Monthly Archives: June 2012

Missing piece of paper that left island without onions

A lack of onions on St Helena has come about because paperwork was not handed over. The port authority in Cape Town, Transnet, refused to let thousands of onions be loaded aboard the RMS St Helena. The result, according to … Continue reading

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Nandeli, aged 11, beats the adults in 3K race (including Dad)

He’s only just passed his 11th birthday, but already Nandeli Pelembe is proving a force to be reckoned with when it comes to running on St Helena. He won the 2012 Festival of Running 3-kilometre race in 20 mins and … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas at sea for Governor’s Cup yachties

Entry details for the 2012 Governor’s Cup yacht race have been flashed up on Facebook. The race starts on 22 December, which means many yachts will arrive in the New Year and competitors will spend Christmas at sea. It all … Continue reading

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New Cable & Wireless deal heralds mobile phones

Mobile phone masts could soon be springing up across St Helena (except on the bits that are to have wind turbines). On Tuesday, 26 June 2012, executive councillors agreed the terms of a new telecommunications licence that should bring mobile … Continue reading

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New women’s record in St Helena marathon

A new women’s record has been set in the world’s most remote marathon race, on the opening weekend of the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running. Henrietta Timms won the race round the 42-kilometre circuit of St Helena’s mountain roads … Continue reading

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Slavery expert is to rescue island’s ancient archives

Unique St Helena records dating back more than 300 years are to be rescued from possible “catastrophic loss”. Many of the ancient documents in the archives at The Castle in Jamestown are already in very poor condition because of a … Continue reading

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Paperwork problem leaves St Helena crying out for onions

St Helena is suffering an onion shortage. St Helena Online understands that problems with paperwork in Cape Town meant only a small part of the intended order arrived on the last voyage of the RMS St Helena. “The few that … Continue reading

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What the nurse said to the governor: Andrew Gurr looks back

When Andrew Gurr arrived on St Helena in 2007 as the first governor to be appointed through open competition, he found an island civil service that was financially adrift. It needed to undergo surgery – and so, later on, did … Continue reading

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Foreign Secretary ‘wants hands-on help for islands’ – report

Britain’s Foreign Secretary is said to want a more hands-on approach to the way the UK deals with its overseas territories, including St Helena. An early report on a White Paper stategy document – expected to be made public within … Continue reading

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Vexillologists vexed as UK fails to fly the flag for territories

There’s been a bit of a flap on in the corridors of Whitehall, over a broken promise to Britain’s overseas territories. When the UK government announced that the flags of islands such as St Helena were to be flown at … Continue reading

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