Monthly Archives: August 2012

Top marks for The Castle on efficiency tips

Good progress has been made in improving value for money by government departments on St Helena, according to a progress report from the island’s audit service. Between 2008 and 2011 it made 78 recommendations on more efficient ways of working. Of … Continue reading

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Mobile phones on St Helena? Might as well be in London…

It won’t just be the unique birdlife that will be chirruping on St Helena before long, notes the Evening Standard newspaper in London. Its City Spy column reports that mobile phones will become part of island life from 2014. St … Continue reading

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Dax is praised for holding the fort at The Castle

Dax Richards has been thanked for stepping into the role of St Helena’s Financial Secretary after the sudden departure of Paul Blessington. Paul had to leave the island aboard the airport supply ship, the NP Glory 4, after being advised … Continue reading

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Failures that left customs building overdue and ‘unfit for use’

Serious failings have delayed the completion of St Helena’s new customs complex and left it unfit for its purpose, an audit has found. The customs and passenger terminal that dominates Jamestown waterfront will not open before December 2012. “This will … Continue reading

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‘Unsafe’ customs building should not be in use, says report

St Helena’s new customs building is not safe and should not be in use, a report has warned. Staff have also struggled in unacceptable working conditions, says the report by St Helena Audit Service, and design failures cause risks of … Continue reading

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Human rights project goes live on Facebook

A new Facebook page has been launched as part of the effort to increase awareness of human rights on St Helena. Click here if you’d like to like it. And while you’re at it, please like the new St Helena Online … Continue reading

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All the fun of the Reading Sports – in pictures and interviews

Saints came from as far as Florida – and St Helena – for the annual Reading Sports in the UK. Click on the links below to see nearly 200 pictures from the day, and listen to the best of several interviews recorded … Continue reading

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Reading Sports in pictures – general shots

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Brilliant sunshine brought a glow to the 2012 Reading Sports – the largest annual gathering of St Helenians in the UK. Click on the pictures for a flavour of the August bank holiday fun.

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Reading Sports in pictures – the racing

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Strangely, the adult egg and spoon race wasn’t included in the 2012 Olympics, and Jessica Ennis wasn’t required to leap about with a balloon between her knees. But that’s all part of the fun at the annual Saints’ sports day, held … Continue reading

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Reading Sports in pictures – medal winners

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Everyone was a winner at the 2012 Reading Sports – but some won more than a good day out. Alan Bills, town crier of Bristol, presented medals to Saints, family members and friends who took part in the traditional racing.

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