Monthly Archives: June 2012

Welcome to the Silver City: Bradley’s Camp

It’s springing up like some sort of township in the gold rush days; but the new airport workers’ accommodation at Bradley’s Camp on St Helena is considerably more shiny. It has been built from rolls of steel that have been … Continue reading

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St Helena barrels out as a surf destination

All hopes of St Helena becoming the Bondi Beach of the mid-Atlantic have been dashed. Not that anyone on St Helena thought it was ever going to be a surfer’s paradise. An article on The Surfer’s Path – spotted by … Continue reading

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Ascension scouts and guides win top honours

Four lads on Ascension have received the Chief Scouts Award, the highest honour a scout can gain within their troop. Scott Duncan, Cody Harris, Callum John and Duncan Stroud met the requirements for the award “many times over,” according to … Continue reading

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UK offers to help reduce offenders’ risk to island society

St Helena and other Overseas Territories are being offered help to deal with criminals who need specialist treatment to manage their behaviour – including sex offenders. The UK government’s White Paper says smaller territories often lack facilities to treat people … Continue reading

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‘What’s being done to raise standards?’ asks White Paper critic

The UK’s White Paper on Overseas Territories has failed to set out how the British government will help St Helena reach higher standards, according to one critic. In a letter to the St Helena Independent, “London Reader” says: “The White … Continue reading

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Marathon champ Henrietta keeps on running – and winning

Visiting runner Henrietta Timms has scored a third victory in the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running – after starting out by setting a new women’s record for the island marathon. Her tally in three events was: Sunday 24 June: … Continue reading

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‘Transparency and scrutiny lead to public trust’ – White Paper

Proper scrutiny is vital to good government, says the UK’s 2012 White Paper on the country’s Overseas Territories. “This important work helps strengthen the people’s trust in government,” it says, “and encourages greater public participation in decision making.” It also … Continue reading

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White Paper sets out need for openness in government

St Helena and other far-flung British islands may “have proud traditions of democracy,” but the UK government says it will keep a close watch on standards of governance. “Public concerns about capacity, transparency and corruption need to be addressed,” says … Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron: we’re ambitious for you

The 2012 White Paper on Britain’s overseas territories includes the following message from Prime Minister David Cameron. The United Kingdom’s 14 Overseas Territories are an integral part of Britain’s life and history. Today they include one of the world’s richest … Continue reading

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UK White Paper seeks stronger bond with Overseas Territories

The UK government says a new strategy paper “renews and strengthens Britain’s relationship with the Overseas Territories.”   However, much of the material in the paper – which runs to over 100 pages, and was due out last month – … Continue reading

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