Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reading Sports in pictures – evening

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Hundreds of Saints partied into the night at the 2012 Reading Sports – dancing to the disco or whirling round the floor to the playing of “The Saint Duo” (all four of them). Many preferred to stand outside enjoying good company … Continue reading

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I had to stand up for St Helena: Tara looks back

TARA THOMAS is stepping down at 31 August as St Helena’s youngest councillor, to take up a prestigious Chevening Scholarship – awarded to future leaders. Here, she reflects on nearly three years as a dynamic force for change in The … Continue reading

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Death of Lonesome George is a bleak warning for St Helena

The death of a giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands gives a gloomy foretaste of the sadness to come when St Helena’s best-loved inhabitant passes on. Preparations have begun in readiness for the day when Jonathan the tortoise, the oldest known creature in the … Continue reading

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Oil rig lights prompt calls in the night

Saint FM reports receiving calls about lights out at sea off St Helena during the night of Wednesday 22 August 2012. The station says they were the lights of the Atwood Condor, a brand new oil rig being towed on its maiden … Continue reading

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St Helena goes live at annual UK gathering

A live video link is being set up between St Helena and the Reading Sports – the annual gathering of St Helenians in the UK. Enterprise St Helena is inviting people on the island to book two-minute slots to send greetings … Continue reading

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Royal Navy airlift as Tristan doctor falls ill

The only doctor on Tristan da Cunha has been taken aboard HMS Dauntless after falling ill. The ship was able to bring a stand-in locum doctor to take his place on the same voyage. Visit the Tristan website to read … Continue reading

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Night working starts as rocks obstruct airport road

Airport gangs will work into the night for the next few weeks to force a way through rocks that are blocking completion of St Helena’s new haul road. Heavy construction vehicles are stranded in Rupert’s Valley, unable to get through … Continue reading

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Yacht race organisers seek a home for St Helena crew

An appeal has gone out in South Africa for acommodation for St Helena’s crew in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race in December. Hedge Shuter and three other islanders will make up the crew for the only all-island entry in the race from Simonstown to … Continue reading

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Last meeting for ‘outstanding’ Tara

Tara Thomas has attended her last executive council meeting in Jamestown. She steps down formally on 31 August in order to prepare for her studies for a MBA degree in London next year. She has won a Chevening scholarship, awarded … Continue reading

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LegCo to vote on 10,000% rise in stray goat fine

A move to increase the fine for letting goats stray on to Crown land is to go before legislative councillors on 13 September. A rise from 25 pence to £250 has been proposed, in the hope that a “more meaningful” … Continue reading

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