Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dax outruns Mali’s entire team – but Seychelles sneak win

St Helena 170 runs – Mali 52 Seychelles 138 – St Helena 135 Dax Richards scored more runs than the entire Mali national cricket team in the third match for St Helena in their tournament in South Africa. His score … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Chair is swamped as tree surgery goes wrong

The Honeymoon Chair on Jamestown waterfront – one of St Helena’s best-loved spots – has been badly damaged. Saint FM reports that a tractor was used to remove a branch from the bougainvillea that grew over the seat… and the … Continue reading

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The gloves are on: governor joins fight against invasives

He didn’t quite get his hands dirty… but St Helena’s governor has been helping, in a small way, to create a “cloud forest” across the highest parts of the island. Mark Capes and chief secretary Owen O’Sullivan planted a few … Continue reading

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St Helena cricketers beat Cameroon, then fall to Zambia

St Helena’s cricketers have won their first match in South Africa – competing in their first-ever international tournament. But they came unstuck in their afternoon match against Zambia. The outcome of the second match was no surprise, against a team … Continue reading

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Media funding must be fair, says John – as MP holds debate

The re-launch of the St Helena Independent – in competition with a government-funded rival – has prompted island blogger John Turner to oppose media subsidies. But in the UK, one Conservative MP has called for tax breaks and financial assistance … Continue reading

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Candidates wanted for ‘difficult job’ on council

A Writ of Election has been published following the resignation of legislative councillor Michael Benjamin. Anyone on the register of electors can be nominated to replace him, but voting will only be open to people in the West electoral area. … Continue reading

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The St Helena Independent is back – this Friday

A rescue package has been put together to bring back the St Helena Independent – just under a month after its “final” edition was published. The revived Indy will appear – in print and on the internet – on Friday, 27 April, 2012. … Continue reading

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‘We want to work with you’ – Minister Bellingham’s pledge

The UK’s Coalition government is “putting its money where its mouth is” when it comes to British overseas territories, according to Foreign Minister Henry Bellingham. These are the key points of a speech he gave in the Cayman Islands on … Continue reading

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Governor-to-be is blinded in attack

The man chosen to be the next governor of Burmuda has been blinded in one eye in a street attack in the UK. A man has been arrested in connection with the assualt in London. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office … Continue reading

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Tristan da Cunha play puts ocean on stage

A play about the 1961 evacuation of Tristan da Cunha has achieved the status of a “modern classic”, says The Guardian newspaper. Zinnie Harris’s drama, Further Than The Furthest Thing, is being revived for a short run at Dundee Rep in … Continue reading

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