Here is my Blog, which was published here weekly during my first term as an MHK. It now is also the place for occasional pieces usually published in the local press.

Cost of living crisis this winter

Rob Callister speaking at ILS debateThe Isle of Man lifted all remaining Covid-19 restrictions on April 1 and, as the political member responsible for tourism and motorsport on the island, it has been fantastic to see our tourism sector take those first steps of recovery, in order to start rebuilding confidence in a sector that has been pretty much closed down for over two years.

With a successful TT 2022 and other key tourism events behind us, and with Tynwald endorsing an ambitious tourism strategy in May to attract 500,000 visitors […]

Rob Callister MHK’s column: One of the most difficult periods for many years for the MUA

Rob CallisterHaving shared my own political journey on social media over the past five years, it does seem strange to be given an opportunity to write an article for the Isle of Man Examiner this week.

It is an enormous privilege to serve the people of this island, especially my own constituents in Onchan that have continually put their trust and faith in me since 2012.

The role of an MHK shouldn’t be seen as anything less than an absolute privilege despite the challenges, pressure, social media and the headlines on occasion.

If […]

MHK Blog 26th July to 1st Aug 2021

Blog 31 July 21As I post my 270th and final blog I just want to start this week with a simple thank you….
Over the past five years I have shared all aspects of my professional and much of my private life, along with sharing this incredible journey as a Member of the House of Keys, which started with my own election campaign back in July 2016.
Although every Tynwald member […]

MHK Blog 19th to 25th July 2021

Blog 25 July 21Covid-19, the Local Authority Elections, a new President of Tynwald and a very long final sitting of Tynwald this week before I can finally turn my focus to the House of Keys General Election on Thursday 23rd September.

So I guess you won’t be surprised when I say that this week’s blog is long, so feel free to grab a coffee first…

With regards to Covid-19, the number of active cases here on the Isle of Man has continued to increase this week and by Tuesday evening the figure stood at […]

MHK Blog 12th to 18th July 2021

Blog 18 July 21This week the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) is very much back in the headlines once again after a sharp increase in the number of active cases on the island. On Monday 18 new cases were reported, which brought the total number of active cases on the Isle of Man to 101, but that figure would increase significantly over the course of the week.

On Tuesday a further 30 cases were reported and on Wednesday there was an additional 48 cases which brought the total number of active cases to 182 here […]

MHK Blog 5th to 11th July 2021

Blog 11 Jul 21On Monday this week we celebrated Tynwald Day here on the Isle of Man and this year was particularly special because Her Royal Highness Princess Anne came as guest of honour to preside over the Ceremony, which attracted a large crowd to St. John’s.

Despite the cloudy weather forecast for early on Monday morning, the weather was actually perfect for the open air service. For those that are not familiar with our Tynwald Day proceedings, it is the Isle of Man’s National Day on the 5th July each year and […]

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