ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Month: March 2012

White Space: the broadband alternative for remote islands?

St Helena’s not the only remote island that can’t get broadband internet – but some of the more sparsely-populated outcrops of the British Isles may have found a way round the problem. It’s called “white space” (whatever that is), and so far it’s reaching just ten homes fitted with special aerials on the Scottish island …

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Castle Gardens media building is approved – eventually

St Helena’s new broadcasting corporation will able to blossom after winning approval to set up its studios in the Castle Gardens in Jamestown – despite objections. The plan was approved by executive councillors on the very eve of the launch of the group’s first venture, the St Helena Sentinel newspaper. Shelco has also won final …

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Must do better: poor school report spells ‘bleak’ future (comments added)

The writing is on the blackboard for St Helena’s economy if islanders don’t wake up to low marks in their schools. A report finds standards are poor, teachers lack training, and without radical change, the jobs outlook is bleak. People may gaze at the sky all they like, and dream of the wealth that a …

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‘Exciting’ new media will benefit islanders, says government

The new St Helena Sentinel and its sister radio stations will be an important part of island life during a period of massive upheaval, according to the St Helena Government (SHG). The island’s Independent newspaper has announced it will close when the Sentinel newspaper is launched tomorrow – 30 March 2012 – by the new …

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Education on St Helena: ‘Teachers can earn more as cleaners’ (updated 10 April 2012)

Educational standards are too low on St Helena and the outlook for jobs is ‘bleak’ if there is not a radical change of culture – not just in the schools. That’s according to an official report. Staff are rising to the “huge task”, says departing education director John Sullivan, but they need the support of …

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St Helena has been ‘utterly enchanting’, says schools chief

John Sullivan, who’s leaving St Helena after doing four different jobs in three short visits to the island, has told how he’s been “enchanted” by the experience. “This has been the most extraordinary two years of my professional life,” says the departing director of education and employment. “St Helena seeps into you pretty quickly and …

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