed on the Isle of Man without going through the full planning process.

However, Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas confirmed there will be “no 5G […]

Radio TT contract interview

2019-11-20T13:30:52+00:0020 November 2019|

Radio TT interviewThe MHK with political responsibility for motorsport Rob Callister responds to fellow Onchan member Julie Edge over the tender for the contract to supply TT radio programming for the next five years.

Link to Interview on Youtube

MHK Blog 11th to 17th Nov 2019

2019-11-19T16:06:49+00:0019 November 2019|

Blog 17 Nov 19Last weekend the Isle of Man fell silent to remember and to pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country, which isn’t restricted simply to the First and Second World Wars.

I saw an unbelievable stat issued […]

Government puts TT broadcasts to tender

2019-11-13T10:26:07+00:0013 November 2019|

TT grandstandExpressions of interest sought by Department for Enterprise

Anyone who wants to provide the radio broadcasting for the TT, MGP and Motorsport Festival next year, and for four years after that, is being invited to express that interest.

The Department for Enterprise had been told by Tynwald to […]

MHK Blog 4th to 10th Nov 2019

2019-11-09T08:57:35+00:009 November 2019|

Blog 10 Nov 19I think over the last three years or so we have all become more aware of Climate Change and that various governments including the Isle of Man have declared a Climate Emergency, but what does it actually mean for the […]

MHK Blog 28th Oct to 3rd Nov 2019

2019-11-02T11:06:25+00:002 November 2019|

Blog 3 Nov 19A massive thank you to the International Professional Pool Association (IPA) for holding their inaugural Isle of Man Open Pool tournament, which was staged on the island last weekend and televised via the BBC Sports website.

Over 160 of the World’s […]