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So far Rob Callister has created 357 blog entries.

Don’t mention Manx Radio during radio coverage of the TT

2019-04-19T21:03:15+01:0019 April 2019|

The commentary for the 2019 TT will not be a Manx Radio product and the station will have to drop its Manx Radio TT branding.

A freedom of information request from the Isle of Man Examiner reveals the terms agreed by the Department for Enterprise and Manx Radio for this […]

Edge refuses to answer question about Post Office

2019-04-19T20:59:56+01:0019 April 2019|

Post Office chairman Julie Edge has refused to answer a House of Keys question about the decision to terminate a contract with a UK bank.

The contract with Santander UK, to process bank customers’ deposits through post officers, is due to stop on Monday.

Rob Callister (Onchan) has been a vocal […]

Housing authorities broke spending cap on multiple occasions

2019-04-19T20:57:30+01:0019 April 2019|

MHK calls for maintenance cap to be lifted

Housing authorities broke their maintenance spending cap on at least ten occasions in the last seven years.

The Department of Infrastructure limits how much rental income can be spent on property upkeep.

It was revealed Onchan Commissioners broke the allowance cap three years in a […]

Department to make £75,000 per year from school bus fare increase

2019-04-19T20:55:28+01:0019 April 2019|

The Department of infrastructure will make an additional £75,000 a year from increasing school bus fares.

The figure was revealed by Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer in response to a question in the House of Keys earlier this week.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister asked him how much his department will receive, as a […]

MHK criticises school bus fare “stealth tax”

2019-04-19T21:04:04+01:0019 April 2019|

Rob Callister says price hike wasn’t included in budget

An MHK has criticised the Department of Infrastructure for introducing a price rise that wasn’t included in the budget.

Onchan member Rob Callister raised the issue of the recent increase to school bus fares at this morning’s sitting of the House of Keys.

Minister […]

School buses, public sector housing questions feature in Keys

2019-04-19T18:27:27+01:0019 April 2019|

Four MHKs table 11 questions for oral answer

There are 11 questions for oral answer and 18 for written response in this  week’s sitting of the House of Keys.

The increase to the cost of using school buses, price rises at the Isle of Man Post Office and the number of oncologists […]

MHK seeks statement on Post Office price rise

2019-04-13T09:54:01+01:0013 April 2019|

Believes increase could put local businesses off

An MHK believes the recent increase to the cost of sending a letter on the Island will put some businesses off using the postal service.

Isle of Man Post Office recently announced a 5p increase to 57p to send a letter.

Onchan member Rob Callister will […]

MHK to query patient transfer support

2019-04-13T09:52:09+01:0013 April 2019|

Will the department of Health and Social Care increase the amount given to patients travelling to the UK for treatment?

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

He’ll ask the Health and Social Care Minister what plans […]

MHK Blog 8th to 14th April 2019

2019-04-13T09:58:03+01:0013 April 2019|

Blog 14 Apr 19News broke this week that a new online regulator will fine web companies that fail to protect users, and possibly block offending websites being accessed under new UK government plans…..

Under the proposed plans, companies that run […]

Patient transfer service under review

2019-04-10T08:06:33+01:0010 April 2019|

The service provided by the patient transfer team is being reviewed by health chiefs.

The team arranges transfer for patients who need to travel to the UK for treatment.

Lawrie Hooper (LibVannin, Ramsey) praised the job done by those on the team but, in the House of Keys last week, he […]