Monthly Archives: February 2012

This isn’t colonialism, says visiting congressman

If the governor of the Falkland Islands ever visits the United States of America, he should make it clear he is, ‘not a colonial Governor but a Governor of an Overseas Territory and there is a big difference between the … Continue reading

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St Helena through a lens: by Phil Douglis

Travel photographer Phil Douglis passed through St Helena on a cruise ship stop-over in 2002, and did the things tourists usually do. His visit was brief, but the pictures he took stand out from the general run of island views. … Continue reading

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St Helena media, 24 February 2012

St Helena Independent: Astronomer to ‘audit’ the sky – UK aid to rise to £24.4m – six extra turbines planned – film-maker returns, 50 years on – protection for she-cabbages – Ben Jeffs on ‘authentic’ tin walls and old glass … Continue reading

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St Helena Governor names new chairmen

Governor Mark Capes has appointed new chairmen of council committees on St Helena. They are: Access and Transport: Hon John Cranfield Economy and Finance:  Hon Tara Thomas Education and Employment: Hon Rodney Buckley Health and Social Welfare: Hon Cyril Gunnell … Continue reading

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Napoleon anniversary: ‘Let’s invite the Queen’

The Queen and the President of France will be invited to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s arrival on St Helena – if the idea wins approvals from island councillors. The French emperor arrived on the island on 15 October, … Continue reading

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Honour for St Helena’s Zulu prisoner

A hospital in South Africa is to be named after the Zulu king who was exiled to St Helena, according to the IOL News website. It says Durban’s King George V Hospital will be renamed Inkosi Dinuzulu Hospital, after the … Continue reading

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St Helena airport: blasting to begin

Rock-blasting in Rupert’s Valley is due to begin on 1 March 2012, as part of work to build a temporary jetty for landing airport construction materials. People living in the valley have been promised they will get personal warnings of explosions.  … Continue reading

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Revealed: what High Knoll Fort is really for

Students at Prince Andrew School have been maintaining a blog as part of their studies and as well as giving us an excellent flavour of life on the island, they also make a couple of rather witty remarks. Which is how … Continue reading

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UK Saint ‘desperate’ for bone marrow donor

A plea has gone out to St Helenians in the UK in an attempt to find a bone marrow donor for an island woman. ‘We have looked all over the world,’ says a transplant nurse. Read more.

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St Helena freight costs go up by 13%

Charges for shipping freight to St Helena are to rise by 13 per cent from July 2012, following approval by the island’s Executive Council. Passenger fares on the RMS St Helena are to go up by four per cent at … Continue reading

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