Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

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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Royal honour for 120 islanders

Diamond Jubilee medals are to be awarded to 120 people on the islands of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. They include 29 recipients on Tristan and 37 on Ascension – and also Fiyanna Maggott, who only received her … Continue reading

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Slavery role should boost World Heritage case, says expert

A cave system in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar has been put forward for World Heritage Site status, along with the UK’s famous Forth Bridge. But a member of the original selection panel says St Helena’s own case for the … Continue reading

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