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So far Rob Callister has created 189 blog entries.

MHK Blog ‪6th to 12th August 2018

2018-08-11T10:54:45+00:0011 August 2018|

Blog 12 Aug 18With the parliamentary element of this role now in recess until October, my own personal workload as an MHK has slowed down a little, which is fortunate in many ways as it enables me to focus on other tasks and […]

MHK Blog ‪30th July to 5th August 2018

2018-08-04T17:35:18+00:004 August 2018|

Blog 5 Aug 18The UK and the Isle of Man are definitely getting all four seasons at the moment.

After enjoying upwards of 34C in London last week, the weather certainly took a turn for the worse towards the end of the week when […]

MHK Blog ‪22nd to 29th July 2018

2018-07-28T12:14:46+00:0028 July 2018|

Blog 29 July 18Despite being off island this week, I am always keeping one eye on local news and social media, and there has certainly been a lot of media coverage given to the Isle of Man Film Industry and the £27 million […]

No more painful tests for kids

2018-07-27T17:01:01+00:0027 July 2018|

A parent-led campaign to end finger-prick testing for children with type 1 diabetes is to be officially launched this week.

The Monitors4Kids initiative, which is backed by the Manx Diabetic Group, is aiming to raise money for pain-free monitors as an alternative to the painful finger-prick blood testing over the […]

Junior Tynwald: We need more than the TT to entice tourists

2018-07-27T16:41:01+00:0027 July 2018|

The island is ’too dependent’ on the TT for tourism.

That is the admission by Department for Enterprise member Rob Callister MHK.

Mr Callister was answering a question from Douglas Central MHK Michael Synott on the department’s plans to attract tourists throughout the year.

The island currently receives a quarter of tourists […]

MHK Blog ‪16th to 22nd July 2018

2018-07-27T16:35:57+00:0027 July 2018|

Blog 22 July 18The final sitting of Tynwald for this Parliamentary session took centre stage ‬this week, and there were plenty of items worthy of discussion and debate amongst Tynwald Members on the Order Paper.

I was in the office for 8am on Monday, […]

MHK Blog ‪9th to 15th July 2018‬

2018-07-15T22:01:32+00:0015 July 2018|

Blog 15 July 18Last weekend was a reasonably busy period with four Constituent meetings on Saturday, along with starting to prepare for this month’s Tynwald sitting.

On Saturday evening Ellen and I attended the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert 2018, which was […]

MHK Blog ‪2nd to 8th July 2018‬

2018-07-07T11:23:38+00:007 July 2018|

Blog 8 July 18The Isle of Man celebrated its National Day this week, which is usually observed on 5th July, just in case anyone is reading this Blog off island or further afield.

The island’s legislature, Tynwald meets in St John’s instead of its […]

MHK Blog ‪25th Jun to 1st July 2018‬

2018-06-30T15:21:45+00:0030 June 2018|

Blog 1 July 18After a busy couple of days in Stratford Upon Avon last week attending the AIM conference, I was able spend part of last Saturday just looking around Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon before flying back to the Isle of Man […]

MHK Blog ‪18th to 24th June 2018‬

2018-06-24T20:35:47+00:0024 June 2018|

Blog 24 June 2018Last Saturday my Political Surgery was busy despite the horrible weather early on, and I am grateful to those Constituents who came to see me and to discuss various issues and concerns.

Straight after the Surgery I attended two Constituency meetings […]