ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Day: August 3, 2012

Campaigning MP investigates open government on St Helena

The British politician who led scrutiny of alleged corrupt journalism in London has turned his attention to St Helena. Tom Watson was contacted by the St Helena Freedom of Information Campaign because of complaints about the openness of government on the island. Meetings of the executive council are frequently held behind closed doors, and agendas, reports and …

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Purple logo on brown background: image of a bowl with tools such as a paintbrush in it

Seeds of revival: old St Helena crafts move into the classroom

Traditional St Helenian craft skills are to become part of the curriculum in St Helena’s schools, as the island gears up for a tourist boom in the next few years. Cathy Hopkins, of the island’s crafts association, said: “Heritage crafts like lace, seedwork, embroidery and those wonderful bottle lanterns all require teaching to the next …

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Ban on Falklands ships ‘aimed at blocking supplies’

Lawmakers in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province have brought in a ban on ships using its ports if they have been involved in business activities off the disputed Falkland Islands. Reuters news agency says it is part of Argentina’s drive to discourage oil exploration in the area. It says the law “is aimed at keeping ships from obtaining …

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