Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shame on you, P&O – passenger’s anger over failure to land

The owners of the cruise ship MV Arcadia continue to ignore complaints about the captain’s refusal to allow its passengers to go ashore at St Helena in April 2012. St Helena Tourism Association has written to P&O Cruises to point … Continue reading

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Decline that led to wirebird breeding failures

When the experts from Shelco went to look round the site of their proposed eco-resort on St Helena, they were greeted by one of the locals. A rat. It was evidence – not really needed – that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Efforts continue on St Helena broadband

The campaign to divert an underwater internet cable via St Helena continues to attract publicity around the world. The latest report is on the Computer Active website, which compares the island with an English village. It quotes Julian Morris, chief … Continue reading

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Campaign starts as smoking age rises to 18 (comment added)

Teenage smokers on St Helena will find their habit becomes illegal in public places from September 2012 – with the risk of a £500 fine if they break the new rules. At the moment, young people can legally smoke from … Continue reading

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Soldiers pull a Hercules for a kilometre

Military personnel have raised £6,000 for service charities… by pulling a 70-ton Hercules aircraft across a kilometre of the Mount Pleasant air base on the Falklands. See story here.

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Nick is honoured for service to St Helena

Nick Stevens is to receive a Badge of Honour for the work he does for St Helena, and especially the island’s young people. As head of the New Horizons youth project in Jamestown he has overseen the organisation of St … Continue reading

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Bidders try to save jetty plan – after report it would be scrapped

The leading bidders for the job of building a breakwater at Jamestown are trying to bring down the cost of the project – only days after UK cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell suggested it was being dropped. The contract cannot be … Continue reading

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How photo-blogger told America about island oil disaster

Photographer Andrew Evans arrived on the world’s most remote inhabited island just days after the bulk carrier MS Oliva was shipwrecked, creating an environmental disaster. The ship releasing an oil slick that was to kill hundreds of endangered rockhopper penguins … Continue reading

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St Helena waives the rules to welcome yachties ashore

Landing fees are to be waived for crews of yachts spending less than three days at St Helena. The move follows a determined push to encourage more visits to the island under sail. In December 2010, the tourism department reported … Continue reading

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Tristan lights up for the Diamond Jubilee (with comment)

It seems the five Diamond Jubilee beacons to be lit on St Helena will not be the most remote in the world. Once again, Tristan da Cunha is set to steal that title. Its single beacon will be lit by … Continue reading

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